When did "mod-chips" start?

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  1. HazeyTheLazy
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    I would like input on where modchips started...

    -I think it started on the Sega Saturn, not sure though...

    -But, they are a miracle on a silicone board!

    -HaZeY
     
  2. Shinster

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    Actually early neanderthals installed modchips on dinosaurs so they can tame and ride them. So the cartoon 'Dino Riders' were based on actual history (or pre-history).
     
  3. supervillain

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    the first playstation was the first mod chip I ever heard of
     
  4. HazeyTheLazy
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    which was first the saturn or the playstation 1? b/ i know Saturn had a modchip b/ I had one on mine.
     
  5. Lumstar

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    Most likely Playstation. It was, and remains, far easier to mod than Saturn. Despite being more popular. For one thing, newer and older Saturn systems had differences in how they were modded. It's very hard to find chips for the old type.
     
  6. webyugioh

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    Source: Wikipedia

    So there is what i found.
     
  7. Doggy124

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    Is "floppy disk drive for SNES" count?
     
  8. squirt1000

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    The PSone was the first to recieve a "proper" modchip. The Snes and Nes has backup units much like the gameboy did. Thats where my adventures into flashcarts first began! Gool ol days of flashing with the parallel port on windows 9x [​IMG]
     
  9. Harsky

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    Speaking of PS modchips, I ordered one from a website for shits and giggles and put it into my old Playstation without a problem. Wish I learnt soldering skills years and years ago but I suppose the big problem is trying to obtain the Playstation ISOs back then when the only thing available was dial up or actually buying pirate games.
     
  10. Taras

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    Mod chips make baby-Jesus cry.
     
  11. BoneMonkey

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    i thought the saturn was the first i remember there being modchips for the saturn
     
  12. Devante

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    Best answer.

    ha






    Playstation had the first modchips, but console piracy dates back to atari.
     
  13. paOol

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    thats what blockbuster + cdwriter was for