Good idea, but when I checked "DirectPlay" it was already enabled.
This is probably a temporary fix, but re-installing the video card driver, followed by:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
I'm somewhat behind the times in games ...
Bugs aren't so bad if there is a known work-around. My concern now is if I'll have to re-install the good version of DirectX every time Windows decides to do a non-optional 'update'.
After the latest huge pile of Windows Updates I get this error message when I try to run a game that was previously working. I've re-installed DirectX and the driver for the graphics card - not change. Is it possible to roll back to a working version of DirectX?
I've found the problem - or at least the main one. The network was correctly set to Private, but the firewall hadn't picked it up and was set to Public. Now the Win-10 systems can see each other and the Linux system. The Linux system still can't use shares on the Win-10 systems.
I don't see how to attach a file to a PM here, but I have had a try with Wireshark on one system. On an outgoing ping I can see an IPv6 ARP request and response followed by an IPv4 ping but no response. On an incoming ping I can see the IPv6 ARP messages but no ping. When I ping from the...
Yes, the default "upgrade" pushed out to XP users is Windows 10 Home. W10 Homegroup isn't usable as it is designed to block the other OSes I use. Shares don't work properly on a mixed network if Windows is allowed to use Homegroup, but fortunately even W10 can use normal shares.
Linux Mint has a filestore "Properties" pane that looks a bit like the Windows one, and includes a "Share this folder" check box. I didn't dive into the details so it probably is using Samba.
I said in my first post, but not clearly - this was all working with the old router but doesn't work...
The network is now three systems. Two are running Windows 10 with automatic updates. The third is running Linux Mint.
The topology is three computers connected to the broadband router by RJ45. No server or proxy. The "models" of the Win-10 boxes is "homebrew".
One and two can ping three...