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ESR Patching & Modded Slim PS2
ESR Patching & Modded Slim PS2 –
I do not know if this is the correct group. But I have a question, I have a modded PS2 with ChipMod Pro 2.0 installed. Do I need to ESR patch the games that I back up? Also what is ESR patching used for?
since you have a modchip then you dont need ESR
just backup your original games with imgburn and then burn to a blank cd/dvd good quality media .
The one and only purpose of the ESR patching is to make the mechacon (CDVD drive controller) of an unmodded PS2 accept the disc as being a DVD-Video movie. Since such movies are permitted to be read even from DVD-R, the mechacon will not block the attempt to read such a disc, which it would do for normal DVD-ROM content of a DVD-R disc.
Originally Posted by WhiteZombie
The ESR driver then interacts with the CDVD device drivers so that the normal game-running routines of the console will treat the disc as a normal PS2 game disc of DVD-ROM type, even though the low-level mechacon still 'thinks' that the disc is a DVD-Video movie being played.
None of the above is needed when you have a mod-chip, so you can use normal unpatched backups, like amp2006 already said.
Best regards: dlanor
Although ESR Patching isn't needed when playing on a modded PS2, it still is a good idea to do so in case your chip fails for some reason, then you don't have to re-rip, patch and re-burn your games.
Your modded console will read the game and play it just fine, patch or no patch.
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