IPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange) is an older protocol - originally developed by Novell for Netware networks. A number of DOS games need to have an IPX peer-to-peer network configured in order to support head-to-head gaming. In order to setup a minimal IPX DOS stack - you will need to download the following files: ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/products/ghost/layers/LSL.ZIP ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/products/ghost/layers/IPXODI.ZIP Novc_300.zip from http://developer.intel.com/design/network/drivers/novc_300.htm
Virtual PC Guy's WebLog : Setting up DOS IPX Networking under Vi
Running DOS IPX in Virtual PC 2004. Does it work for more recent versions of Virtual PC? Does it work under a Vista/Win7 host. by Mar 29
Virtual PC Guy's WebLog : Getting the most out of IPX under Virt
During the development of Virtual PC 2004 - our primary focus was to perform a thorough security review of the entire product (After which - I have nothing but respect for the level of commitment that Microsoft now has to shipping secure products). Unfortunately - some of the changes made as a result of this review did negatively affect some areas of Virtual PC. One area that did get affected by this was the performance of IPX based networking under DOS virtual machines.
No IPX/SPX support any more ... ???, in Virtual PC
Sent: 06/03/2004 From: Steve Jain <(email address - cut out)> Message: Make sure you've selected the host PC's NIC, not Shared Networking, under the VM's network properties. There never was explicit support for IPX/SPX, VPC emulates Ethernet hardware, not protocols.
Configure VPC to use the NIC not shared networking. by Mar 29
I have found problems with getting ipx to work properly with default windows clients. One solution has been to run an old novell server (2.2 for example) on the network. This seems to get ipx kick started. Linux can do ipx over ppp.
Novell: IPX - IPX over TCP/IP
Comment by guest19845 describes an IPX/SPX tunnel over PPP. by Mar 29
NWLink IPX/SPX: Network Number vs. Internal Network Number
Some information about different network numbers: internal and external. by Mar 29
Kali.net Online Gaming
Kali provides Internet connections for LAN games including IPX/SPX games. by Mar 29
IPX/SPX networking on Vista
Vista/Win7 IPX/SPX not possible. by Mar 29