I am aware of a new issue for XP SP2 users. It seems some SP2 users are having problems still with the b18 patch. Most users seem to be European. I suspect this is because non-North American or Non-English releases of XP are different.
The problems with SP2 are caused by the new version of DOSX.EXE. This version causes Orion2 to crash shortly after starting a LAN game.
In order to solve this problem on your own you can try this after applying the b18 patch:
- Copy an old version of DOSX.EXE to your c:\windows\system32 folder. You will need to rename it as you will not be able to overwrite the SP2 version. I suggest you call it DOSX_SP1.EXE. If you have applied the service pack, there should be a hidden folder c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$ where you can find the old version of dosx.
- Next you will need to edit the c:\windows\system32\autoexec2.nt file and make sure it reads as follows. Make sure the dosx_sp1 (bolded) is the same filename you used for the old dosx. Also, make sure the path to the Kali install folder (bolded) is correct.
REM Load DOS mode CD-ROM support
REM Load DOS mode DPMI support
REM Set parameters for Sound Blaster Emulation
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3
REM Load DOS mode Kali support
REM Set the Kali variable to match your own path to Kali install folder
lh %Kali%KALINT.EXE %Kali%DLL\KALIVDD.DLL