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Old 02-23-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
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Crossover cable with windows vista and unbuntu


I have a windows vista pc and a pc that has unbuntu installed and i am wondering if i could have a wired connection running using a rj45 crossover cable for gameing or is there software i have to install, probably WINE

can someone explain the steps to me for making this work?
 
Old 02-23-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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You should be able to use either a patch or cross over.

Now, as to what you want to do is still a question I don't fully understand just yet.

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Old 02-24-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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You can network the two together, via a crossover cable, or via cables and a hub. That solves the hardware part.
The software part, you don't provide nearly enough information. For example, Unreal (tournament, I believe), will run under Linux, so you can run a lan game. There are other games that run on Linux as well. Then there are games that don't run on Linux and need something like Wine, or Codeweavers Crossover (Wine with proprietary stuff) to get running. Running under an emulator can have drawbacks as well (games won't play at the same speed, some have other issues, like seeing not on Windows and getting banned from server as cheating, etc).
I pretty much gave up on gaming under Linux a long time ago. It was more difficult then, and there are other interests I have, that I can have fun with, instead of banging my head against a wall, for something to relax.
 
Old 02-24-2015, 02:37 PM   #4
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if either of the network cards are gigabit ethernet then crossover cable is not needed:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post3804866
 
Old 02-24-2015, 04:44 PM   #5
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Yes chances are you don't need a crossover cable, just any regular ethernet cable will do. Then you need to set a static IP on both machines on the same subnet.

At that point they're networked and can communicate with each other, just like any two computers on a regular LAN can. As for the gaming question and WINE, I have no idea what you're asking.
 
Old 03-05-2015, 01:12 PM   #6
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the 2 pc i'm trying to connect are

a windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
with a d945gcz motherboard 100mb lan

and a ubuntu linux
with a p5gd1 motherboard 1000mb lan

PS: i'm trying to connect on Stronghold Crusader tcip/ip connection

and i'm using a switch that supports 10/100/1000 mb lan

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Old 03-05-2015, 01:51 PM   #7
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If you are using a switch, then there is no way you need a crossover cable. Even without a switch, the gigabit interface on the Ubuntu box would auto-configure for a non-crossover cable (as was said before).
 
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Plug them into the switch and go. If you have no dhcp then set a static ip in both and have same subnet. No need for a gateway if no router. Open firewall's in both sides for the game. May have to set permissions on game resources.

To get the Stronghold Crusader to work, I think you'd need to run it in wine but I'm not sure.
 
  


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