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ESR Trouble –
I got FMCB and ESR up and running today, and I'm having trouble booting games.
I have ESR running from a USB drive, and it boots original games fine (colors flash and such). However, when I try to play DVDV patched backups (one patched with ESR GUI Patcher, one patched with Memento patcher) the screen just stays black.
Patching seems instantaneous, and the games I've tried are:
Arena Football: Road to Glory (NTSC)
and AFL Premiership 2007 (PAL Australian Football game. It's been converted to NTSC, and I have played the game just fine using the swap method)
The media I use for DVDV patched backups is the exact same I've used for regular 1:1 copies, including the Australian Football game.
Any ideas why this isn't working for me?
I just tried Shadow of the Colossus (NTSC) and it didn't work, either.
I've been noticing that none of these discs show up as DVD Video discs in the PS2 browser. It just shows
I would think it's the media, but disc from this same pack work just fine with CSL and the swap method.
What are you using to burn the resulting ISO image? I suggest ImgBurn. You aren't accidentally burning the ISO file itself to the disc instead of the image?
The process is:
IMGBURN READ an original PS2 game disc to an ISO file
PATCH ISO file
Use IMGBURN to write the ISO image (not the file) back to a disc
Forgive me if that if what your were doing, its the only thing thats coming to mind at the moment... Oh and please answer this question too. Are you seeing the ESR logo when you try to play your patched game? Or just a black screen, and no ESR logo?
If you aren't seeing the ESR logo, then you aren't launching ESR properly.
I don't understand what you're saying. I am burning the .ISO file to the disc. I'm using ImgBurn (for two, I used DVD Decrypter, but they're the same thing) For example, I rip the Colossus disc and name it colo.iso. Then I run the patcher, select colo.iso and it says "done patching," or something to that extent. Then I go to ImgBurn and write colo.iso to the disc. Patching takes less than a second, which I think seems too fast.
Originally Posted by codone
I am seeing the ESR logo when I boot "ESR Direct DVD.elf" (the title is much longer, but you get the point), then it goes black and doesn't boot backups. It will, however, boot an original game from the black screen.
Originally Posted by codone
what kind of dvd media are you using to burn your games? i use dvd+r and burn it with nero at 4x after i patch it with ESR disc patcher GUI v0.24a i have tried ratchet deadlocked and kingdom of hearts 2. i will try to burn shadow of colases and i let you know if it works. also are you using the lates version i use fmcb 1.5 and esr beta r9a i hope that help you.
Well... if it doesn't show up in browser as DVDVideo but it just says "reading disc" then it's definitely a burning quality problem. Eventually after some time you'll most likely either get no media, red screen or dvdvideo icon.
If it was patcher problem, you would immediately get red screen. Just let it read for some time and see what happens in the end.
IF you are using DVD+R maybe you forgot to set the book type to DVD-ROM
i used fmcb on my ps2 and it works perfectly!! now i tried to install the same files in my friends ps2 and after the esr logo the screen turns black! its a pal 30004 ps2 and in my friend ps2 i use exactly the same games that i use in my ps2... the games have been patched! pleasse help me!!!
Use the ESR Gui version and check if the disc is recognized (you can use ule for that, or even pull the mc out and check if the dvd is recognized as DVD Video). Most likely you have burned the games on DVD+R without changing the book type to DVD-ROM. Such discs work just fine on newer models, but are unreadable on the older ones. Burn the gamaes on DVD-R or change the book type next time (bitsetting in burning software menus).
Anyway. If there were no color flashes, just the logo, then ESR simply waits for the DVD to be recognized. So it's either the bitsetting or burn quality problem (or worn out laser in his console, which isn't that weird considering the moder).
Originally Posted by Dexer
Simply saying that you "tried to install" tells us nothing about the method used, or its validity.
Please be aware that it is not possible to make a working FMCB installation simply by copying the files and folders of an existing installation. The FMCB installer application must adapt the boot files to work with the particular memory card that the installation is made for. (Each MC has a unique MagicGate identifier used for a kind of encryption of the boot file.)
Please specify the type of both the consoles involved. Your own where you made the first and working installation, as well as the console of your friend where you made the second and non-working installation. They need to be of the same region for identically made installs to work on both consoles.
In order to do that I think we need some more information from you, as mentioned above.
ps2 and in my friend ps2 i use exactly the same games that i use in my ps2... the games have been patched! pleasse help me!!!
Best regards: dlanor