Dms3 v.1 review on a SCPH-30004 R PAL v.4 or v.5 (the one with a warning text on the backside/underneath).
I got my machine modded by a company since I don't have the proper skills
to do it my self and I don't have much knowledge in the ps2 technology either.
But maybe this information could be usefull for somebody.
My spelling might be wrong. Dont correct me, I've done my best
Images and review availible at http://home.swipnet.se/angel-youth/dms3/
I got it updated with software version 1.2. I haven't tried anything
with any earlier version.
The first thing I did was to try to install the DMS3 Dev. Explorer.
I burned it to a cd-r with Nero (I tried with Alcohol 120% with the ps2 option but it
didn't work) and it said "Install failed". But when I removed my memory expension
(JOYTECH V.1.1 16 mb) and only used the original Sony 8mb memory the install was succes.
But when I tried to run the "Browser" it would reboot (I think) and jumped to the
ps2 menu where you can choose the ps2 browser or to configure the ps2.
Then I open the browser and then the memorycard, and there were three blue square icons
with the "corrupted data" as title (when I later tried to save during a game it wouldn't,
but after I'd removed the three blue icons it would save). The Dev. Mode was chooseable
by holding down the triangle both before and after I removed the icons and it worked both times.
I own the original games and movies, and theese are only backups.
I burned them using Nero at 1x speed and Disc At Once.
Grand.Theft.Auto.Vice.City.DVDRIP.PAL.PS2-ConFuSiON - Works fine. It sounds a lot. Maybe because a bad rip/cd etc.
Rocky_PS2-KALISTO - Works fine.
Rygar_The_Legendary_Adventure_USA_PS2-KALISTO - Works fine.
Mortal_Kombat-Deadly_Alliance_PAL_DVDRIP_PS2-DARKFORCE - Works fine.
State of emergency - Works fine.
PsReality MediaPlayer - Divx and mp3 worked fine, did not try xvid.
Paradox Mp3Player - Works fine.
DVD Movies Originals
Every Region 2 PAL works fine.
I tried one imported movie, "The name of the rose". It was all grey and white
before I had the chip installed, and it still was with the chip installed.
The movie has no region, it says on the back it works in every region.
I dont know if I need an RGB cable.
Special thanks to berti- (dog8me) and EnTiTyZ for helping me.
And thanks to the #Ps2newz@Efnet and www.ps2newz.net.
Review made by NewYerk (on IRC nYk) 24-03-2003.