Author Topic: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2017-2-18)  (Read 98352 times)

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« Reply #50 on: 2009-05-19 06:56:47 »
Well in attempting to create the video with the menu screen integrated I discovered a wonderful little file called sqlogo.avi in my movies folder.  Eidoslogo can remain unchanged (or be turned into a .1 sec black screen) it's the sqlogo that the video needs to be renamed as.

Grimmy307,  I saw a post earlier about the opening credits on the tan final fantasy background with the names scrolling in.  It's apparently not a video, but textures.  Once I'm happy with the video (or if you decide to do one) the newgame screen transition will have to be drawn out to allow the player ample time to press enter so everything can be seamless.  Clover27 also sent a note out apologizing for not responding to her PMs and will respond to all of them by tomorrow.  So hopefully a truly High Def intro is on the way.  I'll delete the link if you decide to host this on your filefront site.

Edit:  link removed
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« Reply #51 on: 2009-05-19 14:47:18 »
I downloaded the movies and disabled xvid codec in ffdshow. I have also installed the costum graphic drivers but when i start a new game, the game jumps to the end of fmv with a black screen, it seems it skip the video. Any solutions?

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« Reply #52 on: 2009-05-19 16:32:52 »
Well disabling Xvid is a bad idea because that's how I encoded them  :-P 

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« Reply #53 on: 2009-05-19 17:07:13 »
Just ran it and it's fine. Obesebear good Idea replacing the eidos with black and sq with the vid. It resolved an issue of fps in the first second of the eidos. If you don't get the hq vid from clover, I have the hq from youtube, I can easily crop it at the white flash. Best free video editing software on the net is virtualdub. We'll get a link up on the main post later today or tomorrow with 320x224 and 960x720.

The opening credits on the tan final fantasy background with the names scrolling is in the cr_us.lgp it's 6 different textures. I'm going to play around with changing it. done.

I will put up these two replacement files and the new start menu tomorrow as well as the above video, larger and trimmed down.





The Cloud and Tifa one makes me happy.
« Last Edit: 2009-05-20 02:40:14 by grimmy307 »

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« Reply #54 on: 2009-05-20 02:53:37 »
Well since all the credits are in the intro, you could make the names all transparent. Orrrr insert character portraits in place of the names to have them scroll in...

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« Reply #55 on: 2009-05-20 13:56:47 »
Good idea I'll look into it.

Edit: Wow that is going to be difficult, Each bmp has 2 names and titles that are all cut apart and enter the screen from different places, and the bmps are gray scale. I'm sure I can do it but the pics will be small and black and white.
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« Reply #56 on: 2009-05-20 14:52:03 »
Assuming they're regular .tex files, why would they have to be black and white? Are the tools really that bad?

I could make a tool that produces 32-bit, unpaletted .tex files from .pngs no problem.
Actually that may cause problems with the d3d driver, but unpaletted 16-bit should be okay :-P

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« Reply #57 on: 2009-05-20 14:56:30 »
Well I am definitely a fan of that Cloud and Tifa background!  I don't really know where the dollar bill fits in but it's still really good.  I think during the beginning of the story 80% of first time players favor Aerith of Tifa... so maybe her picture instead?
Of course the Cloud and Sephiroth is great too.

If the names can only be done in grayscale and small, perhaps they can just be little scenes of different parts of the game / compilation.  I'm completely unsure how that would look though.

I don't see the point in making the vids any larger than 640x480, the intro only rips at 480x360 and any sources found directly from DVD won't be any better quality than ?x480.  Making them larger seems like it would only be making the file size larger with no improvement in quality?

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« Reply #58 on: 2009-05-20 15:18:00 »
Obesebear you right standard dvd size is 720x480. Blu-ray is something like1940x1080. Anyway the vid is good as stands, I would like to edit it so that it goes from the white flash after the buster sword straight to the soldier belt and then fades out, before the fan made part. still playing with adding those pics.

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first try


Second try



Okay got it now, but to get the pictures on screen and uncut they have to be in the spot of the last name. Some names are bigger and some are smaller, so their is no set size just whatever size the longest name was starting in the bottom right of the last name.. Talk about a limitation. oh, well I'll post some shots later.
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« Reply #59 on: 2009-05-20 18:35:36 »
If you need everyone's pic let me know.  I've got the collection of them from that 10th Anniversary show.

I really like that idea of cutting it at the white flash, displaying the Soldier belt, then fade into the scrolling portraits, followed by the new game screen.

