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4zrael

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So, first of all, thanks so much to this community for all you've done - I know modding and scripting can be incredibly time-consuming, let alone offering help for said work for the layman. Really excited for the remake coming out; I hope to get this stuff working so I can 'prep' :)

Anyway, I followed Tifa's tutorial to the letter, double and triple-checking the mod install order and such. The VERY first time I launched, everything seemed to be working just fine - the opening credits showed with the custom BG I had chosen, new music, etc...  I've been playing around a bit since the initial attempt though before writing this and so things are now a bit fuzzy - but the start screen graphic DIDN'T work, and had the blacked out text from the start (blue text box dialogue that looks redacted - anywhere there's text, it's replaced by solid black boxes). Also noticed a "something very bad happened" error, and basically now the credits BG refuses to show no matter the setting (even no change).

The interesting thing, among my varied attempts to get things working, I tried launching game with a fresh profile and _no_ mods [EDIT: a subsequent attempt at this suggests some mods must have been loaded the first time, as I was given a 'no mods loaded' error - however, I tried with JUST music (anxious heart - pro) and gameplay (New Threat) - same deal..] loaded, and encountered the same issue.. even more frustrating, once or twice I was able to get it to work, but it seemed to be independent of any actual settings, as a minor subsequent tweak - and then revert - caused a loss of this success altogether.

My install order / profile currently -
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Miscellaneous - Dynamic Cloud Weapons
   ID: 5d6a46f7-b0b0-43b1-88cb-f54de763c5b1
   Version: 2.33
   CloudSword = 1
   Sword = 3
   Dynamic = 1
Miscellaneous - Jessie Mod
   ID: 1e2e93b2-5e26-4364-9b00-d316c618813b
   Version: 2.3
Miscellaneous - Team Avalanche Fields
   ID: 72152e09-7b5c-4942-8465-afa154e20b08
   Version: 2.0
   field_ta = 1
Battle Models - Weapons
   ID: fe92e17c-f60d-4cf5-9c79-889f93d1edcb
   Version: 2.1
   weapons_aerith = 3
   weapons_caitsith = 1
   weapons_cloud = 2
   weapons_sephiroth = 1
   weapons_yuffie = 1
Field Models - Objects
   ID: 7f1274cf-3bf8-4ae6-a722-d2f374c902fc
   Version: 2.1
   huge_materia = 1
   materia = 2
   potions = 2
   save_point = 2
Animations
   ID: 653bb2b6-3999-4bb0-bc21-2ae299bb7b87
   Version: 2.1
   f_animation = 1
   w_animation = 1
   60fps = 1
   fba = 0
   fbn = 0
   fed = 0
   fs = 0
Battle Models - Characters
   ID: 1917178d-5ef1-42e2-9c5c-58045588b3f4
   Version: 2.1
   models_aerith = 1
   models_barret = 2
   models_caitsith = 1
   models_cid = 2
   models_cloud = 4
   models_redxiii = 3
   models_sephiroth = 1
   models_tifa = 3
   models_vincent = 2
   models_yuffie = 1
Battle Models - Enemies
   ID: 267ef1d2-599c-4f4d-860c-b838f402c587
   Version: 2.1
   models_diamond = 1
   models_frogs = 2
   models_scorpion = 1
   models_jenova = 1
   models_joker = 1
   models_life_form = 1
   models_motorball = 1
   models_ruby = 1
   models_soldiers = 1
   models_sweeper = 1
Battle Textures
   ID: ad83c8b5-249d-41f9-84a4-cd35200da6af
   Version: 2.0
   battle_bg = 1
Field Models - Main Characters
   ID: efe1b0ec-6ce3-43f7-9659-f1bc9d36f60c
   Version: 2.2
   models_aerith = 2
   models_barret = 6
   models_caitsith = 1
   models_cid = 2
   models_cloud = 0
   models_redxiii = 3
   models_sephiroth = 1
   models_tifa = 4
   models_vincent = 2
   models_yuffie = 1
Field Models - Non-Player Characters
   ID: d329bc05-3dc0-4f35-94aa-632986f47194
   Version: 2.34
   models_base = 1
   models_biggs = 1
   models_jessie = 1
   models_wedge = 1
Field Textures - Omzy
   ID: 5ee78f47-6a2d-4981-8be5-c9afa763b965
   Version: 2.3
   field_bg = 1
Gameplay - Difficulty and Story
   ID: af709876-588e-4865-84e3-0ac0bd662fb2
   Version: 2.391
   gameplay = 6
Gameplay - Tweaks and Cheats
   ID: 3dbdfa3b-d97f-4cfc-9db8-223dbe0152bc
   Version: 2.2
   ar = 0
   cf = 0
   dm = 0
   isl = 1
   i = 0
   li = 0
   lcs = 0
   lt = 0
   nrb = 0
   spa = 0
   sc = 0
   sbo = 1
Media - Movies
   ID: 4f61f4cf-6733-4503-93f4-ed7fdfee21a6
   Version: 2.1
   movie = 2
Media - Music and Sound
   ID: 2bdd4a94-4b06-46ca-af0a-37b9dfef25aa
   Version: 2.1
   music = 3
   sound = 2
Menu - Avatars and Backdrops
   ID: aec06415-0f12-410b-ac43-f4e89e363729
   Version: 2.1
   avatars_aerith = 2
   avatars_barret = 2
   avatars_cait_sith = 2
   avatars_chocobo = 2
   avatars_cid = 2
   avatars_cloud = 2
   avatars_cloud_young = 2
   avatars_red_xiii = 2
   avatars_sephiroth = 2
   avatars_tifa = 2
   avatars_vincent = 2
   avatars_yuffie = 2
   game_over = 1
   prelude = 2
   start_menu = 10
Minigames Collection
   ID: ee718ab3-0aa5-43b2-b7bc-82c69fcd19d0
   Version: 2.31
   chocobo_models = 1
   condor_models = 1
   motorbike_models = 2
   chocobo_textures = 1
   coaster_textures = 1
   condor_textures = 1
   motorbike_textures = 1
   snowboard_textures = 1
   wonder_square = 1
Spell Textures
   ID: b97373a2-aa9f-40e3-9a3d-aeaa846391d4
   Version: 2.1
   magic = 2
   coin = 0
   limit = 3
The Reunion - Beacause and Menu Overhaul
   ID: 3ee8d570-ac8b-471e-ad3f-53de21248652
   Version: 2.1
   beacause = 0
   menu = 1
   break = 1
   hand = 0
   nbb = 0
   ncb = 0
World Models - Characters
   ID: a5b9a2f3-c9e3-4cbb-947a-1489ebeeb921
   Version: 2.1
   cid_world = 2
   cloud_world = 5
   tifa_world = 4
World Models - Enemies
   ID: 0d0cc481-4cc3-4e7e-9529-fa7077b38615
   Version: 2.0
   diamond = 2
   emerald = 1
   ruby = 1
   ultima = 1
World Models - Vehicles
   ID: 0e056cf4-7b37-49e1-aa9e-c57bc73db954
   Version: 2.0
   buggy = 1
   chocobo = 1
   highwind = 1
   submarine = 1
   tiny_bronco = 1
World Textures
   ID: 35e0906d-7da4-4da2-b10d-87149d291a38
   Version: 2.0
   world_bg = 1
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My most recent APP log -

