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Title: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.2 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-07 11:32:17
FF8 GeDoSaTo Config v2.2
by MCINDUS


NEW RELEASE!!

This Configuration Profile enables the use of GeDoSaTo in Conjunction with SweetFX, Tonberry, and the Steam Overlay!

This is for the STEAM version only


Features:
- Downsampling 2x-4x for beautifully smooth polygons and text!
- Set Anti-Aliasing type and quality
- Enable Depth-of-Field and AO settings! [WORKS!! NEW!]
- The ability to use Tonberry in conjunction with SweetFX, Anti-Aliasing, and Downsampling!
- Enable Durante(SweetFX) or Asmodean Postprocessing effects
- Enable Steam Overlay along-side Tonberry without crashes!

*  Added more common resolutions to the FF8_Launcher profile that aren't included in GeDoSaTo by default.  Check there to enable them!
**  If you have an uncommon Refresh Rate (not 60Hz), you must list it in the FF8_Launcher profile!

Final Fantasy VIII has never looked this gorgeous!

Side-by-side comparison: (OLD)
(Look at the edges of objects to get a real idea of what the downsampling and AA are accomplishing)
(http://i.imgur.com/VIsv0xW.jpg)

There is no longer any need to disable the STEAM overlay when using Tonberry with GeDoSaTo.

Thanks to Peter Durante for GeDoSaTo

Special thanks to Kaldarasha and KyubiNemesis for giving me the inspiration to figure this out

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Download Link:
FF8 GeDoSaTo Config v2.2 (http://viahold.com/7188064/ff8-gedosato-v2-2) by MCINDUS


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Instructions:

1. Install GeDoSaTo (http://blog.metaclassofnil.com/?page_id=582)
2. Unpack FF8_GeDoSaTo_v2.2 wherever you like
3. Open your Proper Language "FF8_" folder
4. Drag the 'config' folder into your \GeDoSaTo parent folder and merge them. (Mine is C:\GeDoSaTo) This will add FF8_XX and FF8_Launcher folders and 'whitelist_user.txt' to your GeDoSaTo/config/ folder.)
5. Open GeDoSaToTool.exe as Administrator [must do this EVERY TIME you load FF8]
6. Open FF8_Launcher.exe, go to "Settings" and select your new resolution from the Drop Down!
(If you don't see your downsampling resolution, you can add it in GeDoSaTo: See below)

After you hit "PLAY", you will see text in the top left of the screen confirming your downsampling rate if you did everything right

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- To configure your own settings, click 'Edit Settings' in GeDoSaTo and choose:

'FF8_Launcher/GeDoSaTo.ini' to modify your rendering resolution and frequency.
'FF8_EN/GeDoSaTo.ini' for Graphical settings and to enable DoF and AO!

** You MUST enable the "pluginOverride GenericDepthPlugin" command by removing the # before the command in the FF8_EN (or whatever language) profile in order for the DoF and AO settings to work.**
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Settings by default are:

Scaling Method; lanczos
Anti-Aliasing = FXAA; Med (2)
Postprocessing = On; asmodean
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To enable SweetFX and/or change Asmodean options:

Click "edit postprocessing" and choose your SweetFX settings for 'durante' -OR-
Go to GeDoSaTo/assets/post.fx for the 'durante' SweetFX options (open in notepad, etc.)

Click "edit alt. postproc." and choose your settings for 'asmodean' -OR-
Go to GeDoSaTo/assets/post_asmodean.fx for the 'asmodean' Postprocessing options

***CURRENT BUGS***
*Steam Overlay is currently Un-Clickable, but Big Picture Mode seems to work well.
*You -may- need to put the D3DCompiler_47.dll file into the /steamapps/common/FINAL FANTASY VIII/ parent folder to get things to work correctly!
*Some players are having an issue where GeDoSaTo must be located on their C:\
 drive.

Happy Modding!
As always, leave comments and questions below
-MCINDUS-

Updated: 8-18-2017
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: KyubiNemesis on 2015-03-07 20:41:46
Running the game with this just adds a nice touch to all the beautiful mods you guys keep crankin out. And thanks for the mention, that's really cool!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: savage-xp on 2015-03-09 17:44:22
Nice tool, but i can't change my screen to 1440x900? Some bug?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-09 18:55:51
Nice tool, but i can't change my screen to 1440x900? Some bug?

