Final Fantasy IX PAL stuck on black screen
chance last edited by chance
Running on a RP3 Model B, RetroPie 4.0.2.
I have successfully played other ISOs just fine, but any of the Final Fantasy IX disks gets stuck on the loading black screen.
RetroPie itself is not stuck, as I can exit back to menu just fine by pressing start+select, but the screen will stay black forever.
The ISOs are fine, as they run fine on my laptop with ePSXe. I've checked the PCSX ReARMed compatibility list and it says FFIX should play perfectly, so I wonder what is going on.
Any ideas? Is there a way to figure out what is preventing it from starting?
Update: I figured out how to access the logs, but also not much help there. It seems to trail off without any real errors popping out. Here's what the dump looks like.
Running PCSX Version 1.9 (Jul 27 2016).
psxMap: warning: wanted to map @80000000, got 0x74017000
Init new dynarec
testing if we can run recompiled code..
warning: RAM is not directly mapped, performance will suffer
found BIOS file: SCPH1001.BIN
RGB565 supported, using it
Loaded CD Image: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/psx/ffix-cd1.cue[+cue].
Track 01 (DATA) - Start 00:02:00, Length 69:59:12
selected sound output driver: libretro
CD-ROM Label: SLES02965
CD-ROM ID: SLES02965
CD-ROM EXE Name: SLES_029.65;1
edmaul69 last edited by
@chance turn off the analogs sticks? That happens at least on ff7 if the analog sticks are on
chance last edited by
Ok, I can confirm now that this seems to be a PAL issue. The NTSC (US) ISO works just fine, so I'm assuming the entry on the PCSX ReARMed compatibility list was referring to this version.
edmaul69 last edited by
@chance glad you got it working.
backstander last edited by
You may not be from North America but I would think the NTSC version would work better because:
"PAL is 50 Hz, meaning 50 frames are rendered every second. NTSC is 60Hz, so 60 fps."
Also you're using the US/NTSC version of the PSX BIOS (SCPH1001.BIN). I believe SCPH1002.BIN is the Europe/PAL PSX BIOS and SCPH1000.BIN is from Japan. If there's some game that's PAL only (or the PAL version has more content than the NTSC version) then you might try the other BIOS file? I'm not sure, I haven't tested this.
pccamatrix last edited by
Pal version is working fine on PCSX ReARMed , but FF8-FF9 are copy protected , you must patch iso with appropriate ppf.
here is the list of iso that you need patch to run.