ok, I got my m3 simply today (thanks realhotstuff for the speedy service!!!), and first thing I tried was portrait of ruin. For starters I have a Sandisk 1 gig card (not the ultra II version btw) I tried to freeze the game, and actually did lock it up in a few ways, BUT I did learn somethings in doing so (NOTE:this works for both the trimmed and untrimmed (just copy and pasted) roms. You can play Portrait of Ruin flawlessly (as tested so far) if you do the following: 1)when you enter into a warp stone room, let the stone completely raise, and start doing its glowing thing BEFORE you hit up. If you hit up before it is raised and glowing, you will lock the game up ALWAYS. This only takes about half a second to let it raise, and will enable you to use the warp stone any time you want! I tried this many times, and warped all over the castle, and it was really cool. 2) when talking to wind, I just walked into the room, and talked to him, no crashes. I was able to freeze the game with wind by running back and forth from save room to wind room repeatedly, but if you just walk in, wait a sec and let him appear, talk to him, and walk out, you should have no problem with him either (I havent yet as I also tested talking to him repeatedly) MORAL OF THE STORY: Let everything load before you mess around with the game! If you are depressed about the m3 simply not being able to run POR, I can say it will, as long as you do this *NOTE: This is only my experience with the simply, and I will begin to test these statements extremely over the next few days and report back if they in any way change, or if I do find a freeze in another part of the game. I am not saying these will work for everyone, they just have for me, so dont flame me if they do not work for you!