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This isn't a problem with plugins, CD readers, or any other similar device. This is very simply: Corrupted MDEC due to CD scratching. Is there any way to get the emulator to skip an MDEC? Because that's the only way I'm getting around this problem.
 

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Run the emulator with the -nomdec option.
That said FF9 hates ePSXe 1.6.0, especialy the FMVs. Try 1.5.2, you may have better luck.
 

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Thanks!

Heh, it's nice to know there are still simple solutions to problems. I'll try that, but so far this is the only movie that has troubles.
 

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Interesting...

Heh, it doesn't really matter. Looks like 1.6.0 has troubles with sprites in movies. Lord Kane, your suggestion worked. 1.5.2 has no trouble at all with sprites being in movies, although 1.6.0 crashes.
 

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Strangely, ePSXe 1.6.0 hasn't always problems with 3D models laid over full motion videos, because for example the videos in FF8, where the same effect is used, work flawlessly.
I wonder, what is the difference between the two games in aspect of these 3D models plus FMV scenes?
:hmmm:
 

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Same problem

I'm having the same problem with the FMV crashing on FF9. It's the one where Zidane and Garnet jump off the tower. I'm new to this whole emulator thing, but I've gone to Kane's site and config'd my emu to the specifications listed and I'm using version 1.5.2.

I ran tons of searches and I couldn't find anything helfpul except this thread. So I tried this command line (also found on one of these threads):

"C:\Final Fantasy IX\Launcher\FF9.exe" -nomdec

but that made my screen all funky and I could no longer see the game. Does anyone else know what I can do to get past this point in the game? Or did i put that command in the wrong place?

Here are my specs:
AMD Athlon 64 Processor
3000+
2.01 GHz, 1gb of RAM
OS: MS XP
nVidia nForce3 250 AGP <- does that make sense? I can't don't know how to find what video card I have.
 

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To find out what video card you have, you can either go through the display settings (right click on desktop->Properties->last tab) or through dxdiag (Start->Run->type in dxdiag and hit Enter->Display tab). What error message shows up in the console? Are you using an ISO or the CD?
 

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What the hell? Why have you got ePSXe installed in a Final Fantasy IX\Launcher folder? And why the hell is it named FF9.exe?
 

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First, I have an NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT.

Second, I have FF9 on a DVD. See, the only time I ever played FF9 was on a playstation years back. Now I don't have a playstation and I play MMOG's on my PC when I got the urge to play FF9. So I google'd and found an EBay'er selling FF9. Me, being naive, I thought it was a true game for PC and not realizing that there is no such thing (I think).

Anywho, I bought the thing and here I am. I could play the game at first, but I couldn't save. So I searched the threads and realized that the game was reading back tothe DVD to save, so I copied the main folder to the HD. Now I can save but I can't get past the FMV.

Sorry for the long story.
 

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uh, yeah, you bought a pirate version. go buy the real game and then we'll see if that one works for you.
 

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Basicaly, that's the stance we have to take. Sorry if it seems harsh, but that's how we stay here.
 
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