UK/US XBOX Game Compatibility

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Dick Scratcher, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. Dick Scratcher

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    Now that XBOX is finally here has anyone had a chance yet to see if any UK games are compatible with the US XBOX, and vice versa? Regional lockouts have been left up to the software producers to implement but it would be interesting to know how many softco's are actually bothering to support it. In fact a list of cross-regional games might be worth compiling as it would surely have a bearing on when (and where) games are purchased.
     
  2. captaineyecatch

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    I've posted this question in the video games forum but had no
    replys. I've done abit of searching on other xbox forums and
    it seems no usa xbox games run on uk xboxs. Not because
    of regional lockout but because they are ntsc. Hopefully some other people can confirm this.
     
  3. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    I believe there is a regoin lock out actually. Having spoken with one of the XBOX development team he was of the opinion that this would not be hackable....


    Then, while picking up my copy of Amped on March14TH from my local games store the owner informed me that he believed a hacked firmware disc was about to be released that would allow multi-region DVD and game playback. Guess you'll need to bide your time for a short while to see what the truth is...

    Gordon
     
  4. lechacal

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    The company (don't know who) that released the multi-region hack disc for the PS2 is supposedly planning an XBox version for April/May. This might only be for DVD playback though. Word is that the MS game locking is a lot stronger than the DVD standard locking.
     
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    Region X for XBox is coming out on 5/4. It allows you to play any DVD but will not allow you to play US games.
     
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    Thanks.
    I seem to be having a 'vague day'.
     

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