Here's how I've been playing backed-up games lately. booted Gameshark V2, and when I get to the main menu I take off the top (I don't have a fliptop yet) and manually put in a backed up game and boot it without codes and it plays. For some reason, it isn't working with my back up of Initial D Special Stage. Is it not working because I have an american NTSC playstation 2 and the game is japanese?? I really want to get this to work. Thank you in advance.