i have two computer connected via network cards and a crossover cable. Now i am able to see and access files from one computer on the other one. We can even share internet. But when i go to play any games via "ipx connection for directplay" there just aren't any open games. It seems like it doesn't recognize the prescence of the other computer when it comes to network gaming, but does when it comes to file and internet sharing. Microsoft is of the opinion nothing is wrong with the connection, that it must be the games. The game tech support say its something wrong with the connection, because the connection either works or it doesn't. Seems no one knows what the problem is. Both computers are running xp. Any help would be appreciated.