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 Ramuh.Sagittario
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By Ramuh.Sagittario 2011-01-05 16:29:18
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Hi guys,

I feel obliged to share this with my fellow Final Fantasy fanatics! I recently had the urge to play through FF7 and FF8 again for pc and decided to search any enhanced graphics mods and what I found...

MIND.

BLOWN.

FFVII
There is what is called a "remixer" available for FF7 which you simply download and install onto your FF7 (assuming you already have FF7 installed on your system and it has to be the normal version not Ultima edition kays). It allows you to put the game resolution to anything you like, has a complete graphical overhaul, complete character model overhaul, majority of NPCs have been remodeled, majority of the world map has been remodeled, a selection of new animations for spells/abilities... but my favourite part is it contains not only the higher quality playstation MP3 instead of the crappy pc midi files, but the majority of the OST has been replaced with tracks from OCremix.org and the Black Mages!!!

So for all of you that like me are holding out on a remake some day, this might just be good enough for you. Simply dl the remixer from this link (contains all technical details and info on remixer) and install it (remember you need FF7 on your system first). It's a large file so I suggest overnight dl.

http://www.finalfantasy7pc.com/mods/remix-patcher/

Sample



FFVIII
Ok unfortunately there is not an equivalent remixer for FF8 but there is a launcher program which allows you to alter resolution up to a ridiculous setting making the game look absolutely beautiful and also fixes the 8 bit pallete textures problem that causes so many issues with modern gfx. I have also managed to replace some of the music with tracks from the orchestral album Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec ^^. Now there are a few different sources for the launcher some of which I would be wary of so if anyone is interested in FF8 add me on msn or drop me a pm.

Ok so here is a link to the launcher, just dl and unpack it into your FF8 directory, then click on launcher.exe instead of the original FF8.exe (you will need winrar or winzip etc to unpack the dl). If you don't feel comfortable dl it pm me your email and I can send you my dl.
http://rapidshare.com/#!download|161l32|78672746|ff8_launcher_v1.1.rar|25

If you want to go a step further and replace the music with the wonderful orchestral tracks go to this website http://ffsf.aaron-kelley.net/download_8.html and dl the Samuel Slight FFVIII DLS v1.39/ Unpack and transfer all the files into Your FF8 directory\data\music\dmusic and select yes to all when asked if you want to replace any existing files. That should be you ready to roll^^

Sample (taken at 1280x960)

Remember this is PC version only guys, I downloaded the .iso files and used Daemon Tools to mount the game on a virtual drive. Here are the links to the torrent downloads (Use at your own risk but they have been 100% working and clean for me).

I've taken out the torrent links to stop the thread going under, but if you want to know where I got them from, I can't tell you >_> coughisocough because coughhuntcough anyway. PM me if you want specifics, just be careful and always check the user comments first on torrents.

Final Edit: I'm running Windows XP, my friend has successfully run these on Vista, Windows 7 on the other hand has known compatibility issues with FF7 in particular although it should still work with the remixer. Good luck, any issues pm me.

UPDATE AUGUST 2012: Some of the links provided in this post are now dead, so you might have to google your way to success.
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By Luz 2011-01-05 16:34:43
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They should have continued to release FFs on PC so people could pirate them :-(

Before someone says ePSXe and PCSX2, PCSX2 isn't really that great yet D:
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By Bismarck.Tuvae 2011-01-05 16:37:10
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Does this work through using Emulators? Or is it PC format only?
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By Ramuh.Haseyo 2011-01-05 16:38:30
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Luz said:
They should have continued to release FFs on PC so people could pirate them :-(

Yeah, why can't companies think of the pirates for once in their liv-

Wait a minute...
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By Bismarck.Patrik 2011-01-05 16:39:32
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:o no more lego man! haha this is pretty cool
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By Luz 2011-01-05 16:40:10
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Ramuh.Haseyo said:
Luz said:
They should have continued to release FFs on PC so people could pirate them :-(

Yeah, why can't companies think of the pirates for once in their liv-

Wait a minute...
It's funny because not continuing PC releases was probably one of the only decisions that even people who hate SE can agree was a smart one. xD
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By Ramuh.Sagittario 2011-01-05 16:42:19
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Pc only guys. You can in fact use ePSXe emulator for slightly enhance the graphics on playstation roms also but it is nowhere and I mean NOWHERE near as good as the PC mods. I will edit my OP to include torrent sources for FF7 and FF8.
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By Bismarck.Cordareo 2011-01-05 17:01:52
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Wow, This is amazing. Thanks a bunch for sharing this!
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By Ramuh.Sagittario 2011-01-05 17:51:45
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Ok OP updated with full info and links to all appropriate media. Enjoy!
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By Odin.Joeofalltrades 2011-01-05 18:10:26
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Thanks OP but What operating system are you running?
does this FF7 installer work for Windows 7?

