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Do I have to use Direct...(wut''s it called) to create network games? I use VB. Isn''t there any function in VB that allows u to retrieve values over TCP/IP or IPX??? Like variables for an instance... Plz help me! I have never used network before (in programming)... JFK

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There''s DirectPlay that you''re thinking of not using. There''s also WinSock as an option.. the MSDN has some info about using WinSock and there''s information scattered all over the web.

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Not to be argumentative, but I have yet to see the ''quirky'' side of Directplay. It isn''t as old as Winsock, so it''s not as well documented, and that''s a problem, I''ll give you that, but it is a simpler interface for many things, namely game communication.

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