I ran into a glitch playing Final Fantasy VII on my Mac Playstation emulator. I found a fix!
Cause: The instructions for PCSXR tell us to load a pack of BIOS into the BIOS folder. This is wrong. There should only be one BIOS in there.
- Create a spare folder on your desktop.
- Go to Folder ~/Library/Application Support/PCSXR/Bios
- Drag all the BIOS out of that folder into the spare folder on your desktop.
- Then select and drag SCPH1001.BIN back into the PCSXR/BIOS folder.
Before fix: FF7 freezes at the end of Sephiroth’s battle with the dragon during the flashback to Cloud’s past, right after this:
After fix: there’s a looong black screen after the battle, then the game pops back to the inn in Kalm:
My other, less-desirable solution was to pick up a saved game file from here shortly after the glitch, but then I’d lose my limits and overleveled party.
I still have a working PS2 and a back-compatible PS3 that plays the game discs. If all else failed, I was just going to go back to the PS3. But emulating on my Mac allows for screencaps.