PS2: PAL 50hz to NTSC 60hz Y fix hacking help (BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles)
I spent ages on this last night, I know the PS2 PAL-to-NTSC hacking scene is sorta dead it seems (or has been for about six years) but I've been picking up crappy Midas games for my PS2 while in the UK and I'm now trying to get them to work on my (myth chipped) PS2. Long story short:
I have a copy of BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles. It does not have a 60hz mode so doesn't work on my TV.
As with other PS2 games, I ripped the ISO, and tried to run the PS2_PAL2NTSC_Yfix software on it (available online). Unfortunately what I kept getting back was:
CD/DVD IMAGE ELF FILE IS COMPRESSED
I had no idea what to do there, so rooted around and found another patcher, ADR Patcher (Adrenaline patcher, also online.) This one was able to run on the ISO.
I burned a new DVD, tried it out and it worked!
However, the ADR patcher doesn't do a y-fix. Therefore about 33% of the screen is cut off on my TV, which sucks.
I rooted around a bit more, examined ways to decompress the ELF (SLES_517.14) but honestly had no idea what I was doing (the PS2 ELF unpackers I found didn't work on that file, or in one occasion spat out a 1k file.)
The other attempt: run ADR patcher then run the Y-Fix only patcher just gave me the same CD/DVD IMAGE ELF FILE IS COMPRESSED.
My question to the floor: Can anyone help me y-fix this game? I'm willing to learn what is required or send you the ELF file. Again, it's pretty simple, no messing around with hard drives or any other mods required, I just want the game either (from a clean ISO) NTSC converted and yfixed to -48, or yfixed to -48 after ADR patching (which does work.
ANy ideas? And thank you so much for your help!