I have just got into modding the Gamecube to make full use of 480P. I have a PAL gamecube, so I require the NTSC versions to play these in 480P. I verify the ISO files with redump.org using the Md5 checksum and then burn to DVD-R Mini Maxcell (Ritek04) at 4x using an LG BH10LS30 drive and imgburn. I then re-verify with the ISO file to make sure they match 100%. Now here is the strange part that I am having problems with. Most discs work fine without adjusting the POT, but Mario Kart Double Dash, Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes Disc 2 and Skies of Arcadia refuse to work. They show the Nintendo / Konami logo and then crash and tell me to turn off the console.(The laser reads the disc and then just sits at the edge attempting to read) I have tried adjusting the POT but this does nothing at all to help play these games.
I have tried these on three consoles (all PAL DOL-001) using SD Media Launcher with swiss and I have just installed an Xeno chip, but the problem still persists. I have also tried burning to full size DVD-R Taiyo Yuden media with the same issues. The games all work fine in the PC with the dolphin emulator.
These are the games that work flawlessly
Paper Mario : The Thousand Year Door
Super Mario Sunshine
Eternal Darkness : Sanity's Requiem
Metal Gear Solid : Twin Snakes (Disc 1)
These are the games which refuse to work in the GameCube
Mario Kart : Double Dash
Metal Gear Solid : Twin Snakes (Disc 2)
Skies of Arcadia
I did get Mario Kart to read once after about 40 tries. I did one race and then it crashed in the menus with DRE, I then rebooted the unit to get greeted with DRE again
I know these games contain alot of dummy data to fill the disc to the full capacity, is there a tool or anything I need to run before I burn the ISO's?
I have probably spent about 7 hours taking units apart and adjusting the POT and It's starting to annoy me now, are these games just not possible to run on burned DVD-R's?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.