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Can't select multiplayer

Hi - we've just got an xbox 360 and only seem to be able to play games with a single player. What do we need to do to be able to play against each other please?
We've got 2 wireless controllers but only seem to have options for single players highlighted at the start of any games.
When we go into the Games option to Sign in - it says there are 4 profiles, but we can't have more than 1 open at any time - so how do we get the machine to recognise 2 players?

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  • sharon_gray7 Jan 07, 2009

    Tried that - but when I go onto controller 2 it doesn't offer me profiles to select, just the one already selected by controller 1 with the chance to amend it.

    Thanks for the suggestion - anything else I can try?

  • sharon_gray7 Jan 07, 2009

    The controllers seem set up ok - like you say in order from top left, my problem is just getting the xbox to have 2 of us on before a game has even been put in! Can you be really specific of how I go from logging on one person and then adding on another please - I'm really new to this (we've only had a wii before!)

  • sharon_gray7 Jan 07, 2009

    Thanks for your help - I'll try this out later - fingers crossed!

  • sharon_gray7 Jan 11, 2009

    It worked - thanks very much!


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On the wireless controllers, there is a very tiny little button, while the big "X" is lit up, press and hold the tiny button down (for 10 seconds?). the lighted "x" should start going around in circles. there is also a matching tiny button on the xbox360 itself, press and hold it down too. you have to press both of the little buttons within a few seconds of each other. the lit "x" on the xbox360 will do the same "going in circles" thing. they will both stop (for the second controller, the lights will stop on the top right of the lit "X") when they see each other. the first controller light is the top left quarter of the "x" the second controller is the top right of the "x" you need a kid with good eyes to see what the other two are, it is written on the wireless controller around the "x". when the xbox 360 sees both the first and second controllers, the top left and top right of the xbox 360 will be lit - so it looks like the top 1/2 of the x is lit. the first controller only has the top left lit, the second controller will have the top right of the x lit. hope this helps.

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You need to hit the round X button the middle of both controllers and set which profile they will use.

Do it on controller 1 first then controller 2

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    Travis Lord Jan 07, 2009

    Which games are you trying to get multiplayer working on??

    Are the LEDs light up correctly around the world... top left is number 1, top right is number 2 etc?

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    Travis Lord Jan 07, 2009

    Have you created more than one offline profile EG: Player 1, Player 2 (if you arent on xbox live).

    Create an Additional ProfileWhether for your convenience or for playing with friends, you have the option to create multiple offline profiles.
    To create an offline gamer profile after initial setup:

    1. Turn on your Xbox 360 system. If auto sign-in is enabled, press (X) to sign everyone out.

    2. Select Sign In from any area of the Xbox Dashboard.

    3. Press (Y) to Create New Profile.

    4. At
      the next screen, Gamer Profile Name, enter a name for your gamer
      profile. While it's most convenient if this matches your Xbox Live
      gamertag—which you may or may not have yet—you can easily modify your
      gamer profile name later.

      gamertag can be from 1–15 characters (chosen from a–z, A–Z, 0–9, and
      space), it must begin alphabetically, it cannot end in a space, and it
      cannot have two spaces in a row.

    5. At the final screen, Save Gamer Profile, choose from:

      • Join Xbox Live to join Xbox Live with the gamer profile you just created.

      • Customize Profile to save your profile to your console and select a gamer picture.

      • Done to save your profile to your console and return to the Xbox Dashboard.

    I'm pretty sure that once you create an additional profile you should be able to "sign in" to the profile on controller 2.


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