Beetle PSX Castlevania Chronicles - Slow Stage Load at First Boss

If my character dies at the first boss (Giant Bat), the stage loads very slow. The screen stays black and the music plays slow. This doesn’t happen using other PSX cores like SwanStation.

Maybe it would help to cache the CD image? There’s a setting for it in the core. I’ve had some audio issues with Beetle PSX without CD caching enabled.

Thanks for the help. I tried to cache the CD image, but still have the same issue. The game hangs while loading the level after being defeated by the first boss. Seems like it’s the only place this happens. If my character dies at the very beginning of the game or on stage two, the level loads instantly.