Hate to tell you this, but he is right about the vid card, that is what is really holding you back. Just put down a bit on like a tnt2 ultra and that should hold you for a while without being at all expensive. The best plug-in for you right now is Pete's d3d which I see that you're using, as ATI's opengl icd for their rage pro is exceedingly slow. And by the way, are you using his dx6 plug-in? That would probably work better. Also I see that there's an option in the special options that is for ff7 (textured window alignment) which may or may not help with anything. I don't know, I don't own ff7 psx. Settings offscreen drawing to standard or extended may be needed as well.