Help playing PAL PS2 games on NTSC PS2

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Aug 7, 2008
  1. webyugioh
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    Hello all,
    I have a NTSC slim PS2 modded with modbo v4.
    I want to know if there is any way to make a PAL game work.
    I have one PAL game (the DBZAF mod) and it works, only it is all in black and white.
    Is there any way to fix this?
    Like can I patch it on the computer or run another program first or something?

    Thanks alot for helping me,
    webyugioh
     
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    Either patch the game with a pal to ntsc patcher with y fix or set the screen fix to ntsc and set y fix to on in the chips config. (Be 100% sure it's a modbo 4 , if it's another clone , it may kill the chip).
     
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    OK let me make sure what you are saying as "may kill the chip" are strong words.
    So if i find and download the pal to ntsc patcher with y fix there is no danger
    but if i set the screen fix to ntsc and set y fix to the chips config, i could kill my chip?
    I don't know how to check my modchip is real since i bought it premodded and it says it has one in there.

    thanks for the help
     
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    You'll likely have to patch the game to ntsc. Many tvs sold in ntsc regions don't support pal input.
     
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    So if i find and download the pal to ntsc patcher with y fix there is no danger

    Yep , perfectly safe

    but if i set the screen fix to ntsc and set y fix to the chips config, i could kill my chip?

    Could do , Matrix infinity clones normally do one one of three things. Die , not save settings or work just like the original. Modbo 4 works just like the original , but if you're not 100% sure that's what you have , well then it's your risk to take.

    I don't know how to check my modchip is real since i bought it premodded and it says it has one in there.

    Open it and have a look.


    If you've accessed the config before , and it was fine , then it'll be fine again to change video mode. It's just accessing the config itself that's a bit dodgy if you're not 100% what chip you have (original mi , good clone , bad clone etc).
     
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    Great,
    Now is there some sort of guide out there telling me where to get the programs and what to do and how to do it?

    and thanks for all the help.
     
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    Well there is a guide here I just found

    http://snesorama.us/board/showthread.php?t=14192

    Don't know how old it is , but the process won't of really changed. If the link for the program is broken then just ps2 pal to nstc y fix on google should find you another version.
     
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    OK, i followed the guide but it still does not work for me.
    I Downloaded PS2 PAL TO NTSC PATCHER WITH Y-FIX V1.06 BETA
    and followed the instructions
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    b)Run ps2_pal2ntsc_yfix.exe
    c)Click Browse and select the iso file of the game
    d)Select 48 as the Y-Fix offset. You cannot have it perfectly centered because the PAL signal has more lines or resolution than the NTSC signal does. This is as close as you can get. You can raise the offset if you need to see more of the bottom of the screen or you could lower the offset if you want to see more of the top of the screen.
    e)I choose to uncheck Make PN Selector
    f)Click PATCH FILE. The following screen will pop up.
    
    g)This means that the elf file of the game was backed up to your hard drive. Just click ok and exit the program.
    It is just when I start up the program, where do i select 48 and the Y-Fix as offset.
    When i start up the program, I just get
    Browse
    Patch File
    Restore
    and a PN Selector check box

    So where do I put in 48?
     
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    OK, thank you, got it to work.
    Thank you very much for all your help.
     

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