Just read the nice scrolling text at the bottom of the screen.
Originally Posted by robx46
Enhanced Mode boots the game with all fixes and patches, of course only those you enabled in the config.
Minimal Mode shuts down BM before booting the game (like the SHUTDOWN "MM" for apps), so you don't have any fixes and enhancements, it's like not using BM at all.
Autoboot uses enhanced mode, since that's what you normally want. You could change it to Minimal Mode by editing the BOOTMENU.PBT file and adding a SHUTDOWN "MM" line to the enhanced boot mode section. (At least I think so, I'd have to take a look at the scripts again to be sure)
But what I really want to know is, when the disc auto boots, which mode is it booting into? Does auto boot boot into enhanced mode or minimal mode? Is there a way to set what mode auto boot uses? And if I don't use video fixes, does it even matter? About video fixes...
The video fixes are not the only fixes that would get lost, you couldn't use any fixes or patches, e.g. the Auto-DNAS-Patch, RGB-Green-Fix, Region free, DL-Patch, MM-Patch, etc.
Not every TV set can handle both PAL and NTSC and not everyone uses a RGB cable or component cables. When playing a NTSC game on a PAL TV (which doesn't support NTSC) with the standard cable, the picture is black/white and the screen is "rolling" or "flickering". Then you need the screen fixes to let BM convert the NTSC signal into a PAL signal.
Confused about all this "video fix" related stuff in the BM config menu's. With everything on defaults, I have no problems, but I'm wondering what "enhancements" I can possibly make.
Games look and act the same with the chip installed as they did without it. So why all these video fix options?
The GS Hook handles all video fixes (i.e. convertion from PAL to NTSC or vice versa) If you don't need them, then you can turn GS Hook off, but without it there are no screen fixes.
What is GS Hook? There isn't any explanation other than something vague about "video fixes" being on or off. What fixes? I disabled that because it said there could be game compatibility issues and there didn't seem to be a use for it.
In the ps2 config menu, I don't have video fixes enabled. But I did try turning them on, and turned all the fixes on, plus GS Hook was on. Made no difference that I could tell.
You only need them when playing imports and when using the standard video cable. If you disabled the video fixes in the software config, or disabled the GS Hook, then video fixes are off.
Are these kind of options only really for playing imports or something?
I'm a little confused, which is why I have video fixes off currently (I think they are off).
best regards Jones23