problems playing my DVD backups
I recently tried to make a back up of both Madden 2003 and NCAA 2003. I have the neo 2.6 modchip. I tried to use Metal Gear Solid to boot both games, which is clearly a bigger game than either. I got all the way threw to where you replace the orignal game with the back up. This is where the process stops. The funny thing to me is that I can play both games when I use the orignal of either game to boot (ex. Using madden to boot madden or NCAA to boot NCAA). I just can't figure out why either of the games won't work with other orignal games used to boot them. if anyone has any input on this please let me know. DO you have to extrat the files and patch the game should you be able to just copy the game and copie it straigt to the DVD disk?
Swap when GS2/AR2 updates codes
Not familiar with the NEO's (got a no-solder mod in a v5 NTSC), but this is how I get my Princo's to boot (Cheap Media, but they work fine!):
Load my GS2 (v2.11). With normal eject, swap to my Devil May Cry DVD (4.6GB TOC). Pull up the code list for DMC, which has all cheats disabled. Press "x" twice to check a cheat, then remove it, then back up to the main manu. Click "Start Game", then "With Codes". Grab my DVD-R in one hand, press "X" to start the game. Just after the "Updating Codes" screen loads, I press and hold the eject to do the second swap. The Update Codes screen normally loads after about 25 seconds with a normal DVD. With a DVD-R swap, it takes about 40 seconds--probably because of a delayed spin up cycle. It will blackscreen momentarily, and you may think it didn't load--just be patient. I've had some black screen for almost a minute before. I think it depends on your timing.
A word of caution, if you do the second swap too quickly, the original may not have spun done. I wait a second or two before doing the swap--I had to catch a few spinning discs before I got the timing down.