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« Reply #60 on: 2009-05-21 22:28:14 »
Small change. After buster sword fade to black, then scrolling pics, then explosion video, then an image of soldier belt with ffvii logo. still getting the bugs out but almost there.

Edit: no soldier belt sorry :oops:, that bmp gets cut up in some funky ways. It'll be up in a few hours.

Edit : Added links for New Prelude and 320/HQ Intro Credits to first post.
« Last Edit: 2009-05-22 14:54:57 by grimmy307 »

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« Reply #61 on: 2009-05-23 12:50:25 »
i already try this new videos in my ff7 game but when i start a new game the video is not appear and the screen is totally black  :cry: need help please!

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« Reply #62 on: 2009-05-23 13:13:43 »
Did you set everything up by taking copying the files from the CD to a folder? did you put the proper file path in the registry? remember there is an extra \ at the end, without that you'll get black screens.

Finally are you using Aali's driver? If you aren't and you're using the high quality videos you'll probably get the same result

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« Reply #63 on: 2009-05-23 13:32:30 »
i dont have Aalis driver if there is a download link will you please post it or atleast send it to me thanks...

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« Reply #64 on: 2009-05-23 14:14:25 »
http://backup.ninjaloot.se/share/ff7_opengl-0.6.3b.zip

there are some bugs as it is still in beta, If you don't want to work with the bugs, Use the regular quality videos

Here is the support/new release thread

http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8306.0

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« Reply #65 on: 2009-05-23 14:14:54 »
First thing is install the klite codec pack,

 then read the to play fmvs from the HDD http://ff7-universe.com/Downloads/FF7Movietweak.txt

That is all you should need to do.

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« Reply #66 on: 2009-05-23 14:47:25 »
You don't need any codec packs or anything if you're using my driver. The codecs are built-in. (And it won't load any external ones, ever)

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« Reply #67 on: 2009-05-23 15:24:26 »
Aali, yours can't work with the indeo 5 codec, can it? I assume it only uses codecs that are compatible with ffdshow. If this is the case, it will never run Otokoshi's "burning Sephiroth" video.

This is sad, because Indeo 5 won't work properly on Windows 7, and I believe it doesn't work on Windows Vista x64.

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« Reply #68 on: 2009-05-23 15:39:45 »
Aali, I included the codec info or those not using your driver. However everyone should be using your driver by now.

Covarr, the easy solution is to use Super, Any Video converter, or Prism to convert Otokoshi's vids to another codec, then they do work. I also included a seph in flames in the HQ vids, and will be releasing 1280x720 versions of everything from blu_ray after the NA release of ACC. Those scenes are better by far.
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« Reply #69 on: 2009-05-23 15:56:05 »
Aali, I included the codec info or those not using your driver. However everyone should be using your driver by now.

I know that you know, just making it abundantly clear to everyone else :-P

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« Reply #70 on: 2009-05-24 19:51:00 »
By the way, grimmy307, do you plan on improving jenova_e.avi video? It really needs it. Thought the video itself it's high definition, the quality is bad. The video is like blurred, and stretched. It's the only video I didn't replace. I didn't like canon3f.avi (which should actually be named canonh3f.avi instead) that much, since its black and white scene made it lost the thrill of the moment. If it only was colored...

In any case, nice work!
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« Reply #71 on: 2009-05-24 23:29:14 »
Kaos good catch on the canonh3f.avi name I'll make a note on the main thread. I don't know If jenova_e will be redone, Kinda a pain to get that vid in hd. But I might. I personally enjoy the black and white in canonh3f for me it adds to the drama of the situation, but to each their own.
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« Reply #72 on: 2009-05-25 00:49:49 »
Grimmy, is it possible to repack the HQ videos without the new 320 videos? It made it kinda confusing when i redownloaded them  :-D (hard drive crash  :cry:)

EDIT: Grimmy in the HQ videos the same issue with the cannon name is there.
« Last Edit: 2009-05-25 00:52:19 by hellbringer616 »

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« Reply #73 on: 2009-05-25 01:11:40 »
WOW Thanks Hellbringer, I will replace that link with an all HQ pack. I can't beleive it's been like that for so long I'll put up the meteofix and jenova_e for everyone who already downloaded the HQ pack

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« Reply #74 on: 2009-05-25 01:13:26 »
Thanks  :-D, Also. might be a big step, But what i did was made a replacement movie .exe with 7zip with all the HQ movies inside. Might be worth it to do the same with yours, Unless FileFront has a size limit, then nevermind haha