So I've been enjoying my updated, working FF7 with Aali's 0.7.11b driver, FMV restoration, texture replacements, and the reasonable difficulty mod, all thanks to Millenia for pointing me in this direction.
Then I got to the Whirlwind Maze, where for me the whirlwinds show no visible sign of when they are safe to cross. I managed to get through the first via persistence and luck, but the second whirlwind defeated me. After almost an hour and getting sleepy from boredom, I gave up. I attempted to find a fix on the forums here, but the closest that got me was 'try an old driver' (hosted on a website that doesn't exist anymore). I attempted to use Black Chocobo to warp my save to a valid location beyond the wall, but I can't seem to grasp map or the coordinate system in use.
It would be super if I could get a hand in figuring out the correct coordinates and/or map to put my save past the whirlwind, or maybe help in tracking down older versions of Aali's drivers.