Now, this is getting interesting...lol.... MS fixing their own problems
Anyway, has anyone else apart from me tried this DX9 out yet?
I checked out DX9 a couple of weeks back, it worked... for a few short games (since i was just testing the connection) but then it stoped working!
Anyway, here is what i tested when it worked:
2 PC's behind a linksys router - PC#1 and PC#2 both has DX9 installed
1 PC 400miles away, also behind a linksys router - PC#3 has DX8.1 installed
PC#1 host and PC#2 and PC#3 can both join, on Zone.com with no DXPort or any port fowarding!
PC#2 host and PC#1 and PC#3 can both join, on Zone.com with no DXPort or any port fowarding!
PC#3 host and PC#1 and PC#2 can both join, on Zone.com with no DXPort or any port fowarding!
When I was testing, I can see that UPnP were creating ports and closing them as i opened and left the games. The hosting ports was forwarded to the IP address of 192.168.1.255 and allowed any PC on the network to host games.
This worked for about 4 games (testing games) and then for some reason it stopped working. Refusing to connect to any game at all weather i was using dxport or not! The only way to be able to play again was to uninstall DX9 completely from the pc's.
Now, Im not sure why it stopped working, because if it worked the first few times... i dont see why it should stop working.
Can anyone else test this out so that we can have futher insight into this?