I’m re-posting a process here that I’ve found to work for installing and running the game: Metal Gear Solid 2.
From the blog Hey! Runo, here’s the link to his post regarding the installation. http://heyruno.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/how-to-get-metal-gear-solid-2-to-run-on-windows-vista-and-windows-7/
Also, here’s his video on how it’s done.
Also for those wondering how it was made. there was this old thread at gamespot/gamefaqs that dealt in the process (but I forgot all of this a few years after giving up). http://asia.gamespot.com/pc/adventure/metalgearsolid2substance/show_msgs.php?topic_id=m-1-48529528
The credit goes to all those who’ve pitched in and contributed in making this game work.
PS. This is best played with a PS2 controller attached to a USB to PS2 converter. Playing it with the X360 Controller has some incompatibility issues with the left and right Triggers
Western Digital has recently acquired Hitatchi Global Storage Technologies for a cool sum of $4.3 billion. Hitachi will receive $3.5 million in cash and 25 million common shares of Western Digital, making Hitachi a 10% owner. This merger will currently solidify Western Digital’s standing as the largest Hard Disk Drive manufacturer on the planet.
This merger will combine two companies that have 3TB drives, Advanced Format Technology, and other features and technology (ie. Lifestudio 3D Interface and access to online photo upload sites, G-Tech drives along with WD Drive Manager backup utility, the smaller sized passports and MyBooks, as well as merging their SSD technologies)
Well for my gaming needs, I’ll be able to get the Velociraptor still, and now for my photoback-up needs, I’ll be expecting to see those specialized storage drives… the G-Tech series.
For the official press release, the link is: http://www.wdc.com/en/company/pressroom/releases.aspx?release=ba433e4b-bff8-4d99-b60f-7f02aa42f444