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(06-15-2011, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by border

Just out of curiousity, how hard is it to put together a LAN party using Halo:CE on 360 systems?

Can you do ad-hoc multiplayer over Wifi or must it be through Ethernet?

Does the game run as well as the original, through emulation? Is it better to use discs or the Games On Demand version?

People earlier were acting as though you had to use the OG Xbox and controllers, but I'm not sure if that was a technical requirement or just personal preference. If there's any decent guides on setting up Halo:CE LAN on 360 systems, please drop me a link.

Ethernet System Link just works out of the box, but to do System Link over wifi you'd probably have to tinker with router settings. This method (from eHow) should work:

How to System Link XBox 360 Over a Wireless Network

By Joshua Benjamin, eHow Contributor

There are two ways to link multiple Xbox 360s together for multiplayer games. The first is to simply attach an Ethernet cable to both Xbox units. Of course, this requires that the Xbox's both be in the same room, and sometimes that's more of a hassle than it's worth, especially if the TV's you would have to move are heavy. The other method--connecting both Xbox's to each other via a wireless ad-hoc network--requires a bit more planning to get up and running. Below is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for connecting two or more Xbox's to each other via a wireless network.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You'll Need
Two or more Xbox 360's
One Xbox 360 wireless adapter per Xbox
One copy of the game you are playing per Xbox

Making the Connection

Attach the wireless adapters to the back of each console.


Turn on the Xbox 360's.


On the first Xbox, navigate to "My Xbox" and then to "System Settings."


Select "Network Settings."


Select "Configure Network."


Make sure you are viewing the "Basic Settings" tab. If you are not, select it now.


Select "Scan for Networks."


Select "Create Ad-hoc Network." This will be the network you will use to connect the other Xbox(s) to the system link.


Fill in the network information. If you must, write down the information, as you will be using the exact same information on the other Xbox(s).


Repeat steps 3 through 9 for each Xbox.


You should now be able to connect to the other Xbox(s) over system link.

There's no inherent support. One tip is that System Link uses crossover cables, which may make a difference depending on how you set it up. It should even be possible to use tunneling services that way.

We are trying to get some OG Dukes rebuilt with 360 guts for Halo Fest.