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Happy day-after-sunset!

After years of research, Bungie engineers are proud to unveil the networking technology of the future, the Sneakernet. Where traditional network technologies can be subject to disconnects and other inconvenient interruptions, the Sneakernet provides a robust new way to get data from your Xbox to your PC -- you walk it over!

I know that many of you are feeling glum that your Reach emblem and armor will no longer update, which is where the Sneakernet comes in. Just write down the avatar code that's been sitting there all along in the game's menu system, and type it in to the box on Bungie.net (described below). A few minutes later, your shiny new avatar images and video will be ready.

Wait, video? Sure, we thought we'd spruce things up a little and let you see your avatar from all sides. The details below will tell you how to get your own 360-degree view of your avatar, after you use the new Sneakernet system.

Here are the details:

- Sign in to Bungie.net with a profile that has an existing Reach service record, and click Profile in the main navigation bar.
- Click the Game Settings tab
- Click the new Player Model link below the tab
- Below the explanatory image, a line of text will remind you of the last Service Tag we have on record for you. Set your Reach service tag back to this value if you've changed it.
- The image on Bungie.net shows where in the Reach main menu you can find your armor code (Start -> Network Status, then wait for about 30 seconds for the code to appear at the top). Your Service Tag on that screen must match the one on Bungie.net for this to work.
- Carefully record the code you see at the top of the screen, and enter it into the box on Bungie.net. It is 64 characters long, consisting only of the digits 0-9 and the letters A-F. Be careful, 0 looks like D, and 6, 8 and B look similar. I recommend typing it first into a different text editor and pasting it into Bungie.net so you can easily try again if you make a mistake.
- Hit the Save Changes button. We will then attempt to render your armor image. We have no way to give immediate feedback if you entered the code correctly, so you'll have to wait about 5 minutes and check your Service Record to see if it updates or not.
- Once you see your armor or emblem change, that means it worked!
- From your service record page, click your armor image to see the full-size version. Now add &vid=1 to the end of the URL in your browser's address bar and hit enter, and you can download a video (AVI) file of your Spartan seen from all angles. (This will only exist after you use the new text-code feature)

Enjoy this final Halo-based Bungie.net feature!


[Edited on 04.01.2012 8:02 PM PDT]

  • 04.01.2012 2:09 AM PST
Subject: Sneakernet Avatars

Rock Chalk Real Talk
Minnesotan, currently going to school at KU.


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Thank you Sawnose!
My 3D avatar looks sweeter than I imagined.

[Edited on 04.01.2012 2:15 AM PDT]

  • 04.01.2012 2:11 AM PST
Subject: Easter Egg reveal: Sneakernet Avatars

April fools?

[Edited on 04.09.2012 10:20 PM PDT]

  • 04.01.2012 2:12 AM PST
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Posted by: evilcam
Bobcast is paid in MILF blind dates.

Not sure if April Fools...

EDIT: Huh, it actually worked.

[Edited on 04.01.2012 2:52 AM PDT]

  • 04.01.2012 2:13 AM PST

HALO 2 FOREVER - M.I.A.

Yes i have a Twitter and yes i voice my opinion.

And if you cant read the code?

  • 04.01.2012 2:15 AM PST

cars, girls & cake all day everyday

Haha this is totally an April Fools thing. But since I'm bored I'll play along anyway.

  • 04.01.2012 2:17 AM PST

There comes a time in every mans life... and that time is not now.

How exciting! Trying now.

  • 04.01.2012 2:17 AM PST

Okay, now I'm not so sure. Just tried...

  • 04.01.2012 2:19 AM PST

Holy -blam!- it worked!

  • 04.01.2012 2:20 AM PST
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Posted by: Thrasher Fan
Not sure if April Fools...


Nope it's real.

  • 04.01.2012 2:21 AM PST

Well played, standard definition TV.

  • 04.01.2012 2:22 AM PST
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Join the ANZAC's where an Australian and New Zealand Group but anyone one can join

who came up with the name Sneakernet? it sounds sneaky : ) trying it out now

[Edited on 04.01.2012 2:24 AM PDT]

  • 04.01.2012 2:23 AM PST

cars, girls & cake all day everyday

Maybe the April Fools joke is that we think it's supposed to be an April Fools joke but it's actually real...?

  • 04.01.2012 2:24 AM PST

HALO 2 FOREVER - M.I.A.

Yes i have a Twitter and yes i voice my opinion.

Nothing is working for me. The video downloaded to being unable to play on my system.

  • 04.01.2012 2:24 AM PST

"Except we, we're the zebras. All fenced in...and ready for the slaughter!"

||S-fen Knee-cheh
||19th Shock Troops Battalion

It's so late. I'm going to bed.

  • 04.01.2012 2:25 AM PST

cars, girls & cake all day everyday

HAHA! There it is!
Posted by: sawnose
Happy day-after-sunset!

After years of research, Bungie engineers are proud to unveil the networking technology of the future, the Sneakernet.

  • 04.01.2012 2:29 AM PST

#2 Supporter Halocharts, #11 other account.
"Ordinary love is selfish, deeply rooted in desires and satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change."
You are all loved beyond measure.
I, like you, am a light-sound-vibration complex that resonates with others. I have hopes and dreams and ambitions, just like you! I AM, and so are you! Yes, we are one and the same, you and I.

Is this some supposed to be some kind of joke or something?

  • 04.01.2012 2:29 AM PST


Posted by: I Naku I
Is this some supposed to be some kind of joke or something?

Nope, it works. My account linked is a private, but uses the armor of an eclipse.

  • 04.01.2012 2:31 AM PST

There comes a time in every mans life... and that time is not now.

It actually worked. Very nice.

Half the gun disappears around the 2 second mark, i guess the frame is relatively thin.

[Edited on 04.01.2012 2:44 AM PDT]

  • 04.01.2012 2:32 AM PST

The Stig is dead to me
-Carrick

Pretty sweet.

  • 04.01.2012 2:43 AM PST

Gamers Anon

Achronos: And what's this about a "design team" I've been hearing? Apparently stosh is so awesome he's now considered a "team".

I thought it was pretty funny that the last thing they knew me as was PONY.

  • 04.01.2012 2:43 AM PST

cars, girls & cake all day everyday

So it was probably the 360 view thing...I can't view the AVI :<

  • 04.01.2012 2:49 AM PST

Posted by: Commander GX
Bungie.Match.com: Our Johnson knows what the ladies like.

Loading up Reach now.

  • 04.01.2012 3:01 AM PST

Now, in the quantum moment before the closure, when all become one. One moment left. One point of space and time.

I know who you are.

You are Destiny.

wat

64 digits?

TL;DR

[Edited on 04.01.2012 3:02 AM PDT]

  • 04.01.2012 3:02 AM PST