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PAL games on NTSC console
PAL games on NTSC console –
I have a NTSC console v14 with CC1.2 FW29. Whenever I play PAL games, the movies for the games don't sync up with it's audio. The audio is usually late by like 3 secs or it constantly skips. Also text and menus don't always fit on the screen I have to fiddle with the screen position in BM for each game. Is there someway to fix the audio sync on PAL games and is there a way for BM to auto adjust text and menus?
The PAL games I've tried are Ace Combat Squadron Leader, Swords of Destiny, Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life and Formula One 06.
Thanks in advance.
Do you use good quality media? That can cause such problems too, but normaly you wouldn't notice it on NTSC. In addition with a PAL to NTSC fix it's getting worse, cause those screen fixes use some of the PS2s RAM and that RAM is missing for the game, so you get those delays and skips, even with good quality media, but not as bad.
The only way to get rid of it is not using a screen fix and using a TV that's capable of PAL display. I have a PAL v12 and use a RGB cable, so I don't need any video fixes, I don't know it that works with an NTSC console too.
As for the screen position, do you say it's not the same in every game? If that's the case, you can only try to find a good middleway, that works with most games and use the ingame screen position option.(if it exists)
Maybe there's a patcher somewhere to patch the games individually to NTSC and correct offset, but I'm not sure.
best regards Jones23
My media is Sony brand DVD-R, I'm guessing the Manufacturer is Ritek since it says made in Taiwan. However, while bad media may cause the audio to skip on movies but it should not mess up the audio/video sync.
But now that you mention the ram usage, I do notice serious in game lag when I'm playing Formula One 06. I'll look into a PAL to NTSC patcher program. Thanks.
It's probably not media. Some video codecs check for a vblank before drawing the next frame. And if you use the modchip to switch it to your video format the vblank is in a different place, causing the codec confusion. Sometimes video plays fine. Usually is plays with skips in it. Rarely it crashes the PS2 entirely.
My advice is to always use NTSC versions whenever you can. And when you really want to play a PAL game there are patching programs out there(which I am not familiar with) or you can just deal with it(which is what I do).
And as far as the screen height, there's not much to be done about that either. PAL has more lines on the screen and a modchip can't fix that.
yeah, I tried the PAL version of Star Wars Lego 2, the movies didn't match up. I used the Y-fix patch, which the game played just fine (and centered) but the movies were all weird.