Get around Xbox Live's IP restrictions

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As all of the local Xbox 360 guys well know we don’t have official Live coverage in South Africa. Generally this is not an issue as we can buy our subscriptions from Gamer Points Now easily enough and the rest is pretty much history.

However it does become a hassle when trying to download certain items, especially when the German government has censored it. Since we are not an official country as soon as the German government censors something it becomes impossible to download it for us as well. The most famous item being the Gears of War map pack that half the country has and the other half can no longer download it.

However this is now a thing of the past, Spl0it who often frequents the local Xbox 360 forum has figured out how to get around it. It has been tested and the proof is in the pudding, Spl0it is now the proud owner of the Gears of War map packs as well as a copy of Doom and Mortal Kombat which was also banned.

He has kindly put together a document explaining how to do this and it really is pretty straight forward… If you have any questions or requests for more details let me know and I will get hold of him.

Spl0it you sir are a legend…

You can download the document from here… Xploit by Spl0it

Last Updated: April 18, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • A hero! GTAIV DLC wants a part of me!

    RE: Gamer’s last blog post..Breaking News: DLC workaround for ZA Live! users!!

  • Krypty

    At last some workaround

  • janrik

    Buddy you are a star!

  • Lupus

    Only problem is the network card on my Xbox is dead, going to have to do it via the Wireless sigh.

  • Spl0it you’re a frigging legend!! If I could I’d rep you 😉

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The GTA4 & Rock Band combo:Xbox 360’s European Assault

  • Abe

    Isnt there a risk of being bricked if MS were to catch on?

  • janrik

    Well we are allready illegally connecting to live so what is the risk?

  • Sploit, you are my hero, My Knight in a Shining UK IP Address.

  • Abe

    I read something a while back, where people were changing IP’s and MS found out = instant banhammer!

  • Tubbynickel ZA

    👿 Sploit, they’ve psted an article about you on!!!!
    dude, you are now an internets celeb..
    enjoy the 15 minutes.

  • LazySAGamer

    Pity it only happened on a weekend so the amount of people to see his brilliance is limited…. 😉

  • thank goodness, so long as MS don’t notice.

    … Maybe that’s what the dash update is for! 😯

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The GTA4 & Rock Band combo:Xbox 360’s European Assault

  • LazySAGamer

    Since the new PS3 movie store is region locked you may want to farm your brilliance out to PS3 forums as well 😉

  • Lynked

    It is a criminal offence so yes they can brick you. It is basically piracy due to the content being restricted in our country.

  • Yes and No…

    It is fraud of sorts BUT Microsoft isn’t restricting our country, they are just not specifically granting us permission.

    We used to be able to access all the content fine but due to some court case in Germany (if memory serves me right) Microsoft were forced to change their model from specifically banning to specifically granting and we were a casualty of that change.

    I have been assured that they won’t be banning us for doing this.

  • ink3i

    What is the password for the .pdf file? I cannot seem to open it otherwise.

  • ? There is no password, it may be on your network side?

  • Sparacus

    Howdy Gavin

    Taking a chance here, but do you still have this document by any chance? Since I’m still using a US account, I’ve been running into a lot of issues with the free gold games lately.

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