Where are you trying to change it? You can just edit the main GeDoSaTo.ini file for FF8_EN by clicking 'edit settings' and selecting 'FF8_Launcher/GeDoSaTo.ini' (or 'FF8_Launch2/GeDoSaTo.ini' if you use RaW.)  Right now, its set at 2x 1920x1080 (3840x2160).  Add 2880x1800 (double your resolution) to the list like this:

# Graphics settings

# The actual rendering resolutions you want to use,
# and how many Hz you want the game to think they work at.
# REMOVE THE # SYMBOL BEFORE THE RESOLUTION YOU WISH TO USE
# SELECT ONLY ONE RESOLUTION
# format: renderResolution [width]x[height]@[hz]
clearRenderResolutions
renderResolution 2880x1800@60         <----- add this line with NO "#"(*put your real refresh rate if not 60hz)
#renderResolution 3200x1800@60
#renderResolution 3840x2160@60       <----- add "#" to this line to disable it
#renderResolution 4480x2520@60
#renderResolution 5120x2880@60
#renderResolution 7680x4320@60

Make sure you click 'save' and then close the window, but leave GeDoSaToTool.exe open.

Open the FF8 launcher now, and you should be able to select the new 2x resolution (2880x1800).

You MUST pick a multiple of your monitor's resolution!

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Another workaround:
You can also copy/paste this section just below the resolutions in FF8_Launcher/GeDoSaTo.ini (or FF8_Launch2/GeDoSaTo.ini for RaW users) like so:

# The resolution you want to downsample *to*.
# Should generally always be your output device pixel size and frequency.
# Writing something not supported by the display here will probably cause a crash.
# 0 = main monitor resolution
presentWidth 0
presentHeight 0
presentHz 60

**Just changing this in GeDoSaTo.ini's main settings won't apply due to the override needed for the resolutions, so make sure you add it to your FF8 Launcher settings ini file instead!

If this STILL doesn't work, try changing the 0's to your actual resolution (as well as Hz).

Let me know if this helped!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: savage-xp on 2015-03-09 23:14:46
I managed to work, just installed in other directory

I love FFVIII in maximum quality. So in the settings i manage to put the pink area completed aliased, but now i can't.

(http://s13.postimg.org/geuqani77/dratini.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/geuqani77/)

How i can disable that square in upper right corner?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: rotschleim on 2015-03-14 18:42:27
Wait a tick--does this GeDoSaTo also smooth out FFVIII's 2D backgrounds? Holy moly!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-14 21:08:45
Wait a tick--does this GeDoSaTo also smooth out FFVIII's 2D backgrounds? Holy moly!

I'm actually loaded to the teeth with mods too... I guess I should do a vanilla screenshot comparison XD
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: FatedCourage on 2015-03-17 18:26:24
I've actually tried this out before and it worked well. Downside for me is that my game lags at certain points once set at 1080p. Examples being in the final battle and using Rinoa's Wishing Star limit. Setting the resolution higher slows those scenes to a crawl. Still not sure why that happens. It's really a shame because I like this.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-17 21:36:26
Hm... well, using a few tweaks, I seem to be able to broadcast on Steam just fine using GeDoSaTo and Tonberry!  I haven't had the chance to try this while getting an achievement, but it works!  The one downside is that you can't pull up the overlay using Shift+Tab or the game crashes.  I set my Steam Settings to not display any messages in the Overlay when I get chats or when I take a screenshot, but I can take screenshots to boot!

Let me know if you want to test this!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Andyus86 on 2015-03-19 02:15:59
Hello, tried most of your mods and work very well, thanks for your job.
But i got a problem with this mod, i have rose and wine so i chosed the raw folder and followed everything correct but when i set correctly the resolution 3xxx on launcher...game is not on full screen, its Windowed.  Tried to Force some setting but i don't know what to do, can you help me?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-19 17:41:44
Hello, tried most of your mods and work very well, thanks for your job.
But i got a problem with this mod, i have rose and wine so i chosed the raw folder and followed everything correct but when i set correctly the resolution 3xxx on launcher...game is not on full screen, its Windowed.  Tried to Force some setting but i don't know what to do, can you help me?

Are you making sure that GeDoSaTo is the first thing you open?  Make sure you open GeDoSaTo and THEN the FF8 launcher.  It might be having an issue with the latest version of RaW - I haven't updated to the latest version to make sure HextLaunch is working properly with it. 

Also - make sure that the resolution is double whatever your monitor resolution is.  If your monitor is not 1920x1080, you're going to have to manually change the settings to some multiple of your monitors resolution in the FF8_Launch2/GeDoSaTo.ini pulldown in 'edit settings'.

