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Widowmaker

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PostSubject: Old XP computer with no network connection?   Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:53 pm

Since Aranock doesn't run on my Windows 8 laptop and I didn't feel like screwing with an XP VM, I decided to get creative and run the game on an old XP computer that I have had for 10 years or so . The only problem is that I had no way to connect it to my home network for Internet... no Ethernet cable since I use wireless for everything else.

I got to looking around and eventually turned my Android phone (Galaxy Note 2) into a make-shift wireless USB modem. Here's how:

1st, make sure your phone can connect to your home Wifi. Then you need to get the USB drivers for the Windows XP box from your phone manufacturer's website. Getting the drivers on the computer was a problem as it isn't connected to the network, thus has no Internet. My phone has a removable Micro-SD card, so I downloaded the drivers to it and then used MicroSD-to-SD adapter and a cheap Targus USB memory card reader I had laying around to transfer the drivers. I had left my laptop at work or I could have just downloaded everything to it and burned a CD or used a memory stick...

And then you'll also have to install the Windows PDANet version onto the computer (http ://pdanet. co/a/ [remove the spaces]) and the Play store version onto the phone.

After that, simply turn on USB Debugging Mode on the phone, start PDANet on both systems and hook the phone in via the USB cable that came with it. Done!

If the phone is connected to the Wifi and Mobile Data is off, it'll use you Wifi connection. If you're out and about (like with a laptop), you can also use your phone's Internet connection to play.
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PostSubject: Re: Old XP computer with no network connection?   Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:16 pm

wow that is very creative.

I bet iphone can't do that
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PostSubject: Re: Old XP computer with no network connection?   Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:06 am

I have used the phone to tether to my laptop when travelling but I have never gone to the measures described above.

Well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Old XP computer with no network connection?   Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:43 pm

My phone company wants extra $$$ every month to tether using their app, so that was out. I'm already paying them good money a month. My cell bill is 3 times what my land-line costs me a month and I only get 10 gigs of 4g usage.

At any rate, this works for me. Very Happy 
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