Disconnected: Session no longer available.

Here is the story.

We have one xbox 360 and have really been getting into the Left 4 Dead series.  We decided to get a second one so we could play with all four of us via system link.  The game was already installed on xbox #1 (the older, white one).  I bought the Slim 4gb xbox (xbox #2) and another copy of L4D2 yesterday.  Then we connected both xbox's with an ethernet cable.

From the L4D2 main menu we went to versus -> play with friends -> create game (on xbox #2). 

On xbox #1, we went to versus -> play with friends and could see the lobby on #2. 

But when we tried to join, we got the error "Disconnected: Session no longer available."

It is obviously passing data back and forth over a standard ethernet cable, so I can only assume it is auto-sensing and a crossover cable isn't necessary.  So I did some googling and found out that it might be a storage concern and the 4.4gb game might need to be installed to play this way.  So I picked up the 320gb drive today.  I added that to xbox #2 and installed L4D2 on it, and we still got the same error.

So then I wondered if it was a version error between both games even though I don't remember either of them being patched at any time.  I deleted everything L4D2 off of both machines and reinstalled.  And I still get the same error.

I don't get it.  The only physical layer equipment between the 2 machines is a CAT5 cable.  The latency is probably about nil.  The two machines are obviously talking as I can see any lobby created on the other machine, but it won't let me join it.

Unfortunately, this is the only game we have a duplicate of, so I can only test with it.  I don't get it...  Is there something I am missing?


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 181 Applies to:

The game has since been updated and patched to fix this problem.

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