Castlevania: SotN NTSC/J Import Swap problem
Greetings, I am very new to the PS2 Development and Import Scene.
I recenly purchased an Original copy of the NTSC/J version of Castlevania: SotN for my fiancee as a present. My neighbor who also collects Japanese games gave me his copy of Swap Magic 3.3 with Slide Card as he just bought a Japanese PS2 for himself and no longer needed it. When I try to load Castlevania using Swap Magic 3.3 and the Slide Card I get an error message that says "Not a valid PS2 disc" I tried this on two different PS2's and always receive the same error. After reading through some forums I attempted to use Final Fantasy VIII Disc 1 as a larger TOC disk (I have absolutly no idea what this does or even if it is necessary) and it still did not boot. I have done numerous searches as to why "Not a valid PS2 disc" errors occur and 99% of the topics that I read were concerning "Back-Ups" not Original discs and almost all of them were concerning PS2 games not PSX games. As a last ditch effort I attempted to play the game using an emulator but it was just too laggy and I could not seem to get the controller setup the way my fiancee wanted it. So now I am really stuck in the dog house, because I ruined her entire weekend, she planned her entire weekend around playing SotN and I can't get it to work. I have been fiddling with it for nearly 5 hours now, Please help I am really desperate and I don't know where else to turn. :banghead:
Thanks in advance!!!