yep, auto-booting to uLE (or even OPL) by-passes whatever it is that FMCB loads to prevent Monsters vs Aliens from working on a NTSC console. Both my V4s and the V16 work with the setting FMCB(Auto)->uLE->OPL
Very interesting !
I think dlanor may find this interesting too as he had such similar issue with King Arthur.
Since im not one who likes things to auto boot , i removed the auto setting and tried pressing R1 on FMCB startup and it worked too for that game. So for those of you who also dont wish to auto-boot from FMCB, just assign a button press to OPL and press it for games discovered with similar issue like Monsters vs Aliens.
Maybe we can get a small list going and i'll include it in the next Official OPL Guiudes.:D
Normally i just let FMCB load to its OSD menu, then i'd choose uLE (most of the time) or i'd choose OPL from the OSD menu. I usually dont sit in front of the screen when i first turn on the console, so its ready to use when i return to the room and i can select whatever it was i was going to do with the console.
So it was either FMCB > uLE > OPL or FMCB > OPL, so now i can just press L1 (assigned to OPL) but of course i have to be there during startups if i want to play that game.
Nice! It's good to hear that people without mod chips can still play those games. If IGR is used to boot ULE>OPL, then the problem will return...so it seems like FMCB isn't the only one to create this problem. Hopefully this is a bug that can easily be fixed :P
I think I posted about similar FMCB-Issues with autoboot, for example on some Homebrew-Games like Dave Gnukem. ;)
It run's but slowly.
I'm not sure, where I posted it, but I thought it was in this Metagames-Thread.
I had same problem before with Monsters vs Aliens with ESR.
I'm just used to using uLE as my main loader for everything, (Autoboot to uLE and Exit to uLE).
I have nothing aganist "hacked OSDSYS".
FMCB > uLE > OPL run MvA and IGR to mc0:/APPS/BOOT.ELF (OPL elf), used to blackscreen if set to Browser and now i dont have any such issues with getting back to OPL.:D
But your right about the problem of reloading MvA after doing an IGR reset.