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Rob2304

DirectPlay8 EnumHosts in Win98

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Can anybody help me with the following problem? :- I have been using Directx 8.1 (specifically DirectPlay) to develop network functionality for my game. I am using VB for this and have gone for the client/server approach. The problem I am having is that when I call EnumHosts from a Win98 client, the EnumHostsQuery event on the Server doesn''t fire, and as such I am unable to establish a connection. When using my Win2000 and WinXP clients the EnumHostsQuery event is fired, but when using either of my Win 98 clients the event doesn''t fire. I have tried running both the client and server applications on the same Win98 machine but the event is still not fired. Therefore it''s not the network connection at fault. As I also stated, this only happens on BOTH my Win98 machine so looks operating system specific rather than machine specific. I have tried installing DirectX 8.1 on one of the Win98 clients but no good. If it helps the SimpleServer and SimpleClient sample applications bundled by Microsoft with DirectX also seem to have the same problem, so perhaps not my code at fault either! Sorry for the long post, but has anyone ever experienced this?

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