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Internet Games no longer work

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I wonder if the old 16-bit Hearts game from Windows for Workgroups 3.11 will still work over modern networks? If so, will it work over a VPN too?

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Hearts from 3x/9x do not use a central server like Internet Games do, should be fine forever, I think it's like a LAN thingy...

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Welp, 2 days are left until it shutdowns :( Me and my friend have tried capturing the data traffic of it, but no luck. I hope there is a hero that will save them :)

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At 23:06 (UTC -05:00; 20:06 07/30/2019 in Redmond), I just finished a reversi game on Windows Me. Maybe I can have the last internet game to be played on the OS!

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1:33AM here, 10:33PM in Redmond, I may have just played my last checkers game... it all depends WHEN on 31 july MS shuts it down, if i get to play again when i wake up.

...if they even remember to. :whistle:
 

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10 hours ago, win32 said:

At 23:06 (UTC -05:00; 20:06 07/30/2019 in Redmond), I just finished a reversi game on Windows Me. Maybe I can have the last internet game to be played on the OS!

Nope, I am having no problems.

Time is 6:55 PM here.

This is on a Windows Me VM on MS Virtual PC 2k4 on a win2k host:

IMG-20190731-184854.jpg

 

 

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M$ must have meant the end of the day... checkers is still going strong (10:16PM...7:16PM in Redmond)

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Now 12:05 am in Redmond and I'm still getting whooped in reversi.

I thought M$ wanted me to throw away my T41 with windows me and head to the Windows Store to pick up a freemium copy of Candy Crush.

Or maybe they're giving a reprieve to the non-existent souls that do not inhabit Baker and Howland Islands, located in UTC -12.

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9AM redmond time and I'm playing checkers still. I Guess they forgot. :)

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Yep. Just checked for myself.

Based on some reports on youtube we lost the servers at 12:45 or 1:05 pm EDT (UTC -5). I'm starting to feel withdrawal.

So who's up for a Microsoft Hearts LAN Party? :P

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Well it looks like it's broke again....won't connect to the server...

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7 minutes ago, John_T said:

Well it looks like it's broke again....won't connect to the server...

The Servers have been shut down, as announced, :

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/farewell-to-microsoft-internet-games-on-windows-xp/035d5144-6c1b-49bb-b3d5-37f6355fec39

and as reported above by member win32.

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