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Crystal Chip problem, NTSC/60Hz PS1 games running in 50hz
Crystal Chip problem, NTSC/60Hz PS1 games running in 50hz –
I bought a new PSTwo (PAL), and had it modified at a local import store. The guy in the store convinved me to get the Crystal Chip, basically saying it would autoboot everything just as good as any other modern chip. At the time I knew nothing about the Crystal Chip, so I just took his word for it...
But so far the Crystal Chip has been a dissapointment for me, basically because:
* Playstation 1 NTSC games all boot into PAL 50hz mode, would it not make more sense to have NTSC games boot into 60hz like they should?
Sure this can be cured by using the bootmanager, and configuring NTSC software to force into 60hz. But it is still annoying that this setting can not be saved as default, so that I don't have to boot with the bootmanager just to run the games properly (also requires me to swap between memory cards, and then swapping again to insert a psx card etc..).
Also just for the fun of it, try Midway Arcade Treasures PS2 NTSC version on a PAL machine for some interesting results :P
Maybe I'm just stupid and have missed something? If not I hope that this will be solved in a future firmware update, or that someone can supply me with a quick firmware hack for this NTSC PS1 games running in 50hz problem
I know now that this chip is actually not intended for running imports, but it is too late for me to do anything about that now
Does the newer firmware for the Crystal autoboot like the Matrix Infinity? I like how the Infinity autoboots everything, but I keep reading that you have to use a boot manager for the Crystal.
Originally Posted by visuatrox
So far it's the only way to have all of the fixes. Bootmanager is like a homebrew dashboard like the xbox guys have.
Crystal is the best mod so far, DMS is not as stable and Matrix don't update their stuff as often as crystal.