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Hey, I am a new member here (as you can probably tell) and I have been keeping my eye on the emulation scene for quite a while now. I have been having a great time emulating my games, and I have learned quite a bit about ePSXe and getting games to work, but Monster Rancher 2 just won't work!! Sorry if I'm confusing you, it works fine; it's when I switch discs. ePSXe reads the disc fine along with the second disc, but when i return the original disc it cannot read it! How can I get this to work?

One more thing about this game, how do I make an ISO? I tried using ISOBuster and CDRwin, but both of them freeze up at about 20% or say there is a bunch of sectors it cant read! should i say to fill with zeros, or ignore, or what? Thanx sooo much for your help!!

BTW, I love Emuforums.com and NGEmu!! I hope it stays up!
 

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Oh yea, I forgot. My specs are:

AMD Thunderbird 750 Mhz
128 RAM
Voodoo 4 4500
Win 98 se

ePSXe
Plugin: Pete's D3D Driver 1.1.54 (Sometimes Use Lewpy's too)
Author: Pete Bernert
GFX card: Voodoo4 4500 AGP

Resolution/Color:
- 640x480 Window mode

Textures:
- R8G8A8A8
- Filtering: 3
- Caching: 2

Framerate:
- FPS limit: on
- Frame skipping: on
- FPS limit: 80

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

Misc:
- Scanlines: off [0]
- Unfiltered FB: on
- Dithering: off
- Full vram: off
- Game fixes: off [00000002]
 

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I am using Pete's CDR ASPI driver 1.6

read mode BE_2(ATAPI SPEC 2)
REad Ahead

The only option checked is "Try again on reading error" and its set on 5

I have an iomega cdrw drive thats 8x4x32
 

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It may have to do with how fast you return to the game after switching back to the cd. For me at least, I have to give it a good 5-10 seconds to be safe and let it spin up, otherwise it will generate read errors all over the place. Otherwise no, I can't really say I've had any problems with monster rancher 2.
 

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Gerbil: You have been able to succesfully create your own monsters at the shrine? Cause i tried waiting, it still doesnt seem to work. Are you just switching cds, or are you pushing ESC and using the ePSXe option to switch the discs??
 
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That actually works now? I remember beta testing this feature with this game ever since we had the ability to switch CDs ... last time I checked was with 1.2.0. I will have to check it out. :p
 

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Hey, thanx for everyone's help!! I finally got it working. I didnt have to turn off mask bit, i just let the cds sit for about 10 seconds, thanx for the advice Gerbilcannon!!

For some reason, I STILL cant get that ISO to be made! Should I make an image or extract the files (in ISOBuster)? What should I extract/make an image of? I really appreciate the help!
 
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