I have a PS2 slim, I believe it's a V12? I know it's one of the first models of slims, if not the first. I have everything working great, and have played FFXII over the network, even. BUT, the FMV seems to skip. It skips on the opening in the same spots every time. I have complied and used the new versions on and off for months. I've read through the boards here quite a bit, and it seems like some people say "FFXII plays great, no skipping over SMB". Others say it skips. One poster asked why it skips for him and not others, even, not long ago. Anyone have any ideas? If it wasn't the exact same spot i'd say it's network congestion, but it's 100% repeatable. I have also read that the networking on the fats is slower than the slims. Is it possible the network "chip" or chip part is like the fats on the early slims? Any thoughts from anyone?