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    Hello everyone! I haven't posted here in quite a while so I hope I have chosen the right section!

    I am hoping to speak to some users who also have an Xperia Play phone or any android capable of emulating PS1 games. My problem is that I can only run Tomb Raider 3 and Chronicles with "FPse".

    I have tried running Tomb Raider 1 and 2 but they crash when I try to start the game from the main menu (passport). It is quite annoying that I can get as far as the menu but then the game won't actually start. Has anyone achieved playing TR1&2 on an Android because i'm starting to think it's impossible, i've been playing around with this for weeks!

    Unfortunately, playing Resident Evil 1 to 3 on my phone will not suffice so I would really appreciate anyone's help with this. Thanks!

    Just in case anyone is wondering, the ROMs I use are mine that I have made from my games that I purchased over ten years ago, so as far as i'm aware, what I'm doing is perfectly fine
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    Well.. thanks for the massive response
    Doesn't matter, I have finally managed to solve my own problem. I'll try to explain in case anyone visits this thread wanting some help.

    After extensive playing around, I have realised that Tomb Raider 1&2 are a bit awkward when it comes to Audio. They will not run as normal .bin files like every other PSX game. Instead you must use .cue files. These .cue files can be created and opened with notepad. Rename the .cue file to the same name as your .bin file and use FPSE to run the .cue

    To get the .cue file I had to use CloneDVD's free trial, but to make things easier for anyone in the same situation as what I was in, I will include the information needed to create your own .cue file.

    1) Copy and paste all the text (from my posts below) into a notepad document.
    2) Click "file" then "save as".
    3) Type "SOMETHING.cue" where SOMETHING is actually what your .bin file is called
    4) Move the .bin and your new .cue file to your phone's memory card
    5) Open FPSE and launch the .cue

    I really hope this helps someone!
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    Default Information to be copied into notepad for TR1 .cue

    FILE "IMAGE.img" BINARY
    TRACK 1 MODE2/2352
    INDEX 1 00:00:00
    TRACK 2 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 29:15:54
    TRACK 3 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 32:32:22
    TRACK 4 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 33:36:20
    TRACK 5 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 35:39:59
    TRACK 6 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 37:39:70
    TRACK 7 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 38:56:69
    TRACK 8 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 39:52:60
    TRACK 9 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 41:01:04
    TRACK 10 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 41:41:10
    TRACK 11 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 43:00:31
    TRACK 12 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 43:08:68
    TRACK 13 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 43:23:67
    TRACK 14 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 43:30:70
    TRACK 15 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 43:43:00
    TRACK 16 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 43:54:03
    TRACK 17 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 44:32:66
    TRACK 18 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 45:15:55
    TRACK 19 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 45:41:04
    TRACK 20 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 47:09:49
    TRACK 21 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 48:03:66
    TRACK 22 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 48:45:08
    TRACK 23 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 49:48:46
    TRACK 24 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 50:46:15
    TRACK 25 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 51:01:43
    TRACK 26 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 51:38:31
    TRACK 27 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 51:45:32
    TRACK 28 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 51:52:33
    TRACK 29 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 51:59:33
    TRACK 30 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 52:06:34
    TRACK 31 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 52:14:32
    TRACK 32 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 52:21:33
    TRACK 33 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 52:30:71
    TRACK 34 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 52:40:38
    TRACK 35 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 52:48:10
    TRACK 36 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 52:55:24
    TRACK 37 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 53:12:20
    TRACK 38 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 53:19:21
    TRACK 39 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 53:26:22
    TRACK 40 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 53:42:28
    TRACK 41 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 53:52:68
    TRACK 42 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 53:59:69
    TRACK 43 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 54:06:69
    TRACK 44 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 54:16:07
    TRACK 45 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 54:24:31
    TRACK 46 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 54:34:22
    TRACK 47 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 54:41:23
    TRACK 48 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 54:48:24
    TRACK 49 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 54:55:25
    TRACK 50 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 55:11:21
    TRACK 51 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 55:18:21
    TRACK 52 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 55:25:21
    TRACK 53 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 55:32:22
    TRACK 54 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 55:41:42
    TRACK 55 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 55:48:43
    TRACK 56 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 55:58:22
    TRACK 57 AUDIO
    INDEX 1 56:05:23
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    Default Information to be copied into notepad for TR2 .cue

