OK so I have seen a few threads about the Legend of Dragoon Black Screen problems linked to the Save State function mostly. I played the game for almost 15 hours before it happened to me & I did not want to loose all those hours of gameplay lol, especially since I saved up 16,000 gold before I got to Lohan where I encountered my first Black Screen bug. The Screen turned Black entering various buildings mostly the shops. I have used emulators for years for most of the systems & I have used the ePSXe for quite a while now too. I have played many games on it most without problems. Right now I am using ePSXe V 1.9.25. (I will post my system specs & settings at the bottom) I have played FF7, FF8, FF9, Resident Evil 1 & 2, Dino Crisis, Castlevania SOTN, & a few others without any problems using the save States & Memory card functions. I just started playing The Legend of Dragoon about a week ago & made it to Lohan without issues, but once inside Lohan I noticed a problem. Certain buildings mostly the shops would never load, the music continued to play but got the Black Screen like many others have had happen at various parts in this game. So far this has only happened here for me but I found a sollution which allowed me to keep my Save States & get past the problem. I have a habbit of saving using Save States & using the Memory Card just to be safe. I will save in Slot 1 than 20 minutes later I will save in Slot 2, 20 mins after that I will save in Slot 3, than Slot 4, than Slot 5, than back to Slot 1. I will also save using the Memory Card frequently & usually have 2-3 saves on the Memory Card as well doing the same thing, this way if I miss something in the game or run into a problem I can go back to an earlier point to fix it. This is what I did to fix it... So I loaded my Save State which was saved right before I entered the shop & the screen turned Black. I left the city & went outside to the world Map & saved using the Memory Card. I than exited & closed the ePSXe, than re opened it & ran the Game (Legend of Dragoon). I than loaded the Memory Card Save went back into Lohan & was able to enter all the buildings I could not before. But had I loaded using the Save State first the Screen would have turned Black. So save frequently & save using the Memory Card as well. You CAN use the Save States safely this way. Here are my Computer Specs AsRock G41M-S Core 2 Quad Extreme 3 Ghz 1333 Bus speed 4 Gigs DDR2 1066 Ram (Kingston Hyper X) ATI Radeon 5670 1 Gig DDR5 (Video Card) (Using CCC Crimson Beta V 16.2.1 Video Driver) Windows 10 Here are my ePSXe settings Petes PSX D3D Driver 1.77 Fullscreen 1680 x 1050 32 bit Color Depth Textures Texture quality: R8 G8 B8 A8- Best colors, more RAM needed Hi Res textures: 2:Streched (filtering needed) Texture filtering: 6: Extended + smoothed sprites Gfx card vram: 128 Use FPS limit checked (mine is set to 200 but 30-60 is probly fine) Compatability Off-Screen drawing: 3: Enhanced - shows more stuff Advanced blending: 2: Hardware - Fast, not all cards support it Framebuffer textures: 3: Gfx card & software - slow Framebuffer acccess: 4: Full software drawing (FVP) Alpha Multipass- checked Mask bit- checked Misc Unfiltered framebuffer updates- checked Special game fixs checked ~ (Inside Special game fixs) Use old texture filtering- checked Ignore black brightness color- checked Remove blue glitches- checked Use PC fps calculation- checked G4 polygon cache- checked Special upload detection- checked Mixed software FB access- checked Fake 'gpu busy' states- checked (NOTE I did not turn on the special fixes until I had the problem) If your Computer is not up to snuff to run some of the settings at their best like I am just turn them down 1 at a time until it runs smoothly.