Have you chipped your console?

Discussion in 'Community' started by edesignuk, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    So have you? Whatever your chosen console(s), have you taken the warranty voiding plunge and chipped your console?
     
  2. hugemullens macrumors 6502a

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    I chipped my PS1 to use burnt games, it worked great, i had a friend do the actual soldering. I haven't worked up the nerve to chip my PS2.
     
  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    I don't actually own either... well I used to own a Playstation....

    My mum however has both a PSone and a PS2.... she's quite hardcore for a mum actually!!

    But she's chipped neither.....

    She will do though.... :eek: :D
     
  4. idkew macrumors 68020

    idkew

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    what i want is a non-slot loading dvd drive so i can burn gamecube games... don't know if it is possible, but i bet it is.

    i hate buying $50 games that are lost if they are scratched accidently. a backup would be nice.

    ever heard of backing up gamecube games? i know it is off topic... but...
     
  5. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    actually yes. this past weekend i put a matrix mod (no solder) in my xbox, and also threw in a 120 gig hdd to back up games.

    i had my ps modded a few years ago via an external thing, it worked pretty well, but now i'm playin with the xbox. i dont plan on modding my ps2.
     
  6. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    I know what you mean, it took me a while to get the balls to pull appart my xbox and start soldering, but I did it last night, and it works a treat! ;) :p :D

    edit: BTW, I'm using the X-ecuter 2 Lite.
     
  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    So you playin' that through your rude plasma screen??
     
  8. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    HELL YEAH! And it friggin rockz! Dolby Digital Amp aswell :D I've got 5 "backups" (;)) on order that I should be getting 2moro...sweet! :D

    Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
    Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 2003
    SSX Tricky
    Blinx: The Time Sweeper
    Dead or Alive 3


    Currently I only have:
    Halo (It's the law you know, if you have an xbox you MUST have this game!)
    Splinter Cell
    SegaGT 2002
    Jet Set Radio Future
    Colin McRae Rally 3 (my first "backup" since the chip)


    With my new chip I expect my game collection to expand rapidly.
     
  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    rockin'... send me your address, and your work hours!!

    And I'll get me' balaclava, me' crowbar and borrow me mates sierra estate!! heh heh!! :p :p :p
     
  10. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    10 Downing Street, London. Hours: 9-5 (can be a *little* out of hours stuff to!):D
     
  11. iGav macrumors G3

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    Super.... as long as no one is home, I'll sneak through the front door.... ;) :p I'm hoping you've got good insurance and that it ain't bolted to the wall.... I hate chisiling!! :p :p :p
     
  12. medea macrumors 68030

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    Sorry my friend, but it is near impossible, if not completely impossible, you see the GC does not actually use mini-dvds but a GOD (gamecube optical disc) which you can not get nor would you be able to burn onto them, then there is the inner encryption ring on the GOD which the gamecube console has to bypass before it will access the game so good luck getting some blank GOD discs and a GOD burner etc.
    I'm sure one day that sort of equipment would become available, but probably not until the GC is histroy.
     
  13. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i'm looking at an x-cetur 2 lite for my xbox but no where seems to have thme in stock. I think one of my friends can do the soddering so i'm set.

    edit: if anyone wants to PM or reply here with a good retailer that ships the x2lite to the US that they have used I wil lbe happy to read it. Thanks
     
  14. medea macrumors 68030

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    I dont mod so I havnt used them but check out http://www.modchipsource.com/
    just do some research to see if anyone has complaints online about them first
     
  15. howard macrumors 68020

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    wow theres a lot more you can do with those consoles that i ever realized. i don't own a console, maybe sometime when i'm older and can afford it hehe. but i don't know if i would be able to mod it, at least not after some heavy research
     
  16. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    www.xbox-chipz.co.uk, where I got mine from, ship internationally, $40 inc. p+p :D
     
  17. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    hmm that sucks paypal is no logner alwoing accounts to sell mod chips uisng paypal so it seems like none of the site have a way to pay them
     
  18. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Damn. Maybe to do with this ? :( Looks like I got mine just in time! Phew!
     
  19. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    no, paypal has been tightening the straps lately neway. I think maybe M$ might be getting help form pp to track them down tho...it wouldnt' surprise me.
     
  20. idkew macrumors 68020

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    that sucks.

    my punishment for my 4000+ mp3's
     
  21. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I have a GameCube and i got freeloader which means that I can run games from any country without moding.
     

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