Hi, I need help with my RPC2 DVDROM Drive, wondered if anyone here can help me.. I had an Artec 16X40 DVD/CD ROM drive for xmas, and have since discovered that it is RPC2 only, hence I cannot play region 1 DVD's (boohoo to the DVD developers, isn't this against the international trade thing?) I had later discovered that this model is listed on http://www.firmware.fr.st : Artec/Ultima DHI-G40 (16X/40X) I was consequently directed to this site : http://wald.heim.at/sherwood/530742/dvd/artec/index.html And I downloaded the file 1p21.bin. I since patched the drive, yet the software counter is still changed when i modify the region code through software, and now im down to 0 changes . I'm not going to bother formatting, since the 0 code is stored in the drive somwehere? and read by windows upon reformatting. Am i now doomed into region 2 only now?? I think i may have patched it with the RPC1 firmware, when i should have used the RPC2. Am i too late??? someone please shed some light ;-) GT - a man in pursuit of RegionLess freedom!!!