Just a word of advice: Final Fantasy VIII is NOT compatible with all aftermarket devices. Specifically, controllers made by “Innovations” will not allow FFVIII to boot properly… if you have one of the dual-shock replicas by this company plugged in, FFVIII will not boot past the credits. Remove the controller and the main menu will appear.
(NOTE: This is in reference to the FF VIII NTSC U/C version)
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