> > I d/led the connection tool. Then hit set, launched game but I still conenct ot the westwood servers.
> > am I doing something wrong?
> If you can't connect to XWIS with this (http://xwis.net/downloads/XWISC.exe) tool, continue reading.
> Open a command prompt (Start - Run - cmd).
> Start ping (ping servserv.westwood.com).
> If the IP address shown is not 22.214.171.124, open the hosts file (location shown in the tool) and add the following line:
> 126.96.36.199 servserv.westwood.com
> Retry the ping.
> If the IP address shown is not 188.8.131.52, find wolapi.dll (Start - Search - Files). Backup the DLL and replace it by the DLL in this ZIP (http://xhp.xwis.net/temp/WOLAPI.zip).
> If that doesn't solve the issue, open a topic and describe the issue. Click Test and include the output in the topic.
Small question, I opened the host file and it was empty. Is this normal? I added the line and saved it and nothing changed. Yet, I had to find a place to save it, I saved it to the same place it said it opened (C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts).
I'll try the other half of your idea after work tonight.