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Here is what I have:

P4 2.8ghz
1 gb Ram
160gb HD (7200 RPM)
Radeon 9800 Pro
Windows Xp

This is happening both in the new version of ePSXe and the one before that (5.2). I have run all the graphic plugins, and the best seems to be Pete's DX7 one (Opengl 2 runs very slow).

The games I have been playing are Chrono Cross and Breath of Fire 4. In Breath of fire, when I am walking through cities there tends to be a major slow down, however the fps stay at a constant 60. In chrono cross, when I get into a battle there are noticeable slow downs with lots of skips as the camera changed angles and pans in and out.

I am straight running these games from an ISO on my harddrive.
 

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I have that same problem too. I doubt it's your CPU/Videocard/Misc. settings. I've seen other emulators run fast in BOFIV's cities (like PSXEven). ePSXe doesn't fully emulate the PSX's core. That's why you have the BOFIV slowdown, but as far as Chrono Cross goes, I don't know.
 

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Here are the settings I am using:

Plugin: Pete's D3D Driver 1.1.76
Author: Pete Bernert
GFX card: RADEON 9800 SERIES

Resolution/Color:
- 640x480 Window mode

Textures:
- R8G8A8A8
- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- VRam size: 0 MBytes (auto detect)

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

Compatibility:
- Offscreen drawing: 3
- Framebuffer texture: 2
- Framebuffer access: 0
- Alpha multipass: on
- Mask bit: on
- Advanced blending: hardware

Misc:
- Scanlines: off [0]
- Unfiltered FB: off
- Dithering: off
- Screen smoothing: off
- Full vram: off
- Game fixes: on [00000800]

For sound:

Eternal SPU Plugin 1.41

Direct Sound, Buffer size 20
SPU IRQ - Wait CPU action (checked off)
 

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Similar slowdown probs.

I'm having a similar problem with epsxe 1.50 under Linux (Slackware 10.1). My system is an Athlon XP 2500+ @ 2Ghz, 512Mb DDR Kingston Valueram, Radeon 9800 Pro. I haven't even tried any games yet, only loading the bios (scph1001). I'm using Petes MesaGL 1.76 driver since the OpenGL2 (XGL2) driver complains of a GLXUnsupportedPrivateRequest Gdk Error (???) and the Eternal SPU plugin for sound.

The Bios boots, but is slow, the 'bootup jingle' is noticably slow and out of sync. When it gets to the system menu (allowing you to pick between the memory cards and the cd player) moving the cursor is PAINFULLY slow, and usually involves having to hold the button down for a few seconds to register. I'm only using the keyboard input for now.

I assume the bios being this slow isn't normal, especially when I read in the FAQ and on Forums about people having problems with games running too fast! I imagine my Video plugin is partially to blame, but I'm unsure as to why I'm getting the GLXUnsupportedPrivateRequest error and how to fix it.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

- orangeshorts.
 

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They might, or might not. There has been no official word from the developers telling ePSXe is dead, so don't assume it is. You both seem to be suffering from bad video drivers, as Chronno Cross can work fast enough in a hrdware like mine, wich is below yours in everything. Make sure to make a proper driver uninstallation and install the latest ones, and ogl 2 should work for both of you. BTW, make sure to get the drivers from your videocard vendor, not the ones windows update offers :p .
 

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Shouldn't a 9800Pro be sufficient enough to run the game menu full speed? It seems to on mine for some reason. Maybe it's because I got version 77.72 WHQL drivers (believe me, get the kind of drivers that have passed WHQL. If you don't, you're gonna have so much "fun"...not!) My FX5700 LE runs the game fine despite the fact that this card is only for mid-end gaming.
 
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