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Hi. A friend of mine recently bought FFIX, and wants to get it to work on his PC since it apparently looks better. Ive tried setting up epsxe and followed the instructions, including seeting up the GPU , CDR and SPU plugins. He managed to find the correct bios as well (PAL) , and if i click Run BIOS, then it shows then playstation menu and plays the usual sound. But if i click RUN CD using the original CD, it only shows a black screen. I also tried ripping the 1st CD to ISO using daemon tools, and tried using RUN ISO, and also tried mounting the ISO to the first drive letter and using RUN CD - but it still just shows a black screen. I don't get it. Please help.

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Well it could be the fact of a protection patch wish yhe game has , but could you post the config and pc spesifics ? would help to solve this
 

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Well it could be the fact of a protection patch wish yhe game has , but could you post the config and pc spesifics ? would help to solve this
You're probably right. He said he has a PAL version, and as far as I can remember all PAL versions of FF9 have copy protection.

What you need to do:

- Find a patch to remove the copy protection. There are specific patches for most versions out there, althought I have no idea on where you can find them (I have the NTSC version).

- Either patch your ISO, or use Pete's CDR Plugin to auto-apply the patch to the CD.

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That doesnt really explain why both me AND him get those black screens when using the original discs though...

nevertheless, i have:

P3 - 600, creative geforce2, 320mg RAM, SB Live Value. Directx8.0a, latest nVidia detonators (12.41), Win98SE

He has - P3-800, geforce2, 384 MB RAM, SB Live Platinum, win98SE, Directx8.0a, nVidia Detonators 12.41

I ripped a test iso of disc 1 using Blind Read, nibble method. Mounted it as drive E: using Daemon/DaeMount. I can explore the contents of the virtual drive in Explorer.

I have tried epsxe, fpse, bleem and vgs on mine. Ive only tried epsxe on his.original. Like i said before, i've tried both the original disc, and the ripped iso.
 

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That explains it perfectly..

1. Pal versions of FF9 has a copy protection that makes it unplayable in epsxe. Which is why both you and your friend can't run the game. No matter what you do with it, it won't work without being patched.

2. You have to patch an iso of a FF9 disk which will remove the copy protection thereby making it playable with epsxe. You can then either run the iso or burn the patched iso back onto a cd recordable and use that cd..

3. Do a search at www.google.com for "psx patches".. Easy to find.. Be sure to read all the docs and get the patching program too..
 

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cool...

aha. Thanks guys. I suggested this to my bud, and after about 2 hours of struggling, eventually came right. Apparently it loook a HELL of a lot better on ePSXe than on his PS2. Apparently he's got a problem now with sound skipping and some weird reverb effects - any suggestions on that issue?
 

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Illegal material at MEGAGAMES? *shocked look*

Surely you jest! Next you're going to be telling me I'm not supposed to have all those backups I got from renting games at Blockbuster!
 
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