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Article ID: 928206

Article Last Modified on 4/25/2007


  • Microsoft XBox 360 Video Game System
  • Microsoft Xbox


This article describes Xbox Live information about Viva Piñata.


Connect to Xbox Live

Before you can use Xbox Live, you must connect your Xbox 360 console to a high-speed Internet connection and sign up for the Xbox Live service. To determine whether Xbox Live is available in your region or for information about how to connect to Xbox Live, visit the following Web site:

Trade items

By using the Post Office in Viva Piñata, you can trade seeds, plants, accessories, and even piñatas with your friends on Xbox Live.

Note The trading facility and the Post Office become available at a certain player level.

To send or receive crates, follow the instructions that appear on the screen. However, be aware that you can only have one crate in your garden at one time. The Post Office also has limited storage space. Therefore, make sure that you unpack any crates that you receive shortly after the crate arrives.

Play online safely

You can have a great time exploring the online features of the game. But it is important to use common sense and be cautious when you have online contact with people that you do not know. If you are a young player, involve your parents or guardians so that they can help set up and keep track of the games that you play online. Viva Piñata is fun for players of all ages. If you are a kid, you might discover that your parents may want to play too.

You must have a Windows Live ID before you can join Xbox Live and play Viva Piñata online. Kids, if you do not already have a Windows Live ID, ask your parent or guardian to help you create an account. You can set up a Windows Live ID on your Xbox 360 console during the Xbox Live sign-up process. You can also set up a Windows Live ID by visiting the following Web site, and then clicking Sign Up:

For kids, a parents or guardian should verify that the appropriate settings are configured in the Family Settings feature on the Xbox 360 console. Access the Family Settings feature from the System section of the Xbox Dashboard.

For more information about online child safety and the Family Settings feature, see the documentation that is included with Viva Piñata or visit the following Web site:

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