    File "tomb_raider2_pal.bin" binary
    track 01 mode2/2352
    index 01 00:00:00
    track 02 audio
    pregap 00:02:00
    index 01 23:06:03
    track 03 audio
    index 00 24:31:36
    index 01 24:33:36
    track 04 audio
    index 00 26:27:61
    index 01 26:29:61
    track 05 audio
    index 00 28:45:46
    index 01 28:47:46
    track 06 audio
    index 00 28:57:32
    index 01 28:59:32
    track 07 audio
    index 00 29:07:03
    index 01 29:09:03
    track 08 audio
    index 00 29:14:08
    index 01 29:16:08
    track 09 audio
    index 00 29:21:10
    index 01 29:23:10
    track 10 audio
    index 00 29:28:51
    index 01 29:30:51
    track 11 audio
    index 00 29:44:42
    index 01 29:46:42
    track 12 audio
    index 00 30:06:30
    index 01 30:08:30
    track 13 audio
    index 00 30:19:74
    index 01 30:21:74
    track 14 audio
    index 00 30:32:32
    index 01 30:34:32
    track 15 audio
    index 00 30:39:34
    index 01 30:41:34
    track 16 audio
    index 00 30:46:35
    index 01 30:48:35
    track 17 audio
    index 00 30:53:36
    index 01 30:55:36
    track 18 audio
    index 00 31:05:63
    index 01 31:07:63
    track 19 audio
    index 00 31:12:64
    index 01 31:14:64
    track 20 audio
    index 00 31:19:65
    index 01 31:21:65
    track 21 audio
    index 00 31:26:68
    index 01 31:28:68
    track 22 audio
    index 00 31:33:71
    index 01 31:35:71
    track 23 audio
    index 00 31:40:74
    index 01 31:42:74
    track 24 audio
    index 00 31:59:48
    index 01 32:01:48
    track 25 audio
    index 00 32:10:49
    index 01 32:12:49
    track 26 audio
    index 00 32:17:51
    index 01 32:19:51
    track 27 audio
    index 00 33:11:41
    index 01 33:13:41
    track 28 audio
    index 00 35:11:52
    index 01 35:13:52
    track 29 audio
    index 00 37:11:35
    index 01 37:13:35
    track 30 audio
    index 00 39:59:69
    index 01 40:01:69
    track 31 audio
    index 00 43:05:54
    index 01 43:07:54
    track 32 audio
    index 00 43:15:36
    index 01 43:17:36
    track 33 audio
    index 00 43:22:09
    index 01 43:24:09
    track 34 audio
    index 00 43:40:44
    index 01 43:42:44
    track 35 audio
    index 00 44:37:03
    index 01 44:39:03
    track 36 audio
    index 00 44:58:69
    index 01 45:00:69
    track 37 audio
    index 00 47:39:63
    index 01 47:41:63
    track 38 audio
    index 00 47:54:01
    index 01 47:56:01
    track 39 audio
    index 00 48:07:33
    index 01 48:09:33
    track 40 audio
    index 00 48:24:21
    index 01 48:26:21
    track 41 audio
    index 00 48:44:09
    index 01 48:46:09
    track 42 audio
    index 00 49:45:15
    index 01 49:47:15
    track 43 audio
    index 00 50:20:45
    index 01 50:22:45
    track 44 audio
    index 00 50:26:74
    index 01 50:28:74
    track 45 audio
    index 00 50:42:73
    index 01 50:44:73
    track 46 audio
    index 00 50:54:71
    index 01 50:56:71
    track 47 audio
    index 00 51:09:23
    index 01 51:11:23
    track 48 audio
    index 00 51:19:56
    index 01 51:21:56
    track 49 audio
    index 00 54:04:64
    index 01 54:06:64
    track 50 audio
    index 00 55:18:14
    index 01 55:20:14
    track 51 audio
    index 00 55:27:61
    index 01 55:29:61
    track 52 audio
    index 00 56:11:69
    index 01 56:13:69
    track 53 audio
    index 00 56:23:54
    index 01 56:25:54
    track 54 audio
    index 00 57:14:60
    index 01 57:16:60
    track 55 audio
    index 00 60:46:29
    index 01 60:48:29
    track 56 audio
    index 00 64:18:11
    index 01 64:20:11
    track 57 audio
    index 00 66:05:64
    index 01 66:07:64
    track 58 audio
    index 00 66:31:34
    index 01 66:33:34
    track 59 audio
    index 00 66:55:09
    index 01 66:57:09
    track 60 audio
    index 00 67:14:63
    index 01 67:16:63
    track 61 audio
    index 00 70:03:35
    index 01 70:05:35
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    One final thing to note is that you may have to change the first lines of these .cues

