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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


  1. RE: Gamer

    April 18, 2008 at 09:42

    A hero! GTAIV DLC wants a part of me!

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


  2. Krypty

    April 18, 2008 at 09:47

    At last some workaround


  3. janrik

    April 18, 2008 at 09:48

    Buddy you are a star!


  4. Lupus

    April 18, 2008 at 10:02

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


  5. doobiwan

    April 18, 2008 at 10:37

    Spl0it you’re a frigging legend!! If I could I’d rep you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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


  6. Abe

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40

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


  7. janrik

    April 18, 2008 at 11:00

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


  8. Nick

    April 18, 2008 at 11:04

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


  9. Abe

    April 18, 2008 at 11:30

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


  10. Tubbynickel ZA

    April 19, 2008 at 19:59

    ๐Ÿ‘ฟ Sploit, they’ve psted an article about you on n4g.com!!!!
    dude, you are now an internets celeb..
    enjoy the 15 minutes.


  11. LazySAGamer

    April 20, 2008 at 07:06

    Pity it only happened on a weekend so the amount of people to see his brilliance is limited…. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  12. doobiwan

    April 20, 2008 at 14:15

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

    … Maybe that’s what the dash update is for! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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


  13. LazySAGamer

    July 17, 2008 at 07:18

    Since the new PS3 movie store is region locked you may want to farm your brilliance out to PS3 forums as well ๐Ÿ˜‰


  14. Lynked

    November 6, 2008 at 22:47

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


  15. LazySAGamer

    November 7, 2008 at 00:29

    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.


  16. ink3i

    August 3, 2009 at 04:24

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


  17. LazySAGamer

    August 3, 2009 at 04:35

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


  18. Sparacus

    June 5, 2014 at 15:37

    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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