I've been reading the forums for a while now and i guess it just boils down to me being an idiot because I just can't get my back ups to work. The Free MC boot screen comes up and then the ESR public beta revision 9b logo comes up and then the screen just stays black and the disc still keeps spinning. No sound, no video, no flashing colour screens or anything.
I have FMCB v1.8 installed on my memory card with the ESR public beta revision 9b direct DVD and have created an ISO of Black from the original at 4x using ImgBurn, then patched it with ESR Patcher GUI 0.24a. Then i burned the ISO at 4x using ImgBurn again.
Also on another note: I had/have Swap Magic v3.6 which i used before I tried the FMCB method. With that method as you are aware there is no need to patch the games. So i have a bunch of backed up games that aren't patched and i was wondering if there is a way for me to still use all these games without having to go up to the attic and digging out the originals to copy again.
Maybe a way to run swap magic or something directly from the memory card instead of having to run the original swap magic disc every time (which is getting really beat up and damaged at the moment).
Oh btw I'm using a Slim PS2 with the SCPH-79001 and I used RiData DVD-R disc's.
If I'm missing any information that is needed to help me ( which most likely i am) just let me know and i'll p\reply promptly since I've been trying to get this to work for 3 days