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Please edit your DOSBox .conf configuration file and set '''ipx=false''' to '''ipx=true'''
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==Overview==
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DOSBox provides the emulation layer for IPX/SPX networking. To enable it, please edit your [[dosbox.conf]] configuration file and set the '''ipx''' parameter value to '''true'''
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[ipx]
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ipx=true
  
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DOSBox networking works in a client-server architecture, where one machine acts as a server and all the others connect to it as its clients. This provides virtual IPX network routed over the TCP/IP protocol.
  
 
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==Server==
==For a person to start acting as a server, they must type the following command using the below syntax.==
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To start acting as a server, issue the following command.
 
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                    Available port (must be forwarded if behind a router)
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  ipxnet startserver 19000
 
  ipxnet startserver 19000
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where 19000 is an example of a port available on a local machine. This port must be forwarded and open to the outside network if a server is hidden behind a router (NAT).
  
==For a person to connect to a server, they must type the following command using the below syntax.==
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==Clients==
 
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To connect to a server, type the following command.
                IP of host      Host Port
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  ipxnet connect 123.456.789.023 19000
 
  ipxnet connect 123.456.789.023 19000
 
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where 123.456.789.023  is the IP address of the server and 19000 is a port number on which the server listens to incoming client connections.
  
 
Once a connection has been established, you can start playing your game and connect using the in-game multiplayer functionality.
 
Once a connection has been established, you can start playing your game and connect using the in-game multiplayer functionality.
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For further information please refer to the [[IPX]] section of this wiki.

Revision as of 09:04, 16 November 2009

Overview

DOSBox provides the emulation layer for IPX/SPX networking. To enable it, please edit your dosbox.conf configuration file and set the ipx parameter value to true

[ipx]
ipx=true

DOSBox networking works in a client-server architecture, where one machine acts as a server and all the others connect to it as its clients. This provides virtual IPX network routed over the TCP/IP protocol.

Server

To start acting as a server, issue the following command.

ipxnet startserver 19000

where 19000 is an example of a port available on a local machine. This port must be forwarded and open to the outside network if a server is hidden behind a router (NAT).

Clients

To connect to a server, type the following command.

ipxnet connect 123.456.789.023 19000

where 123.456.789.023 is the IP address of the server and 19000 is a port number on which the server listens to incoming client connections.

Once a connection has been established, you can start playing your game and connect using the in-game multiplayer functionality. For further information please refer to the IPX section of this wiki.