Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and this whole PS2 modding scene, so I just wanted to say hello, first off.
Anyway, my problem: I have installed FMCB v1.7 and the latest ESR, v9b, flawlessly (twice) on my my slim PS2, NTSC console# SCPH-70012, driver ver. 1.11.
The first time I went through with the installation, I followed the directions perfectly but for one part: I put the mcard_ESR.elf in the INSTALL folder instead of the dvd_direct ESR.elf. I didn't know the difference at the time. Anyway, to test my setup, I patch a copy of my God Hand.iso with the ESR GUI tools (v2.4a), then burn it to my Maxell DVD+R at the lowest setting (x2.0).
After finishing burning, I place the disc in the PS2 and hit the power button. FMCB loads up no problem, then immediately launches to the ESR screen. After that, I see a series of colors the last one being pink, and lasting for 5 seconds. Then the system goes to FMCB configurator for some reason . I load up the FMCB loader, and click on the DVD to see if it can read the files: it can.
So I burn another copy of the game, this time at 4.0x the speed, and making sure to choose "Playstation 2" in the booktype option for Alcohol 120%. I try it again, the same thing happens. I give up and go to bed.
When I woke up (30 mins ago), I reinstall the whole package on the my memory card again (using Codebreaker v10, if you must know) and this time I swap out the mcard ESR version for the direct dvd version in the INSTALL directory. Everything installs fine, so I place the previous burnt copy of the game in the drive and press the power button. FMCB boots up and launches the disc...but no ESR logo shows up, no colors, just blackness. Then, the process restarts in a never-ending loop until you turn off the console. I tried turning the power off and trying again, but to no avail.
So as you can see, I'm really stumped on what to do next. I know most of you have much more knowledge on this topic on me, so please help me out if you can. I know there are a lot of topics similar to this one, but I have read most of them, and they were all lacking important info. I tired to make my post as detailed as possible, so this problem wouldn't be a problem anymore. Thanks to anyone who reads this.