...errr... it feels very akward coming back to these boards now since its been about a year... looking over a lot of posts, seems much has changed with the current generation of chips...
I've tried seaching the forums, but after an hour of looking thru posts where everyone is playing GTA:SA from either a burned copy or from their hdd, I gave up on trying to find someone with problems with the actual retail disc.
anyway, I have a Japanese Xbox, Sampsung drive, older Matrix (xodus) modchip (the one with the pogo pins...bolted the chip down), with Evox 2.5 colormod, no dashboard...just browse using boXplorer. I'm guessing that this is an outdated setup, but I really only have the chip on there to be able to play North American games on teh Japanese Xbox. I am perfectly happy & have had no issues with this setup for well over a year....well, until today.
I havent had any problems with playing any of the NA games (all official retail discs mind you...gasp !!) I've imported until just now, but just received Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and for the first time ever, this game (and this game only out of 30+ NA xbox games that I have) is giving me the dirty disc error. I only get the error with this game. The disc is pristine & plays in my buddys NA Xbox (unmodded) fine, and my buddys original copy also gives me the DDE, so I am assuming this has to have something to do with the modchip and / or the BIOS I am using being older.
Anyone with a similar setup having the same issues, or anyone with (preferably simple ) fixes that I can make to my current setup that will correct the problem? Any help would be great . thx !!