I had the messiah 2 on my last Ps2 but it would stutter somewhat during movie or animated segments...i'm not sure if that's the chip or the nature of the media..since i just burned Lord of the Rings: the Third Age using the Swap Magic disc it lags Incredibly...its like watching an old Kung Fu movie...as is Godzilla: Save the Earth, but other games are pretty much ok...
It may be because you don't use an rgb cable.
I had that in some ntsc game-movies, and It's all gone now.
But I have another problem, maybe something you got too.
When I'm playing Mega Man: Command Mission, the game kinda stops and just wait when I'm fighting, and resumes some times. Started to happen one hour into the game.
And Castlevania wont even start, just goes black right after the "Playstation 2" text.
I've had it go black right after the playstation logo for Terminator 3 and Bloodrayne 2..have no idea how to fix it using swap magic...nephew has a mod chip and these games work fine whithout a problem..
I guess I might have to mod it after all..I was hoping to keep it intact for a while...
Any ideas how to get around this?