I swear I read every single topic about this game before posting, but they did not resolve my problem.
It seems that the game does not work with epsxe 1.70, with which I had a black screen after the first cinematic (I have access to the main menu, it just crashes after showing the bloody corpse next to the bad guys).
However, using the 1.60 version, I still have the same problem, no matter the video/audio plugin. And I couldn't find anyone having posted his/her config to play the game. Meaning I really have no clue on how to make it work. And believe me, I tried.
I usually use Pete's D3D Driver 1.76 and Eternal SPU.
Thanks in advance for the help, if any.