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Bruzer
05-17-2007, 10:05 PM
As you can imagine, we have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to modded consoles connecting to LIVE. We're very serious about this, and if we detect you have a modded Xbox then you will not be able to connect to Xbox Live. If you see this screen and get Status Code: Z: 8015 - 190D...that means your console has been banned.

Source ::

http://kotaku.com/gaming/crackdown/xbox-live-banhammer-whacking-modders-261477.php

Majpain
05-17-2007, 10:13 PM
How would they even know?

Bruzer
05-17-2007, 10:17 PM
I don't know but they are getting people.

Phin-o-rama
05-17-2007, 11:05 PM
and they are banning the console id not just the gamer tag or w/e


good luck mor/scatman

Bruzer
05-18-2007, 06:54 AM
Yea I was thinking about modding my system but I won't now.

mor911
05-18-2007, 07:20 AM
I still haven't been banned *knocks on wood*

My roommate is banned and two friends from work are both banned. I'm pretty sure it's coming, but so far I'm alive. The theory is that they can tell that a game is a backed up copy when you play it online... Not a hardware scan that check your firmware like people originally thought. Oh boy.

SirDrums
05-18-2007, 08:07 AM
back-up copies should be legal. Its the main reason that DVDR's etc are legal. I think with most media, you are allowed to make 1 copy legally. Some games I play have the message "Do not Make ILLEGAL copies of this disk."

So I dont think MS is bannig people bc they are using back up copies of games. I think is something else. Maybe the chip everyone is replacing (if that is the case) has code that responds to a MS scan? Just a wild guess.

mor911
05-18-2007, 08:30 AM
That's just it, there's no chip. It's simply a firmware change on the DVD drive of the 360 to allow it to play copied games.

Majpain
05-18-2007, 01:27 PM
When thy ban you do they just ban your GT, or your serial number?

Motion
05-18-2007, 01:39 PM
When thy ban you do they just ban your GT, or your serial number?

:err:


If you see this screen and get Status Code: Z: 8015 - 190D...that means your console has been banned.


and they are banning the console id not just the gamer tag or w/e

UltraDol-Fan
05-18-2007, 01:59 PM
Here's some more info..

http://www.xboxic.com/news/2923

Mindwarp
05-18-2007, 02:18 PM
meh I don't play online :)

Stitches
05-18-2007, 03:18 PM
meh I don't play online :)

That's only because you suck.

Mindwarp
05-18-2007, 03:20 PM
That's only because you suck.



naw. It's actually cause I have 2 kids and don't have the time to.

Phin-o-rama
05-18-2007, 03:33 PM
naw. It's actually cause I have 2 kids and don't have the time to.


thatmakesnosense.jpg

Predaphin
05-18-2007, 03:53 PM
Yea I was thinking about modding my system but I won't now.

Same here. I've been debating about this issue for the past 2 months. My cousin has been advising that I should Mod my Xbox360 and have tons of games like he does....but now...I won't

theghost
05-18-2007, 04:08 PM
thatmakesnosense.jpg

It makes alot of sense, when you have to stop all the time to do something for them.

Stitches
05-18-2007, 04:17 PM
It makes no sense to people without kids. :wink:

Motion
05-18-2007, 04:25 PM
It makes no sense to people without kids. :wink:

Makes sense to me. I think we just have to consider the source with that comment. :wink:

Phin-o-rama
05-18-2007, 04:34 PM
Makes sense to me. I think we just have to consider the source with that comment. :wink:


no


if you have time to fire up the 360 to play a video game, you have time to play a game on xbox live....

mor911
05-19-2007, 10:06 PM
Still not banned *knocks on wood*

There's theories out there about why.. I'l post when i get a chance. Got a party to go to right now. If you don'r believe i was online, peep Mor's stats for today:

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/PlayerStatsHalo3.aspx?player=MoR911

DOLBET
05-21-2007, 03:30 AM
no


if you have time to fire up the 360 to play a video game, you have time to play a game on xbox live....


