Xbox System Link Question

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  1. TomK

    TomK Stunt Coordinator

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    Pardon my ignorance but I'm new to gaming consoles. When I hook up two Xboxes via a system link cable do I have to have two copies of the game (Halo), one in each Xbox?

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. Joel Mack

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    Yes
     
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    is the system link just a normal CAT5 cable? or are my eyes deceiving me...?
     
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    It's a crossover cable, but yeah, CAT5.
     
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    um...what's a crossover cable?
    as in can i just use a normal cat5 or do i need to buy their special one?
     
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    You don't need to neccessarily buy their special cable (although I don't know how it compares price-wise to a standard crossover cable).

    Crossover cables look like regular CAT5 cables, but the Transmit and Receive pins on each end are reversed (ie. so the Send pin on one end = the Receive pin on the other end, and vice versa). I believe you can score one at Best Buy or CompUSAnus.

    Normal cables are what's called "straight through" and are used for connecting to hubs/routers/switches/etc...
     

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