So you are having slow loading times and sometimes areas wont load? Here is your solution. If you have backed up the game you might have those possible problems. Now to fix them Take out the disc and turn on the console. it will come on and you will see "Browser" and "Configuration" Ignore those, What you really want is in your bottom right hand corner you will "version" Press the button it desires you to push, I believe it is "Triangle" Now that you pressed "Triangle". Go into the driver speed section, you will have 2 choices "standard" or "fast" Choose the configuration "fast" and then load your game...Boom most problems solved, the game has been running flawlessly for about an hour or 2 now...Good stuff.... However their is one problem to this solution, you have to set the configuration everytime you turn off your ps2 and turn it on again...But it works.