I'm guessing your CD is toast, I loaded it up in EpsxE 1.60 and it ran fine, although a little slow on my ancient PC...
If I weren't trying to run 9 FireFox applications, and Outlook 200, and oops I had MAME32 loaded, maybe it would have ran a bit better...
BTW, to unlock Starblade in Tekken 5:
Star Blade arcade game:
Successfully complete arcade mode with all fighters.
Alternately, in the fourth level of the Devil Within mini-game, there is a door covered with rocks that is across a big hole. You cannot reach it by jumping. When the devil's bar is full (the red one). press L1 + Triangle to transform into Devil Jin. Then, stand looking towards the door and press L1 + Square to shot a beam. That beam will destroy the rocks and a path of floating steps will appear. Go through the door and you will find a little space ship rotating in front of you. Touch it to unlock the Star Blade arcade game without winning arcade mode with all characters.
You can thank R. Belmont and the Zinc Forum folks for the info.
> Hi folks,
> I was wondering if any of you know how to run Starblade Alpha on ePSXe? I can't
> run this game (I have the original CD and am running off the CD). I have no
> problems with other games like ThunderForce V Pefect System, Lunar II,
> WipeOutXL, Nectaris, Ridge Racer, Ace Combat 3, etc. Starblade Alpha is the only
> game I have that doesn't run under ePSXe.
> I googled for a bit and found that it only works with SSSPSX - I downloaded the
> latest version (.34) and it wasn't running. Any info (including plugins you use)
> would be appreciated.