Thanks for taking a peek at my problem, which is probably also the problem of some others. I started playing a rom of DQ9 today (great game by the way), and it froze after character cretion. Then, I downloaded some other rom of it, and it got past creation, but froze at the end of the first battle. I found a patch, downloaded and applied it, and it worked fine for a couple of hours. Now, I'm stuck *spoilers* right when the Wight Knight comes down from a hill and in front of you.*/spoilers* I reset, but it still froze at the same point. I searched for patches all over, but found none that worked. I updated my Acekard 2i firmware to the newest, and still nothing. Is there any known way/patch to fix this?