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Old 07-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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Question How to protect my original Xbox games legally?


Hi guys,

Firstly, I do not support piracy nor do I have any future intentions to do so.

I would simply like to know if it is possible to copy my existing Xbox games than rather risk destroying the original copies.

I would assume that I would possibly need dual layer discs (I think?) and they apparently say the Xbox itself needs to be fitted with a MOD chip?

I have heard of people installing MOD chips into their Xbox's which enables them to play copied games? I would assume the same would apply for my situation. I don't even know if the MOD chip is legal either and what implications it would have on the Xbox.

I guess my real questions would be which route would be legal and the most safest for my Xbox.

I know I could go to other forums and ask but to be honest the Linux community is the only forum that I have felt comfortable with.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated,

Best Regards
Marios
 
Old 07-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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At this point I doubt Microsoft would care about you pirating your original xbox games. The original box was extremely easy to mod and although your intentions sound good there is no "legal" way to copy the games without getting it in writing from the Microsoft lawyers(Ha).


Plenty of youtube guides and places online to buy the mod chip.


in all honesty you may be pleasantly surprised by the power your orginal xbox has after you mod it. Modding an xbox is basically flashing the bios of the system or buying a third party "mod-chip" which enhances or modifies the existing bios.


http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/beginnersguide.php
 
Old 07-16-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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Hi Kustom42,

Thank you for your valuable input. I currently have the Xbox 360 Kinect which I'm sure will fall into the "Original Xbox".

As far as you know are the implications safe ?

If i have the originals i will have no worries in copying my own games.

Thank you again!
 
Old 07-16-2013, 02:46 AM   #4
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I don't know what the laws are where your from. In the US you can keep one backup copy of your disks legally, as long as you did own the original.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 02:58 AM   #5
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Hi all,

We are currently living in South Africa where I think as long as we own the original it is fine to make a copy for yourself only.

Apologies for not making myself clear earlier.

My real Questions would be:

1) if get a professional to install the MOD chip will there be any physical implications on the Xbox itself? IE: Is it safe if installed professionally.

2) Will the MOD chip void my Xbox live account or on that particular console that the MOD has been applied? IE: Will i still be able to use Xbox live without being banned.

Apologies again for using the LQ community for Xbox related query.

Best Regards
Marios
 
Old 07-16-2013, 05:38 AM   #6
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We are currently living in South Africa where I think as long as we own the original it is fine to make a copy for yourself only.
Before proceeding stop to think that it may be legal and inform yourself if it is legal in reality, can save you some nasty experiences if it is indeed illegal in your country.
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1) if get a professional to install the MOD chip will there be any physical implications on the Xbox itself? IE: Is it safe if installed professionally.
Yes. If it is done by a professional you should choose one who gives you a guarantee for his work anyways.
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2) Will the MOD chip void my Xbox live account or on that particular console that the MOD has been applied? IE: Will i still be able to use Xbox live without being banned.
It depends on your luck. I have already seen XBox 360 that were banned from XBox Live because of a mod chip (not only your account is banned, your XBox too), while other people never had any problems with a modified box.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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Hi guys,

Thank you all!

Your feedback was indeed very helpful. I'll choose to play it safe for now.

I'll rather wait till my Xbox gets old before I start to experiment with it. I wouldn't want to void my warranty either.

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It depends on your luck. I have already seen XBox 360 that were banned from XBox Live because of a mod chip (not only your account is banned, your XBox too)
This is also another reason which makes me a little uncomfortable with the idea. I saw some bans on YouTube. (Yikes!!!)

Anyway thank you once again the LQ community is always willing to provide valuable feedback.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 08:00 AM   #8
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For the record I don't see a solved option for the thread. (Still noob)

Thanks!
 
Old 07-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #9
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We are currently living in South Africa where I think as long as we own the original it is fine to make a copy for yourself only.
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“In short, in terms of South African copyright law, one cannot make copies of movies or games for personal use, even under our ‘fair dealing’ exceptions.”
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/intern...-you-sued.html

While coping a game is unlikely to result in a legal action, and if you had enough money you could probably challenge the current situation in court, as it stands now copying a game even for personal use is illegal in south africa.

*edit- 'solved' is in 'thread tools', top right above the 1st post.

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:11 AM   #10
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cascade9,

Thanks for the heads up,

In terms of South African law...Eish!

Regards
Marios
 
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