i tried running epsxe with Pete's openGL2 v2.09 video plugin but it gives me the "missing render-texture extension and no pixel format" errors. i can run it w/o the menu. its just a matter of convenience.
just thought of something. squall, you said its a framebuffer access issue on the 1.xx plugins. what about Dr. Hell's GDI GPU, or some of the other <1.xx plugins. would they work?