Help! I'm new to Xbox live!


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Salaman
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My PC monitor acted up last night, so rather than wasting away some time at the PC, I decided to go and hook up my Xbox to yea ole' internets.
I've had it for over half a year now and still hadn't hooked it up.

Once I had created a profile and a stupid fucking mii type thing and created an account and whatnot, I finally was in the terribly unintuitive throbbing hear of the "live experience".
I'd put the GTAIV disc in so I could have a go at the multiplayer.
Sadly, I couldn't work it out.

In the game, there was no multiplayer option.
IN the "live experience" area, there was a "yoru games" section (or similar) and a "play GTAIV now" option but that just launched the single player.

How the fuck do you get yourself into an mp game?

Oh incidentally. Will anyone be my friend?
=)

Salaman13

#1 at 10:47:47 - 02/03/2009
Whizzo
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To play MP in GTA IV you have to select it on the mobile phone in SP.

I'll clear some space and add you to my friends list later.
#2 at 10:57:09 - 02/03/2009
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IIRC you access the multiplayer in gta4 through your mobile phone from the singleplayer. it gives you the option to join or create a multiplayer game.

you will also need a gold account to play multiplayer on live. silver just gives you access to arcade games and other downloadable stuff.
#3 at 10:58:26 - 02/03/2009
Salaman
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Wow. I could've spent a bloody long time searching before I found that out.
Although at some point last night, I did think "maybe I should check the game manual for info on the mp"

I'll give it a go tonight. I have a 1 month gold trial, so for the time being I'm good to go online.



#4 at 11:14:44 - 02/03/2009
Kay
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Add me too Salaman - my fwiends list is pitiful at the mo. :)

I also have a couple of Live questions.

1). Any way for Silver members to play as a 'guest' on a console that has a gamertag with a Gold account? My brother wants to play SFIV online with his buddies, but I won't be letting him use my gamertag, and he definitely doesn't want to pay for a gold account.

2). How the hell do you send an invite for an MP game? I've seen the 'send game invite' option, but it always seems greyed out, even when that person is playing the same game. Also - what is the Party system for anyway?
#5 at 11:38:08 - 02/03/2009
Retroid
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Salaman said:
Help! I'm new to Xbox live!

/Grooms
#6 at 12:14:08 - 02/03/2009
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Wouldn't have taken you long if you had The Lost and Damned. As soon as your save-game loads it tells you how to access MP via a hint in the top left. And then again many times while pissing around in the sandbox. It actually gets a bit annoying.
#7 at 12:33:14 - 02/03/2009
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Kay said:2). How the hell do you send an invite for an MP game? I've seen the 'send game invite' option, but it always seems greyed out, even when that person is playing the same game. Also - what is the Party system for anyway?


You need to be in part of a game that is joinable, usually a lobby. The party system is a guide-level lobby, effectively. The party stays together regardless of whatever game you play. Some games support the Party in a manner that puts the party directly into an MP game lobby.
#8 at 12:37:41 - 02/03/2009
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Retroid said:
Salaman said:
Help! I'm new to Xbox live!

/Grooms


Ah, so you have Uno too..

/Strokes evil beard.
#9 at 13:12:45 - 02/03/2009
Retroid
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:{D>

I have it on a disk but I've never played it.

...
#10 at 13:23:53 - 02/03/2009
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I've never played Uno online...

...and I have a camera.

/ponders
#11 at 13:35:44 - 02/03/2009
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Oh God,

I've created monsters!


In truth I've only played it the once, I was pissed off my face and it was about three in the morning, popped into a game to find some bloke furiously wanking at the camera and others cheering him on.

Bloody Americans.
#12 at 14:09:40 - 02/03/2009
Retroid
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evilashchris said:
In truth I've only played it the once, I was pissed off my face and it was about three in the morning, popped into a game to find some bloke furiously wanking at the camera and others cheering him on.

Bloody Americans.

Are you sure that was Uno, or Xbox Live for that matter? :D
#13 at 14:36:25 - 02/03/2009
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87% sure.

I've not been back.
#14 at 14:48:20 - 02/03/2009

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