Make sure you're running the video setting in 'Hardware Mode' NOT SOFTWARE!I'll have to debug later I guess. After making it past the Opening movie (when the Press Start screen [IIS] is supposed to appear), cxbx crashes. Also don't know how to get it to run within the window instead of at full screen.
'Settings' -> 'Config Video' -> 'Direct3D Device' set to 'Hardware Accelerated'
Other tick boxes are optional:
'Use Hardware Video Mode' = Fullscreen? Y/N (Optional, I prefer a window)
'Force VSync' = Enable
'Enable Hardware YUV Overlays' = Enable
DOA3 sometimes freezes when bootig up (black or grey screen) just 'Stop' then 'Start' until you get past the into. I wait about 5 seconds after then press start.
When it goes further, It'll load the intro then press start again. Now this part is annoying, there's no UI ingame yet so you can't really tell what mode is what.
What I found:
Story mode (after pressing start on the title, press A)
Sparring mode (Press left 3 times then A, then A again)
Time Attack (Press right 1 time)
Survival (Press right 2 times)
DOA2U is a pain to boot, it'll load when it wants to (worse than DOA3) until you get the big warning text, you've got to wait till the text reaches the last part then mash the start button. Sometimes it loads, most of the time it doesn't want to and you have to reload the emulator, waiting for the big paragraph to load again (soooo annoying!)
Also on DOA2U, some stages crash the emulator (remember CXBX-R is very new so it's only got these games playable!) what's good though about DOA2U compared to DOA3 in CXBX-R is that it actually loads the UI (so you can actually see the modes you're selecting!)