XBOX online play question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike LS, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

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    Here's a question regarding Halo online play via Gamespy or one of the current online options.

    I understand that you have to have your XBOX on a network so you can connect using your PC, then switch to connection to your XBOX (something like that anyhow) or at least have your PC and XBOX close enough to swap the connection manually.

    My question is whether or not you can play online with 2 consoles on the same network. A friend of mine is about to get Halo (I already have it) and I wondered if we could connect two consoles to the same network and play online that way?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    You can just plug both XBoxes into your LAN and play that way I believe
     
  3. JeffMuller

    JeffMuller Stunt Coordinator

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    First: You don't "swap" connections. The PC must be connected with gamespy running while you're also connected with the Xbox (if you're playing over the Internet).

    If you just want to do system link with one other Xbox, then the PC is not necessary. If, however, you want to have two Xboxes running through Gamespy... beats me. Don't know if it works or not.
     
  4. WillY

    WillY Stunt Coordinator

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    I have my XBox networked with a neighbor, and I don't think both boxes are found when we play with xbconnect and gamespy. We haven't really tried very hard, except to have both boxes on looking for a game, with one finding games over xbconnect. Maybe there is a way to rig it, but I think bandwidth would become a concern at that point.
     

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