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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2005, 04:44:50 PM »
I had check the other thread here " DOS Networking " ...I will post my results

very nice here ^^

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2005, 10:06:08 PM »
The DOS Network stuff posted here is mainly for connecting to Windows-based networks.  Those drivers  use up a lot of conventional memory.

Section 3.2 on this page:
http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~eclnj/rallyfaq.htm
describes how to load the IPX drivers under plain DOS (not a dos-box under Windows).

But then you'd still need to find some DOS drivers for your sound card.  You probably won't have time to do this before tomorrow.

An idea for next time:
If your network cards have boot ROMs in them, you could setup a PXE server then boot off the network straight into DOS.  

If you want, you could still load xmsdisk to create a ramdisk, then copy the game directory off of the server to the ramdisk.  In theory this should all be possible.  In practice, I've never tried it before.

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Win95b Boot CD bootup problem
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2005, 02:12:34 PM »
Hi there!
So the LAN is over and we had a great time. It wasnt all that succesfull like I wished it to be.
Well after some hours at the LAN I had some time to check for a way to get drivers laoded under DOS. It was hard to try to load yout boot disk and add some network drives ( alot of work hehe )so I found this : http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nkingham/ipxdos.html
It loads the netword drivers in an old way ( atleast it seems that way ;) I updatet LSL.COM, added my DOS drivers for the NIC and it really worked! There was IPX support! I could even use it in the Ramdisk Windows....but... BUT!  
It froze after I wanted to Host a game...hmm.
Then I realized that I could load the whole win95 boot cd until the command win.com and run MAX under dos, without starting win95. Well it froze too. I downlaoded some driver for a friend, modified the IPXNET.bat again and it didnt freeze at first whe he was trying to host a game. After booting up on another system we had the chance to see if it really works. IT FROZE AGAIN! ARGH THE HOST FROZE, THE CLIENT TOO ... after that no one was in good mood to give it another try.  

I dont know why it is crashing and how to solve the problem.

Next time, we will have USB harddrives ^^ install win95 on it, able to restart and so on..
its such an pain in the... >.<  

I am so lost.

Thanks alot for helping me =)

Sal from maythegame.de