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« on: 2006-03-13 18:43:15 »

As of Jan 2011 this is outdated. Use Covarr's installer instead.

After recently trying to play my FF7 PC game due to the release of Advent Children, I was disappointed with the sound.  When I heard that there was a patch to fix this I was quite interested and thought I'd give it a shot.

Unfortunately, there were no specific instructions on how to get everything working correctly with FF7Music.  Even after searching numerous topics all over the web I still failed to find specific instructions on how to do it.

After finally managed to figure out how to get mp3's working within the game, I decided that I'd write this small guide to help those who were in the same situation as me.  It may also prevent many "FF7Music" problem topics.

First of all, I recommend downloading the newest version of FF7Music, and either find someone with an ini file for it or you can download the older version of FF7Music in order to get an ini file.

So:

1: Download FF7Music here: http://www.sylphds.net/f2k3/programs/ff7music/ff7music151.zip

2 install FF7Music into your FF7 Dir under FF7Music or Ficedula, put the dll's you wish to use (out_wave.dll & in_mp3.dll) in the MAIN FF7 folder, not the subfolder. I didn't know if it made a difference but I also have Ficedula.dll 1.10 as someone said this is necessary. If it isn't anyway it still works xD. Place in your FF7 directory.

3: To make it easier, put all mp3's in the FF7Music folder under MP3 or Music.  (See Notes at the end)

4: Go to setup in the FF7Music configuration and for the input plugin choose in_mp3.dll and for the output use out_wave.dll.
looping is available in the newest version of FF7Music and it does work. So tick if you wish.
Resuming should be set to Selective.

Under midi controls tick MUTE MIDI on custom playback.

I have emulate ramps ticked. use if you wish.

Stop is usually ticked. I'd suggest using it.

5: Click SAVE & EXIT.

6: Go to FF7Music Dialog again. Click Run FF7.

7: last but not least, go to your sound & volume settings and set the music volume to 0 as your mp3's should now be playing.


[NOTES]
One difficulty I had with getting the MP3's to work was having names with spaces or dashes in them.  I decided to write down the information of each Midi (the names of the files) and then looked at my mp3's in order to rename them to the specified midi file name. (eg: as you see Hurry's alternative midi file is aseri. therefore I renamed Hurry to aseri.mp3)  This made it alot easier for FF7Music to recognised.

Midi Name - Mp3 Ost list:

aseri - Hurry
aseri2 - Hurry Faster
ayasi - Lurking In The Darkness
barret - Barret's Theme
bat - Fighting
bee - Honeybee Manor
boo - The Flow Of Life / Lifestream
bokujo - Farm Boy
canyon - The Valley Of The Fallen Star - Cosmo Canyon
cannon - The Makou Cannon Is Fired (not including Shinra Explodes)
cephiros - Those Chosen By The Planet
chu - Still More Fighting
chu2 - J-E-N-O-V-A
chase - Crazy Motorcycle
cinco - Cinco De Chocobo
cintro - Those Chosen By The Planet
condor - Fortress Of The Condor
costa - Costa Del Sol
comical - J-E-N-O-V-A
corel - Mining Town
corneo - Don Of The Slums
crwin - A Great Success
crlost - Tango Of Tears
date - Interrupted By Fireworks
dokubo - Underneath The Rotting Pizza
dun2 - Chasing The Black Caped Man
earislo - Flowers Blooming In The Church
earis - Aerith's Theme - Aeris' Theme
elec - Electric De Chocobo
fanfare - Fanfare2 (this should be the second fanfare not the first as stated. This one is the shortened version only for the Parade in Junon.
fan2 - Fanfare (the normal fanfare, extended version.)
fiddle - Fiddle De Chocobo
fin - World Crisis
geki - Debut
gold1 - Gold Saucer
gun - A Full Scale Attack
guitar2 - On The Other Side Of The Mountain
hen - Who Am I
hiku - The Highwind Takes To The Skies
horror - Trail Of Blood
iseki - You Can Hear The Cries Of The Planet
jukai - The Forested Temple
junon - Off The Edge Of Dispair
jyro - Steal The Tiny Bronco
ketc - Cait Sith's Theme
kita - The Great North Cave
kurai - Anxious Heart
lb1 - Birth Of A God
lb2 - One Winged Angel ( Yayayay! <3)
ld - Judgement Day
mati - Ahead On Our Way
makoro - Makou Reactor
mekyu - Reunion
mura1 - Parochial Town
oa - Opening - Bombing Mission
ob - (JUST Bombing Mission)
odds - Chocobo Racing
over2 - Requiem
parade - Rufus' Welcoming Ceremony
pj - Jenova Absolute
pre - Prelude
red - Red XIII's Theme
rhythm - The Turk's Theme
riku - Shinra Explodes
ro - The Countdown Begins
roll - Staff Roll
rocket - Oppressed People
rukei - The Sandy Badlands
sadsid - Sending A Dream Into The Universe
sadbar - Mark Of The Traitor
seto - The Great Warrior
sea - A Secret, Sleeping In The Deep Sea
sido - It's Difficult To Walk On Both Feet Isn't It
siera - If You Open Your Heart
sinraslo - Infiltrating Shinra Tower
si - Shinra Explodes 2
sid2 - Cid's Theme
sinra - The Shinra Corporation - The Shinra Company
snow - Buried In The Snow
ta - Main FFVII Theme
tb - Main FFVII Theme
tender - Holding My Thoughts In My Heart
tifa - Tifa's Theme
tm - On That Day Five Years Ago
utai - Wutai Theme - Uutai Ruins
vincent - The Nightmare Begins - Vincent's Theme
walz - Waltz De Chocobo
weapon - Weapon Raid
yado - Good Night Until Tomorrow
yufi2 - Stolen Materia
yufi - Decendent Of The Shinobi
yume - Who Are You

