Announcing Insignia - a replacement for Xbox Live

May 21, 2020

Although Cxbx-Reloaded is my primary project, it is not the only project I am involved with.

Insignia is a replacement server for the Xbox's online services and is currently in development privately.

This service will not require any modifications or patches to software and will work with both stock and modded consoles as long as you have a way to dump keys (a one-time game exploit could be used for this).

The implementation is completely clean room and has been in development since late last year.

We have gamertag creation/registration fully functional, support for login and friends is in progress.

We hope to have games working by Autumn 2020, but we cannot confirm anything at this time.

Most importantly, this service will be *FREE*

 Important Notes

  • Xboxes with HDD key NULLed (aka, set to all 0) will not work on Live, due to Microsoft's implementation. Any other repeating pattern (323232... etc) or your original HDD key will work fine
  • Please make sure your Serial Number on your Xbox matches the one stored in your EEPROM, you must have a valid, unique Serial.
  • This is not yet ready, but a private beta will follow when we require testers.

As always, if you are able to, please consider supporting me here on Patreon, it helps me to be able to work on projects like this and Cxbx-Reloaded.