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Date:      Wed, 11 Sep 1996 18:37:58 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        doomlike <doomlike@accescyb.fr>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: games ?
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.960911183444.224G-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <3236C909.2833@accescyb.fr>

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On Wed, 11 Sep 1996, doomlike wrote:

> I'm a 25 old french student, having a PC with win 95 and a modem. Not
> Unix station. Can I use your software to play action 3d games like doom
> or quake through the internet with other persons ?
>  Thanks for your answer .

That is a function of the game, not the OS.  Doom's (and most other
networking systems) have two major flaws:

1)  They use IPX, which does not route over the Internet.
2)  Network games transmit a high amount of data and expect instant
response times -- the Internet is not such a network!  It would be _hell_
to play Doom over the Internet, when Doom expects total synchronization
with all the clients!

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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