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Disk Won't Run –
Sorry if I don't give enough information since I'm a little new to this:
PS2 Console: NTSC-U, Slim, SCPH 77001
Free McBoot: Version 1.8
ESR Version: beta r9b
ESR Location: mc1:/APPS/ESR.elf
Game: Kingdom Hearts (NTSC-U)
Decrypter: DVD Decrypter
Burner: Nero 9
DVD: Philips DVD-R, Fujifilm DVD+R and -R, Memorex DVD+R
Patch: ESR disc patcher GUI v0.24a
What I do is I use DVD Decrypter to get an ISO from my original Kingdom Hearts game. Then I patch it with the patcher I listed above. After that, I burn it onto any of the DVDs I listed above. Then, I put it into my PS2. Once the Free McBoot logo comes up, I hold L1 (launch button for ESR) until the ESR logo comes up. After that, the screen goes blank. The same thing happens with ESROFF (which is located in the same location as ESR.elf) and all of the DVDs. What I think might be the problem are the DVD brands, but I don't really know what would be so different between all these brands.
I really need help. I've had this problem for a week now and don't know what to do. It would be much appreciated if anyone could help.
All the disc brands you mention are well known as pure crap, so buying quality discs instead is definitely a good idea, regardless of any other factors.
Originally Posted by axel006
But the file paths and filenames you mention are completely abnormal for a standard FMCB installation, so without seeing your FREEMCB.CNF file we can not evaluate if your setup is even close to functional. With a standard unmodified CNF file (as in a standard noobie install) your setup has no chance at all of launching ESR (though you did say that you see its logo, which indicates that it did get launched).
The standard path for ESR (and the other standard applications) is not "mc?:/APPS/" but "mc?:/BOOT/", and the standard name for the ESR elf file is not "ESR.elf" but "ESR.ELF" (all capital letters).
Possibly you have edited your configuration to use your non-standard paths and filenames, and then it might work, but in asking for help with a modified setup you should always supply the modified CNF, so we can take that into consideration. Otherwise we must assume defaults for everything, which should prevent your stuff from working.
Best regards: dlanor
It is also possible that he didn't install the noobie package provided on psx-scene, but a release from another site. I know for example that the french forum metagames provides packages which are equal to the psx-scene ones in terms of available apps but use the APPS folder to store all apps.
Awesome, thanks a lot. ^^ I'll go ahead and try those methods when I get the chance.
Originally Posted by dlanor
Well I found the ESR.ELF file and it was where dlanor said it should have been. Every time I start it, it brings me to a menu screen, but no mater what disk I put in, the status always says "unknown media device" or something like that. Also, for some reason, I don't have the FREEMCB.CNF you were talking about, unless I'm looking in the wrong places. Where is this file supposed to be?
EDIT: OH WAIT. I have the FREEMCB.CNF in mc1:/SYS-CONF/FREEMCB.CNF. Also, whenever I go to ESR configuration in the FREEMCB.CNF, it says for the third path: mc?:/B?DATA-SYSTEM/ESR.ELF or something like that. I can't find that file when I try to configure it. Does that mean I'm missing something?
Last edited by axel006; 01-29-2010 at 06:03 PM.
I bought Verbatim disks and used the same procedure to put the file onto the disk, but it still doesn't work. I really have no idea why. I don't know why all of you would get it to work and mine just doesn't. I'm sorry but I'm starting to get really fed up with this and I think it's just not going to work.
Originally Posted by axel006
Maybe if you would use good media, you wouldn't have this problem.
Cheap = Crap.
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What? I see people using Verbatim all the time and it works for them. Why would it work for them but not for me?
Verbatim is a good quality brand media to use, but my guess is its in the rip/burn process where things are going worng for you if it says its an Unknown disc, meaning either the burn wasnt cone correctly or you somehow didnt patch it correctly with the ESR Patch app.
i'd suggest you rip your disc with IMGBurn, as its an updated product of DVD Decrypter, made by the same people.
Then try the latest version of the ESR Patch app, then burn with IMGBurn to DVD.
You also didnt meantion what DVD disc type your using, like is it DVD-R, DVD+R, DVDRW, etc.
That is just one of the default locations searched for a default install. The older PS1 Exploit used a special system folder called Your System Configuration as a save file, but its name was B?DATA-SYSTEM when viewed as a file from the MC, the ? represents the console region letter that is there instead.
I have the FREEMCB.CNF in mc1:/SYS-CONF/FREEMCB.CNF. Also, whenever I go to ESR configuration in the FREEMCB.CNF, it says for the third path: mc?:/B?DATA-SYSTEM/ESR.ELF or something like that. I can't find that file when I try to configure it. Does that mean I'm missing something?
The default locations should be:
ESR_Path_E1 = mass:/BOOT/ESR.ELF
ESR_Path_E2 = mc?:/BOOT/ESR.ELF
ESR_Path_E3 = mc?:/B?DATA-SYSTEM/ESR.ELF
LK_R2_E1 = mass:/BOOT/ESR.ELF
LK_R2_E2 = mc?:/BOOT/ESR.ELF
LK_R2_E3 = mc?:/B?DATA-SYSTEM/ESR.ELF
name_OSDSYS_ITEM_2 = ESR
path1_OSDSYS_ITEM_2 = mass:/BOOT/ESR.ELF
path2_OSDSYS_ITEM_2 = mc?:/BOOT/ESR.ELF
path3_OSDSYS_ITEM_2 = mc?:/B?DATA-SYSTEM/ESR.ELF
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DVD-R. I looked on some forums though and I heard that you have to convert DVD-R's to DVD5's. How would I be able to do that?
Originally Posted by JNABK