--Just got an idea.  With HextLaunch now being the way you launch FF8 (the FF8+.exe), you should be able to use the regular config and NOT the RaW config. I'm going to test this right now.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Andyus86 on 2015-03-19 21:37:27
Are you making sure that GeDoSaTo is the first thing you open?  Make sure you open GeDoSaTo and THEN the FF8 launcher.  It might be having an issue with the latest version of RaW - I haven't updated to the latest version to make sure HextLaunch is working properly with it. 

Also - make sure that the resolution is double whatever your monitor resolution is.  If your monitor is not 1920x1080, you're going to have to manually change the settings to some multiple of your monitors resolution in the FF8_Launch2/GeDoSaTo.ini pulldown in 'edit settings'.

--Just got an idea.  With HextLaunch now being the way you launch FF8 (the FF8+.exe), you should be able to use the regular config and NOT the RaW config. I'm going to test this right now.

thanks for answer, yes i lauch 1st gedosato and i can set the double resolution(main res is 1920x1080). I tried also the normal config but no luck...game launch in windowed mode! i tried also to disable full screen in launch option and game still launch in widowed but with window more "larger". I don't know what to do
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-20 01:51:19
Can you do me a favor and switch to the NON-RaW version and give it a try?  Let me know what happens.  If you still have the same problem, message me your FF8_EN/GeDoSaTo.ini and your FF8_Launcher/GeDoSaTo.ini so I can look through them.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Andyus86 on 2015-03-20 10:26:07
i tried the non raw folder but problem is the same! game launch in window mode. I can paste and copy the 2 ini file you but they are default..so i don't touch anything inside!
Just saw onw thing, in you main post there is "- You will see text in the top left of the screen confirming your downsampling rate if you did everything right". well i don't get this message when i change the resolution in laucher

EDIT: i tried to launch the game from steam instead shortcut ff8+..game still in windowed mode. I tryed to disable full screen in launcher option and i got this:

http://i.imgur.com/mglGlgS.png

not full screen, but larger windowed mode and there is a message on top side
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-20 11:26:37
i tried the non raw folder but problem is the same! game launch in window mode. I can paste and copy the 2 ini file you but they are default..so i don't touch anything inside!
Just saw onw thing, in you main post there is "- You will see text in the top left of the screen confirming your downsampling rate if you did everything right". well i don't get this message when i change the resolution in laucher

EDIT: i tried to launch the game from steam instead shortcut ff8+..game still in windowed mode. I tryed to disable full screen in launcher option and i got this:

http://i.imgur.com/mglGlgS.png

not full screen, but larger windowed mode and there is a message on top side

Do you have multiple high resolutions avalable or just the 3xxx?  If you're not using the english version , try changing the name of FF8_EN to whatever your language .exe is in the GeDoSaTo 'config' folder!  Open the User Whitelist and change it there too.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Andyus86 on 2015-03-20 13:49:08
Do you have multiple high resolutions avalable or just the 3xxx?  If you're not using the english version , try changing the name of FF8_EN to whatever your language .exe is in the GeDoSaTo 'config' folder!  Open the User Whitelist and change it there too.

already done this, but no luck, i posted a screenshot if you look previous so everything should work i think and maybe this this downsampling 2 level make the game windowed but i don't know how to fix

EDIT: i don't know how..but i maked it work with the default launcher! but problems now is no music coz rose and wine mod! so i tried launch from ff8+ and i got this:

http://i.imgur.com/IYn7kHF.jpg

how can i remove this?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-20 18:57:57
already done this, but no luck, i posted a screenshot if you look previous so everything should work i think and maybe this this downsampling 2 level make the game windowed but i don't know how to fix

EDIT: i don't know how..but i maked it work with the default launcher! but problems now is no music coz rose and wine mod! so i tried launch from ff8+ and i got this:

http://i.imgur.com/IYn7kHF.jpg

how can i remove this?

Can you PM me your default GeDoSaTo.ini file?  not the FF8_EN/GeDoSaTo.ini file, just the normal GeDoSaTo main one.  There might be some conflicting setting at this point.  If you can't PM yet, you can also put it in a [ code ] [ / code ] (leave out the spaces) section so it wont flood the post if you post it here.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Andyus86 on 2015-03-20 21:05:27
Code: [Select]
# Lines starting with "#" are ignored by GeDoSaTo and used to provide documentation
# read them before changing anything!

## NOTE 1: you might want to set most of these settings in game-specific setting files
# if a game has a profile the settings there overwrite the defaults specified here!

