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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tom_J, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. Tom_J

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    Hi all. I didn't get an XBOX on launch day, though I am planning on picking one up in the VERY NEAR future.
    There have been a lot of discussions on how awesome Halo's graphics look on HD, and the sounds in 5.1 just blows every other game away. Yet no one has mentioned anything about the ethernet port that's built in (AFAIK).
    Has anyone tried this? If so, what games are multi-player capable, and what kind of performance are you seeing?
    Ultimately, I want to get one and hook it up to my router to share my broadband. This was a feature I desperately wanted for NFL2k1-2k2 on the DC, but the whole thing just never panned out. I wanted to make sure this isn't the case for the XBOX before purchasing it.
    If you can't tell by now, I'm a big multi-player fan. I don't care how great the graphics are, or how awesome the sound tracks sound - if it doesn't allow me to play human opponents at lag-free speeds, I don't want it. Playing against the same AI over and over again, no matter how good the AI might be, isn't for me. [​IMG]
     
  2. Joshua Moran

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    none of the launch games use the ethernet adapter. infact from what I remember Microsoft stated that the online games won't be out until 2002.
     
  3. Chris Mannes

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    I don't have my Xbox yet either. But I know halo supports the ethernet port. Not for online gaming but for LAN gaming.
    Apparently you can hook up 4 xbox's (with a hub & cables) and play 16 player multiplayer.
    Now I just need to find 3 other xboxs and 15 friends. *laugh*
    Chris M.
     
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    quote: Do you need 4 TVs (1 for each Xbox) as well for the LAN Gaming?[/quote]
    Yes!
    [Edited last by BrianB on November 16, 2001 at 06:02 PM]
     
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    Halo supports up to 16 players on 4 Xboxen, on a 4 player split screen on each or any combination of players and xboxes that you can imagine.
    Co-op mode unfortunately is only split screen...still quite the hoot, but not as nice as say 2 xbox and 2 screens. My friend and I just played some 5 hours straight of co-op and man, is it ever fun. woulda loved to have a whole screen to myself but ah well.
     
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  9. Tom_J

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    quote: none of the launch games use the ethernet adapter. infact from what I remember Microsoft stated that the online games won't be out until 2002.[/quote]
    There are 2 football games out for the Xbox right now, no? NFL Fever and Madden 2k2, I think. Neither of these support multiplayer? Darn. [​IMG]
    Think I'm going to hold off on the purchase and sit on the fence for a bit.
    [Edited last by Tom_J on November 17, 2001 at 11:49 AM]
     
  10. Graeme Clark

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    Tom, many games support multiplayer, and some of them can do it on a LAN, but there are none that can be played over the internet yet. Microsoft's network for playing over the internet will not be up until sometime next year and the chances of any games being playable online before that happens are slim to none.
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    This is a really stupid question but if you hook a source up to the ethernet jack, does it do ANYTHING right now?
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    This one does.
     
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    Has anyone experimented with playing titles such as Halo over a VPN?
     
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    Here's a question-can you access the Xbox HD over an ethernet? This would be a GREAT way to get updates for games etc (download on your PC and then upload to Xbox), as well as transferring and backing up saves. No need for a DexDrive anymore?
     

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