How To Set Up F3 and LiNK
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:10 AM
*** Before updating F3 make sure you go back to the default skin or F3 will freeze after it updates *** *** Delete all custom skins ***
First thing we need to do is download and install the latest version of F3, if you already have F3 installed then you can update directly through F3 using our built in updater in the settings menu. When using the auto updater the updates will download and install. The installer will then ask you to press any key to reboot F3, instead power off your console completely and power back up.
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For those of you that are new I would suggest downloading the Installer.iso and using that to download and install F3 for you just be sure to use the download latest version feature.
Go to the settings screen and then go to General Settings, JQE360.com and enter your jqe360.com account info. Be sure to press the Link Console to JQE360 button when done.
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Back out to the original settings screen again and now go to Plugin Settings, F3Plugin. Set Enable LiNK to always on, enable UPNP for port mapping and set your data and broadcast ports to whatever ports you would like to use. Click the Test button.
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If all went well you will get a pass on everything like I did in the picture above, if you have failed any part of this test LiNK will not work until you have corrected this problem. If your data or broadcast ports failed then you will need to login to your router and set it to forward those ports directly to your Xbox's internal IP. If you failed on jqe360 Auth then make sure the login info you gave F3 earlier is correct. This test button is not 100% accurate and may give you a false fail, this is still in beta.
Once you have passed the test you are ready to play on LiNK but before you do MAKE SURE you have DISABLED DevLink AND ENABLED PINGPATCH in dashlaunch !!!
Also be sure you have the Avatar/Kinect data installed for your dashboard version !!!
Once you have F3 and LiNK running on your xbox you will need to add your game paths, this is done by navigating to the setup menu and then entering the settings tab, go to Content Settings and then Manage game paths.
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Add you paths and be sure to let F3 download all your art for you before continuing... this may take some time.
Playing on LiNK
Now that your all setup we can get to the fun part, lets LiNK Up. Go to your games list and highlight the game you would like to play with others. Press Y for game options and then go to Manage Title Updates
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Press Y to download updates and it will begin to download all available TU's for that game, once done select the TU you would like to use (usually the most recent one) and set it to active. The X in the xbox logo should be green
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Now load your game.
Press the Guide button (xbox logo) on your controller to bring up the mini menu, you will notice that it looks a little different now. Go to System Link. This is the LiNK HUD and it is how you will navigate the LiNK Network. It has 3 main sections Current Room, Lobby and settings.
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Lobby - the Lobby shows the available rooms for the game you are currently in, enter a room with A and your xbox will now be able to see others in the same room
Current Room - this will show you all the other players that are currently in the same room as you and playing the same game on LiNK
Settings - will show your System Link network information and your user information
Go to Lobby and select a room you would like to enter, go to current room and you will see all the other members that are currently playing in that room. Go back to your game and find the MultiPlayer/systemlink menu. Now you can either Join a game that someone else in the room has already created or start your own that others will be able to join. *** IMPORTANT *** remember that everyone needs to be on the same TU version or they will not be able to connect.
Alternatively, you may use http://link.jqe360.com to navigate to your desired room, as well as create private rooms and search for online users.
If you have more then one console that you would like to use with LiNK at the same time each console will need it's own jqe360.com account.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:29 AM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:42 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:11 AM
I have a bug,
I set up everything perfectly, all tests passed (ports and JQE360 account)
I loaded Black OPs II, joined a room, But every time I try to load the multiplayer game, it says "Fatal Crash Intercepted"
I've had this error before on some games, but it happens rarely.
That is your GOD game failing so something is wrong in your files.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:32 AM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:18 AM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:26 AM
Go to your router page, and port forward any two random ports such as 3078 and 5043. Then put 3078 in the broadcast and 5043 in the data. Make sure that you put the ip of your xbox in the port forward box.
having trouble getting the ports to pass. i run my xbox through a shared internet connection with my mac, can this be a problem? any help appreciated.
To find your router page, go to the command prompt and type in "cmd". Then next to default gateway it should be something like 192.168.1.1 or something like that. Then you would go to your internet browser and type in 192.168.1.1 into the adress bar. If it asks for a user and password put in User: admin ; Pass: admin Then look around and find your port range forward settings.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:28 AM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:35 AM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:50 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:20 AM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:23 AM
yah same here, F3 crashed!
Go back to NXE
Try to continue...
SHUT DOWN THE XBOX ! instead of restarting, hit the power button,
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:26 AM
are you using the latest FSD? with the lastest default skin?
I'm NOT seeing 'F3 Plugin' in settings.... What could I be doing wrong?
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