Don't know if anyone is USA or beyond ever tried to boot the PAL version of Time Splitters 2 but many reported it had some Region lock code.
On a USA machine you had to set your EEPROM to PAL (using Video Mode Selector) and then ended up with black / white scrolling screen due to Video mode. In normal NTSC mode it does not work.
On my PAL machine set to NTSC EEPROM I got sound and no picture, bit odd....
Anyways, I received some info from Engage and I used my friend Whirlwind in the USA to do a bit of a test. Turns out u can fix Time Splitters 2 (PAL) to work on NTSC (USA) systems.
Even got it working perfect on my system when it was set to NTSC.
If anyone wants to try the fix it's available at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] you must register with a valid e-mail address so that you receive your password to access the downloads.
I hope some of you find this information interesting...