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By Ramuh.Sagittario 2011-01-05 18:17:25
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Odin.Joeofalltrades said:
Thanks OP but What operating system are you running? does this FF7 installer work for Windows 7?

Windows 7 has the most issues I've read from other users but plenty more have had it work successfully, there is no reason why it should not work :3
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By Odin.Joeofalltrades 2011-01-05 18:24:53
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To install the game:

1. Go to the CD or DVD and right click the installer.

2. Go to "properties" then go to the "compatibility" tab.

3. Select "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"

4. Select "Windows 95"

5. Run the installer as administrator



To run the game:

1. Go to the Shortcut of the game and right click it.

2. Go to "properties" then go to the "compatibility" tab.

3. Select "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"

4. Select "Windows 95"

5. Then run it as administrator



And that's it!

copy pasta from another msg board :)
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By Odin.Frescora 2011-01-05 18:29:37
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When I clicked the link for the torrents, I was sent to the page where I saw "Torrent has been censored, as required by US court." Then I was redirected to a search page for either FFVII or FFVIII. Not sure which of the results is the one OP was refering to.
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By Ramuh.Sagittario 2011-01-05 18:31:36
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Odin.Frescora said:
When I clicked the link for the torrents, I was sent to the page where I saw "Torrent has been censored, as required by US court." Then I was redirected to a search page for either FFVII or FFVIII. Not sure which of the results is the one OP was refering to.

o.o I'll look into that right away give me a moment.

Ok instead of linking to the torrent summary I linked to the top page which should display the torrent at the top of the list. Hopefully!
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By Bismarck.Cerelyn 2011-01-05 19:01:09
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inb4lock
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By Ragnarok.Corres 2011-01-05 19:09:03
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hope this runs faster than the on ps3 emulated FFVII. it's sad that the PS3 emulates the game so slow.

finally i can watch our favorite Emo Cloud in higher Resolution.

but seriously thank you for that.
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By Ramuh.Sagittario 2011-01-05 19:11:44
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Bismarck.Cerelyn said:
inb4lock

lol /panic >_>;

Yeh I hope the mods don't lock this it took me forever to arrange my OP :(
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By Bismarck.Altar 2011-01-05 19:20:47
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Ya, I don't think admins/mods will look too kindly @ posting torrents.
But the graphics do look nice for ppl with legit pc versions!
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By Ramuh.Scizor 2011-01-05 19:29:20
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I would highly recommend taking out the torrent links Sag, they are easy enough to find anyway.

Would be a shame to lose all this hard work!
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By Shiva.Flionheart 2011-01-05 19:35:20
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I just bought FFIX from the PS store. I'll probably emulate FFVII on the PC. I'll probably buy VIII from the store though.
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By Ragnarok.Anye 2011-01-06 11:03:26
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Lol, don't worry, guys. Thanks for the concern, safest thing was to take down the links--I would have done the same, too, instead of locking the thread :)
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By Odin.Joeofalltrades 2011-01-07 04:08:25
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This guide is alot more helpful but I still cant get it to work on windows 7

XD


http://custompc.ca/news-n-jokes/install-ff7-on-win7/
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By Asura.Bartimaeus 2011-01-07 04:14:40
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Odin.Joeofalltrades said:
This guide is alot more helpful but I still cant get it to work on windows 7

XD


http://custompc.ca/news-n-jokes/install-ff7-on-win7/

What's it doing, or not doing? I have windows 7 and I plan to get this. If I get it to work before you I'll tell you what I did..
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By Odin.Joeofalltrades 2011-01-07 04:45:38
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ok I mounted the image, installed, and followed this ^ tutorial until step6

I can get it to start up and run (this alone was a major achievement lol) and get to the title screen with New Game and Continue but I'm getting an error msg that flashes quick but I believe it something about the path "\Final Fantasy VII\Input.cfg"
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By Odin.Joeofalltrades 2011-01-07 04:48:00
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btw I got it to run for the 1st time while typing up that post trying to find what wasnt working

so thanks for the indirect help lol

all thats left is patching and getting a controller to work, wish me luck lol ^_^
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By Asura.Bartimaeus 2011-01-07 04:52:55
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How did you fix that error? Am I going to run into the same thing or is it solvable by just following the tutorial?
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By Odin.Joeofalltrades 2011-01-07 04:59:42
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when I was finally trying to play FF7 basically I kept mounting the Disc1(the install disc) instead of the appropriate Disc2. There are 4 discs in total the 1st is just to install.

Duh.
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By Asura.Bartimaeus 2011-01-07 05:00:42
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Haha xD Ok thanks. lol
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By Odin.Joeofalltrades 2011-01-07 17:04:57
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Just got it 100% working with the fancy remix patch and its soooo gooding
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