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what is a "mod chip"?????

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by maharajadhiraj, Mar 4, 2006.

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  1. maharajadhiraj

    maharajadhiraj New Member

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    I just bought a PS2. The dealer from whom I had bought it had suggested me to buy something like "mod chip". May i know what it is and what is its utility. Should i buy one. If yes, how do i install it on my PS2?
     
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    The mod chip is an electronic chip that is added to the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PSX or PS One game console. It allows you to play games from 'Backed-up CDs', CD-R/DVD-R Backups, Homebrew Software and Open Source applications(Linux). During the Boot sequence the console checks the Boot Information on the Cd. The modchip injects the correct boot information.

    Modding consoles is xtremely popular and I suggest u have ur console modded, the vendor will do it for u in most of the cases. It will void ur warranty though.
     
  3. BLITZ~KRIEG!

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    i bought the original PS2 from a showroom. so shud i mod my PS2 after a year or so? pls suggest
     
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    Modding is Illigal since it allows you to Play Games From Pirated CDs ...........
     
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    As buying knife is not illegal although u can stab someone with it, modding is also not illegal. A lot of people mod their console to run linux apps and also for using the console as DVD player. Unlike making crack for some software on a PC with MASM32 or VC++, modding requires fabrication of mod chips, which is ,BTW, a big organised industry. Had it been illegal, such hardware industry would have been extinct by now.

    (Also it is extremely unfair and rude to treat every common people as potential criminals)

    Hence, my suggestion remains valid and I also suggest that people should refrain from giving legal opinions on the basis of mere whims and without knowing the facts.
     
  6. Tech&ME

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    Hello Madam,

    it seems you don't understand the forum rules here.

    you are suggesting him to mod his PS2 and that clearly breaks the terms and conditions of the company (manufacturer) of PS2.

    So, if he mods it the warranty will be void. So, the manufacturer is not a fool. PS2 was never designed to run Pirated Games and DVDs.

    You are helping him run Pirated Games on his PS2 and mind you, suggesting such ideas is NOT ALLOWED in this forum.

    Hence, please refrain from suggesting such ideas which breaks his customership to the manufacturer.(warranty gets void!!).
     
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    Thats what I said...........
    Just like having a Gun without licence is Illigal,modding is illigal.
    Then it doesnt matter if you use the gun to kill Mosquito or a Man..............its against the rule

    Moding is too illigal.................
     
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    No dude modding is never illegal when you mod your bike or mod it too improve its effciency do you say its illegal. No i dont think so most of us think after modding its used only for playing pirated game but actually it is used for testing home brewn games and also linux its the peoples fault who use it for wrong purpose. Sameway having a gun is not illegal until you have license and you dont kill anybody. Here in modding you dont require any license and if you dont play pirated games on it then its no where near illegal.
    I have many friends who use it to play home brewn games and test linux on PS2 but none take the piracy route they still buy only original games.

    And warranty getting void is a person personal choice.
     
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    mod chip

    if u hv bought the playstation legally, then the entire ownership of the console is yours....it doesnt matter if you break it , play it or tweak it....its yours man and you paid for it.....why should anything that you do with your own possession ( as long it does not hurt anyone) be illegal? and if the warranty is void, its perfectly fine... even IBM and other companies do not allow any modifications during their warranty period..... so its modding is not illegal.... u could try and use the sega genesis controllers for ps2..(probably it wont work or will ruin ur ps2) but who the hell is sony or the law to interfere?
     
  10. kato

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    ^^^No one could have given that good answer simple its your console break it kill it mod it all depends on owner and not on the company
     
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    Another Definition

    There is Another Definition Also I am posting it just for the Knowledge, The mod chip can be called as ECU (Electronic Controllable Unit) This ECU sits on top of your Car Engine and Boost the power of Engine i 've installed a APEX ECU on my Santro and you Won't Beleive it boost the speed to 165 KM/hr without ECU the Speed of Santro is Limited To 125 KM/hr. and the pick up of car is Unbeleivable i think my car pick up is rather greater than any other car without ECU installed. you can buy it on any good car garage and tell them to install a mod chip and they will get you a chip.

    it Cost you Around 20 $
     
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    OK what ever you guys are saying , namely Mr. abhinavrakesh, kato,BLITZ~KRIEG!, etc is perfectly fine as long as you consider the it "MOD AT YOUR OUR RISK" thing.

    There is NO legal or illegal aspect to it, and I am also not saying if it is legal or illegal but what I am saying is it is beyond the scope of this forum to allow discussion on anything which suggest Piracy in any way. (As per the forum rules here). It is a different scenario if you use it for Piracy or not but at the end you are delebrately suggesting someone that Piracy can be carried out so, you are giving him ideas for perfect Piracy deal. That is the point I was trying to make here.

    It is perfectly fine if you consider the mod at your own risk since, after you mod it you will not get any support from the manufacturer even if your moding going wrong and you fry your PS2.
     
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    Is not. I've found PROPER stores in Australia that specialise in mod-chipping. They also sell pre-modded consoles

    Modding your PS2 is not illegal. Buying and using a pirated game is illegal. Loopholes, you see.

    Buying a DVD writer isn't illegal. Backing up commercial movie DVD's is. Same analogy.

    -Keith
     
  14. ~Phenom~

    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    I totally agree with keith.
     
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