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Old May 11, 2002, 01:24 PM
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Default Newsgroup Tutorial For Those That Don't Know.

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I put together this Newsgroup tutorial for those of you that want to get Xbox Iso's. Yes there are other ways of getting these ISO's like FTP, HTTP, Kazza, Mirc etc, but if you have a high speed connection and a little patience this is for you. I couldn't think of using anything else but newsgroups for any type of app, games etc.

This tutorial was done rather quick and I am sure I have made some mistakes so please correct me if you see anything wrong. The basics are here to get you started but if anyone has any questions I will help out. I will be editing this post if I find something new or if something has changed.






Section I (Choosing a Usenet Provider):

The first thing you will need is a news server. You may already have one that is included with you ISP. (Contact them to find out.) The news server will look something like this: nntp.we.mediaone.net or gsra-woodland.tampabay.rr.com.

If your ISP doesn't have a reliable news server then you will need to subscribe to one. [url=***********.easynews.com/]EasyNews is a good news server.



Section II (Download a Newsreader)

Everyone has there preference when it comes to newsreader but I personally like [url=***********.forteinc.com/]Forte Agent. Other good ones are [url=********xnews.3dnews.net/]Xnews, [url=***********.shemes.com/grabit/]Grabit or [url=***********.newsbin.com/]Newsbin. If you want to start out with a real simple newsreader with not as many features as the ones above, try [url=***********.wmhsoft.com/NewsShark/]Newsshark.


Section III (Setting Up You Newsreader)

I will be using Forte Agent as an example here.

Step by step on starting Agent for the first time
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This may seem a little intimidating at first but after awhile you will be able to download with ease.

After installing Agent many details must be set up for optimal
operation.
This is a guide on how to do this, in a screen by screen format.
It will make sense only if you follow along in Agent screen by
screen.

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The opening screen
When installing Agent for the first time
(if already installed go down to "TOP MENU BAR")

NNTP Your Internet service provider has this info
SMTP...Your ISP has this info
The info below is publicly displayed, Enter fake information,
cleverness counts.
Your correct mail address gets entered later so it remains private
between you and your ISP.
E-mail Use a Nym (phony) Use the format [email]xxxxx@xxxxxxx.com[/email]
Name Use a phony, protect your (e-mail) account name
A hacker could take over your account with the name,
passwords are sometimes easy to test.

NNTP (same as above)
this is the news server,
it is a number or a name
ex 206.112.193.112=News.geocities.com

SMTP is the mail server, it is a number or a name
Mail.geocities.com =(206.112.193.114

E-mail as long as it fits the format [email]xxxxx@zzxxxx.com[/email]
Name use a phony


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Getting Agent on line
Log on normally through your dial-up networking,
Then start Agent, it will go online as needed.


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"TOP MENU BAR"
"TOP MENU BAR"
OPTIONS
USER AND SYSTEMS PROFILE
USER
Email address - A phony one
Full Name - Fake
Organization - Anything, do not leave blank,
if blank your sever will fill it in
Reply to - Fake address or remote mail address

News sever log in
mark - Log in with a username and....
Username: Your real username, may be your e-mail name
Check - Remember Password - enter your real password

Check no log in is required.?/? why do all that then turn it off?
You may or may not need to log to the newserver, but
either way You have it set up and ready,
Switch it if you get the error that says
" the server requires a login"


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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
OPTIONS
USER and SYSTEMS PROFILE
SYSTEM
News server box "news.geocities.com" or whatever it is
Check Server creates messages out of order
Mark Send e-mail with SMPT
E-mail server box "mail.geocities.com". or whatever it is

The above is the simplest email retrieval set up, it checks for your
mail on log in only


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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
OPTIONS
USER and SYSTEMS PROFILE
ONLINE

button Use Online defaults
Times to retry fill in a 10
pause between retry .. 5
un-check Unload winsock.....
check Go off line automat. 360 sec=1 hour
check Send keep alive mess..60
check All The rest on page

Viewing un retrieved.....
Mark Go online ......

