When most people decide they want to burn video games, the first thing they think of is using a mod chip. What a mod chip does is basically unlock your console so that when you insert a copied game, the system can still read it. Now while mod chips do work just fine, I strongly recommend you don’t use them for a few different reasons:
1.) They void the warranty on your system.
The last thing you want to happen is have something go wrong with your console and you can’t even send it in to the manufacturer for repairs because you voided your own warranty with a mod chip. Think of how many people you know that have gotten the red ring of death on their Xbox 360 or the yellow light of death on their PS3. Or maybe you’ve gotten them yourself. If you had a mod chip installed, you would be forced to go out and buy a new (or used) console because Xbox or Playstation wouldn’t have fixed it for you. There is a much better option that I will discuss in a minute.
2.) Mod chips are expensive.
If you search around for mod chips on the internet, you will see just how much they cost. It’s not very cheap. On top of that, if you don’t know what you’re doing when it comes to installing a mod chip, you will need to pay somebody else to do it for you. These costs really start to add up, and it almost defeats the purpose of learning how to burn video games to start saving money.
3.) They are complicated to install.
It’s not very easy for just the average person to install a mod chip. If you don’t have prior experience with this kind of stuff, chances are you won’t be able to figure it out and get it working correctly. Not only that, but you run the risk of “bricking” the console if you mess something up inside. This will make your console not even work anymore, and on top of that, you will have avoided warranty and need to buy a new system.
So what can you do if you want to burn video games but avoid using a mod chip?
There have recently been these programs developed that will allow you to burn video games and play them right on your console without ever installing a mod chip or opening up the case at all. The way it works is that the program will crack through the “unbreakable” codes that the game manufacturers put on their discs. Once this protection is cracked, your system will read the game just like it does any other game that you bought from the store. These programs really are an awesome development for the average gamer who has no idea how to install a mod chip or doesn’t want to void their warranty.