Hello, Im new to this forum and am seriously thinking about buying a new non chipped PS2 and HD Advance. I've done a ton of research on the subject and have got most of it figured out, but theres a couple of questions I have that I cant find answers to anywhere - so I thought I'd try my luck here. Firstly Im aware that the HD Loader \ Advance software wont correctly read DVD9 disc's from the PS2's drive to the HDD. However as there are other methods of getting iso's onto the PS2 drive (such as FAPlink for example) does this get around the problem? I guess what Im asking is will the HD loader happily run DVD9 iso's once they're on the PS2 drive? (even if it cannot necessarily be used to create the HD image itself?) Secondly - I've noticed games like Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance appearing in the incompatibility lists - is this because of a genuine conflict between the game and HD loader's code? Or does it simply appear in the incompatibility list because its a DVD9 and the HD Loader \ Advance wont read it correctly? ie.. would a DVD9 version of MGS2 Substance happily run from the HD Loader if it was copied to the PS2 HDD via a different method (like Faplink or PS2 HD Handiness) I hope this makes sense. Im interested in getting this kind of setup going - I just want to know whether future compatability revolves around games being on DVD9 discs - or if its a far deeper problem that lies in game code (that probably wont be fixable) cheers.