Is this normal?
Hello there, I am new to FreeMC and using it since version 1.6. I alwas had the same problem: if I want FreeMC to run properly, I have to leave the disctray open. If I start my PS2 normal with a closed disctray and no CD/DVD inside, FreeMC won't boot and I get to the "browser" screen where the MC isn't shown on which FreeMC is installed. It's just an empty browser screen waiting for something to be inserted. It doesn't even recognize the MC with FreeMC on it when I reseat it. Starting my PS2 with an open disctray works flawless though, everything runs then fine.
Also when using FreeMC and HDLoader, starting a game with closed disctray freezes it many times. The disctray has to stay open when playing a game. Is that normal or it's a bug? My PS2 model is a PAL 30004 R. I'm using FreeMC on an original Sony MC, no Memor32 or any other third party MC. Also there is the ethernet addon and a 160GB Maxtor HDD attached to it, that's all.
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions. :)
You dont have fastboot enabled do you.?
I have the same model with Fastboot enabled, without an HD or connected laser (so the option is skipped <-- I could try changing the laser, if compatible, but doubt, that this is the problem, but it might be...), but I couldn't see how it should interfere this way, if enabled.
FastBoot option was enabled, so I disabled it and tried it again. There was no change with the disctray closed, except this time the PS2 wouldn't boot up properly, the screen just stayed black, sometimes it boots up, but in the browser you can't see the MC with FreeMC installed on it again. A normal MC with saves only will show up, but I can't go inside, shows me just an empty browser with nothing.
Leaving the disctray open while FastBoot is still disabled doesn't do anything of those mentioned above, the PS2 and FreeMC runs fine as it should. So I don't think it's that option that causes this behaviour.
Btw, what's the FastBoot option for? I enabled it in the thoughts the PS2 will boot up faster with it. :)
No. If this option is on it boots any inserted disc, before it loads-hacks&execute OSDSYS.