I'm sorry if none of this was any help, but I thought I'd give it a shot due to the fact I can see no specific instructions on how to do this.  I did my best.  So I hope this information was useful to you :?:

Including the OST listing, as it is very difficult to know which file belongs to which midi due to the really vague naming.

 :?:

EDIT: Can I also add that Bombing Mission, Fanfare 2, Shinra Explodes 1 and 2 are unavailable in the normal OST's.  If you wish to have these files you must either find an MP3 Trimmer to cut part of the song out, or I can have mine up for download if allowed/requested.

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« Last Edit: 2011-08-11 18:08:21 by Obesebear »

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« Reply #1 on: 2006-03-13 19:07:29 »
yeah! thanx! Configure ff7music is simple for me, but for associate the musics it's very cool!

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« Reply #2 on: 2006-03-13 19:23:00 »
You're welcome :)

It really depends on what you're configuring with though.  The PSF files worked perfectly but the sound wasn't to my liking.  So I decided to look up how to use mp3 files instead.  I've been trying for 3 nights straight to get this working with only bits and pieces of what people have posted on forums etc.

So it was the majority of it I had to do myself.

Some people may have found it easy because of either having people who know how to set it all up or finding things alot easier to recognise than others.

I'm not entirely sure on how things work when it comes to game patches etc, which is why it was so hard for me.  I know there are more people like me out there, and because the majority of people who do actually get these things working, they only decide to help when someone asks and even then they only give so much information.  Which is what made me decide that I wanted to give a guide on how to do it.  

I just hope that it will be useful to the majority of people.

xX TF Xx

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« Reply #3 on: 2006-03-14 11:52:38 »
Nice guide TwilightFantasy :)

But, after doing it, some MP3s are still the same name.
Means: You forgot some ^^

Shinra Company
Oppressed People
Staff Roll
Reunion

Anyway, thx for your work >.<

btw: Since I'm lazy... could someone post the remaining names ? =(

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« Reply #4 on: 2006-03-14 13:51:53 »
lol thanks, but you were wrong with one bit :P

Yes I did miss some out, because I had to copy from FF7 Music, click the mp3 then click on the Soundtrack mp3 to find the matching name ;p so I missed a few by accident, thank you for spotting that.  but although some mp3's are still the same name, they are supposed to be like that.

