I see Nylly has also answered your questions but im going to post this anyway as ive given you the links and instructions to manually install.
Guest let me be more clear also.. if you downloaded that patch recently its not got any filtering in it.. if you have an older manual install version of ws2_32.dll it also has no filtering in it.. the patch listed on the WinMX Group site that says patch only is also not a ws2_32.dll file but you might be able to get away with a simple install at this time.. since you have made the changes to the hosts file your self.. although I'm still confused what you mean about renaming that. If its not named 'Hosts
' its not going to be seen right. Don't
rename any files. If you have RCMS or Bendmx installed the Ws2_32.dll files you find in the C:\Program Files\WinMX folder are for those. If not they are old or not-for WinMX patch, or an old patch.
The patch only version of install is still just that its an exe file and a installer.
So I'm having trouble deciding how to proceed.
Do you refuse to use an installer of any kind? (winmx related)
Have you downloaded a patch recently? This 'downloaded the manual winmxgroup dll patch' what this will be is either an outdated patch w/o
filtering functions or a third part tools patch (for bots, chat servers) w/o
The new patch that filters fakes is a OLEDLG.DLL
file.. if you don't have that file in your Program Files\WinMX folder your not patched., and if you don't use RCMS or BendMX you can delete the ws2_32.dll file that is inside your WinMX Folder ONLY!!
do not delete that file from anywhere else on your system.
Ok so here it is.. I have uploaded here on site the Patch Only for the new 3.0 WinMX Group Patch.https://www.winmxorld.com/files/oledlg.dll
You can right click this and choose save link as, then save it to your C:\Program Files\WinMX folder, with your WinMX.exe file. Once this is finished please open your hosts file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc folder for XP users and Open the hosts
file with Notepad. There you will see several entries with a '#' in front.. then under that if you have got the original Hosts file you will see an enter like this
127.0.0.1 localhost please copy and paste the following entry underneath that
(The Above line is for your Update bar to work only.)
There should be no other entries that are winmx related.
Now you may need to reboot your Computer but you should be able to get a connection and update bar and have the benefits of fake file filtering . Post back and let me know. Remember do not rename hosts file or ws2_32.dll files.. just follow the above instructions regarding them.
Or if you'd like to accomplish the same thing without the maual hassle I'll offer you this link as well.. for Patch Only installshttp://www.winmxgroup.com/downloads/Install-3.0-noMX.exe.html