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Help launching back ups and imports
Help launching back ups and imports –
Hi everyone, I have a few questions about free mcboot. I successfully installed it onto my memory card (I think) using the cd method with swap magic 3.3. But I'm not really sure what free mcboot is supposed to do now. I originally installed it believing I wouldn't need to swap out the disks every time I wanted to play a backup or an import (PAL Ico), but its not working. What do I need to do to make this happen? Can I change some setting in free mcboot to make this happen, or do I need to reburn and patch all of my backup dvds? If I still need to use swap magic and what I'm asking for is impossible, please let me know. On the free mcboot screen it says version 1.8. The ps2 slim itself is scph-79001a, date code 7B.
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I've seen that around these forums, ESR patcher. I'm guessing you use it to patch iso and then burn them to backup dvds? Would that make it so I don't need to swap anything? And is that the only way to do it?
It's the only way unless you want to open up your console and hard mod it.
Or you could try OPL and run it via network, but that requires turning it into a different file format so it can be read.
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I tried patching ICO pal and SMT Nocturne and neither of them of worked. Do I need to put anything on a usb stick to get this to work? And when I do put the disk in, I just select ESR from the main freeboot menu? Then what? there are like 6 other option in that menu.
It should be as simple as patching the game, turn on your console and putting the disc in. Selecting ESR will bring up whether or not you patched it right. In the ESR menu, just select "Launch DVD" and it should start after the debug screen (a bunch of flashing colors)
It should load, but if it loads in b&w or seems skewed for some reason, try searching the mode selector ELF in the threads. It helps correct PAL to NSTC problems.
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Im assuming im not patching it correctly, because not only is it not working with the PAL game Ico, its also not working with the NTSC game Nocturne.
From what I understand, I just put it my original disk into my dvd drive on my pc, I make an ISO with image burn. Then I run ESR disc patcher GUI v0.24a, I drag the iso into the patcher, and I get a window that says it was patched. Then I can just burn the patched iso that replaced the previous one with imgburn onto a new dvd?
Maybe the ESR disc patcher GUI v0.24a im using is messed up, do you have a link to one you know works? I seems too simple to mess up, I've put cfw on my psp, wii, and ds, and ive physically blocked sensors lid sensors on multiple ps2s, so I would think I have more sense to figure this out, but I am really stumped here.
Another thing I was considering was maybe I need Free McBoot 1.8b, which I had thought I had installed but on the menu screen it just says 1.8. Also I was looking at youtube videos and it seems like if you do esr patch correctly, if you put in the dvd without the free mcboot MC, a dvd menu comes up, because the esr patch literally makes the ps2 think the game is a dvd movie. I'm not getting any dvd menus when I do this.
You can fast check if your iso has been patched correctly by looking what's inside of it, there should only be a VIDEO_TS folder (actually there should be other datas, but you should only be able to view them using some advanced utility like daemon tools). If it is patched correctly, I think it's either a bad rip or a reading problem. You've talked about modded sensors, if your PS2 has been modded that way it can only read ESR backups on startup (if the disc is already inserted when you turn your console one). It is also possible that you're using bad media/wrong burning speed, what about it ?
As for FMCB 1.8b, as far as I know, the only difference with 1.8 lies in the installation process, which didn't work at first from disc, so if it runs on your console this shouldn't be a problem.
I don't like to butt in when I'm not sure of my info, but isn't ICO one of those few games with specific compatibility problems, which is also the reason why it does not work with OPL (yet) either... ???
Best regards: dlanor
I haven't tried with the USB and SMB cores, but ICO seems to run fine from IDE HDD. I just played it a little to test though, so it is possible that it crashes at some point in the game, but it seems to be working...