## NOTE 2: if you want your personal settings to persist across updates
# put them into a user config file (created with the "U" button below)

########################################################################################
# Graphics settings

# The actual rendering resolutions you want to use,
# and how many Hz you want the game to think they work at.
# format: renderResolution [width]x[height]@[hz]
renderResolution 3200x1800@60
renderResolution 3840x2160@60
renderResolution 4480x2520@60
renderResolution 5120x2880@60
renderResolution 7680x4320@60

# The resolution you want to downsample *to*.
# Should generally always be your output device pixel size and frequency.
# Writing something not supported by the display here will probably cause a crash.
# 0 = main monitor resolution
presentWidth 1920
presentHeight 1080
presentHz 60

# How many vertical traces to wait when presenting
# -1 = unchanged
#  0 = no vsync
#  1 = standard vsync
#  2 = half refresh rate (e.g. 30 on 60 Hz)
#  3 = 1/3rd refresh rate, etc.
presentInterval -1

# The type of scaling you want to use.
# bilinear: what GPUs generally do, cheap performance-wise
# bicubic: higher quality, more expensive performance-wise
# lanczos: higher quality and sharp, most expensive performance-wise
# nearest: extremely cheap, generally ugly, but useful to upsample retro games
scalingType bicubic

# Whether to maintain the aspect ratio if different ratios between input and output
# false = stretching
#  true = pillar/letterboxing
maintainAspectRatio false

# Forces an anisotropic filtering level
#  0 = no override
#  N = force Aniso level N on all surfaces (eg. N=16)
# NOTE: this is more "brutal" than the driver-level override, and may break the graphics
#   in some games. Outside of special circumstances (e.g. FF13), you should rather use a
#   driver-level override.
forceAnisoLevel 0

########################################################################################
# Compatibility Settings

# Forces the constant reporting of the downsampling resolution in all applicable
# scenarios - a small selection of games needs this to show the DS resolutions
forceAlwaysDownsamplingRes false

# Emulate exact flipping behaviour
# requires some extra performance/memory,
# but may be important for some games to work
emulateFlipBehaviour false

# Restricts interception to only system dlls
# might increase compatibility with 3rd-party injectors, but decrease stability
interceptOnlySystemDlls false

# Force disables Steam in-game overlay from getting loaded into the process
# which caused some games to crash, even if it was disabled in Steam settings
preventSteamOverlay false

# Loads Steam overlay early
loadSteamOverlayEarly true

# Loads D3D dlls early - may cause some games to recognize GeDoSaTo which wouldn't otherwise
loadD3DEarly true

# Forces the present resolution to be set, regardless of what the game requests
# usually only makes sense in conjunction with game-specific plugins
# for games with resolution limits
forcePresentRes false

# For games which use strange methods to query resolutions,
# injecting a new one might not work. In such cases, you can try replacing an
# existing resolution. E.g. "overrideWidth 800", "overrideHeight 600" to replace 800x600
# 0 = override disabled
overrideWidth 0
overrideHeight 0

# GenericDepthPlugin options
# zBufCompatibilityFlag : bypasses d3d9 Clear flags (possible values: 2/3/6/7) <-- try this first if no AO shows up
# zBufClearIndex        : delays the bypass by x number of iterations <-- to fix potential flickering issues (usually 1/2/3 is fine)
zBufCompatibilityFlag 0
zBufClearIndex 0

# Override the plugin selection process to always select the given plugin
# example: pluginOverride GenericDepthPlugin
pluginOverride None

# Delays the detouring operation until the first hook call (like the old default injection)
# may fix startup crashes in some games (e.g. Alan Wake)
delayDetouring false

########################################################################################
# Windowing settings

# Hides the mouse cursor, at all times
# options: "true" (= hidden) and "false" (= unchanged)
hideMouseCursor false

# Forces borderless windowed fullscreen mode instead of fullscreen mode
# options: "true" (= force borderless windowed FS) and "false" (= unchanged)
forceBorderlessFullscreen true

# Forces "real" fullscreen (e.g. for games which only support borderless FS)
# NOTE: this can lead to alt-tab crashes, as these games may not handle focus loss correctly
forceFullscreenMode true

########################################################################################
# Image processing settings
# Note: may or may not apply depending on the plugin used

## AA

# AA toggle and quality setting
# 0 = off (best performance, worst IQ)
# 1 = low
# 2 = medium
# 3 = high
# 4 = ultra (worst performance, best IQ)
aaQuality 0

