Game freezes instantly after exiting door (Spongebob: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman)

  • Keitaro004 23 Aug 2017 13:41:21 1 posts
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    Hello everyone!

    I have an old Spongebob game I would love to experience again, but it keeps freezing after I exit the front door on the first level. It loads up perfectly, let's me start a new game at the main menu screen, let's me play for a bit inside Spongebob's house, but whenever I exit his house and enter a loading screen, the game freezes. Which is really strange, because the disc is completely free from scratches, and I brought my PS2 slim in 2010, so it isn't too old. However, it's the blue/purple kind of disc, and I've heard those have caused problems for a lot of people.


    Any tips on what I could do? It plays normal DVDs perfectly
  • smoothpete 23 Aug 2017 13:46:36 37,622 posts
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    I apologize in advance for the nature of the replies you are likely to receive
  • Syrette 23 Aug 2017 13:49:50 51,086 posts
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    No... I've got nothing. Want to quote Spongebob but I'm 30.
  • Deleted user 23 August 2017 13:50:29
    @Keitaro004 Buy a proper game
  • philreeduk 23 Aug 2017 13:50:35 547 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I apologize in advance for the nature of the replies you are likely to receive
    http://bfy.tw/DWlJ

    See! Not all of us are assholes....just passive aggressive ones....
  • Jono62 23 Aug 2017 13:50:55 26,878 posts
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    Try covering the disc in toothpaste.
  • neilka 23 Aug 2017 13:58:21 23,913 posts
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    Paging user spongebob85
  • Deleted user 23 August 2017 14:04:39
    Whooo lives in a sex dungeon close to the sea.....ecosse sex pest pants.

    Whooo posts pics of gay men periodically...ecosse sex pest pants.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 23 Aug 2017 14:07:58 10,448 posts
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    Purple PS2 discs are CDs and the silver ones are DVDs. Try playing an audio CD and see what happens.
  • THFourteen 23 Aug 2017 14:08:27 54,536 posts
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    Don't open the door
  • Rogueywon 23 Aug 2017 14:40:03 11,670 posts
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    I'm actually slightly shocked by how many of my optical discs from the 90s and the 00s are no longer readable, or are very difficult to read. The lifespan of optical storage media is not fantastic, particularly when they've been stored in suboptimal conditions. Home-writable media is particularly prone to decay, but commercially stamped discs aren't immune either.

    I used to have an old 2x CD-ROM drive from around 1994 or so that would read absolutely any CD you put in it. Age, wear and tear, scratches, heat damage, partial incineration - nothing ever phased it. I had discs that other, more modern drives wouldn't even recognise as media, which that drive would read without a quibble. I suspect you could have put a burger patty in there and it would have read data off it.

    Sadly, the effort required to hook it up to a modern PC means that it's no longer worth the effort.
  • DUFFMAN5 23 Aug 2017 14:42:39 26,708 posts
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    "who you calling Big Nose...Big Nose
  • Deleted user 3 April 2019 14:36:50
    ok very late response but i literally just had this issue and found a fix. get right to the point where you need to leave the house (throw the stick for gary and watch the cutscene) and then before leaving the house save your game, turn off the console (yes you actually have to turn it off not just reset) start it back up load your game and you will be able to exit the house as normal, seems to be some kind of loading bug tied to the dutchman cutscene itself from what i can tell?
  • Load_2.0 3 Apr 2019 14:44:06 33,078 posts
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    Hurrah!
  • minky-kong 3 Apr 2019 14:50:42 14,752 posts
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    "Alright Spongebob Shit-his-pants"
  • SnackPlissken 3 Apr 2019 15:04:12 3,219 posts
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    Thank you deleted user.
  • neilka 3 Apr 2019 15:23:08 23,913 posts
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    I'm sad to inform you that in the intervening years user Keitato004 has perished in a dressing themselves accident.
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