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ESR or DVD Write Problem
ESR or DVD Write Problem –
I'll have to admit, I don't know much about modding the PS2 and whatnot. My friend came up to me one day and said he can "mod" memory cards so they can load burnt games. He did it for me and told me what to do. So, I ripped my Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando and Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 from the discs with imgBurn. I then patched the ISOs with ESR Disc Patcher GUI v0.24a and Burned them both to blank Memorex DVD+Rdl discs at x4 speed with imgBurn. Tenkaichi 3 worked a bit, but then after the last logo (I forget which one it is, I think it's Okratron 5000), it just stays at a black screen. Going Commando doesn't even get that far... What could I be doing wrong? Could it be the brand of the disc? Could it be the way I burned the discs?
your problem: maybe the dual layer discs. um are those games even dual layer? also memorex blows. get better media. verbatim or something. and if the game is dual layer, you patch with esr then with toxic dual layer patcher
So, it's either Memorex.... Or Dual layer. I didn't think the fact that the disc was dual layer would matter. What if I burned games that weren't dual layer to a dual layer disc? Would it mess up? If so, then that's the problem...
Not recommended to put DVD5 on a DVD9 but your money and could cause problems if you get a dual layer game patch it first with TOXiC Dual Layer Image Patcher v1.0
and then patch with ESR patcher then burn the dual layer on DVD9
the patcher can be found here
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I would recommend using quality DVD-R non-DL media, and burn it at one of the disc's rated speeds (generally 4X is a good sweet spot, most discs are capable of burning at 4X and the slower burn can, but doesn't always make the data easier to read if your media is marginal). I've successfully used 8X-burnt discs with no problem, and these were "house brand" Office Depot discs about four years ago, and I doubt the discs were secretly Taiyo yuden in disguise. DVD+R can work but I've personally had more luck on my SCPH-75001 (as well as varying similar models owned by friends) with DVD-R.
Even with decent media, some games may load a little slower than from original disc (for example, I've recently been playing an ESR-patched copy of Katamari Damacy on a friend's PS2 when I go hang out, and it loads a bit slower than the original pressed disc), so be prepared for this possibility.
well, mostly i was thinking that ive noticed from burning xbox 360 games on dual layer discs is that the first layer on most media is fine, but then it reads terrible after the layer break. and only verbatims read really good. i recommend using almost any dvd+r, setting the booktype to dvd-r they never skip in my ps2, single or dual layer. and almost any brand is good.
Ok guys, thanks for the replies. I think I'm gonna order Verbatim discs and see what happens when I get them =]