# AA type
# either "smaa" or "fxaa", depending on your preferences
aaType fxaa

## SSAO

# Determine the type of AO used
# "SAO" = Scalable Ambient Obscurance
# "HBAO" = Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion
# "VSSAO2" = Volumetric SSAO
# "MSSAO" = Martinsh SSAO inspired by ArKano22
ssaoType SAO

# Enable and set the strength of the SSAO effect
# (all 3 settings have the same performance impact!)
# 0 = off
# 1 = low
# 2 = medium
# 3 = high
ssaoStrength 3

# Set SSAO scale
# 1 = high quality (default)
# 2 = lower quality, lower impact on performance
ssaoScale 2

# Set SSAO Blur type
# gaussian = soft, cheap
# sharp = depth-dependent, more expensive
ssaoBlurType gaussian

## DOF

# Enable Depth of Field
# false = off
# true = on
enableDoF false

# Select the type of DOF effect
# basic = basic pseudo-Bokeh DoF
# bokeh = shaped circular Bokeh DoF - WARNING: high performance impact
dofType bokeh

# Bokeh Depth of Field radius
# default = 1.00
# higher = more blurry (e.g. 1.1)
# lower = less blurry (e.g. 0.9)
# note: small changes make a large difference
dofBaseRadius 1.05

## Post

# Enable Postprocessing
# false = off
# true = on
# For in-depth configuration, look in "assets/post.fx" or "assets/post_asmodean.fx"
enablePostprocessing false

# Postprocessing type
# durante = basic postprocessing adapted from SweetFX (dark, local contrast)
# asmodean = postprocessing by Asmodean (with tone mapping, softer)
# For in-depth configuration, look in "assets/post.fx" or "assets/post_asmodean.fx"
postProcessingType durante

## Bloom

# Enable HDR Bloom
# false = off
# true = on
# For in-depth configuration, look in "assets/bloom.fx"
enableBloom false

########################################################################################
# Texture settings

# Dump game textures loaded using d3dx to textures\[gamename]\dump\[hash].tga
# if you enable override at the same time, the overridden texture will be dumped
enableTextureDumping false

# Override game textures loaded using d3dx with those from
# textures\[gamename]\override\[hash].(dds|png), if available
enableTextureOverride false

# Mark textures with their hash (for texture modders)
# WARNING: extremely slow if a game loads many textures
# (if you think a game crashed, it's probably still just loading textures)
enableTextureMarking false

########################################################################################
# Mouse settings
# you may have to play around with these a bit to get mouse input working correctly
# while downsampling in some games

# Modify the mouse position reported by "GetCursorPos" when downsampling
modifyGetCursorPos false

# Modify the mouse position set by "SetCursorPos" when downsampling
modifySetCursorPos false

# Intercept the WindowProc callback of the game and adjust mouse messages when downsampling
interceptWindowProc false

# Adjust the mouse position reported in peeked Windows messages when downsampling
adjustMessagePt false

# Adjust the reported client rect when downsampling
modifyGetClientRect true

# Adjust the reported window rect when downsampling
modifyGetWindowRect true

########################################################################################
# Internal settings

# The amount of logging output for debugging purpose.
# Should be set to 0 if everything works fine for performance reasons.
logLevel 0

# Enable shader tracking
# Turn on only if you want to find a PSHash/VSHash for a game!
trackShaders false

# Number of seconds on-screen messages are displayed for
messageSeconds 10

# The maximum degree of parallelism for screenshot encoding
#  N = use up to N worker threads for screenshots
#  0 = synchronous (no parallelism)
# -1 = TheOctagon mode (stores .bmp using D3DX API, very slow, use only as a workaround)
maxScreenshotParallelism 4
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2015-03-20 23:40:14
Have you tried setting presentWidth and presentHeight to 0?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Andyus86 on 2015-03-21 00:16:13
Yes sure! I got it working with the default launcher..but when i use the ff8+ or the hex for the add ons, always appears this Black square
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-03-21 19:13:11
Yes sure! I got it working with the default launcher..but when i use the ff8+ or the hex for the add ons, always appears this Black square

I fixed the issue.  For me, I had to revert back to FF8_Launcher and then I made a fix for all languages.

Uninstall/Reinstall my mod using the new download:
1.  Delete the FF8_EN (or whatever language yours is.) folder in GeDoSaTo/config
2.  Delete the FF8_Launcher (and/or FF8_Launch2) folder in GeDoSaTo/config
3.  Delete the whitelist_user.txt file in GeDoSaTo/config
4.  Re-download the mod and select your proper language!
5.  Put all of the files in the 'config' folder into your 'GeDoSaTo/config' folder (or just merge the folders).