    For TR1 you may need to change the bit "IMAGE.IMG" to whatever you have called your .bin file

    For TR2 you may need to change the bit "tomb_raider2_pal.bin" to whatever you have called your .bin file

    You shouldn't have to though! Anyway that's it for me, hope this helps someone somewhere. Also, sorry Mods, just realised you won't be too pleased about my repeated posts, but im trying to help!
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    I just thought I'd say you are the biggest legend. The Tomb Raider series is the main reason I bought the xperia play but I was having the same problem and after reading countless threads I was giving up hope! Your solution worked first go, so thanks for posting it even though no one responded to you. Cheers!

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    ive had the same problem as both of you, and Atlantis your a LEGEND. years ive been trying to work this out. and this is the only thing that has solved my problem! thank god this thread is still up

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    This information is fantastic, I'm truly greatful. One problem I do have if anyone could help me, when the game now loads, I don't have any music playing and there is no sound during cutscenes although there are SFX in game (lara grunting, shooting)

    Any help would be fantastic guys, thanks.

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    Mate, I just registered to thank you for this info.

    I was gutted when 99% of the internet told me TR wasn't going to work on my new Play.

    Thanks for being the 1% that knows what they're talking about.

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    I succeeded with img/cue files, followed your instructions, but .bin was not working either with tr1 or tr2 - tr3, 4 and 5 worked as .img files perfectly, but 1 and 2 didn't, so I just edited .cue files and removed .bin, added .img in the first lines. Tomb Raider 1 works properly with sound, but 2 still doesn't have music. Any idea?

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    Thanks so much for this thread! It made my TR2 work for FPse.

    Just wanted to ask how you obtained the perfect .cue info? Because my TR3, TR4 and TR5 games freeze when I pause or select. I can pause and select fine at the start of a new game, but I walk just a bit and then if I try the game freezes.

    I believe a perfect cue file might help this as this as I had the same issue with TR2 and the perfect .cue file contents from here here fixed it.

    EDIT: Oh, and I don't get cutscene audio for TR2. I'm running PAL roms.

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    It won't work for me and I don't know why:/
    iv'e done the steps you said to do and it won't work, it doesn't load, it does exactly the same thing as the bin file..
    is there anything iv'e missed out?

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    Dark Lugia: if you use emulators, make sure to savestate when you are in the game's weapon select menu. I had to start the games from beginning when FPSe got updated, then figured it out how to save and stuff. So always save from menu, and it won't crash your game.

    Matt: Try using .img files instead of .bins...

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    @Atlantis3735 man i tried for weeks to get this game running on my htc oneS ; i tried every version of the game and every solution on the net but nothing got rid of that black screen ; but your solution worked on the first go. you did a wonderful job...thanks.

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    Hi, sorry, I've just logged in for the first time in god knows how long and I'm glad to see that I was of help to some people! Yay me

    Sorry to anyone who messaged me wanting further help with your black screens and audio problems. Hopefully by now you've sorted it or just upgraded to a different phone.

    The reason I came back here was to say that when I launched FPSE the other day, it updated and one of the fixes was for audio and it specifically said "TR series". Assuming there isn't another TR series, you may not need to do any of this anymore. I will test and come back... unless I forget again

    Anyway thanks for all the "I registered just to thank you", you guys made my day
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