You can't pause the online games when your kids need something from you. Thats why I quit playing online when I have kids...4th on the way now :lol:

Pagan
05-21-2007, 06:57 AM
naw. It's actually cause I have 2 kids and don't have the time to.
You have two kids and you still use "meh"? :tongue: :lol:

Phin-o-rama
05-21-2007, 10:12 AM
You can't pause the online games when your kids need something from you. Thats why I quit playing online when I have kids...4th on the way now :lol:

yeah i suppose....i mean my point is...i can jump online and play a game of virtua tennis in less than 8 minutes....a gears of war match takes about the same time...lots of games are quick matchmaking online....now..a game of madden goes like 40 minutes and co-op gears of war for example...might not be a good idea.

also, its good to be able to download demos, arcade games, and maybe even tv shows or movies...all of that requires you to 'play online' by having xbox live :unsure:

DOLBET
05-21-2007, 12:31 PM
yeah i suppose....i mean my point is...i can jump online and play a game of virtua tennis in less than 8 minutes....a gears of war match takes about the same time...lots of games are quick matchmaking online....now..a game of madden goes like 40 minutes and co-op gears of war for example...might not be a good idea.

also, its good to be able to download demos, arcade games, and maybe even tv shows or movies...all of that requires you to 'play online' by having xbox live :unsure:

8 mins is too long for 1 to 4 years old kids to be leave alone. They will get in trouble. Parent should keep their eyes on kids at that age all of time. From about 5 and up, it is no problem playing short games.

Phin-o-rama
05-21-2007, 12:39 PM
wife will be watching baby :confused:


:lol:

Motion
05-21-2007, 12:44 PM
wife will be watching baby :confused:


:lol:

I'll have to remember to dig this thread up in about a year. :chuckle:

Mike13
05-21-2007, 12:53 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Phin-o-rama
05-21-2007, 12:55 PM
I'll have to remember to dig this thread up in about a year. :chuckle:


speaking of...we find out friday if its a boy or girl!!!

Motion
05-21-2007, 12:57 PM
speaking of...we find out friday if its a boy or girl!!!

Sweet! :woot:

Stitches
05-21-2007, 01:07 PM
I have my finger crossed for a boy for you.

Phin-o-rama
05-21-2007, 01:09 PM
I have my finger crossed for a boy for you.

:wink:





*insert obligitory 'as long as it's healthy' line here*

Motion
05-21-2007, 01:11 PM
:wink:





*insert obligitory 'as long as it's healthy' line here*

:yeahthat:

Stitches
05-21-2007, 01:16 PM
So it's not just me that woulr prefer a boy should I have a kid? lol.

Motion
05-21-2007, 01:22 PM
So it's not just me that woulr prefer a boy should I have a kid? lol.

Nope

Mindwarp
05-21-2007, 01:23 PM
how the F did this go from banned system to Kids. :lol: my bad



btw.. Boys are so much easier then girls..
I got one of each.

I wonder if I did get online if I would be banned right away?

Phin-o-rama
05-21-2007, 01:32 PM
i think every guy kinda wants a boy....either way i will be ecstatic...


i need someone to turn into a dolphins fan :D

Phinz420
05-21-2007, 04:16 PM
i think every guy kinda wants a boy....either way i will be ecstatic...


i need someone to turn into a dolphins fan :D

Congrats either way Phin!

illscriptures
05-21-2007, 05:12 PM
There is gonna be another O-rama running around? "Someone call Rumsfeld. What? He is not even there anymore? **** it, they won."


LOL. Congrats Phin.

mor911
05-21-2007, 05:50 PM
ok... I'm banned from xbox live. I guess i knew this day would come eventually. oh well. they banned the machine, not my XBL account. so it does still work on another console. guess i have a reason to buy an elite now. damn PS3 will get kicked back again.

DOLBET
05-21-2007, 05:54 PM
speaking of...we find out friday if its a boy or girl!!!

Congrats!!!

I have 3 girls myself and 4th is a ? right now... Will know if ? is she/he in 3 weeks.

Stitches
05-21-2007, 05:55 PM
I'm sorry Mor.