This should work like a beauty.  If GeDoSaTo is working correctly, you will only have one higher resolution to choose from (at different refresh rates)... so if you have a bunch of different ultra high resolutions that you can pick from (4xxx - 7xxx) etc., then you have the wrong files in the wrong places.

In other words:  Check the new release!  Download for RaW W04 fix!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Makavelii on 2015-03-26 17:15:32
Hi, new poster here. c:
I've managed to make most of the mods on this forum work without problems, but after working on this particular one for over a day now, I turn to you good folks for some help. At first I couldn't choose the resolution I placed into the FF8_Launcher config (3840x2400) but after updating RaW to it's latest version that's no longer an issue. My problem now is that when I try to play with the custom res the game launches in a small window with a larger black box over it (when I don't use FF8+.exe to launch, it's the same but without the overlying black box). When switching it from full screen to windowed in the launcher's options, the windowed mode gets much larger but still not ideal to play on. The tool definitely improves the gameplay on my native resolution (1920x1200) thanks to the SweetFX, but not being able to get the downsampling aspect of it to work is a bummer.

Edit: Downsamples correctly when I use the default 3840x2160 instead of the 3840x2400 I added, though I have to change my moniter's res to 1920x1080.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Andyus86 on 2015-03-26 22:07:40
@mcindus
I downloaded your new config and at begin i got the same Black square with the ff8+ shortcut but after i edited some setting on gedosato and now everything works very well..thanks =)
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: DarkMatta on 2015-04-07 14:30:30
Hey guys.

Loving all the work that you do on here for FFVII, but I had to sign up as I cannot get this to work at all. I'm pretty sure I've followed the instructions right 3 times now, but when I launch the game Via FF8+, I have no option to select the higher resolution I set -up in the launcher settings. I don't know where I am going wrong now.

Any help would be great appreciated.

edit: Okay, scratch that. I enabled Anti-Aliasing, and now it's giving me the options.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-04-07 17:27:11
Hey guys.

Loving all the work that you do on here for FFVII, but I had to sign up as I cannot get this to work at all. I'm pretty sure I've followed the instructions right 3 times now, but when I launch the game Via FF8+, I have no option to select the higher resolution I set -up in the launcher settings. I don't know where I am going wrong now.

Any help would be great appreciated.

edit: Okay, scratch that. I enabled Anti-Aliasing, and now it's giving me the options.

It should only be giving you one new resolution option (at 3840x2160) with different refresh rates.  If it's giving you more, you've messed with your default GeDoSaTo.ini - make sure that is still default and if you want to change settings, change them in FF8_Launch/GeDoSaTo.ini or FF8/GeDoSaTo.ini  Some people try to mess with the default file to get things to work, but I recommend going in fresh.  Anti-Aliasing is already enabled if you put the FF8 and FF8Launch folders into the GeDoSaTo config folder.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: DarkMatta on 2015-04-21 11:33:54
It should only be giving you one new resolution option (at 3840x2160) with different refresh rates.  If it's giving you more, you've messed with your default GeDoSaTo.ini - make sure that is still default and if you want to change settings, change them in FF8_Launch/GeDoSaTo.ini or FF8/GeDoSaTo.ini  Some people try to mess with the default file to get things to work, but I recommend going in fresh.  Anti-Aliasing is already enabled if you put the FF8 and FF8Launch folders into the GeDoSaTo config folder.

Sorry, I missed this. I didn't have any resolution options at the time. All is fine now. A belated Thank You, anyways for offering some insight.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: DarkMatta on 2015-05-01 18:10:33
Not sure if you see my post if I modified my post above.

Anyways, everything is good and running perfect with all the other mods, except my battle rendered background look like this...

(http://i60.tinypic.com/j9lbmo.png)


Any changes i've made have not effected anything else, yet I seem anything I do doesn't sort this out.

It this an issue relating to GeDoSaTo or possibly the Horizon Eden mod? I did leave a message on your youtube but though I might catch a response here quicker.

Thanks
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-05-04 04:43:56
Not sure if you see my post if I modified my post above.

Anyways, everything is good and running perfect with all the other mods, except my battle rendered background look like this...

(http://i60.tinypic.com/j9lbmo.png)


Any changes i've made have not effected anything else, yet I seem anything I do doesn't sort this out.

It this an issue relating to GeDoSaTo or possibly the Horizon Eden mod? I did leave a message on your youtube but though I might catch a response here quicker.

