Running DC++ 0.790 on the Windows 8 preview
December 29, 2011 12 Comments
When you try to run DC++ 0.790 on the Windows 8 preview, you will probably notice that network connections don’t work (they fail with the message: “An invalid argument was supplied.“).
We tried a few fixes but to no avail. It is not clear whether the blame is to be placed upon DC++ or Windows 8.
Fear not, for the fix is easy: just set the “Socket read buffer” option (in Settings > Experts only) to 0. Then enjoy!
We will be watching out for this problem when the next Windows 8 beta versions come out. Hopefully the issue is on their end. :P
Notice anything else that is out of place? Don’t hesitate to let us know!
Update (August 2012): This seems to no longer be required in the release version of Windows 8; looks like they fixed the bug! There is however a crash on startup that will be fixed in the next DC++.