r2 = 0.8+ edition (use this one)
should i use the r9h or the r2?
r9h = obsolete modified 0.7c-e
-cddvdstm.irx patch = I think this is the modified irx patch for dvd9 install
what do these patches mean:
-HDD anti-spindown fix
-hdd anti-spindown = this prevents the hdd from going into standby so to speak...
no, except for the toxic os 0.2 core since this is old and for the most part obsolete.
will it have a negative effect if i just enabled all the compatibiliy patches?
yes, like most of the patches they can be disabled or enabled through the game options.
are the suikoden and SOTC patches selectable by changing options (select button) or are they always turned on when i patch my hdl?
at the moment there are no bugs that I know of at this time.
are there any know bugs/sideeffects for using the dma selector?
some games may require slower speeds to run properly, even if you choose the dma selector you do not have to make a selection at the splash screen it will just use the standard hdl default; you are not required to choose a selection...
let's say that i didn't want to use the selector. should i use the fastest udma speed for faster loading or should i just stick with the default speed?