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riderpool
04-01-2011, 07:03 PM
yeah i decided to play the pc version of final fantasy VII but sadly it refuses to load any file onto my pc, run or even in the case of a bin and exe download run at all. are there any fixes as my friend has tried everything and has had no success

Edmond Dantes
04-01-2011, 07:39 PM
Have you tried running it on a Virtual Machine (would suggest either Virtualbox or VMware since this game uses graphical acceleration, but Virtual PC 2007 may work)?

Jorpho
04-01-2011, 08:12 PM
it refuses to load any file onto my pc, run or even in the case of a bin and exe download run at allThis... really doesn't make any sense. Try explaining again.

FF7PC actually takes considerable persuasion just to get running in XP; use Google and you should easily find the relevant instructions. If you apply the appropriate patches, I suppose you might get it running in Windows 7, but I wouldn't count on it - your best bet in the end probably is indeed a virtual machine running XP.

Gameguy
04-02-2011, 12:01 AM
FF7PC actually takes considerable persuasion just to get running in XP; use Google and you should easily find the relevant instructions. If you apply the appropriate patches, I suppose you might get it running in Windows 7, but I wouldn't count on it - your best bet in the end probably is indeed a virtual machine running XP.
It's meant for Windows 95, if you're going to use a virtual machine why not use Win 95 instead of XP?

kedawa
04-02-2011, 12:27 AM
If you do get it running, then you may want to check out the graphics mods that are available.

Jorpho
04-02-2011, 10:04 AM
It's meant for Windows 95, if you're going to use a virtual machine why not use Win 95 instead of XP?Because there is no hardware acceleration for Windows 95 running in a virtual machine.

Of course, if you want to use the software renderer Windows 95 would make sense. I don't think it really makes too much of a difference.

By the way, there are music mods too, but I think the PC MIDI synth does a perfectly adequate job of replicating of Playstation's instruments.

Edmond Dantes
04-03-2011, 02:50 AM
It's meant for Windows 95, if you're going to use a virtual machine why not use Win 95 instead of XP?

Windows 95 is kind of a pain in the ass.

I'd recommend Windows 98 if you can get that to work--anything that runs in 95 will run in 98. Otherwise yeah, try using XP.

calthaer
04-04-2011, 11:32 AM
This is quite interesting to me...wonder if they've done the same thing with VIII PC? Not that I cared quite as much about VIII as I did about VII.

Some day (perhaps this is wishful thinking), I always wanted to go back through this game. Not sure I ever will...but some of the mods look pretty cool. Did a bit of searching and found:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/130791-final-fantasy-vii/51026143
http://www.finalfantasy7pc.com/

Please post back if you get this working; I'm curious.

Jorpho
04-04-2011, 07:46 PM
Wow, that's news to me! The new graphics driver would seem to make even the old, slow Q-Gears project (http://q-gears.sourceforge.net) redundant. Maybe getting it to run under Windows 7 isn't quite so out-there after all.

NayusDante
04-05-2011, 12:41 AM
Did Q-Gears ever go anywhere? I don't think I even saw a demo come from that...

The new renderer is pretty much what everyone's been wanting all these years. Latest version is linked here (http://85.24.185.102/share/ff7_opengl-0.7.10b.zip), he seems to only keep the latest one hosted and all the other links break. FF7 looks very nice at 1080p, and the framerate is higher! Now I need to enable soundfont support on my Audigy 2 ZS...

Jorpho
04-05-2011, 12:54 AM
Did Q-Gears ever go anywhere? I don't think I even saw a demo come from that...I think there's still one guy quietly toiling away at it.