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Updated: January 5, 2017



Tifa's Final Heaven
7th Heaven Modding Tutorial


★ VIDEO TUTORIAL ★

☛ Frequently Asked Questions ☚

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Computer Requirements

If you play WITH texture mods (field, battle, world), a dedicated GPU with OpenGL 2.0 support is needed. One with 512 MB is preferred. Anything without OpenGL 2.0 support or lower memory will glitch/crash often when using a lot of texture mods.

If you play WITHOUT texture mods (field, battle, world), the game should be playable on most systems.



Acquiring Final Fantasy VII

We do NOT support piracy. You will need to BUY the game if you don't have it already.

1998 Version

Ebay
Amazon (Europe)
Amazon (North America)


2012/2013 Versions

Steam
Square Enix Store (Europe)
Square Enix Store (North America)



Installing Final Fantasy VII

1998 Version - Original Discs

   

MAXIMUN INSTALLATION IS A MUST



Avoid installing into the following folders: Program Files, Program Files (x86), Users

If you are having issues installing on Windows 10, take a look at Tom's Installer Remake.



2012 Version - Square Enix Store



Avoid installing into the following folders: Program Files, Program Files (x86), Users
Achievements, Cloud Saves, and the Trainer will be gone after the modding process.



2013 Version - Steam



Avoid installing into the following folders: Program Files, Program Files (x86), Users
Achievements, Cloud Saves, and the Trainer will be gone after the modding process.



Now...

Let's get going with the mods!




Step 1

Patch the game for mod compatibility using this FF7 Game Converter.

LINKS
READ DOWNLOAD


Before running this Game Converter, do ONE of the following:

1. Mount this blank ISO: DOWNLOAD --- (Daemon Tools Lite works great)

OR

2. Rename a USB Flash Drive to FF7DISC1.

OR

3. Rename a Hard Drive to FF7DISC1.

YOU MUST USE THE GAME CONVERTER, PERIOD.
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT VERSION OF THE GAME YOU BOUGHT.
IT CONVERTS YOUR GAME FILES/FOLDERS AND ADDS OTHER NECESSARY FILES/FOLDERS FOR MODDING TO WORK.
YOU MUST USE THE GAME CONVERTER, PERIOD.


Note: FF7_GameConverter_7H.exe is the ONLY version that works with this tutorial. All others will require a lot of manual setup.



Step 2

Download and extract 7th Heaven to any location.

LINKS
READ DOWNLOAD


Latest working version: 1.54
v1.55 will crash if you have any open save blocks. Either create a save in every block, or revert back to v1.54 to fix the issue.



Step 3

Open 7th Heaven and click on Workshop -> Settings and use the following settings:

   


Library Location: ...\mods\7th Heaven
FF7 Exe: ...\ff7.exe <--- Read the IMPORTANT tag below on this. It's...IMPORTANT!
Aali Modpath: ...\mods\Textures
Movie Path: ...\data\movies
Subscriptions: iros://Url/http$pastebin.com/raw.php?i=dDBkYkDu
Extra Folders:
          music
          direct
Check Box: Automatically import mods in library folder
Check Box: Check for updates to 7thHeaven automatically


IMPORTANT: When you activate certain mods, change FF7 Exe to the following:


The Reunion - Menu Overhaul: ...\ff7_mo.exe
The Reunion - Beacause: ...\ff7_bc.exe
The Reunion - Beacause + Menu Overhaul: ...\ff7_bc.exe


All of these .EXE files are provided via the Game Converter from STEP 1. They will be in the game folder alongside ff7.exe.



Step 4

Click on Workshop -> OpenGL driver configuration and setup a configuration:

         

Important Notes

Window Size X: 0 <-- Defaults to Windows Screen Resolution
Window Size Y: 0 <-- Defaults to Windows Screen Resolution
Postprocessing: Check <-- If there's a very bright bloom effect ingame, then uncheck this box.
Music Plugin: VGMStream <-- Must be selected for music to work.




Step 5
                                                                                                               
Click on Workshop -> Check subscriptions now. A message will appear in the right-side window for "Updated catalog..."



Go to the Catalog tab and click on the Search button to refresh the window. Click on the Download buttons to begin downloading the mods.

NOTE 1: Please refrain from downloading all the mods at once. This can cause some of the bigger sized mods to stick and not finish downloading.
NOTE 2: If a download gets stuck, right-click it in the Downloads window and select Cancel. It may need this done more than once, but eventually it will begin to download again.

   

Go to the Library tab and click on the Search button to refresh the window. Click on the Activate buttons to enable the mods.



Go to the Active Mods tab and use the Configure buttons to choose the mod options.



Some mods have settings built in to automatically enable/disable other mods.
These settings will always update after clicking the OK button.
When it updates, you will see message pop-ups with an explanation.



You will also see the message inside the Configure Mod window where the changes occurred.



This is done to ensure compatibility across different mods.
To undo the restriction, turn off the mod that it states.

IMPORTANT: LOAD ORDER MATTERS!
Load order takes priority from top to bottom. This means a mod will overwrite all mods below it.
Don't worry though...I have made an easy list to follow below.

Use the up/down arrow keys to arrange the mods in the following load order:

Miscellaneous - Dynamic Cloud Weapons
Miscellaneous - Jessie Mod
Miscellaneous - Team Avalanche Fields
Battle Models - Weapons
Field Models - Objects
Animations
Battle Models - Characters
Battle Models - Enemies
Battle Textures
Field Models - Main Characters
Field Models - Non-Player Characters
Field Textures - Omzy/satsuki/yarLson
Gameplay - Difficulty and Story
Gameplay - Tweaks and Cheats
Media - Movies
Media - Music and Sound
Menu - Avatars and Backdrops
Minigames - Chocobo Race
Minigames - Coaster
Minigames - Fort Condor
Minigames - Motorbike Chase
Minigames - Wonder Square
Spell Textures
The Reunion - Beacause and Menu Overhaul
World Models - Characters
World Models - Enemies
World Models - Vehicles
World Textures


TIP: Check the Compact list box to help with arranging the mod list.

   

Click on Launch Game to begin playing!






What do I do if something doesn't work or appears broken?

Check the Frequently Asked Questions thread. If your issue isn't listed:

1. Please start a New Topic with specifics on what happens when you run into your issue(s).
2. Please click on the Profile Details button in the lower right corner of 7th Heaven, and post the load order contents.
3. If it's crash related, please post your APP.LOG report, which is found in the game's installation folder.

I enjoy helping people, so do me a favor and help me as well.



Credits:

Iros for creating the 7th Heaven tool.
Kompass63 for updating the Game Conversion patch.
The respective creators of each and every mod featured.
Overweight-Cat @ Deviantart for the lovely Tifa art.
The players, fans, supporters, and testers within the Qhimm community.




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