Oh, i didn't use a 0.80 savestate. Version 0.99 was my first time playing. And nope, no region free, it hanged at that screen.You can't use a preexisting save state, and the region free did not work for you?
Right now i am at the stairs of the Dracula room with Alucard, normal castle. No savestates whatsoever. Other than random lockups and some graphic glitches -most probably a fault of the Yaba Sanshiro core, i'm guessing- everything has been fine!Region patcher is fixed. Turns out if you had an oddball IPBin it would not patch correctly (Basically the security codes did not match the area codes)
Thanks for your work.