Thanks


The backgrounds I posted are a work in progress - but I guess I could post it as a WIP since I now have a lot more on my plate than before....
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: DarkMatta on 2015-05-04 11:38:57
The backgrounds I posted are a work in progress - but I guess I could post it as a WIP since I now have a lot more on my plate than before....

Ah right. Well that explains it then. I won't deny that it would be good to implement what you have so far(mainly being that staring at pixelated backgrounds is offending my eyes), but of course it's up to you -I don't mind. I suppose you'll need someone other than yourself to see if they all working for other smoothly?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Fendera on 2015-06-14 13:07:54
I fixed the issue.  For me, I had to revert back to FF8_Launcher and then I made a fix for all languages.

Uninstall/Reinstall my mod using the new download:
1.  Delete the FF8_EN (or whatever language yours is.) folder in GeDoSaTo/config
2.  Delete the FF8_Launcher (and/or FF8_Launch2) folder in GeDoSaTo/config
3.  Delete the whitelist_user.txt file in GeDoSaTo/config
4.  Re-download the mod and select your proper language!
5.  Put all of the files in the 'config' folder into your 'GeDoSaTo/config' folder (or just merge the folders).

This should work like a beauty.  If GeDoSaTo is working correctly, you will only have one higher resolution to choose from (at different refresh rates)... so if you have a bunch of different ultra high resolutions that you can pick from (4xxx - 7xxx) etc., then you have the wrong files in the wrong places.

In other words:  Check the new release!  Download for RaW W04 fix!


Hey Mcindus, first of all.. thx for all your mods! they are awesome and work great. The only on issue left is the black box at the right upper corner when i'm using GeDoSaTo. I've tryed your fix but with no luck! its not that big deal, I can switch to desktop and back to the game and the black box isnt there anymore... but it would be nice if I could fix that.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: olearyf2525 on 2015-07-06 22:47:51
Hi McIndus, thank you for all your hard work. The issue I am having is that while using Gestado Raw Music is no longer working. The music in the opening cutscene worked and sound effects are working. But the rest isn't. So here's what I'm doing, starting up Gestado, then ff8+exe which is giving me the error  "Attempting to load file by name FF8.exe...failed". Then I start up the ff8_launcher and the game. So yea, no music, not sure what I'm doing wrong. When I installed Raw 04 I put the two filed in my ff8 directory then I ran the launcher as an administrator and selected DLPB's selection.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-07-07 10:24:06
Hi McIndus, thank you for all your hard work. The issue I am having is that while using Gestado Raw Music is no longer working. The music in the opening cutscene worked and sound effects are working. But the rest isn't. So here's what I'm doing, starting up Gestado, then ff8+exe which is giving me the error  "Attempting to load file by name FF8.exe...failed". Then I start up the ff8_launcher and the game. So yea, no music, not sure what I'm doing wrong. When I installed Raw 04 I put the two filed in my ff8 directory then I ran the launcher as an administrator and selected DLPB's selection.

After you select DLPB's selection, you must change the version from 2000 to 2013, because the setting gets put back to 2000 by default.  Try reinstalling and go through the steps you described above - it sounds like you're on the right track.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: olearyf2525 on 2015-07-07 13:31:23
After you select DLPB's selection, you must change the version from 2000 to 2013, because the setting gets put back to 2000 by default.  Try reinstalling and go through the steps you described above - it sounds like you're on the right track.
Yesterday I read through the Roses and Wine thread so it must of been something like you said. I changed the INI to point to ff8_en or whatever instead of ff8.exe. Thank you McIndus.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: amborgeson on 2015-07-11 06:42:52
Edit: Nevermind, I seem to have some other problem, I just verified this happens even with out GeDoSaTo installed. Though if any one has a clue and wants to chime in, it'd be appreciated.

So I'm having a problem, when I try to run FF8 (or FF7) with GeDoSaTo active, I get this message when the game actually starts (After clicking play on the launcher screen): "Failed to Create useful Direct3D device"

There is a black screen, a windows error box with that message, and the mouse is invisible. Hitting return or escape closes the screen out and returns to the launcher.

