January 13, 2004

Xbox Live

I had the brainstorm that I could use my powerbook to share the 802.11b connection with my xbox via the ethernet cable. So, I signed up for Xbox live using the free two month card that came with DDR ultramix. So far, I am not enjoying it. Why? Because I don't have the skill neccessary to compete. First, I tried MechAssault, and after playing two matches, I managed to score only one kill. Next I tried XIII, after only playing for about five minutes, I managed to get killed 23 times while only achieving one frag myself. Then I tried DDR Ultramix. First I tried to search for a game using light mode. None were found. Then it asked me if I want to host my own game in light mode. I said yes, and within a few seconds we had three other players and the game was on. I only narrowly missed coming in first. Then I tried to find another light mode game: nada. Then I tried a search for any game. Only one match was found. So, I am not so sure what was going on there.

Basically, I don't know if I have the time to get the skill that would be required to play online and have fun. I may be able to cultivate this skill. Only time will tell.

(note: I am typing this in mozilla on win xp while panther is being isntalled on my mac, so many words may be mispelled in this post. I rely very heavily on safari's spell checker)

Posted by brad at January 13, 2004 11:24 AM

Did you use a crossover cable?

Posted by: Avec Ships at January 13, 2004 11:36 AM

No. You don't need to use a crossover cable with most macs. The Ethernet port does the crossing over automagically.


Posted by: Brad at January 14, 2004 11:30 PM