Nappy Roots
05-21-2007, 05:57 PM
ok... I'm banned from xbox live. I guess i knew this day would come eventually. oh well. they banned the machine, not my XBL account. so it does still work on another console. guess i have a reason to buy an elite now. damn PS3 will get kicked back again.


ouch.

muscle979
05-21-2007, 05:57 PM
ok... I'm banned from xbox live. I guess i knew this day would come eventually. oh well. they banned the machine, not my XBL account. so it does still work on another console. guess i have a reason to buy an elite now. damn PS3 will get kicked back again.

That sucks.

King Felix
05-21-2007, 06:00 PM
mor did you unplug your ethernet when you werent playing?

Phin-o-rama
05-21-2007, 09:23 PM
ok... I'm banned from xbox live. I guess i knew this day would come eventually. oh well. they banned the machine, not my XBL account. so it does still work on another console. guess i have a reason to buy an elite now. damn PS3 will get kicked back again.



that sux

Stitches
05-21-2007, 09:36 PM
At least you didn't get your GT banned from H2 because you forgot to delete it off your original xbox hard drive when you traded up for a 360, and the person who bought it, modded it, used your name, and got banned.

I'd kill the ******* if I knew who did it.

Scatman
05-21-2007, 10:48 PM
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

shiznit

damn im afraid to try it now...

mor have you been banned yet???

Scatman
05-21-2007, 10:50 PM
ok... I'm banned from xbox live. I guess i knew this day would come eventually. oh well. they banned the machine, not my XBL account. so it does still work on another console. guess i have a reason to buy an elite now. damn PS3 will get kicked back again.

damn sry didnt see that post..... crap...guess no more connecting on live for me.


can you still play games and backups or did they shut the whole system down????

Majpain
05-21-2007, 11:11 PM
ok... I'm banned from xbox live. I guess i knew this day would come eventually. oh well. they banned the machine, not my XBL account. so it does still work on another console. guess i have a reason to buy an elite now. damn PS3 will get kicked back again.

Damn that Blows.

AirMarino83
05-21-2007, 11:41 PM
****ay man... sorry to hear.

StormSurge
05-22-2007, 09:35 AM
Sorry Mor...

Hey Phin, congrats on the child. There's nothing wrong with having a girl. I have one & she's the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Oh, and I still play my 360, online too!!! :D

Phin-o-rama
05-22-2007, 10:13 AM
Sorry Mor...

Hey Phin, congrats on the child. There's nothing wrong with having a girl. I have one & she's the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Oh, and I still play my 360, online too!!! :D

thats what im talkin about baby!!

lol


thanks for the congrats....ill be sure to post back when i find out on friday

Scatman
05-22-2007, 10:35 AM
thats what im talkin about baby!!

lol


thanks for the congrats....ill be sure to post back when i find out on friday


congrats man...... welcome to a diffferent world... i got a 5 yr girl and a 7 month boy..... best thing in life..... congrats again and enjoy brother.

dolphan117
05-22-2007, 07:30 PM
You know what? With systems being banned like this I wouldnt even think about buying a used 360. I bet quite a few people will trade in their banned 360 on the elite.......... Meaning some poor dude will end up with a banned used 360 console.

mor911
05-22-2007, 07:58 PM
good idea :wink:

Majpain
05-22-2007, 08:27 PM
:lol: @ the poor soul that buys Mor's 360 :lol:

Phin-o-rama
05-22-2007, 10:36 PM
he can keep em both...play burned games on one...and play legit games on xbl on the other....

he's a balla!

mor911
05-23-2007, 07:18 AM
he can keep em both...play burned games on one...and play legit games on xbl on the other....

he's a balla!

That's actually the idea i was having...

Majpain
05-23-2007, 09:04 AM
So play SP games on your modded one?

Well Mor atleast something good is coming out of this.

Mike13
05-23-2007, 01:28 PM
They might be reading this thread right now.


think every guy kinda wants a boy....either way i will be ecstatic...


i need someone to turn into a dolphins fan :D

Congrats!