Yeah, I noticed the freezing "in-GUI", too.
To avoid it, I currently do these things:
-start it with turned off mod-chip
-when the game finally shows up, I scroll left to another item and back to the NET-Tab.
-I wait, that it has initialized the NET-Support and after that, go to the Net-Tab, to get the list. After some seconds the game-list shows up and I do the previeously mentioned.
Scrolling left, then back right to Net-Tab select the game and start it.
FinalFantasy X PAL doesn´t work,... BS, within the pink boarders...
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica X PAL --> BSOD.
Der Polarexpress --> BSOD
Fahrenheit atleast goes to the V-Mode-Selection and plays the video flawlessly in the beginning.
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