i feel sorry for you UK PAL guys. Your missing out on an awesome game. your best bet would be to buy one of the internet (US) copy or import one. its gonna be a long wait. or just get one off ebay, they usually sell US/NTSC too.
Hey I'm an optimist. Thankfully I manages to coaks enough life out of my old psx (involved taking it to bits and turning the laser alignment screw slowly for 2 hours until it managed to read disks but only when balanced on its side).
Heh heh, that's funny Betamax, I have heard of people turning there PlayStations upside-down, just to get it to read CD's! With regards to FF9 UK PAL, I wonder if the next Bleemcast Pack supports this release? ???
If it does support FF 9 UK PAL, I'll bet Randy Linden is going to be swamped w/requests about how he got around the copy protection. Hopefully he'll then share, because even though bleemcast is for the DC, the same principals may be able to be applied to the PSX emulators.