click on the dosbox link and download the latest dosbox version.
extract the downloaded dosbox to a folder. find the file "dosbox.conf", open it. scroll down the file and find the [ipx] section. if it's not put in, type
# ipx -- Enable ipx over UDP/IP emulation.
now you can establish an IPX connection using ONLY dosbox. To do this type on the HOST machine(in the dosbox window of course):
ipxnet startserver portnumber
whereas portnumber is the port opened/forwarded on your router.
on the CLIENT machine type:
ipxnet connect HOSTIP portnumber
HOSTIP is the IP-address of the host.
how to use dukonnector:
you don't need a compiler, the creator(aaBlueDragon) has already compiled the application, so you should be able to download the binaries from his website.
try this link:
to run this application you also need the .NET framework installed.
there is a link on his webpage for you to download this.
the application is pretty easy to setup, you will probably find out on your own, if not you can always ask some of the logged in players which you will see there.
do you need dukonnector to play a multiplayer game? NO. you only need dosbox. dukonnector uses dosbox to create the connection between the machines. but if you don't have dukonnector you can of course only play with people you know.
ports to be opened:
dukonnector requires two ports to be opened:
the default settings are:
if you already use these ports, you can always use some other numbers, but then you must remember to change the settings inside dukonnector.