I seem to remember a tutorial a while back probably years at this point that was very straight forward about playing with sockets... It was very simple although it could only send 256 chars worth of data at one time. I am curious if anyone knows of a simple server class not the win api one all I would like is to send messages back and forth between computers. I know it encapsulated the API I want to say it was winsock 2 as well... Has some interesting functions like HasData() to see if the socket had data waiting to be read, bind, connect, send, recv, select(to some degree) ,connect, initalize, and shutdown. I remember getting the source in a tutorial I found was some ninja-like game where you basicly swung a sword around and jumped around... any help finding these files would be appreciated. I just want to mess around with some code tomorrow and this would be a great help.