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I'm trying to get App Hub to allow me to upload an XBox game. To do so I must "get verified with dreamspark" and varify through my school, in my case a university. App Hub directs me to doing this.

Later on in the verification there is a problem retreving files from a domain owned by my University, however I can't get to showing them the error because I keep getting stuck earler in the process at "We're sorry, the resource you are looking for is unavailable at this time."

The error page occurs upon pressing continue here. http://i49.tinypic.com/2rdvs5u.png

I've tried from multiple locations, on Firefox and IE, on multiple days. Nothing seems to work.

forums.create.msdn.com Requires the same validation, so I can't get to there forums to post the question.

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Perhaps the resource is unavailable at this time? This sounds like something to talk with App Hub or your school. I'm not sure what we can do... –  Byte56 May 22 '12 at 15:37
It's always unavailable. I presume it's used a lot because it seems to be how to get things to the XBOX 360, so others must have a way. –  alan2here May 22 '12 at 15:54
This sounds like something you should bring up with your university helpdesk –  Daniel Carlsson May 22 '12 at 15:56
They think it's an App Hub issue. –  alan2here May 22 '12 at 15:58
According to this post, you should ask questions about dreamspark verification here. –  Rfvgyhn May 22 '12 at 17:01

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In order to publish a game to Xbox Live Indie Games, you must be an App Hub member and an adult (they mean 18 years of age or older). http://create.msdn.com/en-US/home/faq/xbox_live_indie_games#xboxfaq005

If you are a university student (among other ways to qualify) you can use DreamSpark benefits to create and debug games on your own Xbox 360, but you can not publish them to Xbox Live Indie Games (with just that membership). http://create.msdn.com/en-US/home/faq/xbox_live_indie_games#xboxfaq004

(DreamSpark memberships can submit Windows Phone apps or games for that marketplace, however).

You'll have to investigate DreamSpark more, and I have often heard some disconnect between specific schools and the program, where there is confusion over how they can get you enrolled.

But no matter what, a DreamSpark benefit will NOT allow you to publish your game to XBLIG for purchase on that marketplace. You can participate in Dream.Build.Play and I think that anyone can get a trial membership that lets you create and debug games on your own console for purposes of the competition during the competition period.

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