I have a 50004 PS2
Modchip is messiah2 I guess, I bought it used, not new.
Its Laser seems not good anymore (it was ok, when I bought it like 3 months ago)
so I bought a network adapter, to use it with HD Loader
everything works cool except
GTA San Andreas freezing, when I try to run it. It never reaches the "Loading gauge bar, with random screens"
when I try it from DVD-R, it loads ok, but after a while, it can't read from disk (I guess bad laser?) so I can't play it either way.
There is no way to purchase its original in my country, so don't even ask that
I will download the 2.6 Gb compressed (Paranoid release I guess?) in a day or two. I will also try it, I hope it works.