Noob: setting up ESR questions
I first want to tell that psx-scene is a great forum. I've read a lot about hacking the ps2. Recently I bought a memor32 card for the ps2 to play some backed up games. I downloaded and installed memento v1.2e on the memor32.
Everything works well untill I wanted to play a backed up game like Lego Batman (Pal). When I want to play that game, Memento doesn't work well. So I searched for a solution, ESR is the answer I think.
I searched this forum for some threads about ESR. I know how it works but know I have some questions.
1) Is there a difference between esr patcher and memento patcher? Could memento work with the esr patched disc and could esr work with the memento patched disc?
2) I don't want to use an usb stick for (FMCB, uLE), but if the compatibility is higher then, I should use it. What is the best method I should use for the simpelst en highest compatbility?
3) How should my BOOT folder looks like, wich ELF files are recommend to use? I used ESR beta r9b direct DVD.ELF but LEGO batman (pal) but doesn't work with the memento patched game (burned on a sony DVD-R). I read that the NTSC version works well with ESR.
I hope someone could help me with answering these questions, I searched a lot on this forum. My english is not very well I think, i'm from Holland.
I have a ps2 slimline (pal) v7 and using Sony DVD-R and sometimes Philips DVD+R. I use 4x for burn speed.
Could someone tell me what is the best and most recommend setup I should take?
Do I need a new DVD writer?
dlanor, you said this below:
"For myself I only use Verbatim 16x DVD-R discs. These are in fact made by mitsubishi and are among the best media available. Mitsubishi specify them as working with as high speeds as 20x, but Verbatim takes that with a 'grain of salt' so to speak. And burning them at speeds around 8x results in super-stable results. Using very low speeds for discs of this kind is not recommended as it will worsen results."
I finally have a MC with all the stuff to allow me to play backups. Tried burning a copy of NCAA Football 08 patched as instructed onto a Fujifilm 16x DVD-R, loaded it in the PS2, got the ESR logo, then black screen indefinitely.
From another post, I think either my discs are crap, or my writer is too slow. It's an old faithful BENQ writer. You (and others) seem to think writing at 1.3x (which is the max speed according to Imgburn) might be wrecking the disc. So, before I go buying all kinds of discs, would you recommend upgrading the writer?
can someone point me to dlanor's explanation of disc manufacturers?
I'm sure I saw a post where dlanor was explaining how her favorite discs were manufactured and id'd by certain codes on the disc. Can someone help me find that? Maybe it wasn't dlanor, but it's in here somewhere.
Turns out my writer isn't that shabby, a BENQ DW1620. Should be able to deliver 16x on my DVD-R. But according to BENQ, my Fujifilm discs aren't "Qualified". On the "Qualified" list is MCC 02RG20, which according to some random person by Google, is Verbatim, and according to dlanor, Verbatim is Mitsubishi? So if I buy Verbatim discs, am I guaranteed to get the MCC 02RG20? I'm sure I saw a thread on this...