it doesn't even work the first time, because i don't have a pad to do the pad-trick, maybe i'll try with my psp and irshell, afaik my v10 should have IR receiver. i didn't try starting it second time. i'll see what happens.And btw is VP2 still working after you reset to hdloader and try the game again since this game require to use digital pad from PS1 to make it work
the funny thing is that VP2 doesn't actually lock up, because when it apparently does (start of battle) you can still exit to HDL via igr :]
that means that igr could possibly be extended with simple crash handler, or some primitive debugger (if technically possible) to help with identifying such issues. maybe IOP module logger to memcard in igr would be useful.
fortunately i have the original dvd, so i still can play the game. but i prefer playing my games off hdd.
btw is igr idiot-proof? what happens if you try to exit from the game when it's accessing the memory-card (save/load)?