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weird ff8 problems...

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I have beeen trying the past two days to get FF8 to work using epsxe....since my messed hit outside my window..eheh..

but anyways..i have some weird problems...
my computer is:
Pentium 3 866 MHZ
128 megs SDRam
GeForce 256
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card
Windows ME
Latest Detonator Drivers

epsxe setup:
Pete's OpenGl VGU
internal SGU
internal CD...

I can run FF9 and Chrono Cross perfectly!!! i just can't get ff8 to run.... i get some weird problems...the opening video will run..but it will skipp opening text liket het Squaresoft logo and all..does not fade jsut appears..and it has SCANLINEs! whgen i am running it full-screen and in a window....
and sometimes i can press the key assigned to start.( i amusing my keyboard...) to finish the video..but usually not...and then when i can skip it...the fmv plays...just with scan lines and really jumpy..
and then when i can get past the opening fmv...i can't even play the game.i go to start a new game..and it freeezes....

any ideaS?
do ya want me to post my whole gpu config?

thanks so much for any help!

btw...i alos have all the sound options enabled and all the mdec option enabled in epsxecutor...
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choose also the null 1.34 spu plug cuz' it does not make the fmv flickers...
use the internal cdr core (internal plugin) too...
then if that doesn t work w/ one fmv of the 2nd cd or other one...
I dunno try other bioses which aren t recommended.
the 5500 for example....
Hope that ll work, sincerely.

Now about the configuration af the SPU,try to fiddle the settings of the buffer and block,but be sure to check enable VAG stream as it is the most important setting to check(it enables sound in FF8/9,and Chrono Cross).
ok...just downloaded teh null2 spu....and did the changes ya said.. and downloaded the save..

i got my vgu settings..just liek the ones posted.....

gonna try it now..on disc 2..
good news finally!! lol

we have FMV!!!!!!!! :) works on disc 2 anyways....all the fmvs from the battle of the gardens work fine..

only sounds slows down a littlle...eheh

thanks so much..i think we may have fixed the problem...but still have no clue what the problem works..i am gonna go back adn try it from a new game and form the first disc to see if it works now
OK,then tell us if it works then.

Well i m very very glad that it s now working....
I was running out of options and guess that raziel too...huh? ;)
well, It s very cool...


:D :D :D :D
alright still having problems with the first disc...

so i guess my cd's are to blame...thanks for ya'lls help...
i was able to see the fmv's on disc 2..i guess i ioughta just bug my frined so i can borrow his copy..or invest in a new

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Well u ve right, ur cd's scratched, that s the only thing i can think of.......since u can view the mdecs....

well, hope u ll play (half victory tough ;) )

alright..this is GREAT! it is workign fine..all but that opening cutscene..i been workign from that save game at the beginning of disc 1 that was posted and have been playing....

and everything is working fine! i have played all the way to the fighting the boss on the tower in dollet..adn all fmvs show
so i think i may hjave jsut been hitting some scratches

but it works fine! lol...

and i don't mean to keep bothering ya..but..when the fmv's run..teh sounds slows way down? is there a way to fix it?
does this kinda stuff work better in fullscreen mode?
cause i been playign it windowed.thansk
Yes it tends to run faster in Fullscreen mode.
But,wich SPU are you using?
You should try the internal SPU,it should give you perfect sound during FMVs(assuming you're running at full speed).
U re not bothering me ;)

Well i m glad to hear it!
(it s a more than an half victory then :) )

well, if the fmv and the sounds aren t synchronized...
it happens to me before but was just because i hadn t enbabled the MDECS timing...

Well try to give a try to the iori s spu (he supporting save states, not as the null1.35 one...)
put all the boxes checked except the real time window.

Another thing, since u are using a more powerfull computer than mine (i play in full screen) I suggest u to play w/ the fullscreen...

if u want the iori spu, i ll put a link later

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why..thank you so much! you guys have been a HUMONGOUS help! heeh

i will try that spu out..i was using null2..eheh..

alrigh..thasnk so much. :)
eheh :)

I m just glad that it has solved the (weird) problem.
And ONLY yet i can say:

U re welcome man ;) .

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