Post by Gamesoul Master on Jan 12, 2008 23:24:29 GMT -5
Usually you can ignore that message if the image works. There are many situations where the emulator gives that message, but usually it can be ignored. If the image *isn't* working and it says that, your best bet would be to either rip the disc again, this time to a better format (ISO is one of the worse formats to use) like mdf/mds or ccd/img/sub... or you could possibly try converting the image straight to one of those formats, but usually that doesn't work.
However, it helps a great deal if you include information about what you're trying to do: what version of pSX, what game (game ID please, so we know which version), what BIOS, what sort of system - and how you're trying to play the game - from an image, obviously, but what format? Have you tried mounting your image and playing it as a CD?
Post by Gamesoul Master on Jan 13, 2008 17:32:17 GMT -5
I got the impression from his post title that he was trying to use an ISO format image, but I forgot while posting that many people call any disc image an ISO. I should've mentioned at the time that trying to play audio CDs causes this error, which would seem fatal if the person didn't know there's a (somewhat) roundabout way to play audio CDs in pSX... though I wouldn't imagine many people would try in the first place.
Post by Gamesoul Master on Jan 13, 2008 18:14:31 GMT -5
patrickp: Well, I know an audio CD isn't the *only* reason, or even a primary one... I was just pretty sure I recalled that being another way to get that error message.
I too think mounting it is a good idea to try. I noticed, back in my testing days of trying to find a good program and format to use, that there were one or two times that pSX didn't like an image I'd try to insert, but that mounting it seemed to work just fine (I guess it was a compatibility issue that pSX had with the image format, but not the virtual drive program).
It's probably related, GM: I guess pSX needs to know where each audio track starts, and if it can't find a description of the CD including track locations etc - you get the error.
I agree about mounting the 'iso.' I mentioned it in my first post in this thread BTW. But Sune pointed out that if this doesn't work, it pretty conclusively proves the 'iso' is a dud, and also pointed out that if the mounted version works, you should then be able to rip it to .bin/.cue.