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Im sort of new to PSX emulation, and i need help with ff 7. Which plug-ins are the best for that particular game? Also, the intro shows a bunch of stars... and there is no sound, is it supposed to have no sound or is it a problem?
 

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First, use ePSXe 1.5.2, 1.6.0 has timing problems with it and sometimes just locks up. The plugins to use depend heavily on your hardware - that's why there are so much, to taylor ePSXe's performance to your machine. In order to suggest plugins, we need to know at the very least your cpu speed, ram amount, and graphics card make, model and memory.

On a side note, please do not create duplicated threads. If for some reason you make a mistake and create them, you can delete them using the edit button on your first post. I already deleted the other one, just remember it for the future. And BTW, there is a search function on the forums wich will probably help you get your info faster than posting, as almost any question possible regarding psx emulation has been already asked ;) .
 

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OK, here are my specs:
Processor: PIII 450 MHZ, marched pairs
Graphics Board: Nvidia Gefore4 MX 440
RAM: 512 mbs
thats all i can think of.... so any suggested plug-ins ff 7 to work..
 

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Your pc is almost on the limits of epsxe's requirements. Try using peops gpu plugin, and setting it to the fast preset; eternal's spu plugin with its default options; and iy have the space on your HD, make an ISO of the disc and play from it.
 

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how do u put it on the highest prest?... remember, im a noob. And about the eternal plug-in, im using the eternal lite one, does it make any difference?
 

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there are buttons at the bottom that say Fast and Nice. I-Chan said pick fast. and yes, you should be using Eternal Lite, as you have a slowww CPU.
 

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With your PC, do not expect full frame-rates for FF7. (it WILL run, but only about 40~58fps)
Besides, you will experience sluggish gameplay performance on certain areas.

I suggest Pete's OGL 1.75, Eternal 1.4.1 and using a CD-ROM drive. (I suspect you have a slower hard-disk.)

With Pete's OGL 1.75, set to:
Plugin: Pete's OpenGL Driver 1.1.75
Author: Pete Bernert

Resolution/Color:
- 640x480 Fullscreen - NO desktop changing [16 Bit]
- Keep psx aspect ratio: off

Textures:
- B8G8R8A8 <---- Set this lower by one notch
- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- VRam size: 0 MBytes

Framerate:
- FPS limitation: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: 60

Compatibility:
- Offscreen drawing: 2
- Framebuffer texture: 0
- Framebuffer access: 2
- Alpha multipass: on
- Mask bit: off
- Advanced blending: on

Misc:
- Scanlines: off
- Line mode: off
- Unfiltered FB: off
- 15 bit FB: off
- Dithering: off
- Screen smoothing: off
- Screen cushion: off
- Game fixes: off [00000000] <---On Fixes for FF7

For Eternal,
Use SPUasync, Smooth with a buffer of 64.

For CD-ROM,
I recommand SaPu's CDR plugin.

SaPu's CD-ROM Plugin 1.0
Drive Properties:
- Drive Selection: Autodetect...
- Interface Type: Autodetect...
- Read Mode: Autodetect...

Performance Settings:
- Caching Level: 3 - Enabled, prefetch with async reads
- Cache Size: 32 - Large
- Track ISO9660 File System: on
 
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