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    Noob-like simple Questions

    This is my first thread on this board, so bear with me. I was scanning through some code, and noticed the send() function.

    It looks like it only sends text. What if you wanted to send something else? That's all for now.
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    You send() bytes. These bytes might form a sentence, a number (character or binary level encoding), or maybe a data type like a struct. It's up to you, just give send a valid pointer, tell it the length of data to send, and off you go.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    Okay, Do I need to know winsock for DirectPlay?

    I'm guessing for send() you would cast the data, because the prototype says char*, unless I'm mistaken
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    I'm guessing for send() you would cast the data, because the prototype says char*, unless I'm mistaken
    You're not mistaken. You send() sizeof(theData) bytes, starting from (char*)&theData
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