Thank you for reading my post. I recently acquired the ROMs for games of the EVE series (EVE Zero, EVE The Lost One, and EVE The Fatal Attraction.) They are relatively obscure NTSC-J psx games (more like visual novels), but the English version of EVE Burst Error was wonderful and hooked me to the series. I'm even trying to learn a minimal amount of Japanese to get me through the Japanese-only sequels..
The ROM will load without issue, but when I get to a certain part of the games (which happens to be, for one of the games, on the second line of text/voice) the screen freezes. The music continues, but controller input does not advance the game any further.
I have tried this with eight different BIOS's (North American, Japanese, European), four different display plugins (Pete's soft, OpenGL, others), and a number of different emulators (ePSXe, PSXeven, adriPSX, PCSX, and psx). With each setup, no matter how I vary the BIOS, display, and emulator, the game will freeze at the same point. However, the one emulator that I was not able to get the game to display at all (and subsequently had to rely on sound to get to the part where the game would normally freeze) actually made it past the freezing point. This leads me to believe that the graphics plugin may be the issue here.
Am I missing something big here? Is there a special display plugin for Japanese psx games that I should be using? A special emulator? Any information from someone who has used NTSC-J psx ROMS successfully would be greatly appreciated.
One more quick question - is there any easy way to extract text from psx ROM files? I sincerely doubt it, but just thought I'd ask
Thanks in advance! Happy gaming!