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    It has been a decade since the shutdown of XBOX Live for the original XBOX console, with no way to play games like Halo 2 online without having to make use of XLink-Kai. That is... until now. A brand new XBOX Live replacement server has been announced, titled "Insignia", developed by Luke Usher. You might have heard his name in the past, as he leads development on Cxbx-reloaded, one of the few Microsoft Xbox emulators out there. The main goal is to get online functionality, such as online gaming, friend lists and reporting systems all functional again, for absolutely free. A private test should launch around Autumn of this year, with more semi-private tests following, until an official release. Currently, there is no set launch date for the full release.

    As a sidenote, signing up does require you to enter keys that are different from any XBOX, but tools should be ready on launch.

    :arrow: Insignia Discord server

    :arrow: Source: (Reddit)
     
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  3. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    Before anyone comes in saying "inb4dmca burrrrr"... It's been in the works for a while, and is "clean room". Everything about it is original and doesn't use Microsofts code. No, the leaks weren't used in it, either.
     
  4. slaphappygamer

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    This is awesome. I wish something like for the psp (adrenaline) I would exist. I miss playing Logan’s shadow online.
     
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    This is why the hacking scene is awesome, bringing back features like this makes the preservation of old consoles really worth it. Time to dust off my old xbox, it has been sitting inside a carborad box for nearly 15 years...
     
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    I wonder if i can find anyone playing crimson skies. I was seriously looking at a steel battalion package other day. Imagine?
     
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    Last thing I heard about a replacement service was on Assembler.
    Guess it died with the site?

    This is neat tho!
     
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    probably should've taken it out of that box 5 years ago and taken out the clock capacitor
     
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    time to buy an ogxbox... and replace the clock capacitor 'cause those things nowdays are melting the motherboard
     
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    This is just great.
     
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    Awesome always great to see such projects.

    A Fanmade Server (Service) Client for Home DIY use once Official Servers go Offline or other DIY Servers so you can Host yourself.
     
  13. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    My only gripe is that nulled systems won't work. Oooooof
     
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    I have xbox classic 1.4 chip alladin 2tb 1000 games on it how to play online far cry instincs
     
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    use xlink kai, this won't be releasing for quite some time
     
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    It only works with 999 games on thf HDD
     
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    You don't have to replace the capacitor. You can just cut it out and works perfectly without. Why do you even need to know the time on a console in an era where you literally are bombed to dead with clocks everywhere
     
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    Thats concerning.. All my systems are nulled for easy hard drive replacement. And im pretty sure im one of many in a similar situation. The most up to date softmod package (Rocky5) even provides it as an option and in most places its recommended to do it.
     
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    For most things I would be content with system link.

    That said I do like to see things like this.
     
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    I'd love to play some starwars battlefront 2.. I have the modded one that still works online using ppsspp....
     
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    OH! Maybe I’ll try that way.
     
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