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Theme Hospital Multiplayer with IPX on Windows XP

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chaosfeary    0

How do I get Theme Hospital's multiplayer mode (it uses IPX) working on Windows XP, does anyone know?

Please reply if you have any idea on how to help.

It currently says "No IPX Network Found" even with the IPX protocol installed through Network Neighbourhood:(

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chaosfeary    0

bump.

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Otacon    0

Dunno, Theme Hospital is so old...

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+John Teacake    450

you will need to install the protocall on the connection you are going to be using.

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Civilian    0

if i remember correctly you need to get the latest patch for it which will enable the multiplayer option (and different skill settings for single player)

no clue why they didn't include it out of the box but meh..

and then as said above you need to install the ipx protocol on your lan connection :)

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ismailra    0

Hi

I've managed to get this working. I'm running Windows XP SP2. I have a Linksys WRT54G router running DD-WRT. My notebook is connected over Wifi and my desktop over Ethernet. For each network connection, I set the IPX Frame Type to Ethernet II and the Network number to 00000001. You have to restart the Windows for this change to take effect. In Theme Hospital use the DPlayIPX multiplayer option. One of the players must create a session. This session should immediately show up on the other players' screens. The host (player who created the session) can choose a scenario and start the game.

I hope this helps.

Enjoy!

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UntouchableCZ    0

Hi, i have the same problem. I would be very glad if i could play Theme Hospital via internet, i?m waiting a lot of years on advice.

I have WinXP SP2 and I have installed the IPX Protocol and it still get "There is no IPX Network Found" (but now works at least Atomic Bomberman via IPX protocol)

ismailra: your advise unfortunetely didn?t work :-(

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The_Decryptor    1,105

You're going to have to tunnel it over normal TCP/IP, which luckily is actually quite easy.

http://www.morpheussoftware.net/git/ claims to do it, it's 2-3 years old though (and i've never used it so I have no idea how well it works)

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macf13nd    3

i love theme hospital. its wicked!

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ismailra    0

The_Decryptor is correct. I got it to work within my network at home. If you want to play it over the internet, you'll also need to use GIT.

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UntouchableCZ    0

Thank you, I hope it will be easy, cos my knowlidge of networks is not good.

Ismailra: Have you really played already Theme Hospital over the Internet?

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UntouchableCZ    0

So i have tried GIT and still doesnt work. There is no IPX Network Found. How should I configure it? Is here somebody who have really played Theme Hospital over the Internet?

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MMaster23    0

Hospital Administrator is CHEATING!

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EchoNoise    1

I played OMF2097 once over IPX once through DosBox using GIT, it works fine.

Give us a screenshot of your configuration screen.

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Dane    176

All I know is it be kick ass if they re did Theme Hospital, I'd buy it instantly.

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Incytatus    0

I still play that game through every few years. I remember brining it home after I bought it, what a great memory! If any game deserves a sequel it should be Theme Hospital.

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UntouchableCZ    0

Here is my config

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Meraki    0

I've run successful games of Theme Hospital using this method:

Install Hamachi from https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/vpn.asp?lang=en

Install the IPX connection on the 'Hamachi' connection as follows:

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Select the IPX connection properties, and configure.

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Now all I need is someone to play with. :pinch:

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Mordkanin    225

Wow. If there was ever a game that deserved a remake...

Patients are asked not to die in the corridors.

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StingerStung    0

Hey been trying to get Theme Hospitial working firstly in just a internal network then if that works trying to change that to the internet. Now first thing I have had 3 multiplayer games played! I actually managed to achieve that quite impossible goal but it was using GIT and also over an internal network.... the problem is the fact that it was 2 years ago, i've changed computers and my mate has move interstate..... *sigh*

Now I currently don't have my computer with me nor a friend in this house to try with but I will later

Now moving onto my point in regards to Meraki using Hamachi (I use this often with other games and it works like a treat, playing Warcraft 3 over the internet with my mates or some of those other weird games that I seem to have aquired) now would this also work with internal LAN networks? Say if I change my settings to how you described there but use my network card instead? Would that still actually work??

Will await the reply lol

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StingerStung    0

Sorry to double post but I thought I would actually kill this stupid thread while I am here lol

Meraki is right Hamachi is the best thing ever invented, you do not need GIT or any other program (well i never did)

Also it works for both internal LAN's and the internet as it's acting as a Virtual Network anyway. After about 2-3 years off and on I finally got the solution and I was using the program heaps of times before that... go figure.

Anyone who wants to know how to run Theme Hospitial over the internet just follow Meraki's instructions and make sure that no other network device have the same Network Number. And before you ask I played this first over the internet before playing it in a LAN. Hope this helps all who need it

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Alex_is_Axel    3

"Patients are asked not to die in the corridors. "

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andrewwan1980    0

There's already a Hamachi network called

theme hospital network

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Penn0r    0

Can't offer any network advice unfortunately, apart from giving Himachi a BIG thumbs up, its a brilliant program.

As for Theme Hospital, Im one of those that plays it every few years..the game is brilliant, still.

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UntouchableCZ    0

With Hamachi it still doesn?t work:oo(

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