The files I missed out are completely different, where as the files such as Main theme FFVII, Jenova, and Those chose by the planet are actually used more than once in the FF7Music File listing. :P

but thank you for letting me know. it's all changed now :)

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« Reply #5 on: 2006-03-14 14:33:48 »
Ah... one thing:

I really, really suggest to you guys to visit this site: http://www.ocremix.org
There you'll find probably some of the best music in the web, gameremixes.
For example (mabybe the best track) "'Final Fantasy 6 - Squaresoft Variation" by Jeremy Soule (composer of f.e. Morrowind, NWN, Guild Wars :))

Some tracks (not all, some are to "techno") are great for inserting them instead of the original files.
Highest recommendations:

Final Fantasy 7 Ascension to Cosmo Canyon OC ReMix >> Cosmo Canyon
Final Fantasy 7 Fight On OC ReMix >> Still more fighting
Final Fantasy 7 Acoustic Fireworks OC ReMix >> Interrupted by Fireworks
Final Fantasy 7 A Foray into the Eastern Horizons OC ReMix >> Utai/Wutai
Final Fantasy 7 RedXIIIRedux OC ReMix >> Red XIII's Theme
And some others... check them yourself ^o^

And the AC-edits of some tracks for sure ~.~

edit:
Hard to believe... but, I've a problem .___.
It can't find any files =/
I thought the problem maybe the spaces in the path, so I've copied the files to a second location.
But it doesn't find anything in both folders  -_-

Looks like this:
File search paths:
   C:\Music\
   C:\Programme\Final Fantasy VII\Ficedula\music\
   C:\Programme\Final Fantasy VII\ficedula\
   .\
Files count: 0
Patch init done
----------------------------------------------

Any ideas ? T__T"

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« Reply #6 on: 2006-03-14 16:04:02 »
make sure you have Ficedula.dll in the main FF7 directory. If you don't have ficedula.dll it wont recognise that there is a library of songs.

Also make sure that you have an INI from the older ficedula/FF7Music patch because it needs this in order to recognise which songs are what.

Also if you have the FF music files in a different location, it is better and alot easier to have them all in the actual FF directory.  My FF is installed on drive D of my laptop as I prefer to have all my games on D and all main programs on C. As C is the default if you have it on a different drive, make sure the files are on the same drive as the program.

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« Reply #7 on: 2006-03-14 20:13:47 »
Damn, I don't get this...


DLL's & Co in the MAIN-Folder


Ficedula-DLL and Music-INI in the "Ficedula"-Folder


All Mp3's are in that folder...


I guess, this is the problem, the spaces in the path >_>


>> So... is there anything wrong on the screens ? =(

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« Reply #8 on: 2006-03-14 21:52:11 »
No spaces is definitely not the problem.

If you look though, you have two FF7Music.ini's one in the main folder and one in ficedula.  Try removing the one in the main folder and see if that works. It's probably getting confused see with all the dll's there too.

If that doesn't work get back to me and I'll see if I can help

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« Reply #9 on: 2006-03-14 23:47:04 »
The second DLL (in the main) was a try =(
Before it, and after it... it doesn't find any files T_T

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« Reply #10 on: 2006-03-15 17:05:09 »
Right, after having to do a clean install with FF7PC the music didn't work for me.  So if I'm going to do an update cause it's complicated. ;S

I first downloaded FF7-originalmusicpatch, and installed that to see if the PSF files would work.  They did which was a good sign.

Once I did that I downloaded Ficedula.dll 1.10, deleted FF7Music.dll, and downloaded the newest FF7Music 1.51a.

I then tried to see if the PSF's worked with this still and they did.  This is when I started to change the music to the MP3's.  In order to get them working though you need to have the MP3 profile added with all the mp3's in order (please remember that if you're using the list from the FF7Music, Fanfare is actually Fan2 not the original Fanfare.  So in the PSF files it is wrong there too.  When the fanfare is played after each battle it only plays the cut down version which should only be played at Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony.)

Then in the Setup Section you need to make sure that the in_mp3.dll is in the input section and out_wave.dll is in the output section.

If the PSF's worked up til now then this should work perfectly.

If they did not then something else is wrong.  

I suggest you try this method Shaher.  After installing a patch yesterday I had to do a clean install because of all the problems with the music once the patch was installed.  This then caused me a lot of hassle because all I'd done with FF7Music didn't work the second time round.  I had to download the original music patch in order for it to work (you don't actually patch anything with it)..

I will include the originalmusicpatch on my site once I have it uploaded.  Which wont take too long. The only place I could find it was FilePlanet which requires waiting if you don't have a subscription.  Me putting it on my site will allow direct access to it.

