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PC Gamer has this sweet retrospective on the PC port of FF7 and its development. It doesn't go into too much detail, but it's a fun read.

Tools / MOVED: [FF7] FF7ddraw - WIP
« on: 2017-02-06 16:51:30 »
This topic has been moved to Scripting and Reverse Engineering.

The Tools section is for releases only. I will move this thread back once there's a download link. ~Covarr

Completely unrelated / WOOHOO ENGAGED
« on: 2016-12-17 20:55:03 »
I'm on vacation with my GF in Texas this week to meet some of her family. This morning, I proposed, and she said yes! SHE SAID YES!


« on: 2016-12-05 06:04:00 »

Completely unrelated / Majora's Mask short fan-film
« on: 2016-11-22 19:46:57 »
One of the best things I've seen this year:

Tools / MOVED: Cant Encode Touphscript
« on: 2016-10-27 18:10:01 »

See the video for his thoughts on the matter:

Gameplay Mods / MOVED: FF8/psx easy mod
« on: 2016-08-15 03:55:20 »

General discussion / FF7 released on Android
« on: 2016-07-07 15:53:08 »
FF7 is on Android. I don't trust it to not be strawberries, considering Square Enix's history on Android of crashing when you switch tasks, extremely intrustive DRM, and poor optimization... but who knows, this could be good after some patches to fix the messed up colors and not working at all on Android N, but who knows.

As of today, in response to several recent incidents, I have made a few minor tweaks to the rules, as follows.

1. First, under Asking for Help, I have added:
  • Be patient. We can't all be online all the time, and nagging will make us want to help you less, and may lead to warnings.
This applies to troubleshooting help, waiting for mods to update, etc. we have had far too many members over the past two weeks creating a hard time for people who were working on mods, and more drama than I'd like over it. If I continue to see this sort of behavior, I will take action.

Among other things, that means if a question has already been answered, accept that answer. If you're told "I'm still working on it, it'll take a few more hours", then wait instead of complaining. If someone is trying to help you get something working and they're not posting fast enough, do not post again asking why they haven't answered yet.

2. Second, under Reporting Posts, I have added:
Only use the report button to report actual rule infractions. Do not use it to report mods or tools that don't work, missing download links, members being unable to solve your problems despite their best effort, or updates that take longer than you hoped. If you cannot cite the exact rule being broken, chances are pretty good you shouldn't be reporting the post. Abuse of the report button will lead to warnings and potential moderation.
I am serious about this. Don't report posts just because you disagree with them. Don't report posts just because they weren't helpful enough. This button is only to be used if someone has actually broken a rule. I would prefer it if, when reporting a post, you would actually quote the rule in question. Not just for my sake, but for your own, so that you can know for sure that what you're reporting is actually something worth reporting. If you can't find a rule against it, don't report it.

We are open to suggestions for things that you think should be rules but aren't currently. We won't necessarily take those suggestions, but we're open to hearing them and discussing them among staff. But it's hardly reasonable to expect us to take action against a post that you think SHOULD be against the rules but isn't.

3. One final rules and moderation point: In the interest of stopping drama in its tracks, I am going to start taking a very liberal interpretation of our Don't Be a D*ck rule. We've got a solid community here that's made some really impressive mods over the years, and many of us have made lifelong friends because of this site. The last thing I want is for that to be torn apart by hostility and aggression like I've seen recently, and I'm not afraid to issue high warn levels, or if necessary, even bans, in order to keep the peace. I would rather not have to resort to this, but I will if I feel it's needed.

Let me take off my admin hat for a moment and put on my regular dude hat: I have long believed that it is more important to be kind than to be right. This is one of the most central points of my personal philosophy, and something I consciously and deliberately brought with me when I first became a moderator here a couple of years ago. I can attest first-hand that this philosophy has worked wonders for me; I am generally a joyful person even in the face of emotional pain, arguments, etc., and this mindset is at the heart of that. I, Covarr the person, beg you all personally to keep this in mind so that Covarr the moderator doesn't have to take action. Give it a try; choose kindness over rightness or winning, and chances are pretty good you'll never have cause to be moderated. That'd certainly be a dream come true for me.

Graphical Mods / MOVED: FF7 sliding menus
« on: 2015-12-25 14:14:40 »

Completely unrelated / FF7 sliding menus (fake)
« on: 2015-12-19 19:22:01 »

Just an experiment. Tell me what you think.

edit: Just a video editing experiment, not a mod. Here's a before-and-after: and an explanation for what I did can be found below.

I found this really sweet remix of 'Holding My Thoughts In My Heart', remixed by Martin w/ Sun:


With his permission, I've converted it to a looping OGG format suitable for use in the Steam version, or the 1998 version with the latest Aali's driver. If you want to replace the original, you will have to rename it tender.ogg and put it in the /data/music_ogg folder.


With so much talk about the remake lately, I wanna discuss the new port of the original game to PS4. This port seems surprisingly competent.

  • Runs at native 1080p with anti-aliasing.
  • A fast-forward button to run the game at 3x speed.
  • Upscaled font.
  • The framelimiter works correctly (unlike the PC version).
  • They have centered field screens to have smaller black bars at top and bottom, instead of one big one at bottom.
  • All the high quality FMVs and other improvements made to the Steam version have carried over.
  • Trophy support.
  • Uses PlayStation button labels instead of [Switch], [Cancel], etc.
  • Analog support by default. Movement is still confined to 8 directions, but you can use either the stick or the D-Pad, and the stick auto runs if you push it all the way, or walks if you push it partway.
  • Cheat button to refill HP/MP/Limit during battles.
  • Cheat button to disable random encounters.

  • No widescreen support. Not even a half-assed "stretch" mode like you can get with Aali's driver, let alone a proper wider viewport.
  • Will probably never be moddable.
  • The line widths in the upscaled font are inconsistent.
  • They have changed the save format, so it's unclear if BC will ever work with this.
  • Battle scenes still run entirely at 15fps like PC (instead of 15fps for the 3D viewport and 60 for the menu like on PS1).
  • It's ~4GB even though it doesn't need to be that big (Steam version is ~1.5GB).
  • Battle scenes are not properly centered, and still have one big black bar at the bottom instead of smaller ones on bottom and top.
  • They have not added any new spelling or grammar fixes, so Cloud still tells you to "Attack when it's tail is up!"
  • Button mapping can't be changed.

It's not a perfect port, by any means, but it's clear they have put far more effort into it than Square Enix usually puts into their ports. I would go as far as to say this is the best version of this game currently available without mods.

General discussion / CLOUD IN SMASH BROTHERS
« on: 2015-11-12 21:43:41 »


post all your favorite selphies

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