Play Red Alert 2 LAN Multiplayer On Windows Vista or Windows 7

A few months ago I wrote a post about how to play Red Alert 2 on Windows Vista/7... Yes it works! but I don't know how to play Red Alert 2 on LAN (LAN multiplayer)... because Red Alert 2 uses IPX when we play on LAN and Windows Vista/7 doesn't support IPX !

But finally someone tells me that we can play Red Alert 2 on LAN on Windows Vista / Windows 7


Anonymous said...
To play Ra2 on LAN on Vista ain't possible because vista doesn't support IPX.
But if you go to http://www.understorm.net/ (link is dead) you can download a file (wsock32.dll) which you simply puts into your Westwood/Red Alert 2 directory, the game will work on lan.

Thank you!!! blogger-emoticon.blogspot.com

This patch (fix) allows you to play Tiberian Sun and RA2 over LAN on Windows 2000 and above.
The patch makes use of the UDP protocol instead of IPX which no longer requires you to have IPX installed.

Supported Operating Systems by this release of the multiplayer patch:
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, (and Windows 8 ?)

This is Red Alert 2 page, simply download that patch (zip) file then extract it, and read the "readme"

You can use this patch in Red Alert 2 and Tiberian Sun.
For Command & Conquer 95 and Red Alert 1 LAN Patch follow this link


UPDATE 1 :
Anonymous said...
can someone give me another link to find an understorm patch
Red Alert 2 LAN Patch 1.00 Final (Released on May 24, 2008)
(Download) (Mirror 1) (Mirror 2) (Mirror 3)

Command & Conquer 95 and Red Alert 1 LAN Patch 1.01 Final (Released on May 24, 2008)
(Download) (Mirror)


UPDATE 2:
www.understorm.net is down... you can download wsock32.dll patch (Read Alert 2 LAN patch) from this direct link:
Red Alert 2 LAN Patch 1.00 Final (Released on May 24, 2008)
Files:
ReadMeLAN.txt
wsock32.dll
.../downloads/komku/ts_ra2_lanpatch_1_00-komku.blogspot.com-.zip

Command & Conquer 95 and Red Alert 1 LAN Patch 1.01 Final (Released on May 24, 2008)
Files:
ReadMeLAN.txt
thipx32.dll
.../downloads/komku/cnc95_ra1_lanpatch_1_01.zip