now lets see how long it takes for people to start messaging me that it doesnt work as intended
i will just say this here even though i did mention it on the readme, but we all know that no one ever reads those.
this game is EXTREMELY sensitive to desynchronization and slowdowns.
i ran it with ePSXe and any slowdowns will instantly cause the audio to go completely nuts, same goes with running it from disk on real hardware.
(you may be able to get it to run if you find proper plugins and setttings, or just by using a better emulator, i didnt toy with it too much.)
the game is also as far as i see, not fully compatible with ps2. i burned no less than 7 copies of it, and each and every single disk had issues with some specific voiced lines on the story... same voices work completely fine using same disk on a ps1/psone console.
if you plan on burning this to a disk, do not even attempt to use a mediamarkt potato brand CD-R burned at 52x most likely the game doesnt even boot.
if it does, you will be seeing a lot of the nice little CD icon on the bottom right corner of the screen saying "RETRY"
i had to use my brand new psone (well, old but unused) and make a burn on a tayo yuden CD-R using an ancient plextor drive (legendary for making quality ps1 burns), and burn the game at 1x. the produced burn runs flawlessly.
Sans that, i never actually got it to properly work on ePSXe or my ps2 or my old ps1. (granted it's 24 years old so the laser is really bust.)
there is only so much i can do to improve the performance, the game is so large as is that removing the compression will propably make it not fit the disk anymore.
on that matter, the merged 1-disk version DOES fit on a single CD-R but may or may not fully work on real hardware. if you plan on using a console to play it, please use the normal 2-disk version.
heres a video of the thing running on epsxe; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5-eKBb9FLg
(badrach's voiced line at 8:40 is one of the audio clips that glitches out on ps2, if you run a disk on ps2, let me know if this happens for you too or if it's just my potato ps2