I just bought a game (Forza 4) for my Xbox 360 (bought in the US). When I tried to play the game, it wouldn't load because of region issue. Is there a legal way to solve this (no crack)?
Depending on the version of Forza 4 you have, you might be out of luck. The best solution I can think of (without getting into a system hack) would be to sell your game and purchase a US-region specific or region-unlocked game. This kind of sucks, I admit, but maybe you can get lucky with a trade. Either that, or trade in the system.
If you own an NTSC-U/C (US and Canada) system, and you don't live or purchase games in the US or Canada, make sure the game you purchase is region free or NTSC-U/C compatible. The regioning of a game is up to the publisher, so this will vary.
To find out the region the game is meant for:
On the front of the game case it will be specified below the title on the right:
This title will come in 4 different varieties:
- NTSC | J : This means NTSC Japan (like the picture above)
- NTSC : This means NTSC-U/C (US and Canada)
- PAL : This means PAL Systems (Europe)
- Nothing. This will be blank. This usually means the game is region-free.
So look for plain NTSC and blank region-labeled games, and you should be fine.