PAL games for an NTSC console

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#1 Posted by idotsuk (3 posts) -

Hey,

I live in California and am playing on buying an Xbox; however, I am going to move to Europe in two monthes, and I know I am going to have some kind of conflict with PAL and NTSC. My television in Europe supports both, but no NTSC games are available (true?). My question is, what can I do to play PAL games on my NTSC Xbox? Does modding solve this problem? Thank you for your time.

#2 Posted by reddwarf_30 (56 posts) -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_games_compatible_with_Xbox_360

 theres a list of tons of games and their compatabilities with different consoles. as u can see there are quite a few pal games that work on an ntsc console. if u want a particular game that turns out to only work on pal then i guess ul have to mod ur console.

yeah im pretty sure you wont find ntsc games selling in europe.  u can always get them off ebay though.

#3 Posted by Ash2X (2983 posts) -
To get NTSC-Xbox games in europe is pretty hard,because you can turn a PAL-Xbox to PAL60Hz...you got no gaming-speed loss.And PAL-games won´t run on a NTSC-Console.Not without modding.For the 360 there could be a few games without the problem,because it has gone the other way around without changing anything too.
#4 Posted by backinthekrak (756 posts) -
Sorry, man - it aint gonna happen. I have a North American NTSC console that I brought here to Poland and I can only play the games I brought with me from home - Florida, that is. And no one in Europe sells NTSC games becasue there is simply no market for it. You need to do 2 things - get the 110/220 power converter for the 360 from Ebay and stock up on games before you get on the plane.
#5 Posted by backinthekrak (756 posts) -
And one more thing - the post above that says something about some 360 games being both NTSC and PAL compatible is wrong. Those games are simply AVAILABLE in both formats.
#6 Posted by backinthekrak (756 posts) -
And one more thing - the post above that says something about some 360 games being both NTSC and PAL compatible is wrong. Those games are simply AVAILABLE in both formats.
#7 Posted by idotsuk (3 posts) -

No, I know for sure that about 1/3 of the games ARE multiregional, and work on both PAL and NTSC but I don't really want to be limited to just that 1/3...

I have no problem with modding my Xbox, as I've heard it even makes it better, and I would like to be able to burn games... But I really don't want to be banned from Live.  Live is all I want my Xbox for.  Are there any mods you can turn off when playing live?

 

btw thanks for all the responses;) 

#8 Posted by Ash2X (2983 posts) -

And one more thing - the post above that says something about some 360 games being both NTSC and PAL compatible is wrong. Those games are simply AVAILABLE in both formats. backinthekrak

Dead or Alive 4,Gears of War...these are only two which US-Versions run perfectly on the Pal 360.They also got all Languages on them.But after all you have to ask in forums to know that.But to get games over the Internet should be no problem.

#9 Posted by backinthekrak (756 posts) -

If there are multi-region games, they do a great job of hiding them because I'd be the first to pick them up. Besides, even you could get your hands on them, they are almost certainly not the best of the best games. Like I said, STOCK UP on everything before you leave. I live in Poland but I often travel to England and even there the selection of games is nothing compared to what you have at your local Best Buy / EB / Gamestop / whatever. Europe just doesn't have the gaming culture that we have at home. I'm not a teenager, and I have yet to find anyone here older than about 24 or so that gets excited about gaming. As for playing on Live, I'm about to find out for myself how it works. I just got the net installed in my place the other day but haven't had a chance to get everything hooked up yet. I'm curious to see if it's going to work with an American console and a pre-paid Live card I got a at Wal-Mart connecting from Europe. I've heard it works fine and I've heard there's no way. We'll see. Happy to tell you what I find out if you want to know      backinthekrak@gmail.com   .  Where are you moving to??  

#10 Posted by backinthekrak (756 posts) -

Not trying to argue with you, Ash2x, but I'm sitting here right now looking at my GOW where it says 'NTSC' on the box. It was the first game I tried to play on my friend's PAL system here in Poland and it didn't work....

#11 Posted by Brickz187 (990 posts) -
COD 3 PAL works on my ntsc system...i have 4 NTSC-J(japanese) that work perfectly for the 360..you just have 2 ask around on which ones are region free because the game devolpers are the ones who decides 2 make there games region coded so some companies are region free some are not...i know for a fact all EA games are REGION CODED so you wont be able 2 get any ea games in PAL 2 work for your NTSC but you will come across a good number of games you can play on your system
#12 Posted by teebeenz (4362 posts) -

Hey,

I live in California and am playing on buying an Xbox; however, I am going to move to Europe in two monthes, and I know I am going to have some kind of conflict with PAL and NTSC. My television in Europe supports both, but no NTSC games are available (true?). My question is, what can I do to play PAL games on my NTSC Xbox? Does modding solve this problem? Thank you for your time.

idotsuk
Why not just keep buying NTSC games from an online store? problem solved.
#13 Posted by technofranki (1333 posts) -

As said, it can be hard to get NTSC games in Europe, but you can always buy it from Amazon.com or other sites.

