WARNING: Ban wave has started, STAY AWAY FROM LIVE!

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by War, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Blue Zoidberg

    Blue Zoidberg GBAtemp Regular

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    USA, that big island near Cuba
    Second Life anyone?
     
  2. War
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    War Take it easy~

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  3. mooseknuckle2000

    mooseknuckle2000 GBAtemp Regular

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    my box has been offline for a few months. All was fine then...I'm too scared to plug it in [​IMG] I'll probably wait until a new "undetectable" fw surfaces before I do (probably won't matter either way)
     
  4. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well it's simpler now

    http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?s=&...t&p=4574623

    Tool to do the edit of the nand for you. So now it's just dump nand, use tool on the image, reflash nand. Never going to get any simpler than that, no avoiding having to dump and then reflash the nand.
     
  5. Bloodgod

    Bloodgod 嵐の王

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    I don't even know how to dump the NAND so I'm SOL
     
  6. PanzerWF

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    Can someone clue me in on what SplitVid is exactly?
     
  7. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    That's like a mugger telling the person they're mugging "I'm going to mug you, and don't you damn well complain or try to come after me."

    Seriously, the amount of idiots in this thread who think they're entitled to rob people and companies is baffling.
     
  8. ZeWarrior

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    I agree.
     
  9. Islay

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    Opium I agree with you to a degree, but there was timeing in place, not with games but with the seasons, ban them in january what happen ?
    everyone is to poor to buy 1, do it in november now, and you see more sales because of x-mas, which is smart in a business senses.
     
  10. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    I also agree.


    lets say these 1 million users were actually banned, and most probably more than 70 % of us were actually paying for the Gold service (something we can't pirate)

    I honestly still can't get my head around why MS locks up your console, what we are violating is pirating GAMES, they should just lock us out of playing those games on live

    I, despite having a silver account, still visited the marketplace, bought MS points, and actually downloaded some themes and one or 2 XBLA games

    Its just that my pings are terrible to play those games on live, hence why i pirated them (lets be quite honest, it is sort of risky to even go online with a backup, so actually buying the game is a better option if you have online play in mind)

    Despite all that, however, im flagged for a ban, next sign im locked out, rendering pretty much everything on my HDD useless, and i have no intention of buying a new xbox. Wow great move MS [​IMG] looks like i wont be buying your shit anymore.

    Like above, i mean its not like we were doing much harm pirating their games, despite that, MS doesn't realize the million gamers that pirate all their games and just decide to stay of live. It's quite ironic actually. Looks like Windows 7 made more than enough for them to take this move [​IMG]
     
  11. CasperH

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    No, you are not safe if you do that
     
  12. triassic911

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    Yeah MS banning consoles this time of year isn't being money hogs at all. They want us ALL to buy 360s again and on top of that, lots of paranoid people will buy new hdds. Like I said, they SHOULD KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT. Companies take care of their investments ok, I can understand that, but when it's a company like MS, fuck them I'll steal from them in front of their faces.
     
  13. shanefromoz

    shanefromoz GBAtemp Maniac

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    OMG im not even safe online with originals is this correct?

    Cheers
     
  14. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

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    Game companies make crap games and blame piracy for their low sales (also architecture and some other bullshit for their PS3 ports).

    By mass banning not only can MS boost their hardware sales, pretend they conquered piracy and later probably will slip something in so pirates would come back and pay for Live Gold again.
     
  15. olliepop2000

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    Correct, people who have never played copies got banned. F/W itself is detectable.
     
  16. Originality

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    You could try flashing the drive back to the original FW, however if either your console XValue or the servers have flagged you, I think you'll be banned regardless.

    Google XVal 2.0.
     
  17. nIxx

    nIxx GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Guys stop complainig even if it´s all a marketing move or whatever EVERYONE accepted there terms and with modding you break them it´s simple.
    And nobody should forget how much money peoples safed while they could play "backup´s" on live with their modded box, did anyone really thought this would work the whole time without any consequences !?.

    By the way the HDD still works just some features don´t work anymore (Media Center and HDD installation).

    PS: If you mod something you always take a risk nobody can be so naiv.

    @PanzerWF: just look in the Quickstart tab in abgx after SplitVid [​IMG].

    XVal is useless in this case, it only shows if a XBOX is already banned. The main purpose is to check if a Xbox you want to buy is really not banned.
     
  18. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Oh, so I misunderstood the purpose of XVal. I thought that if the console has detected iXtreme, it would change the XValue (showing that you've been flagged console side), ready to ban you as soon as you go online.

    The end result is probably no different - once a console detects the FW, you're effectively half-way banned anyway, M$ just won't know about it until you go online, and you won't lose certain HDD functionality until you do.
     
  19. Joe88

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    XVal is giving false reports

    people have tried it on their banned systems and it says its clean, not banned
     
  20. ZeWarrior

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    His point passed by you just like that, eh?
     
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