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    What is XBSlink?:

    XBSlink is a program for playing system link/LAN enabled games online on various platforms, including Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2 & PS3 (It can also theoretically be used for PC games). When it comes to Original Xbox online gaming, it’s a good alternative to XLink Kai as it’s completely P2P. The program is best on Windows. Mac OSX & Linux versions exist but they require you to use MonoDevelop (see below). For more info, visit XBSlink’s website http://www.seuffert.biz/xbslink/

    Download Link:

    The latest version of XBSlink (0.9.6.0) has a few issues establishing a connection between multiple users at a time. Version 0.9.5.3 works perfectly however, & I’ve personally never had a single issue with it. I’ve uploaded it here http://theisozone.com/downloads/misc...-version-0953/

    Console Set Up:

    The best method of connecting your console to XBSlink is hardwiring both to your router via an ethernet cable. Another popular method is connecting your Xbox to your PC with a ethernet cable capable of doing crossover, & having your PC contact your router wirelessly.

    Using XBSlink:

    There are 2 ways to use XBSlink, direct IP address connection & ‘clouds’. Either way you need to start your engine first.

    Go into settings & under the ‘network’ tab, select your capture device. This is the network adapter your Xbox is connected to & in most cases should be your local area network adapter. Next, under ‘Bind to IP’, select your computer’s internal IP address. Check ‘use UPnP NAT (automatic port forwarding)’ if your router supports it, otherwise, you’ll need to manually forward port 31415 on TCP & UDP protocols. You have to set up a static IP address first http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/.

    Next, go to the Clouds tab & change the Cloud list to ‘xbslink.baseq.fr', then hit Start Engine.

    Clouds: XBSlink clouds are the easiest way to play games online. Click ‘load’ (right of the cloud list url) to retrieve a list of active clouds, double click on them to join. If they require passwords, you can enter them at the bottom of the GUI. You also can create clouds this way, just enter the name of your cloud, as well as the maximum number for people you want to be able to join it & a password for it if you wish.

    You can also connect to other players directly via their IP address. Just enter their IP in the ‘Remote Host’ box & click ‘directly connect to remote host’.

    Once other users are connected to you, you should be able to see them under the ‘info’ tab. Search for system games on your console. If everything is working, you will be able to see your console’s MAC Address under ‘found devices’ at the bottom of the GUI. When other users do the same, their names will become highlighted green. Everyone you play with must have a green name AND VICE VERSA for you to be able to connect to them.

    Brief Firewall Info:

    Certain software firewalls will block XBSlink from running properly, these include Avast! & Zone Alarm. You can get around this by setting XBSlink as an exception in your software firewall's configuration menu, or disabling them while you're playing.

    XBSlink on OSX & Linux:

    XBSlink runs on Mac OSX & Linux too but you need to use MonoDevelop to use it. You can download XBSlink for your respective OS here:

    Now you can either install libpcap v1.1.1 http://www.tcpdump.org/ (if you don’t already have it) or edit SharpPcap.dll.config in your XBSlink directory, changing every instance of “libpcap.so.1.1.1” to your version of libpcap.

    You also need to download Mono Runtime & Mono Develop from here http://www.go-mono.com/mono-downloads/download.html Get the latest stable versions.

    To start XBSlink, you first have to open terminal & cd to the directory containing XBSlink, this is where xbslink.exe is located (type “cd [path]” e.g. “cd Users/[yourname]/Downloads/Release”). Next, type "sudo mono XBSlink.exe" into terminal & enter your admin password when it prompts you to. If everything went right, the GUI should start up & you should be able to start using XBSlink as normal now.
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