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Thread: Problems with NetGame: unable to create socket handle

  1. #1

    Default Problems with NetGame: unable to create socket handle


    I tried to use NetGame and in a console application and that works well.
    But after that, i tried it in a normal Win32 Application and i always got the error message: "unable to create socket handle" by using CL_NetGameClient::connect("","4556");
    (Server is still a console application, does that matter?).

    So i tried it manually with WinSockets (
    And it worked

    I changed the source code in the file win32_socket.cpp as you can see below
    : handle(INVALID_SOCKET), close_handle(true), event_handle(0), receive_handle(0), send_handle(0), except_handle(0)
    	WSADATA wsaData;
    	int iResult = WSAStartup(MAKEWORD(2, 2), &wsaData);
    	if (iResult != NO_ERROR) 
    	  throw CL_Exception("Failure in setting Sockets up!");
    after that it worked.

    Is this a kind of bug or is there another solution without changing the source code?

    thank you, and i hope my english is good enough...

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    You did not call...
    CL_SetupNetwork::CL_SetupNetwork(bool register_resources_only)
    	if (ref_count > 1) return;
    	if (register_resources_only == false)
    		WORD winsock_version = MAKEWORD( 2, 2 ); 
    		WSADATA wsaData;
    		int err = WSAStartup(winsock_version, &wsaData);
    		if (err != 0)
    			throw CL_Exception("Failed to initialize winsockets");

  3. #3


    oh thank you now it works..., but an evidence in the Tutorial would be helpful

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