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Originally I installed ePSXecutor so that I could properly use my memory card files. After a few glitches, I was finally able to get ePSXecutor to start up the ePSXe program. The emulator seems to be trying to start up (I'm hearing the Playstation boot-up sound), but then nothing happens - the boot-up sound just goes on indefinitely with a blank screen. Could it be that I've typed the command line for the specific game incorrectly (-loadbin c:\emus\ePSXe\games\gamename.bin) or is this the result of something else that isn't configured properly in ePSXecutor?
 

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Are you sure that you have configed all the plugins that you want to use? Next in the options tab in epsxecutor check the box for "start epsxe GUI" that will bring up epsxe like you are used to seeing it, then you can choose iso you are looking for. Also you need to format memory cards. I don't use the command line for anything, not to say that some games might not need them, but I haven't needed any of those commands epsxecutor should have just about everything that you need, btw make sure you read the readme file or faq not sure which it comes with that tells you everything.
 

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Thanks for your response. I have read the notepad file that came with the ePSXecutor program in its entirety, but I can't seem to find an explanation as to why the ePSXe program isn't responding when I start it up using ePSXecutor.

I have done as you suggested and removed the command line from the configuration options section, and instead checked the box that enables ePSXe to start up when I double-click on the game-specific icon in ePSXecutor. The ePSXe interface now comes up, but after I run the game from its location, the screen just goes black, and the game never starts up.

I am using the following drivers:

Pete's D3D Driver 1.52
Pete's Sound Audio Driver 1.11
Pete's CDR ASPI/IOCTL Driver 1.7

I have formatted the memory cards, and everything else seems to be in order.

P.S. I don't know if this information will be helpful, but now when I run ePSXe directly (forgoing the use of ePSXecutor), I can now no longer run the games by this method either.
 

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What games are you trying to run? What are your exact settings for the plugins you are using? If all else fails I have heard some guys have had the same problem of epsxe not responding, and they completely unistaled and deleted epsxe from the registary and started over. That seemed to fix there problems. I my self had never had that much trouble. Also what are your comp specs?
Here is what my settings are for GT2 and 1.
My Coputer specs.
1.3GHz Athlon,
200MHz System Bus,
56k modem,
128mb DDR RAM/PC1600,
40GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive,
32MB Nvidia TNT2 Pro,
Creative Labs Sound Blaster PCI 128,
12x DVD Drive,
8x4x32 CD-RW Drive,

Plugin: Pete's DX6 D3D Driver 1.1.53
Author: Pete Bernert
GFX card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro

Resolution/Color:
- 800x600 Fullscreen - [32 Bit]

Textures:
- R8G8A8A8
- Filtering: 2
- Caching: 1

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

Compatibility:
- Offscreen drawing: 4
- Framebuffer texture: 2
- Alpha multipass: on
- Mask bit: on
- Advanced blending: hardware

Misc:
- Scanlines: off [0]
- Unfiltered FB: off
- Dithering: off
- Full vram: off
- Game fixes: off [00000000]

Iori's Direct sound driver 1.4
null driver (because I use iso's)

Hope this helps
 

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After I thought about it for a little while I did have that same problem before. I had used the wrong letter for my cd drive under the options.
 

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Before I list my specs, I should point out that ePSXe ran beautifully before I tried to use it with ePSXecutor. I've tried doing a fresh install of both programs, but even when I delete the registry entries and the files in my directory (HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> ePSXe, ePSXecutor), the ePSXecutor settings that I set up the first time are still there when I reinstall it!?! There is obviously a part of the registry that needs to be deleted that I am unaware of.

As for the games that I am running, both of them are Konami soccer games (both are isos): Winning Eleven 2000, and ESPN MLS Gamenight.

My system specs are:

NVidia GeForce 2MX/MX 400
LG CD-RW CED-8120B 32X
Creative Soundblaster Audio PCI 128
Intel Pro/100+ PCI Adapter
Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
 

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Well for the registry entries for game settings in epsxecutor, you'll find those under HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Vision Thing/ePSXeCutorCFG
 

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When you use epsxecutor it changes the configs in epsxe. My first thought is that one of the plugins that you are using is not config the same as when you were using epsxe.My second thought is that I have no other ideas of what could be wrong.
 

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Okay. Thanks guys. I was able to erase the registry entries for ePSXecutor and do a fresh install. I was also able to get ePSXecutor to load ePSXe and start up a game, but the emulator didn't perform quite the same as it did when I just used ePSXe. I'm guessing that it has to do with all of the complicated settings in the ePSXecutor options tab.

Thanks again.
 

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If you have epsxecutor running it should run just as well as epsxe. The performance will probablly in your plugins settings, the options tab will give you more control over the emulator. In my case games run much better with the ecutor than without. It is just kind of tweek here and tweek there on the plugins to get the best playabilty with you games. What kind of problems are you having with your games?
 

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When I run the emulator throught ePSXecutor, the intro movie doesn't show up (I don't care about that though), and the game plays at super - high speed. Also, when I press F4 then save, then press F4 again, exit out of the game, start up the emulator again, press F4 again and then try to load the settings that I saved, it says that there is nothing there.

My plugin configs are the same in ePSXe as they are in ePSXecutor.

Also, when I hit the Windows key, then hit the epsxe button on the taskbar to return to the game, I just get a black screen with the game sound in the background.
 

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For the movies there is Misc. settings at bottom of options tab for mdecs(game movies).As for the high speed enable acurate cd timing if that doesn't help in the gpu plugin(pete's) enable FPS limit I think auto detect should be enough but if not you can manually select a frame speed. I am not sure but I think that us versions should be at 60fps and pal should be 50fps. Saw a thread about that somewhere but couldn't find it.Saving have you tried not using F4, because I never have to use it to save in any of my games.
 

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I don't know how it happened, but I can now save games using just ePSXe and the F4 button. I don't know what's different, but it works (for now). Thanks for all of your help everybody, joeho446 in particular.
 
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