Play-Asia have a good list of which games are regionfree.

#14 Posted by Ash2X (2983 posts) -

Not trying to argue with you, Ash2x, but I'm sitting here right now looking at my GOW where it says 'NTSC' on the box. It was the first game I tried to play on my friend's PAL system here in Poland and it didn't work....

backinthekrak

Hmmm,that´s strange.A friend of mine got the US-Version and plays it on a German-PAL-360...strange.But I can say I tried DoA4 myself,I rented it form a friend for a while.

#15 Posted by Ash2X (2983 posts) -

Not trying to argue with you, Ash2x, but I'm sitting here right now looking at my GOW where it says 'NTSC' on the box. It was the first game I tried to play on my friend's PAL system here in Poland and it didn't work....

backinthekrak

...don´t tell me you tried while your 360 was on 50Hz...of course it didn´t work then.Put it to 60Hz and it will work just fine.

#16 Posted by Flavour666 (345 posts) -
Simply wait two months and buy your Xbox in Europe. All problems solved. Also no 360-mod in the world makes it possible to play games not intended for the consoles region. The ONLY (and I mean that literally) function that the 360-mod provides is being able to run 'backups' (read 'pirated games').
#17 Posted by jhunte99 (2673 posts) -
Just buy your games from ebay, I live in England and i got rainbow six vegas when it came out from hong kong. It is region free even though it says NTSC on the box. So yeah, just get your games from ebay and you will have no problem.
#18 Posted by whocares4peace (4971 posts) -

Hey,

I live in California and am playing on buying an Xbox; however, I am going to move to Europe in two monthes, and I know I am going to have some kind of conflict with PAL and NTSC. My television in Europe supports both, but no NTSC games are available (true?). My question is, what can I do to play PAL games on my NTSC Xbox? Does modding solve this problem? Thank you for your time.

idotsuk
Well, its pretty simple.All ubisoft,activision and sega games are usually region free, meaning you can play them on any console.all 1stparty ms games areregion locked though
#19 Posted by hooman64 (1 posts) -

hey buddy,

i had the same problem as you, b/c i was moving to Germany and as you mentioned there are no NTSC games available here, so i modded my Xbox, it can play burned DVDs right now and i have no problem using Xbox live, but it still can't play PAL DVDs, i think it's something that you can't change, but you can download any game you want from Internet, that's cool, and I'm sure there are some "free region" games out there but i haven't found one in this freaking Europe yet, BTW watch this video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1382866382852522503

#20 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
if the games are region free then your ok
#21 Posted by Clay_Whitey (388 posts) -
[QUOTE="backinthekrak"]

Not trying to argue with you, Ash2x, but I'm sitting here right now looking at my GOW where it says 'NTSC' on the box. It was the first game I tried to play on my friend's PAL system here in Poland and it didn't work....

Ash2X

...don´t tell me you tried while your 360 was on 50Hz...of course it didn´t work then.Put it to 60Hz and it will work just fine.

wait so if u put ur 360 to 60 Hz it will work?

k how do u do that?

#22 Posted by grayoldwolf (2274 posts) -

You switch from 50 Hz to 60 Hz in the display settings menu, I suspect.

In answer to the TC, I was in the opposite situation from you (I moved from the UK to the US). I just bought my games from the UK equivalent of Gamestop (it's called GAME) and had them ship games to me in the US - they were fine about it and it didn't cost any extra, it just took longer.

Your other options are eBay and Amazon for non-region-free games. As long as you check with a US seller whether they will be willing to ship to Europe before you bid, most people are cool about it. If they aren't, they don't get your business - simple as that.

#23 Posted by SSCyborg (7625 posts) -
Buy them online from Amazon?
#24 Posted by vanshay (1 posts) -
i bought the xbox 360 from us and im staying in india now i have modded it still the games here dnt work on it
#25 Posted by gabbafella (2 posts) -

Playing NTSC/PAL games on any machine is not a problem, they will all work fine, the issue would only be with the TV you use.

If you have a PAL machine but your TV can only handle NTSC pictures then you will more than likely get either a black and white screen or it will flicker terribly due the difference in 50Hz/60Hz, however, I have a PAL machine but can play NTSC games with no issues due to the fact that my HDTV supports both.

To really answer your question you need to know what kind of TV you will have when you move to Europe, if you have an HDMI model 360 you will have no problem connecting your console and playing, think you may to need to do an initial setup to get the Hz right though. HDMI basically bypasses both PAL and NTSC as it is digital and not analogue like the previous two, therefore it pretty much renders all games region free. I believe the HD component cable works in the same way but don't quote me on that.

Don't take the above as gospel, I may be wrong, all I know is that this is how my gear is set up and it all works fine, no region coding can stop me! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!:twisted:

#26 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36779 posts) -
please dont bump old threads
#27 Posted by Louis-D (1867 posts) -

Old thread *locks*