I use the latest HDA provided here without any modes on (the 0.8a with GOW2 fix) and run the untouched DL ISO transfer from pc to HDD. I can get to opening scene, then when Kratos shrink to small man, it went blank and freeze. Next time I tried setting to "widescreen" (because I remember someone saying that matters), then I can get pass that point. I start playing to the first save point, when I press save, it hangs in the save screen (for very very long, like .5 hr). I tried it with both widescreen or normal mode, still no go. Anyone know how to get pass that?
What exactly do you mean by Re-rip? Create the same image again using the disc? Or just resaving the image in image burn that you already had. Also, I read somewhere certain versions of HDL_DUMB work and some don't. Either way, thats the method I have to get the image onto my hard drive, because I don't have a mod-chip. I broken all of my favorite discs before, and I won't let it happen again.
I tried that. It's still no go. Any other advice? (I am sure I am using the right version (GOW2 fix) HDA, because before it doesn't even load) The dump also should be good, because I can play the game up to the first save point. I suppose if I play past that without saving, hence avoiding the freeze, I can continue... altho I haven't tried that yet. (And it might freeze at the next savepoint also...)
I think I might have to go to the RIP route if the HDA route doesn't work...