I have tried to run Xenosaga III and Soul Calibur III on my PS2 via ESR (DVDV direct) and all that happens is that the ESR splash screen shows up, and then black screen. If I use the ESR GUI then it says "unknown media type", and still doesn't launch the game.
I have had the FMCB installed (reinstalled actually) on my MC on another's PS2 using multiversion install. When I tested Xenosaga III on his PS2 it would launch the ESR splash screen, give some flashing colors (which didn't happen on mine), and stop at black screen. On the other hand, Xenosaga III worked on his PS2 (didn't try SCIII) when using Swap Magic. He has a silver slim PS2.
For both games. When making image - I used ImgBurn with read speed set at AUTO. Then I patched it using ESR Patcher. Then I burned it to the DVD using 2x speed. When it finished burning it would verify and tell me that there were no errors.
These are the equipment
Free McBoot v1.8b
ESR Beta r9 & ESR GUI test 2
ESR disc patcher GUI v0.24a
NEC ND-3520A rev. 1.04
TDK DVD-R (no fancy makeup, just white cover where one can write on)
CD Player: 1.20
Playstation Driver: 1.10
DVD Player: 1.30U
Yellow PS2 MC PIC: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg)
Something interesting worth mentioning is the difference in sounds that a burnt DVD makes when it is in the drive compared to a legit PS2 DVD, maybe those sounds are there only because it's trying to read the DVD and if it loaded it, then it'd be normal sounding again. Well obviously my PS2 can't read those DVDs using ESR for whatever reason.
thanks for the help,