I first apologize for bumping up this thread, but I've been trying to play Suikoden II for 2 or 3 days now, and couldn't get any good results.
I searched the Internet for answers to my question, but couldn't find a solution either.
Here's the thing:
I am playing Suikoden II (graphics are nice - no strange artifacts - no visual bugs) and every once in a while, the game itself stutters, the image freezes/blocks, Controls do not respond and sound is flickering, like in a loop. It can last for 2 seconds or so, I've got a FPS drop (from 59.8 to 17, something like that), and then it stops, FPS goes back to stable 59.8 and I can play on.
It can happen when I am entering a new zone, sometimes Ryube for example, or even on the world map, when I am wandering around or when a random battle occurs. I noticed it also happen when I want to save using a Journeyman Crystals or talking to a Inn-Keeper.
I am playing a NTSC-US version of the game.
I am using a patched version of the game. I used this website to do so: https://github.com/pyriell/gs2-bugfixes
It actually fixes numerous bugs and I have now music during Major Battles. The bug still happened before I patched the game.
I also use epsxe 2.0 with Pete's OpenGL2 Driver 2.9 and Eternal SPU Plugin 1.41 Lite. I tried lots and lots of plug-ins config and even epsxe 1.9, but this annoying laggy bug keeps occuring, from Fast to Nice settings or personal ones. I tried with D3D and Software plugins (Pete's to name one as well).
I am playing on an Asus Laptop with Intel HD Graphics 4000 card. Please note that the laptop is actually connected to my TV with an HDMI cable.
Did anyone already have that problem? It's really frustrating. I hope I've been clear enough with my explanations.
EDIT: I found 2 potential solutions:
1. After reading this thread: http://ngemu.com/threads/weird-video-so ... es.158606/
- I realized it might be the same kind of problem I am currently encountering. The user said at the end he used .ecm files to play the games.
2. Related to the fact that my laptop is connect to my TV with HDMI cable, I found this: https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comm ... tter_help/
- I would have to turn off vsync in the nvidia control panel.
What do you guys think?
EDIT2: Well none of the 2 above solutions worked. Still have that bug, it freezes the game for a moment, sound is blocked in a loop. I assume it is because the game loads areas, or texts or something... But I really don't understand.
Before going to bed, I quickly tried to run the game using PCSX-Reloaded, with the same Plug-ins I am using for epsxe 2.0. It SEEMED stable although the sound of the intro is crackling now. I am pretty sure I can work around that problem though. Anyway, I haven't played for too long to confirm the "laggy bug" has disappeared for good...