a long time coming, but internet tunneling for PSP seems to finally be in full-swing. With Xlink Kai, and a compatible Wi-Fi adapter, you'll be able to play Ad-Hoc games, like Monster Hunter, online. Watch Impress was able to squeeze in 2500 people into a Monster Hunter Portable 2nd game room. All that's needed is: an Xlink Kai account (which is currently free) and a compatible Wi-Fi adapter, such as the PCI Gamering XII, which includes the appropriate drivers.
When booting up a game in Ad-Hoc mode, it will make other Xlink Kai users appear as if they're in the same room as you. With Xlink, so many of the PSP multiplayer games that fans have been collecting won't feel so lonely anymore.
[Thanks, Steve! Via gearfuse]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
3-21-2007 @ 6:48PM
It's really sad when you see this was technically possible for the first game. So, Monster Hunter 2 is not going to support online co-op...why??
3-21-2007 @ 9:15PM
"It's been a long time coming,"
No it hasn't, this has been out for ages now.
3-21-2007 @ 11:42PM
You don't need a compatible wifi adapter either. If your pc/laptop has a wifi card and a regular wired card as well, you can connect to the net through the wired card then use the wireless network card on your pc/laptop in conjunction with the xlink kai software to connect to the psp and play through your wired connection.
3-22-2007 @ 2:18AM
Kade Storm said...
Yes, it has been going on for ages. Since '05, I've been seeing X-link, CHOKED with Monster Hunter game sessions. I'm talking seven-hundred people in the Monster Hunter game room during peak hours!
But you do need the right kinda' hardware, so I see a certain relevance in this article.
3-22-2007 @ 2:27AM
It was way hard before, and there were no help files on the site for PSP. It was quite annoying.
3-22-2007 @ 5:08AM
This is very old news!
3-22-2007 @ 6:57PM
XLINK KAI has been doing this sort of thing since the PSP launched... IN JAPAN.
It's a CRIME that more games aren't infrastructure. It's something the PSP could really excel at and had almost a year headstart over the DS with... And it's been all but abandoned.
3-23-2007 @ 12:37AM
Can you go online with dial-up?
4-03-2007 @ 12:33PM
You can skip the need for a PC wireless card if you have a Linksys WRT54G router with the DD-WRT firmware running on it. The Xlink Kai Daemon (kaid) can run right on the router.
I've been running it for over a year now and it works great for my PSP and Xbox.