I know that everything seems more enhanced in hardware mode but in certian areas like negative alpha blending and correct shadowing is not done. FF9 for example, you will notice that the shadows and smoke have a very dim shade but a lot darker and more visable in software mode. A side quest in FF9 where you are required to find a floating island, I ended up switching between hardware and software plugins to find the shadow. Hardware mode can't be perfect correct? Any other effects in FF9 that cannot be done in hardware mode?