I've been tinkering with this for about 2 weeks, but I haven't found a solution.
I use Pete's D3D GPU v. 1.54, and set it to "Nice", with no special game fixes enabled. I play through the game fine, but the game freezes after the black screen occurs when you defeat the computer in Story mode and SP Battle mode, but it doesn't freeze after a VS mode fight. Does anyone else have this problem while playing this game?
Also, I've tried playing this game from the .ISO file and a CD also.