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  • OG Xbox Live seems to be returning, now named Insignia


    I've just seen MVG's latest video, attempts (which I was part of years ago) have finally led to a working implementation of the original Xbox Live system.




     




    https://www.reddit.com/r/originalxbo...for_xbox_live/




     




    I'm slightly skeptical of the claim that a "completely clean room" Live service has been developed considering the project only started at the end of last year apparently.




     




    The entire Xbox kernel and client-side Live source code are floating around online as well as a supposed copy of the XBLOX (XBox Live On a Box) system which as the name suggests was a single machine Live service for development and testing by developers.




     




    I'm inclined to believe that it was written using that knowledge and code, then re-written using none of the original source. Possibly using the XBLOB to give them packets to capture and then reverse engineering from that. I know people  involved in earlier attemps that I was a part of had access to the XBLOB, someone got a debug console signed in then was snapped up by Microsoft shortly before they started work on the OG Xbox compatability (coincidence?), then gave the code away as they were under an NDA and couldn't work on the project any more.




     




    From a technical standpoint, it is possible to bring back any game that did not use custom servers. The Xbox SDK provided a standardized server architecture that required little more than the game ID, game name and a few other configuration settings. All games used the same protocols, I have the SDK and have looked through it quite extensively.




     




    I know I'll be using this when it's publically available




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