EDIT:  here's the patch - http://www.ffjunction.net/ff7-originalmusicpatch.exe

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« Reply #11 on: 2006-03-16 00:06:44 »
edit: Now I've the problem, that FF7 Music hangs up while playing o.O"
Some tracks are doing well, but during some others the program hangs up  and there's a crappy silenceT.T
Guess I'll go crazy because of FF7Music, but I want it that badly T__T"

Doas anyone have an idea why it does hang up ? =(

edit: To fix this problem, u've to use the newest version of the In- and Output-DLL.
Now everything works fine >_<

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« Reply #12 on: 2006-03-24 00:37:03 »
nice guide fantasy, anyways I was wondering if you could put up those  few songs that aren't on the OST, those being-Bombing Mission, Fanfare 2, Shinra Explodes 1 and 2
That would be much appreciated thnx :D

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« Reply #13 on: 2006-03-24 02:22:35 »
We don't rip it. The guy who made it (Neil Corlett) has the ripping.

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« Reply #14 on: 2006-03-25 03:25:18 »
I'm not having any luck getting PSFs to play in the place of the standard MIDIs. FF7 Music has this to say:

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reading midi file: MAKORO.mid

MAKORO.mid

Midi file matched! MAKORO
CSA6
CSR7
File counterpart FF7 103 Mako Reactor.minipsf
Resolved to E:\Scott\Music\Video game\PlayStation\Final Fantasy VII\FF7 103 Mako Reactor.minipsf
Playing music


Even so, the audio is not playing, all I'm getting are background noise and sound effects. I can play the PSFs fine outside of FF7, but yeah, I'm just not getting anything. Any ideas?

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« Reply #15 on: 2006-03-25 08:54:29 »
Quote from: Shaher


I guess, this is the problem, the spaces in the path >_>


>> So... is there anything wrong on the screens ? =(



I know what you have to do!
Just make a return (Enter) befor you type the path of your MP3s!
(Below "paths to search for music files:")

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« Reply #16 on: 2006-04-03 13:24:54 »
I just registered here, and all this looks pretty sweet to say the least. Is this the soundfont patch then? It's a pity that the replacement music is in MP3 format as it can't be looped seamlessly, as opposed to a MOD format, but I guess it's better than MIDI! Now I just need to buy FFVII/VIII PC over the next few days!  :)

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« Reply #17 on: 2006-04-03 14:01:40 »
Good luck. I snagged my copy when they were $15 retail (back in 2001). Now... Every ebay auction is 50+, sucks.

I never got FF8 though. I didn't like it.

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« Reply #18 on: 2006-04-09 12:03:00 »
Finally, someone who got it working and told the rest of us how to do so. Cheers!

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« Reply #19 on: 2006-04-09 20:14:20 »
Hi i'm new.  :love:

i'm really having trouble getting this to work.  the music files are not mp3s but minispf? i made a file and named it ficedula, installed the ff7music in there, the out_wave.dll and in_mp3.dll is already configured correctly.    I can't find a Ficedula.dll 1.10.  i'm really bad at this, can someone help me out? (i donno what i'm doing anymore)  :z

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« Reply #20 on: 2006-04-10 00:08:56 »
Why do all that, Chrysomyr has a patch out there that does it automaticly! Just google it and find the torrent or ed2k link and your done.

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« Reply #21 on: 2006-04-10 03:26:11 »
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Why do all that, Chrysomyr has a patch out there that does it automaticly! Just google it and find the torrent or ed2k link and your done.

Thats Ultima Edition.

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« Reply #22 on: 2006-04-10 03:37:49 »
wait a minute, ultima edition doesn't use midi?  why does it sound like midi tho?  -_-

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« Reply #23 on: 2006-04-10 03:43:59 »
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wait a minute, ultima edition doesn't use midi? why does it sound like midi tho?

Shouldn't have said that... :z

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« Reply #24 on: 2006-04-10 09:58:05 »
Quote from: FantasyClover
I can't find a Ficedula.dll 1.10.

Here's the latest version of ficedula's library, version 1.51a.

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wait a minute, ultima edition doesn't use midi? why does it sound like midi tho?


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