I've been trying to fix this problem for a while now, but I can't seem to find a thread about this (admitedly I didn't look that carefully).
I can run 1.6 perfectly with the following settings:
Video: Pete's OpenGL2 Driver 2.8
Sound: ePSXe SPU core 1.5.2.
CDRom: ePSXe CDR WNT/W2K core 1.5.2.
But if I try the same settings in 1.7 (or any setting, as far as i can tell), I can't run any games at all. The 'run-bios' shows up as usual. I've tried a few different video-plugins (P.E.O.p.S Soft Driver 1.17 and Pete's D3D 1.76, OpenGL 1.76 and OpenGL2 2.8) and I've tried disabling the sound and using the Null2 driver. But alas...
If I enable the logger, it all seems to start just fine (it's displays the same stuff as 1.6 as far as I can tell) and the program doesn't crash of anything, it just, sort of...stops. I've included a screenshot whilst trying to run FFVIII (which works with 1.6).
You might wonder why I wan't to run 1.7 when 1.6 works fine, but I would like to play Chrono Cross again, but this time without the annoying sound-issues. With 1.6 i could either get the game to sound good and the video to sound horrible or the other way around (if I remember correctly).
And by the way I'm running Vista32bit, Core2Quad Q6600, GeForce 8800GT and Realtek HD sound...hope you can help