posted 10-28-20 04:03 PM EDT (US)   
Hello,

I am running Linux Manjaro and have installed Wine as well as many coding packages to make old games work - HOMM3 for example runs perfect Linux to Win 7, released the same year, we use TCP and LAN to play together. My boyfriend runs Win 7. We can both run the game and I can find his games, but mine will not show on his lobbies. Is there a way to make multiplayer work for us? I have WineTricks running Direct X 9 and Direct Play which is what one forum suggested, but they mentioned they could not test as they had no one to play with. Finding a game on Linux is not the issue, it is getting into the game where it just times out. Could it be a Win 7 issue? I saw that there are other forums mentioning issues with Win 7. We both purchased the games via GOG. I love Linux, but it is never easy to start up a non-native game...