DMS3+ needs "warm-up" –
I modded my PS2 PAL V10 with DMS3+ and Romeo mod.
I have one particular backup on a Verbatim DVD-R 2x, it loads the game, makes the presentation of the level than if I want to play the level it freezes with black screen. If I let it in presentation mode for about 5 minutes it playes ok. The game requires some loading after the presentation and while that loading the drive noise is quite loud, I can hear it from 2 metres if I take my headphones off.
My PS2 is laying on the concrete floor, it's pretty cold there, max 15Centigrade.
PAL V10 D M S3+ w
BBA & SEAGATE Barracuda 80GB