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Hey guys

I've got a question about my CD Drive. I've been playing FF9 with epsxe 1.52, and I know FF9 is the antichrist when it comes to emulators, but It's been perfect for me so far (Although I'm only 6 hours into it). Anyway, I've been toying with the optimal setting for my drive. the "fast" "faster" and "smoothread" options didn't work well, so I tried the 3rd one (cant remember its name offhand) and its been working great.

However, I've noticed that it slows down when the disk stops spinning. Its most noticable during FMV. For instance, I went a long time without a FMV, and when one started it was very skippy, but then I got about 3 of them within a few minutes and they were back to being fine. I don't know if this has anything to do with the cache being enabled, but it seemed as if the disk didnt start spinning until half way through the FMV that was skipping. I saw someone on the forums mentoin something about forcing your CD to not stop spinning using Nero. Anybody know if there is another way of doing this? I can dig up and install Nero if I need to, but I was just curious if someone knows a different way to keep the CD spinning.

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You can make ISO images of games to run them from your HDD.
Thare are a few ISO creation tools out there like WinISO, Alcohol 120% and ISOBuster. Create an ISO with one of them then use Daemon tools or Alcohol 52%/120% to mount it on a virtual CD drive. That way you won't have hte CD spin-up problems
 

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Well Kane, I would have thanked you earlier, but I've been playing since I ripped the ISO :D now it runs absolutely flawless, thanks a lot! And thanks for your video settings, those were very helpful.

This is probably self explanatory, but when I need to change discs, I go to File > Change Disc and do either the CD or the Iso? I just want to make sure.
 

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If you're using the internal ISO function, then you go to Change Disc->ISO. If you're mounting the image with a virtual drive or are using Mooby's ISO plugin, use Change Disc->CDROM.
 
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