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It appears that Microsoft has managed to find a way to recognize Xbox360 consoles with modified firmwares (both Hitachi-LG and Toshiba-Samsung drives) and start banning them from the LIVE network. Even people using the new firmwares with disc-jitter added get banned. As a result, consumers who try to login to LIVE with a modified console will get an error code (Status Code: Z: 8015 - 190D) when trying to connect to the service. These users will not have their account automatically banned from LIVE, but they will no longer be able to access the service from the modified Xbox 360(console unique ID serial gets banned, not the LIVE account).



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post #2 of 49
Modchips are actually meant to play backups, not pirated software.
This is the same with drugs/medicine... You can use them legally or illegaly.
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This is a sensitive subject people. Please becareful what you post.

However I knew this was on the horizon.
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whoa? so swaping out your small/slow drive for a larger/fast drive gets you banned O_o?

thats like totally WRONG! b000 M$ :/
    
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I posted this yesterday...

http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...ive-users.html


Exactly... i have a modded xbox so i can run homebrew software... not steal or pirate games...

But you can hack games and play them on xbox live...

take halo 2 for instance. When i got my rank to around 30 or so on the halo multiplayer, i started coming across people who could defy gravity, have 100 round auto machine gun snipers... just stupid stuff....

It got old real quick and i stopped playing and ultimately canceled my xbox live account...

so i can see why MS is doing this...
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I didn't think it was actually a faster drive, I thought it was a modded drive to play all region games/backups.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by immoral giant View Post
I didn't think it was actually a faster drive, I thought it was a modded drive to play all region games/backups.
ah if thats the case... then i can see them banning peps.
    
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Don't blame them, who knows if there are modchips out there that allow you to continue playing through lag when other players are not able to, further lower graphical settings to reduce hangtime, etc. There's a ton of things that they could do to get an advantage over other people through modchips.

Beyond that, most are just to "backup" games, but, really, how many people do you know that have modchips just to backup their own personal games that they've already bought? I don't really blame them because backing up games is not something that people do like they back up movies. I'll go ahead and speculate to say that the vast majority of people willing to give up warranty support on a $300ish system and have console hardware modified are looking to pirate or abuse the system in some way. Simply put, the average person looks at it like $300 they might be out, whereas the pirater looks at it like $1000's in potential free (-rental fee) games.

Anyways, people know that modchips violate their ToS; it's their own fault.
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This is a sensitive subject people. Please becareful what you post.

However I knew this was on the horizon.
Everyone knew it was coming. Its common sense.
    
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Damn those guys who ruin he fun... which am i talking about eh?
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