Are ROM hacks illegal?
They are illegal to redistribute,as they are a "derivative
work." They contain coding, and possibly graphics and text from the
original game, and are thus as illegal to redistribute as the
No it is not illegal to Mod your Xbox360. The part that is being modded is the DVD ROM firmware, not the Microsoft software. The DVD ROM firmware can be flashed to read any format of disc you like. It is just a DVD ROM. If Microsoft owned the firmware on a DVD ROM you would not have any way to flash it just like you can not flash the firmware on the 360 motherboard…
Playing Super Nintendo GamesAnswer Note that most ROM sites on the net distribute illegal versions of ROM files. It is illegal to download any commercial ROM. Opinions80% to 90% of SNES and Gameboy ROMS are out of circulation, made by a defunct developer, or any combination of the two. Its also beneficial to point out that, while illegal, it is the own developer's fault in the first place. Why pay $30-$40 for their redone, sometimes…