Me and SO both have laptops running Windows 98. We've also just ordered 2 brand spankin' new copies of HalfLife. We want to play multiplayer games between the two of us. Used to be that software publishers would allow something like a null modem cable to be used for local multiplayer games. But NOOOOO, not anymore. I gotta set up a bloody LAN just to play this stupid game.
My knowledge of networking was up to date circa 1994, when LANtastic was the cool mini LAN to use. Nowadays, I'm an idiot. I gather than Win98 has the ability to set up a simple LAN. So how hard is this gonna be? Do I have to buy network cards for the laptops, or is there some simple way to use serial or something? Keep in mind all I wanna do is play a game, so cheaper/easier is better.
If I have to buy network cards, can anyone recommend good cheap PCMCIA cards?