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I'm new to these forums...but a while ago I bought FF9 used (note the word used) from Gamestop or someplace...turns out the 3rd disk was corrupted and it wouldn't load. If I burned it to the computer...would it help fix it? I'm reading up on all this stuff with PSX and its very confusing so I want to know if this will even help me or not.
 

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It depends on how bad the disc is, you can try making an image file aka ISO out of it. If you are able to do that successfully, chances are pretty big it'll work. If the disc is really damaged though, even running with computer won't help much.
 

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just clean it up. get the disc doctor or somethign similar and buff it out.

they should do it for you though...at my local gamestop they clean the discs first. all my discs i got from there are shiny smooth :)
 

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hushypushy, do you know what disc repair product they used? I need to get myself one, but all the ones I've looked at got *very* mixed reviews.
 

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Hmmm...

Ahwleung said:
I'm new to these forums...but a while ago I bought FF9 used (note the word used) from Gamestop or someplace...turns out the 3rd disk was corrupted and it wouldn't load. If I burned it to the computer...would it help fix it? I'm reading up on all this stuff with PSX and its very confusing so I want to know if this will even help me or not.
I believe you can run it if it is damaged. Download the free .mds maker "Alcohol 120%," set it to ignore errors and to do advanced sector scanning. Unless the CD is damaged beyond all repair, it should work.

Be warned, the process can take up to 4 hours with an exceptionally damaged CD.
 

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hushypushy, do you know what disc repair product they used? I need to get myself one, but all the ones I've looked at got *very* mixed reviews.
im not 100% sure, i never asked. Disc Doctor (i think that's it...the black and green one) is a cool one though, it's worked well for a friend of mine.

Download the free .mds maker "Alcohol 120%," set it to ignore errors and to do advanced sector scanning.
uh, alcohol 120% isnt free. the demo is though. http://www.alcohol-soft.com/
 

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Ok...I've fixed everything...the game runs...but I'm playing it off of the CD. It still freezes/crashes when I try to do the things that are corrupted. I don't understand the image system. Using Alcohol 120%, I burned an MDF image with "playstation" settings and the "ignore error" thing...but ePSXe won't play it. I'm using Pete's D3D plugin instead now. I'm using ePSXe v1.52 What's wrong? Does ePSXe even play .mdf files? cause it doesn't look for them when I'm looking for the images.
 

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epsxe doesn't play mdfs. make it into an ISO, IMG or BIN format instead (if alcohol can't do that, which I doubt, use ISObuster which can convert images)
 

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I've Fixed everything (I just had to tweak the CD Plugin a little)! Everything works now and the graphics look even better then what the Playstation does. I want to personally thank every single one of you people. Thank you all! Now the only problem is that I'm playing with a keyboard...... *hug hug* :rotflmao: :D :rotflmao: *hug hug* Thank you all! You guys are the best!
 

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FF9 needs a ppf patch for using with ePSXe (or it was needed long time ago when I
played it ^^).
Mount the mdf image in your virtual alcohol DVD-device the you can start it from
ePSXe via Open CDROM. But like I said there is a ppf file needed if I´m not wrong.
If you only have demo version of alcohol or you don´t want to use it any longer
go to e.g. www.daemon-tools.cc there you can get a virtual cd/dvd tool which is
able to mount most known iso formats and it´s free.

As for playing with keyboard, simply get a 10 button controller for your pc ;)
Or get a adapter for your psx controller (I personally prefer my
computer´s gamepad as I don´t like psx controllers much but that´s only
my opinion ;))
 
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