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Free MC Boot screen shows up for a second then "Please PS Format Disc" screen
Free MC Boot screen shows up for a second then "Please PS Format Disc" screen –
I don't know what I did but these games used to work just fine. It use to boot to ESR screen but now it shows Free MC Boot menu for a split second then goes straight to "Please Insert Playstation or Playstation 2 format disc."
Edit: Fixed the problem by reinstalling Free Mcboot but if it happens again I'd still like to know a better solution
Last edited by Yomoska; 07-20-2011 at 07:51 PM.
I see three obvious possibilities causing this:
Originally Posted by Yomoska
1: Something has happened to your ESR.ELF file, so it can't be launched
2: Something has happened to your FMCB configuration, so it thinks the ESR file should be somewhere else. (The path can be edited.)
3: Your disc or laser quality no longer permits correct identification of the ESR patch sector. Hence an attempt is made to start the disc without ESR.
If nothing bad has happened to your MC setup (points #1 and #2 above), this leaves the disc readability as the main suspect. Though it is an open question whether this is due to the CDVD laser, or bad quality or bad burn method of the disc itself. Low quality discs are quite prone to get altered readability long after the burning event, as the photosensitive layer continues to undergo chemical changes long after the burning. And this tendency can be further worsened by incorrect burn settings (either to low or too high speed is bad).
If you use uLaunchELF (aka: uLE) with 'Disc Control: ON', you will get an indication of what type of discs you insert, shown near the top left corner of the main menu of uLE. And for properly identified ESR discs the displayed string will always mention ESR, either as "ESR(on)" or as "ESR(off)" depending on whether or not ESR device drivers were already loaded at the time. But for discs where ESR identification fails, ESR will not be mentioned at all in those response strings.
This is something you can easily test yourself, and for cases where the ESR identification does work you should also be able to launch the game, by using the uLE FileBrowser subprogram "MISC/PS2Disc". That command will invoke the "ESR.ELF" in much the same way as FMCB would do it. But it will happen only when you command it, long after the bootup initialization, which might have some effect on your success ratio.
Best regards: dlanor