Gran Turismo 4
PS2/PC Online Hook-up FAQ
GT4 Online Guide By ReignOfTerror
How To Get Online with Gran Turismo 4
Obviously you need a PS2 with a network adapter. Second you need a broadband
connection. Finally you need a broadband router connected to your cable or DSL
modem, with a windows or linux based pc and your PS2 connected to it, sharing
the internet connection. The magazine reccomends either a Linksys or Netgear
You need a program known as Xlink Kai Evolution VII. What it does is take any
PS2 game with lan support and makes it think the internet is one big lan. It
does have built in chat, buddy lists, and other options for finding and
setting up games.
Make sure both your pc and PS2 are able to go online via your broadband router
and net connection. Next steer your browser to www.teamxlink.co.uk
and set up
an Xtag account (this will be your username while playing via Xlink Kai). Next
download the latest version of Xlink Kai Evolution VII and install it on your
Next up you'll need to run "Start Kai Config Tool" from the Programs -> Xlink
Kai Evolution VII folder the installer created on your windows start menu.
Linux user's refer to the programs online manual at www.teamxlink.co.uk
Once you've done that, select " normal kai use" as your default profile and
enter your Xtag and password, clicking auto login so you don't have to enter
it every time you play. Quit out and start Xlink from within the Start ->
Progams -> Xlink Kai Evolution folder.
Considering things went smoothly, you should now see the Kai sidebar screen.
From here you can click the globe icon in the menu bar and access a list of
supported games. You'll want PS2. Next click then GT4 arena. At this point
click the little arrow on the right hand side of the Kai sidebar to expand the
chat window. You'll see a list of everyone in the GT4 arena on the right, and
all of the sub-games on the left. It's best at this point to tell kai
there's "just me" playing and that you're "hosting" in the bottom box of the
From there on you simply chat with other Kai users, checking out there
location and ping times (the lower the better) by clicking the small person/
magnifying glass next to thier name.
Before you play, make sure to enter the Network Battle mode in GT4 and get to
the point where you see "waiting for connection" screen on your TV. Select the
magnifying glass icon from the Kai sideber top menu to make sure you're
properly connected, then select the folder icon to make sure that your PS2 is
displayed and tagged as "configured properly."
Now for the fun. The easiest way to start playing online is to join a private
arena (on the left when in chat mode). Once you enter you can chat with other
players and someone will inevitably start hosting a game. At this point just
enter GT4's LAN mode as if you were playing a LAN game, and you'll connect
with the other users in the private arena who've done the same.