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    Post PS3 xLinkKai Tutorial (LAN Gameplay)

    How To Setup xLink Kai For Your PS3
    xLinkKai is a program that allows you to play online with other players connected to xLink Kai if you have a game that supports LAN. You must have your PS3 connected to to the same router of the PC running xLinkKai. The PS3 must also be connected via a wired connection, or else it won't work.

    What You Will Need
    -PC connected to internet by Ethernet cable
    -PS3 connected to internet by Ethernet cable

    STEP 1
    Download and install xLink Kai for your operating system.
    MUST BE VERSION 7.3.1.7 (Other versions won't work)
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HMRU8FJ4
    http://www.mediafire.com/?dzyqm1zwztc


    STEP 2
    (Skip this step if you have Windows XP)
    xLink Kai assigns an IP address to your PS3 based on the MAC address found on the PS3 network card by the xLinkKai DHCP server. Before it can do this, we need to make sure you are running it with sufficient privileges for it to be able to execute these commands.

    Go to the folder where you installed xLink Kai and look for these three files.



    Now, you're going to right click kaiLaunch.exe and go to Properties. Then click on the Compatability tab at the top, and change the Compatability Mode to run on Windows Vista (Service Pack 2). Also make sure Run this program as administrator is checked.



    Now repeat the procedure for the other two files in the folder named kaiEngine.exe and kaiUI.exe.


    STEP 3
    Register an account on the xLink Kai website, don't select any of the consoles specified if you plan to use xLink Kai with PS3 only. Only fill out forms marked with an asterisk (*). Make sure you check to check your email for confirmation, otherwise you won't be able to activate your account.
    http://www.teamxlink.co.uk/?go=register


    STEP 4
    Make sure your PS3 is connected to the router that your PC is connected to via Ethernet cable. Don't forget to configure your PS3 in the internet connection setttings.


    STEP 5
    Go to Start Menu > All Programs > xLink Kai > Configure Kai

    You can choose to enter you xLink Kai username (XTag) into the default xTag field and your password so you can automatically login by selecting Auto Login.

    Auto Open Chat should be checked on.

    If Auto Detect doesn't work for you, under network adapter, select the network adapter that your are using for you wired connection. The network card should not be your wireless card, therefore the name should not include "WLAN, WIFI, or Wireless".

    Click OK after you are done to apply the changes.



    STEP 6
    Start kaiEngine.exe, login and you should see this menu.



    Now click on the magnifying class at the top-left to switch into diagnostics mode. This will allow xLink Kai to detect your PS3.

    Check to make sure the settings on the left say what mine says. If it says Network Reachable: No, that means you need to forward port 30000 on your router.



    Check out this website for how to forward ports if you don't know how.
    http://portforward.com/

    Also add exceptions to windows and/or your router's firewall for xLink Kai if you are having connection problems.

    Now click on the folder icon which is above the settings on the left.

    STEP 7
    Now that you are in diagnostics mode, turn on your PS3 (xLink Kai can't detect your PS3 if it was already on before you started started the program).

    You should see your PS3's MAC Address displayed on the left and it should be blue. If it's red, you've done something wrong, probably not connected to your computer correctly.



    Make a test connection to your PS3, it should show a connection error (Error 80710102) This means that it is working. Leave all options set to automatic.




    STEP 8
    Join a Game room in xLink Kai by clicking the globe icon in the top left. Go into the Playstation 3 section, choose a game you'd like and make sure there are actually users in the lobby before you start complaining that it's not working (their user names will appear at the right).

    Then just go to the LAN section of the game on your PS3, and click refresh too see a list of lobbies. You can create one too and other users can join your lobby.


    GAMES SUPPORTED BY xLINK KAI

    First Person Shooters
    Borderlands
    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty: World at War
    Condemned 2
    F.E.A.R.
    FarCry 2
    Haze
    Homefront
    OFP Dragon Rising
    Rainbow Six Vegas
    Rainbow Six Vegas 2
    The Darkness
    TimeShift
    Unreal Tournament 3

    Racing/Flying Games
    Armored Core 4
    Blazing Angels 2
    Blur
    DiRT
    DiRT 2
    F1 2010
    Ferrari Challenge
    Formula 1 Championship Edition
    Grid RaceDriver
    H.A.W.X. 2

    Sports
    Vancouver 2010

    Third Person Shooters
    007 Quantom of Solace
    Dark Sector
    Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
    Kane and Lynch Dead Men
    Red Dead Redemption
    Red Faction Guerilla
    Saints Row 2
    Warhawk


    FAQ
    Q: I can't connect my PS3 with a wired cable! How can I play online with a wireless connection?
    A: Use XBSLink, as xLink Kai does not support wireless connections.
    XBSLink Hosting + Tutorial ~ Noob Friendly ~ <--- Tutorial

    Q: How come it won't work?
    A: You need to have version 7.3.1.7 of xLink Kai. Make sure port 30000 is forwarded. Also make sure you turned on xLink Kai BEFORE you turned on your PS3. Your PS3 must be connected to the same router that your PC is connected to via an ethernet cable; WiFi won't work. If the MAC address described in Step 7 is NOT in Blue, then your PS3 won't be able to use xLink Kai. Go back and fix it.

    Q:How do I add people as friends?
    A: Look for their name on the right side of the xLink Kai screen and click the icon beside their name to add them. Confirm this in the box on the left by clicking the corresponding icons. They will appear as offline until they add you to their friends list as well.

    Q: Do I need custom firmware to use this?
    A: No, you can use it on official or custom firmware.

    Q: Will this interfere or cause problems with PSN?
    A: Not at all, just make sure in your PS3 settings that your PS3 isn't trying to automatically connect to PSN.

    Add me on xLink Kai: xChriztian
    Feel free to ask questions if something isn't working for you, or send me a private message.
    Last edited by chrisfand; 11th June 2011 at 05:40 PM. Reason: Adding my xLink Kai name

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireggae View Post
    Your point?

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    I dont really see a difference from mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ireggae View Post
    I dont really see a difference from mine.
    My guide has clearer screenshots, is shorter, and lists the games supported by xLink Kai. Your guide has deleted/missing pictures, some of the pictures are blurry, and in general is too long. Also your guide is explaining that you need to connect your PS3 to your PC via a crossover CAT cable (not necessary) while mine explains how to use it with your PS3 connected to the router that your PC is connected to via a regular ethernet cable.

    There's another PS3iso user who made another thread before you too. But in the end both of our goals is to guide people and get more people to play on xLink Kai so why try to hijack the thread I spent time making by posting your own guide inside of mine?
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    I am not hijacking anything. I am letting you know because other people might say something. It was just a heads up. Otherwise, its a good tutorial.
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    does it stil work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2Jay View Post
    does it stil work
    Yeah I use it all the time. It doesn't matter what firmware you are on, it will still work if you configure it correctly.

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    cool im gonna setup now, will my blueooth headset still work for blackops???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2Jay View Post
    cool im gonna setup now, will my blueooth headset still work for blackops???
    I'm not sure, I tried using my headset that has a mic in Black Ops Zombies, but my friend couldn't hear me. Add me on xLink Kai my name is xChriztian what's your xLink Kai name?

    EDIT: Found out they don't work in Zombies so you'll have to use either Skype or Teamspeak if you want to talk while in multiplayer.
    Last edited by chrisfand; 11th June 2011 at 04:59 PM.

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