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Modded Xbox and Live -things have changed..

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by museumsteve, May 19, 2004.

  1. museumsteve

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    There was a Live update yesterday and MS refused to say what it did. Well tonight I decided to try my modded UK machine (bigger HD) to see if they had done what I had thought..and they seem to have. My machine was instantly banned even with the switch turned off.
    I dont know if it's cos the machine is modded or 'cos I have a bigger HD, either way be warned that it may affect everyone with a modded machine that has played Live until now.
    Shame, but was always on the cards. Not fussed personally cos I have a US machine and a Crystal UK machine anyway :)
     
  2. Bob Todd

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    did u get a message telling u are banned?

    I had an update last night, played TOCA2.

    then this morning my xbox tells me it cant find my DNS servers
     
  3. Pooon

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    Anyone got a chiiped xbox maganged to get online since update at all?
     
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    Mine is chipped with standard drive. Was on live last night & still working this morning.

    Now I have written this I will probably be banned later.
     
  5. museumsteve

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    when trying to connect it came up with a message box saying something like You cannot connect as your hardware is modified (or something to that affect)

    I am 100% sure my mod was switched off, I've heard of people still on Live with modded machines but haven;t heard (yet) of anyone with bigger HDD still on yet.
     
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    Zap - Which mod chip are you using?`
     
  7. kelvin

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    Interesting...

    I currently have the original HD in my Xbox but I do have another larger unit which I've used in the past... I'm reluctant to risk putting it back in now :(

    Used Live this morning with my mod disabled and all was well.

    Steve - I hope you don't mind but I've copied a section of your post over to another forum I visit to see if anyone over there can shed any light on this. I'll let you know if/when I get any more info :)

    K.
     
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    I see you've already asked the question on xbox-scene :) No news yet... :(

    K.
     
  9. Bob Todd

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    mines working fine again, must have been isp problems
     
  10. Fonzerelli

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    the update was to sort out a few minor glitches, people wasnt told what due to security issues but it wouldnt of banned your xbox. if you where banned its because your modchip was on, either you forgot to turn it off or the switch had failed or similar, i know plenty of people with modded xbox's who are still playing :)
     
  11. Bob Todd

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    actually I herad the update reset one of the live settings to automatic login.
    thats how they got caught
     
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    I hadnt heard that one, but you can disable auto login through your xbox menu's. i know a few games like to try and log in for you if you dont have this changed.

    you gotta remember that everytime an update is released or there is news of a release, these rumours just fly :) another point is that modchip checks are done at random and not everytime you connect as most would think, so it is possible to connect to live with a chip turned on and not get caught.
     
  13. mt50

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    mine is still fine, i use live allmost weveryday with my modded xbox fitted with a 80gig HD.
    so hopefully i won't get banned :)
     

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