Re: Final Fantasy VII
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:19 am
bluezeak wrote:I don't know if you can convert you save states. I suspect not. Google it. You can definitely use save game files (memory card files) from fpse in epsxe. I haven't played ff VII far enough to give advice. Have you searched through the forum here, or outside of fpse for fixes for simialar issues in other emus? If you do find something let us know!
I think the main workaround is to get your game saved to a memory card, copy the memory card to the computer, play through it on the computer, save, then copy the memory card back. To copy your memory card go to the misc menu, and choose 'backup'. It will be saved to /sdcard/fpsebackup. plug your phone into your computer and copy the memory card files over. when done, copy them back wherever you want. Then in fpse go to misc, memory card, and brose to where you saved them.
Thanks for your reply.
I tried everything I could think of, without any luck, including:
- backed up the app and reinstalled it and then tried the savestates by copying them over individually (via root access)
- tried many online utilities to try and read the savestates on PC
- tried to delete the memory card files in case they were somehow corrupt
Unfortunately nothing worked. I believe that FPSE did not load properly on an occassion when I played and it caused my save states to become corrupted. I noticed that I could play the game, but FMV videos would not play properly (e.g. grey screen when climing the lift in Junon harbour or Gold Saucer etc). One example of a bad load I've seen is where FPSE asks to select an ISO. I select it, and then the same menu pops up again. I select again, but I notice that the "HLE enabled" notice pops up and there are no save states listed. Quitting the app and reloading often fixes this. But FPSE still has some bugs in that area
My 'solution' was to load my game from my most recent memory card save and play through the 4-5 hrs of game time again. I'm now going to try and exclusively save via in-game save points if possible to reduce chances of this glitch occurring again.
@digitsix: I agree, the sound in FF7 is not 100% perfect. This is quite noticable when scrolling through a list of items or materia - the sound is weird and not uniform. It's not bad sound, but the notes are definitiely clipped in places.
@Biofilm: I had the same problem (see my posts). I'm sorry to say, but it sounds like your save states might have been corrupted by FPSE. I suspect that this happens when the disc ISO is not loaded correctly by the app, or is not being accessed correctly by the app. As mentioned above, the only solution I could come up with was to load my game from my most recent Memory Card save in the game and play through the 4-5 hrs of game time which I had played without saving to the Memory Card in-game.
I strongly recommend using the in-game save points and Memory Cards instead of save states if possible to avoid this problem.