Well, LAN gaming idea didn’t work for 3D games. 3D games don’t work on both real and virtual pcs ant the same time (second pc displays nothing, just sound can be heard).
2D games seem to work, if both guest and host resolution is the same, but Red alert 2 doesn’t like my XP 64 IPX config so LAN does not work.
I found a software called PVPGN, it works by emulating WOL and Battlenet servers so supports most WOL and battlenet games. Unfortunately, the version I need, v1.99 is a dev. release and no binaries. And I can’t get to compile the sources. Posted a thread in their forum, maybe someone can help me there. Tried getting precompiled, but the build was crap and doesn’t work.
Still waiting… If I can get it working, it would be a good alternative to unstable Red Alert 2 LAN play using VPN software (LAN doesn’t work at all on xp64 or vista due to IPX crap).
I will try to use PVPGN for gaming virtual vs real in 2D, see if it works and is playable.
A bit off topic: waiting for the real Red Alert 3. Beta is crap, you have to pay for it and you get only online play, no skirmish, no LAN. But I hate the thing that ra3 again could be WAYY too similar to CC Generals. Where are the days of old CC ? CC3 was just like generals using tiberian sun storyline, will ra3 be the same ?