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[00000000] INFO: FF7/FF8 OpenGL driver version 0.8.1b
[00000000] INFO: Auto-detected version: FF7 1.02 US English
[00000000] INFO: ATI Technologies Inc. AMD Radeon HD 6670 4.5.13399 Compatibility Profile Context 15.200.1062.1004
[00000000] INFO: OpenGL 2.0 support detected
[00000000] INFO: Found swap_control extension
[00000000] INFO: Max texture size: 16384x16384
[00000000] INFO: Original resolution 640x480, window size 1366x768, output resolution 1024x768, internal resolution 3840x2160
[00000000] INFO: Shader limits: varying 128, vert uniform 16384, frag uniform 16384
[00000000] INFO: FFMpeg movie player plugin loaded
[00000000] INFO: FFMpeg version SVN-r25886, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
[00000000] INFO: VGMStream music plugin loaded
[00000000] INFO: Loading external library Multi.dll
[00000000] LOCK UNLOCK TEST
[00000001] MATRIX INITIALIZE
[00000001] INITIALIZE DD/D3D END
[00000001] initializing sound...
[00000001] creating dsound primary buffer
[00000001] reading audio file
[00000001] loading static sounds
[00000001] sound initialized
[00000001] set music volume: 127
[00000001] set music volume: 127
[00000001] Entering MAIN
[00000001] Exiting MAIN
[00000001] START OF CREDITS!!!
[00000001] INFO: C:\FINAL FANTASY VII\data\movies\eidoslogo.avi; h264/aac 1280x960, 15.000000 FPS, duration: 10.193000, frames: 153
[00000002] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00000150] INFO: C:\FINAL FANTASY VII\data\movies\sqlogo.avi; h264/aac 1280x896, 15.000000 FPS, duration: 14.605000, frames: 219
[00000366] set music volume: 127
[00000524] set music volume trans: 127->0, step=60
[00000589] END OF CREDITS!!!
[00000589] Entering MAIN
[00000589] set music volume: 127
[00000589] Exiting MAIN
[00000589] START OF MENU SYSTEM!!!
[00000590] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00000819] END OF MENU SYSTEM!!!
[00000819] Entering MAIN
[00000823] Exiting MAIN
[00000823] Field Start
[00000831] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00000832] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00000901] INFO: C:\FINAL FANTASY VII\data\movies\opening.avi; h264/aac 1280x896, 15.000000 FPS, duration: 127.570000, frames: 1914
[00003487] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00003488] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00003704] Entering MAIN
[00003706] Exiting MAIN
[00003706] START OF MENU SYSTEM!!!
[00003707] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00003958] END OF MENU SYSTEM!!!
[00003958] Entering MAIN
[00003960] Exiting MAIN
[00003960] Field Start
[00004136] Field Quit
[00004136] Entering MAIN
[00004136] Exiting MAIN
[00004136] Entering FRAME_INITIALIZE SWIRL
[00004136] Exitting FRAME_INITIALIZE SWIRL
[00004139] Swirl sound_effect1
[00004139] stop_sound
[00004139] End of Swirl sound_effect1
[00004218] Entering FRAME_QUIT SWIRL
[00004218] Exitting FRAME_QUIT SWIRL
[00004218] Entering MAIN
[00004220] Exiting MAIN
[00004220] [BATTLE] Entering FRAME_INITIALIZE
[00004220] [BATTLE] Scene# 300
[00004220] [BATTLE] Exitting FRAME_INITIALIZE
[00004221] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00004222] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00004463] [BATTLE] Begin main battle loop
[00004544] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00004584] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00004780] ERROR: GL_INVALID_ENUM
[00005528] WM_CLOSE
[00005528] [BATTLE] Entering FRAME_QUIT
[00005528] [BATTLE] endof battle.
[00005528] [BATTLE] Exitting FRAME_QUIT
[00005528] Field Quit
[00005528] UNINITIALIZE DD
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I have noticed one consistent thing, and it's the GL_INVALID_ENUM error, specifically at the opening of the game. Thanks for your time in reading this, and any tips or insights into my problem :P



