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Hi

Using Crossover has anyone discovered any issues in networking with people with Wintel platforms in a LAN game scenario?

A common problem with network games is that on Linux your hostname resolves to 127.0.0.1. On Windows, it resolves to the IP of the interface that was brought up last. Many apps look at the hostname to find out which interface to bind to. If that is 127.0.0.1 they bind to the loopback interface, which doesn't really do what they want.

A workaround is to modify the /etc/hosts file, and make your hostname resolve to your external IP rather than 127.0.0.1. E.g. if your hostname is foobar and your external IP 192.168.0.1, then change the line

127.0.0.1 foobar

to

192.168.0.1 foobar

Your /etc/hosts file may look a bit different.

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