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Media types, pots, PSX anti-mod games, etc
Media types, pots, PSX anti-mod games, etc –
Hey guys. I finally got my v4 nogap ps2 modded and it plays most psx backups great! I'm using a duo2 modchip.
It however won't load my PSX breath of fire 4 backup. It works fine in a pc emulator, so I'm wondering if it possibly has anti-mod protection. On the ps2, the playstation screen loads up, then it just freezes. I tried re-burning at a lower speed, but nothing changed. Is there a site out there that has patches for anti-mod games?
I also have only one ps2 backup which is a japanese on princo dvd-r media. It loads the game fine, but the dvd drive makes a lot of noise when trying to load it and it's very slow whenever it loads. Is this my media or because it's an import game or what? Does princo media typically work well on ps2's? I burnt it at 1x on my pioneer a05 dvd burner. I'll have to get some more dvd-r's before I can try to back up another game.
And what about the cd/dvd pots? My cd pots is set at 1200 and my dvd pots was 1180. The ps2 reads all cd-r's burnt at any speed with no problems, and seems to be able to read dvd-r movies with no problems (burnt at 1x and 2x on princo media). I adjusted the dvd pots down to about 1080 to see if there was any difference - there wasn't for that japanese import game. Do I need to go lower, or should I stop messing with it and look for problems elsewhere?
Princo ? Forget them, if you don't want to change your laser soon...
Alright, I found out that princo is not a good media for ps2's so I ordered some ritek 4x dvd-r's.
One question about those - does it matter if I burn at 1x or 4x?
And some breath of fire 4 psx US/ntsc games are mod protected, so it looks like that's what I have. I've looked around at the usual places, but cannot find a patch for it. If anyone knows of an anti-mod patch for breath of fire 4, or how the patchers make these patches, let me know
princo is not a good media for anything really
Good move on going for Ritek's
take no notice of being told to limit your speed - it makes absolutely no difference
It depends how BOF4 is protected. I know a lot of games simply check to see if the data is in a different sector to the original - using clone cd on the original will get round that nicely if so.
I think the noise is probably due in part to the disc quality. The drive is having to work harder to read it which could cause the noise
There is a PSX anti-mod protection mod add on, I do not know if that is still available or not, but it exists. It was developed to run these protected games like a charm. As there was little interest in it, I think development has stopped. Ritek can be burnt at 4x easily, it is one of the most reliable DVD dye.
pS: writting at 1x and 4x makes a LITTLE difference, it deppends on what you write the disk in, AND what you test the disk in, and what you call difference. Belive me, there is difference, but it's not that big that really would affect anything, if you use QUALITY media and a good burner.