Installing XLink Kai on Linux

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Getting Started

Installing XLink Kai on a Linux PC is a straight forward process with a few requirements:

  • A Linux Machine
  • ~20MB of disk space
  • An internet connection. A wired network is preferred for stable gameplay. Using a cell phone hotspot is extremely discouraged.
  • A Supported Network Setup.

This guide assumes you have already signed up for an XLink account and have completed the registration and consent process.


Installing XLink Kai on Debian-Based Distributions

  1. Open the web browser and go to https://repo.teamxlink.co.uk/
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  2. Open a Terminal window and Copy and paste each line of the Installing section one at a time exactly as written and press Enter at the end of each line to submit the command.
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  3. Start XLink Kai by typing kaiengine and pressing enter.
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  4. Right click on the link http://127.0.0.1:34522/ and choose Open URL if it doesn't auto-open for you (if your distro doesn't support xdg-open)
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  5. Enter your Xtag/KaiTag and password then click Login
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  6. Welcome to XLink Kai's General Chat! To browse the available games, click Game Arenas at the top.
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  7. From here you can see all the Supported Games and what games are currently being played.
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  8. Navigate to a game arena with other players and check if you see colored ping bars below their names after a couple seconds. If you get colored ping bars for most users you are good to go! If not please see the Port Forwarding page.
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Installing XLink Kai on Arch-Based Distributions

  1. Open a Terminal window.
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  2. Install yay on your Arch Distribution.
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  3. Run yay -S xlinkkai in the terminal.
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  4. Start XLink Kai by typing kaiengine and pressing enter.
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  5. Right click on the link http://127.0.0.1:34522/ and choose Open URL
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  6. Enter your Xtag/KaiTag and password then click Login
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  7. Welcome to XLink Kai's General Chat! To browse the available games, click Game Arenas at the top.
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  8. From here you can see all the Supported Games and what games are currently being played.
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  9. Navigate to a game arena with other players and check if you see colored ping bars below their names after a couple seconds. If you get colored ping bars for most users you are good to go! If not please see the Port Forwarding page.
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Installing XLink Kai on Other Distributions

  1. Open the web browser and go to https://www.teamxlink.co.uk/go?c=download
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  2. Open the dropdown and select the binary you need for your system.
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  3. You can now transfer this file to the system you need it on and use sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin+eip <filename> and chmod a+x <filename> to give the file proper permissions and launch it!

Additional Notes

  1. We also are hosted on other things such as the L4T Megascript
  2. You can also use curl to get the binary for server/headless use, instructions are on the downloads page.