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Offline healme

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Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« on: Friday March 13, 2009, 01:21:19 PM »
I downloaded ff ix disc 1 from romulation. When finished, the file was .rar so i extracted it. Then i got a .bin file and a .cue file. When i tried to play it, it shows the usual screen with the controller pic which usually means the game is playable but it's not! The screen is black for hours.
I'm using:
Epsxe 1.70.
Video: p.e.op.s soft driver 1.17.
Sound: epsxe spu core 1.7.0.
Help please!

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #1 on: Friday March 13, 2009, 01:23:29 PM »
use ePSXe 1.5.2 and one of pete's video plugins with the 'nice' settings (and check the 'game specific fixes' section)

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #2 on: Friday March 13, 2009, 01:28:31 PM »
Owh. So where can i get the 1.5.2. version?

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #4 on: Friday March 13, 2009, 02:14:13 PM »
It still doesn't work. But other games work though. Maybe it's the iso i downloaded from romulation. Can you try it?

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #5 on: Friday March 13, 2009, 02:16:42 PM »
will take me a couple of hours to download the file.

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #6 on: Friday March 13, 2009, 02:22:22 PM »
Hmm, its okay then. maybe if you ever feel like trying it, please do. Thanks anyway for the tips..

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #7 on: Friday March 13, 2009, 03:23:32 PM »
running fine with ePSXe 1.5.2, Pete's OpenGL2 driver, ePSXe SPU core 1.5.2 and ePSXe CDR WNT/W2K core 1.5.2 using the following video settings:

Plugin: Pete's OpenGL2 Driver 2.7
Author: Pete Bernert
Card vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
GFX card: GeForce 8800 GTX/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!

Resolution/Color:
- 640x480 Window mode
- Internal X resolution: 1
- Internal Y resolution: 1
- Keep psx aspect ratio: off
- No render-to-texture: off

- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- TexWin pixel shader: off
- VRam size: 0 MBytes

Framerate:
- FPS limitation: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: Auto

Compatibility:
- Offscreen drawing: 2
- Framebuffer effects: 3
- Framebuffer uploads: 1

Misc:
- Scanlines: off
- Mdec filter: on
- Screen filtering: on
- Shader effects: 0/1
- Flicker-fix border size: 0
- GF4/XP crash fix: off
- Game fixes: off [00001002]

all other plugins default settings.

What are your computer specs?

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #8 on: Friday March 13, 2009, 06:42:12 PM »
I've tested it before, it works. And use 1.5.2 or 1.6.0, else you will get black screens in certain parts of the game.

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #9 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 12:02:58 AM »
I tried it, it says 'missing rendure-texture extension' and 'no pixel format available'

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #10 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 12:23:09 AM »
what graphics card do you have, and are you using one of pete's plugins?

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #11 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 12:32:28 AM »
Err, i don't know what graphic card i'm using. Is intel graphics media accelerator 950 a name of the graphic card? And yes, i'm using pete's plugins and the settings you posted. Hey, i found pete's faq and he said that i need to use the 'G4 polygon cache' special game fix with ff9 but i don't seem to have it.

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #12 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 02:50:21 AM »
it's in the 'special game fixes' section at the bottom of the config page for his plugin. I would also suggest you use pete's DX6 driver with intel graphics.

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #13 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 05:42:28 AM »
Still doesn't work. Used pete's dx6 with the nice settings and special game fixes. I even tried the epsxe 1.6.0. Hmm, why can't i get it work?!

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #14 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 07:42:15 AM »
Commonly for some reason certain servers such as the ones being sued by Romulation will corrupt a fraction of data in a file... Causing ISOs to screw up.
I've been with these fellas since nearly the beginning, and have downloaded thousands of files from them.
And some of them, spiecally those running over 200+ mb, I had to Re-Download.

So if you have the correct specs, and the emulator is for sure properlly configged.
Try redownloading.

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #15 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 12:12:44 PM »
Commonly for some reason certain servers such as the ones being sued by Romulation will corrupt a fraction of data in a file... Causing ISOs to screw up.
I've been with these fellas since nearly the beginning, and have downloaded thousands of files from them.
And some of them, spiecally those running over 200+ mb, I had to Re-Download.

So if you have the correct specs, and the emulator is for sure properlly configged.
Try redownloading.

That shouldn't happen, any corruption should prevent it from extracting

healme: you have to use ePSXe 1.5.2. ePSXe 1.6.0 and 1.7.0 seem to have a beef with squaresoft games in general.

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #16 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 03:22:10 PM »
But i played ff tactics just fine with all of those epsxe's. Redownload? Not in the mood.. Why won't ff9 work? I thought i could play it again after my ps1 broke, but.. ~sigh~

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #17 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 04:17:17 PM »
I doubt redownloading would help anyway. What CDR driver are you using?

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #18 on: Saturday March 14, 2009, 11:06:22 PM »
I'm using PHILIPS CDRW/DVD SCB5265. Why?

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #19 on: Sunday March 15, 2009, 12:40:18 AM »
I meant the ePSXe CD-ROM plugin. Sorry for the confusion

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #20 on: Sunday March 15, 2009, 01:07:36 AM »
Epsxe cdr wnt/w2k core 1.5.2, the one you suggested earlier.

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #21 on: Sunday March 15, 2009, 12:20:17 PM »
is there any sound/music?

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #22 on: Sunday March 15, 2009, 10:51:57 PM »
Now that you mentioned it, no.

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #23 on: Sunday March 15, 2009, 11:47:25 PM »
so it is not emulating.

Do you have the bios in the bios folder (file called SCPH1001.bin)?
are you running the game using 'run ISO' then choosing the final fantasy .bin file?

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Re: Please help! final fantasy ix won't run on my epsxe!
« Reply #24 on: Monday March 16, 2009, 04:50:55 AM »
Yes, i do.