Hi. I was wondering if someone could help me with this. I have a pal model 2 Saturn with the Phantom mod. The region switch works fine, and it plays original games with no problem, however, some specific games on CDR do not play well. Either they always freeze, won't load at all, or I need to reset the console multiple times to get them stable and working. So for example, Nightstalkers always works well but Astal always has an issue. The problem is with the game on CDR not the CDR itself (as I've tried different CDRs), or the rom (as I've tried them via emulation, and they do eventually work on the modded console).
With the problem ones, if I let the game load and then reset the console (and do this process approx. three times) the CDR will work and I'll have no problem. It's like the console needs to have a good boot up or something. Any idea what this might be?
FYI I have tried different CDRs (currently using Taio Yuden); have tried increasing the intensity of the laser, and different rips of the same game. Nothing works other than resetting the console multiple times which then gets the problematic CDR working absolutely fine.
So the game/CDR does work, but my Saturn doesn't always want to read it.
Any help would be much appreciated. Am I doing something wrong, or is the laser defective, or the mod itself?
All the modchip does is bypass the security check at the very start of the boot process. It's inert after that. So if a CDR gets as far as the Sega logo at the start, the modchip works perfect and you have a problem with something else.
Use a different burning application, or use something else to make copies of your games (IMGBurn is notorious for causing issues).