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Minor Problems with A Lot of Games...

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I have been desperately trying to get ePSXe to emulate my games perfectly, but it hasn't happened. For the most part, every game I have tried runs quite well, but there's always a small glitch or something that is really annoyning.

For example,

FF7 - Music, when in towns or areas not on the world map, slows down when you first enter the area, but then returns to normal. Same thing when entering battles

FF8 - Movies have a brief pause/skip every few seconds

Xenogears - Movies have a brief pause/skip every few seconds

MGS - Cutscenes and menus have a brief pause/skip in sound every few seconds

Gauntlet Legends - Sound skips/pauses every couple of seconds

Castlevania:SOTN - Sound skpis/pauses every few seconds

As you can see, almost all the issues are with the sound pausing/skipping/poping. I can deal with them if I absolutely have to, but I'd like to fix the issues if possible.

Any idea what I can do to fix this?

Comp Specs
Intel Pentium 3 3.0 gHz
1024mb RAM
Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
SoundMAX Digital Audio (it's integrated on my MB but is actually pretty good)

ePSXe Settings:

Pete's OpenGL Driver 1.75
Fullscreen 1280x1024
16 bit

Quality - R8B8B8A8
Filtering - 0
High-Res Textures - 2

Use FPS Limit - Autodetect

Offscreen Drawing - 3
Framebuffer Textures - 2
Framebuffer Access - 3

Alpha/Mask/Blending - On

Eternal SPU Plugin 1.41
Device - DirectSound
Buffer - 25

Audio Out - Thread

Wait for XA Buffer - On

Any help is greatly appreciated. I was using ePSXe 1.6 and and now using 1.5.2, which seems to be working quite a bit better (since now all I have is sound problems when before I had some graphics problems too).
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Ok, I'll try an ISO, but I'd prefer to run from CD...

Here's the full settings for my gfx:

Plugin: Pete's OpenGL Driver 1.1.75
Author: Pete Bernert
Card vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
GFX card: RADEON 9800 Pro x86/SSE2

- 1280x1024 Fullscreen - NO desktop changing [16 Bit]
- Keep psx aspect ratio: off

- R8G8B8A8
- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 2
- VRam size: 128 MBytes

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

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

- Scanlines: off
- Line mode: off
- Unfiltered FB: off
- 15 bit FB: off
- Dithering: off
- Screen smoothing: off
- Screen cushion: off
- Game fixes: on [00001001]
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fireblaster_lyz said:
Eternal Settings:
Set to SPUasync, Smooth, with a buffer of 32.
Unfortunately, that actually made the pauses longer.


I've been trying all possible combinations all day... I guess I'll just have to accept that it might be my soundcard (since there haven't been any new drivers released for it since June of 2003)... my laptop didn't seem to have any problem with it.

Thanks for the help anyway.
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