v5 PS2 with DUO
Hmmm.... The DUO supports booting from the browser but I just found out that it does not boot games properly (either black screen or PSX logo then nothing) when the PSX driver is set to smooth texture and fast disc reading.
This is how I do it, I boot the PS2 in PSX mode but without a backup inserted then I set the PSX driver to fast disc reading and smooth texture, go back then press eject to insert a game and eject again to close the tray. I, then, get a black screen or the PSX logo then nothing. This seems to happen no matter what psx backup/original I try. Also, I know for a fact that this use to work with some of those backups when my PS2 still had the Messiah 2 Pro v1.30.
Some games don't support fast disc reading or smooth texture but DDR 5th Mix amongst other games did and it no longer works which leads me to think that it has something to do with the modchip.
This is a minor problem of course, the DUO on my PS2 is otherwise fully functional.
So has anyone ever gotten smooth texture and fast disc reading to work on PSX games on modded PS2s? If yes, which modchip and PS2 version do you have? I know the messiah 2 pro v1.30 with a v5 NTSC PS2 works but the DUO does not.
I am going to install one later today. I will test it out.
I did not think the DUO ever claimed to boot from browser with PSX I thought that was PS2 game only feature...
Well, it does ShadowKnyght :) .
Actually, I just tried the fast disc loading and smooth texture feature again today and checked all combinations of the 2. The game was DDR 5th Mix.
To my surprise, the game booted (from the browser) except on cases when fast disc loading was on. But even with smooth texture on, the graphics did not improve as was the case with the messiah 2 pro v1.30. Weird.
Hmmm... Just modded an NTSC v7 with a Messiah 2 Pro v1.30 today and compared it with my DUO modded v5 NTSC...
Tried DDR 5th Mix again on both consoles, the Messiah supports both fast disc loading and smooth texture while the DUO wouldn't boot the game with fast disc loading and smooth texture on.
The Messiah definitely boots the games faster though, faster authentication maybe.
But the Messiah DOES exhibit the flickering bug with PSX games as mentioned by Alcahest.
question why would you want to change the driver speed what is the benefits of the change?
Faster disc loading for PSX games, not every game supports it though.