Don't Like the Ads? Upgrade your experience to remove the ads for only $2.00 per month.
Don't Like the Ads? Upgrade your experience to remove the ads for only $2.00 per month.
Sign in to follow this  
WARPIG

Remembering Our Roots #socomlove

5 posts in this topic

Hi all,

Longtime member AWOL for awhile now. I recently posted about this but wanted to reiterate how cool this is and want to promote for all you hardcore Socomer's out there. I don't know if this has already made it's way here but I didn't see any post so here goes. 

 

Do you remember why we are all here? Do you remember why there is even a such thing as a "clan?"... Recently I was turned on to Xlink (KIA) which is a platform that runs on your PC or Mac and allows you to connect your PS2 up and play with others on Socom II and CA via LAN connections. Now this has been around for awhile but just recently went through some updates that make it a lot better then a few years ago. 

 

There is a following that is starting to build again. I will be the first to tell you it isn't perfect and you are playing with patchless games. But man, I get this hooked up a month ago and can tell you it's the most fun I have had in YEARS! I have had MANY moments that brought back those old Socom feelings we all chase. I just post this because I know there are some out there that may not know about this yet and would really like to see this gain some more steam. S2 and CA with map packs work on this and I'm telling you... it's a blast! 

 

Here are the links to follow to get this started. It's an investment of about $100 with PS2, Headset, controller, etc... 

 

 

http://therealsocom.com/community/threads/xlink-guide-updated-for-2017.8624/#post-151024

 

 

https://www.teamxlink.co.uk/

 

 

You can also youtube it for help in setting up. On a side note there are some peeps at TRS (The Real Socom) that are working on actual DNAS servers so we won't need Xlink anymore and just be able to login like the old days... but that is far off I believe. 

 

Cheers,

WAR_PIG

Edited by WARPIG
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might have to look into this.. I've been itching to play lately. Been trying H-Hour, but my connection is too slow, & not a lot of people playing it.

 

What all do you need.? (anything else)

  • PS2
  • Controller
  • Headset
  • Games- S2 & S:CA (how do we get the map packs.?)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I might have to look into this.. I've been itching to play lately. Been trying H-Hour, but my connection is too slow, & not a lot of people playing it.

 

What all do you need.? (anything else)

  • PS2
  • Controller
  • Headset
  • Games- S2 & S:CA (how do we get the map packs.?)

 

 

Yep, that's it. Basically you plug your PS2 in your router and plug your laptop or desktop into same router which is running a software which is called Xlink and BAM! Turn it on and you will see rooms up. I haven't had so much fun in ten years of gaming crap on PS4 or 3. Seriously. Hope you do come out and more here will come. Maybe even set up a tourney of sorts here. Generate more traffic here?  ;) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So the PS2 doesn't matter, Slim is probably better.? (because it's newer)

I found the games for cheap, but the system is sketchy. lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, Slim is best IMO. You can actually use any PS2 or even the fatty PS3 that was backwards compatible. Most of those aren't around anymore though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Don't Like the Ads? Upgrade your experience to remove the ads for only $2.00 per month.