« Last Edit: 2017-03-05 22:23:22 by 4zrael »

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Re: missing BGs, Blacked out text.. with or without mods
« Reply #1 on: 2017-03-05 23:24:06 »
.... Ok, so after some impatience I have decided to reinstall... am I able to safely transfer the added files from the modded folder to the fresh one..? After patch prep from the game converter, of course..? Not looking forward to downloading almost 20 gigs again, would mean my whole day has pretty much been wasted, lol.

If this is possible, though I think I can work out much of it, perhaps some specifics so I don't miss anything would be awesome.

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Re: missing BGs, Blacked out text.. with or without mods
« Reply #2 on: 2017-03-05 23:35:51 »
You don't have to download everything again. Every time they are used they are temporary so nothing really changes. Okay so what did you mess with when things went wrong. If I can find out what changed we can find the solution.

Have you installed anything outside of 7th heaven

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Re: missing BGs, Blacked out text.. with or without mods
« Reply #3 on: 2017-03-05 23:39:25 »
Well, on initial install, nothing - I set the mod order, went over some preferences (mostly left to defaults, save for music choice, new threat script, and avatars and BG, etc) ... it didn't really work from the start, though it seems to have only gotten worse, lol. Bear with me, I just made a fresh install literally just a minute ago, about to try patch it fresh and see what happens. Will take better note of settings this time (thanks for your time and reply ^^; )

... No, nothing - I downloaded bootlegger in anticipation, but never ran it and found and went for this instead.

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Re: missing BGs, Blacked out text.. with or without mods
« Reply #4 on: 2017-03-05 23:52:07 »
Okay. Umm. So the game loads. Try it with one mod at a time. The mods should be okay but if it's the same with all the information is helpful.

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Re: missing BGs, Blacked out text.. with or without mods
« Reply #5 on: 2017-03-06 00:09:46 »
Ok, so here's the full scoop, I have purchased this game multiple times and was trying to prep myself and refresh before the official remake hits (... and not buy it a fourth time..) ... so it's possible that my issues were due to using a cracked version (despite trying both with and without the crack installed, and never actually getting the "source file~" error) ... all that said, I now have a clean and legit install from steam, and am about to delete / uninstall the others. The one's a 22gb folder... you say I don't need to worty about copying files and can just delete that / should?

EDIT: I am having an issue with the install directory now and getting the converter to recognize the path - I followed a tip in a previous thread about using Vsubst to get around the forced ~program files x86 install path with steam, but the converter is not finding my FFVII install.
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Re: missing BGs, Blacked out text.. with or without mods
« Reply #6 on: 2017-03-06 01:14:33 »
Installed the game in c drive / games. Program dikes will affect your ability to mod. If you can't change the location simply Google how to change installed location. From what I remember its easy. A cracked copy could have been the reason. I never tried it honestly. All he files inside ff7/mods/7the heaven. Capy h all and save them somewhere. Then you'll never need to download them again

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Re: missing BGs, Blacked out text.. with or without mods
« Reply #7 on: 2017-03-06 16:34:24 »
Interestingly, it seems my issues (at least up to this point) had nothing to do with the game being 'pirated' (I never actually used the crack, and everything appeared to be identical to my install directory after acquiring from Steam) - it was a setting I overlooked and forget to test unticked -OpenGL Driver config > Rendering > Textures cache. Having it on was causing all of the issues.

That said, it sounds like a fairly useful feature, I wonder if there's any way to get it to work properly..? There is a note in the setting details that states "...cache does NOT update automatically". Perhaps there's something I need to do in order to get the cache straight? I have an older machine (late model i3, 6gbRAM, ATI 667x HD card w/ 2gb dedicated, etc.), so although it handles everything fairly well, I do get some slowdown and such - thinking this feature could help if I can get it to work properly.