You may have been wondering why you would want to setup IPX under Virtual PC. The simple answer is so that you can play old school DOS network games against your friends. The not so obvious answer is so that you can play a game of DOOM against yourself 🙂
Here is a screen shot of me playing a three player game of DOOM – with one of my players shooting the other, while the third watches:
In order to set this up – I used the IPX instructions from yesterdays post. I then downloaded the shareware version of DOOM from here: ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/doom/doom19s.zip , unpacked and installed this into each virtual machine, and then ran ‘IPXSETUP -nodes 3’ on each virtual machine.
And away you go…