Ive followed a few guides now to softmodding my ps2. Ive done it with a few other consoles, and mainly do it just for fun, but this seems the biggest challenge yet.
Ive followed the guides with the noobie installations, using the slide card technique. My slide card works well, and i used james bond game, especially for this. So the driver elf etc.. were all put on.
I did the first level, got to the second, then gameswap, then the menu in white comes up, and it all goes fine as on the official sites.
But then when i select the freeboot MC installer, or the option you are asked to pick, it simply goes to a black screen!
I tried different usb ports, reformatting my usb, etc.. i know its right as the menu appears, and all goes well, i go to "Mass" and i see the options... Then i read around this, and it seems only ntsc systems can use this, and the pal users need some kind of multi-mc is this correct?
My Pal is number 50003 series, I know the 9000x series do not work or didnt used to. So im wondering is it a pal issue and are there other installers i can use? I read ulauncher, but the noobie package i figured was there for noobs like me, so i really wanted to ask first.. The slide card though is efficient, but still i cant go further, after spending a good 5 hrs tonight.
I'd really appreciate any help, i feel excited to get back to the ps2 after the wii games began drying up and really hope someone can advise.
P.s Additional info - I did patch and burn etc.. and follow steps for driving elf and new cd after patching iso etc.. to the letter. So im wondering where to go from here. I will note, my Sony 4gb USB stick with the noobie package doesnt light up as usual when i plug it in the ps2.
If i do so in the pc or wii it is like a christmas tree. - Does this mean its incompatible? I couldnt find a list of compatible usb sticks. Really all i want is the emulators and ability to playback old ps1 games but id be happy even just with emulators, but im really stuck can anyone help?
Thankyou in advance.