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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
OPTIONS
USER and SYSTEMS PROFILE
DIAL-UP tells Agent how to log on,

Check Open dial up.....
check Prompt before.....
Check If another connect
Connection Use the arrow to see the list, select one
User name fill in true log on user name
Password fill in true password
Un check Close dial up connect.....


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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
OPTIONS
GENERAL PREFERENCES
NAVIGATION
Navigation un check the whole mess

select Only when message pane is...


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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
OPTIONS
GENERAL PREFERENCES
MESSAGE LIST

Threading Check the first three
Sorting Check date sorts


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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
OPTIONS
INBOUND E-MAIL
SYSTEM
check on bottom - Receive e-mail with SMTP


*****************-----------------------------------
Finished with Options
Go To Group
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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
GROUP
DEFAULT PROPERTIES
DIRECTORY
Only seen from the browser screen, close the mail and outbox if you
don't see GROUP on the TOP MENU BAR
DIRECTORY (very important)
Select the Dir to save files into
Select a temp directory


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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
GROUP
DEFAULT PROPERTIES
RECIEVE FILES
Check Save attachments auto.......
Check After saving an .........
Check Detect uu-encode...
Check Join multi part
Check Join Multi part.....
Check When launching....
Check Double click saves
Check Burst digests
Select arrow Retain original File Name


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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
GROUP
DEFAULT PROPERTIES
POST
check Prevent usenet.....
check Observe no .......


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next screen
"TOP MENU BAR"
GROUP
DEFAULT PROPERTIES
RECEIVE
Un Check Retrieve bodies.......
Check Limit number of headers
Fill in 1500
Check Do not keep unavailable


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The rest of it is important, but it will be OK for now
If you have not gone online to load the Newsgroups do it now.
This only needs to be done once in a great while, and may take up to 5
minutes, There are 76,000 newsgroups. So far the main newsgroup for Xbox isos is alt.binaries.cd.image.xbox.




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"TOP MENU BAR"
ONLINE
Select Get new headers in subscribed groups this will take a while
the first time


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DOWNLOADING
Found the Xbox files you were looking for?
Select files with [CTRL] with a single mouse click will bring the files to your default directory.



Section VI (Unrar Your Xbox Files)

You will need to use [url=***********.rarsoft.com/]Winrar once you have downloaded your Xbox files. This will unrar them into one ISO image. Select all Xbox files for a particular game you have downloaded . [CTRL] Then Extract them somewhere to you computer. (Folder, Desktop.)



Section V (Download Nero)

Now you will need to download a burning program called [url=***********.nero.com/]Nero to burn the ISO.


Section VI (Keep Updated With What Xbox game have been posted.)

[url=***********.happyholiday.nl/binnewz]Click Here to see what games are available!!!!!

Again, Xbox files are being posted to alt.binaries.cd.image.xbox

Last edited by DCX; May 11, 2002 at 01:33 PM.
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Old May 11, 2002, 02:28 PM
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Nice job. I went ahead and added this to the FAQ as well.

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Old May 11, 2002, 06:34 PM
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Gonna Give It A Wiz Now Cheers Mate

Thanx Alot Your Work Is Much Appreciated
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Old May 14, 2002, 11:21 AM
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cheers m8 thats solved a few of my prob u r a hero !!!
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Old May 15, 2002, 12:08 AM
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Is there such a thing as a free news server? I have Comcast and I haven't been able to get "news.comcast.net" to work when I'm trying to connect with Forte...I have no idea if they provide the service, but I'm assuming since that didn't work, they don't.

Anyone else who has Comcast know if they provide it? How about AOL?

Sorry to be such a 'tard. I know pretty much nothing about this stuff.

*EDIT*

Ok, I found a free one in another post, but if anyone uses Comcast and knows the answer, I'd still like to know if they provide it. Gracias and stuff.

Last edited by KaneRobot; May 15, 2002 at 12:30 AM.
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Old May 15, 2002, 02:17 AM
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Thanks m8, sorted me out, maybe this should be a sticky?
 

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