XO-3a JAP V4 30000 Test Report
This is my test report on the V4 JAP 30000 XO-3a installation. I'm here to sharing my experience as it is very rare to find Jap PS2 test reports on the forums. :)
V4 JAP NTSC 30000 PS2 (GH-016) with 040 Bios
XO-3a from Lan-Kwei (Claimed for 30000 JAP 040 Bios only)
Installation as the diagrams from Lan-Kwei. (I want to say BIG thanks to M there!) :cool:
Duration similar to V4 Messiah installation (2:00 in my case)
Booting instruction is same as Apple chip.
GT3 A-spec (PAL original DVD) - Direct Boot OK, without any obstacle on logo or game play.
Bio Hazard Code Veronica (PAL original DVD) - Direct Boot OK, but screen is slightly lower then center and this happened same as my previous test on Apple chip V7 PAL 39002. It's still ok to play with, just a minor effect.
Winning Eleven 6 with English Patch (NTSC backup CDR) - Direct Boot OK, without any obstacle on logo or game play.
EA FIFA 2002 (Asia NTSC backup Silver) - Direct Boot OK, without any obstacle on logo or game play.
Fighting Force (PAL original CD) - Direct Boot OK (followed booting instruction), PSX logo and game play loose alignment (upper rather then center), It trimmed the top of screen and will effect the game play.
Syphon Filter 3 (Asia NTSC backup Silver & CDR) - Direct Boot OK (followed Apple chip instruction), without any obstacle on logo or game play.
The Art of War (NTSC zone 0 Asia) - Direct Boot OK (followed booting instruction)
XO-3a is not all region DVD movie supported.
** Note: I didn't finish the full length movie (as I've seen it for hundred times!), so no report on the DVD movies pix quality or DVD skip.
It seems my test report wasn't released on a good time as it is quite sensitive for them to sell the XO chip at moment. :confused:
From my test result, I must say the XO-3a is the ultimate modchip for Jap PS2 direct boot so far. The installation is very straight forward and smooth operation. The only down side is the limitation to PSX in-region, the screen will loose alignment when play PSX PAL. But personally I don't really play PSX games on PS2 anyway. :D
I rated 9.9/10 for XO-3a chip, another great work! (coz it's not 100% perfect to compare with Messiah)
Thanks Lan-Kwei again for bring this ultimate JAP PS2 solution and wish all the clouds clear out soon! ;)