- Xbox 360 Neighborhood installed as part of the SDK
- [OPTIONAL] Preconfigured base shortcut to edit(Here)
- Make note of the neighborhood path of the game/app you wish to launch via a shortcut.
This will vary based on your folder setup but it will look something like this:
- Open a new file explorer window and navigate to where you want to store the shortcut (Desktop works).
- Right click and select New > Shortcut from the pop-up context menu.
- Enter the following for the location:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe "C:\Windows\system32\xeshlext.dll",LaunchExplorer xbox://
followed by the path to the game/app noted in step 1. The combined path for this example is as follows:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe "C:\Windows\system32\xeshlext.dll",LaunchExplorer xbox://192.168.33.2\HDD\Games\Halo 3\default.xex
- Click next and give the shortcut a name.
- Done. You should now have a functioning shortcut to launch your game/app remotely.
This part is optional. The icon can be set to anything you want but these steps will show you how to use the relevant Neighborhood xex icon.
- Right click on the newly created shortcut and select properties.
- Click the Change Icon… button.
- Click the Browse… button and look for the file named xeshlext.dll in C:\Windows\System32 (It should open here by default).
- Select the icon Neighborhood uses for xex files and click the OK button.
- Apply changes using the Apply button.
- An example shortcut has been provided in the Prerequisites section. You can simply copy/paste this and change the path to save some time.