And to be clear, this is the Steam version. And I just updated to the latest GeDoSaTo.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Falkenauge on 2015-08-18 09:49:11

I'm doing exactly but that is in the instructions in the launcher, I can not select a higher resolution 1920x1080 except when activated GeDoSaTo. can someone help me further? :(
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: olearyf2525 on 2015-08-22 20:17:32
Is there a way to use this with ff7?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Kaldarasha on 2015-08-23 11:09:10
You should be able to use it for the steam version. For the original PC release is Aali's driver enough, because it has the option to Downsample already implemented and supports any resolution. For SweetFX effects I recommend http://reshade.me/
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: fadedreplays on 2015-09-22 16:43:12
Helllo Mcindus. First of all id like to say awesome job on all the mods. Im just having a lot of trouble getting this one to work. I updated to RaW final version then copied config folder and merged. Launch Gedosato or w.e and then the FF+ launcher and im not getting an option for the 2x res. I get a black console box that says something failed though. Not a huge deal but this mod is a nice bow on top of all the others. Hope you can help thanks.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2015-09-23 00:22:55
Helllo Mcindus. First of all id like to say awesome job on all the mods. Im just having a lot of trouble getting this one to work. I updated to RaW final version then copied config folder and merged. Launch Gedosato or w.e and then the FF+ launcher and im not getting an option for the 2x res. I get a black console box that says something failed though. Not a huge deal but this mod is a nice bow on top of all the others. Hope you can help thanks.

Did you make sure you entered/used the proper resolution in the config file?  It replaces the 640x480 resolution, so when you open your resolution settings in FF8, the pull-down should have a list of your new available resolutions if you scroll to the bottom.  What is your monitor's resolution/refresh rate? Do you have a screenshot of your FF8 settings?  BTW the 'failed' is a normal part of how DLPB's HextLaunch tool works - it will say that until you hit 'play' in the launcher.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Cloudz on 2016-01-14 13:26:22
hello plz help :) my monitor is 1920x1080 60hz 32 inches (i dont think it matters anyway) can i play with gedosato at 7680x4320 ? can you copy paste the ini files or something?cause im really confused thanks !
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: spoonyrogdrumps on 2016-02-14 09:01:45
The rar file download has expired.  Can someone provide a link to a working download.  Also, many of the links for FF8 mods are expired.
The link takes me to 13tomidnight and at the top it says this domain name expired on 2/7/2016 and is pending renewal or deletion.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: willblanko on 2016-02-19 03:22:45
The rar file download has expired.  Can someone provide a link to a working download.  Also, many of the links for FF8 mods are expired.
The link takes me to 13tomidnight and at the top it says this domain name expired on 2/7/2016 and is pending renewal or deletion.

UP  :cry:
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: spoonyrogdrumps on 2016-02-20 06:40:41
UP  :cry:

Not sure what you mean by UP.  I was able to get other mods installed and working.  I found other places to download the mods but not this one so it can work with SweetFX and Tonberry.  The game still looks a lot better so I'm cool with it.  Can't wait for FFIX to come out on steam.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2016-02-21 05:03:57
Links are working again. Sorry about the delay, guys.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: spoonyrogdrumps on 2016-02-22 15:45:05
Links are working again. Sorry about the delay, guys.

Thanks Mcindus for updating that.  Much appreciated.  I also have a question for you.
I'm using Tonberry 2.04.
The collisions csv.  Does that go in the hasmaps file folder or directly into the Tonberry folder?

Can't wait to replay this game.  Also can't wait until FFIX comes out on Steam.  I check every now and then to see if it's available for purchase.
Also, is there a way to make a donation for your work?

Thanks again.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2016-02-22 19:01:38
Thanks Mcindus for updating that.  Much appreciated.  I also have a question for you.
I'm using Tonberry 2.04.
The collisions csv.  Does that go in the hasmaps file folder or directly into the Tonberry folder?

Can't wait to replay this game.  Also can't wait until FFIX comes out on Steam.  I check every now and then to see if it's available for purchase.
Also, is there a way to make a donation for your work?

Thanks again.

No problem, just wish I had the time to fix it sooner! (or you know... not lose my domain lol).  So, the files collisions.csv and hash2map.csv should both be in your tonberry folder and NOT in the hashmaps folder.  This will prevent many collisions between Project Eden, SeeD, etc.

And yes, there is a donate link in every main post of my other mods... but let me post it here to make it easy ;)
Donate! (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=5DQW7QCTRSA3J&lc=US&item_name=MCINDUS&item_number=696969&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted)

Also - I think we might be able to use Tonberry with FFIX - and since the characters seem to have higher poly counts than in the original release, I have really high hopes for Tonberry/FF9 modding!

Enjoy your new playthrough!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: rslink on 2016-04-15 06:08:14
I'm having some trouble using this with tonberry, every time I try to stat the game using both i get "An unknown exception has occurred"
I've tried disabling post processing, am I just missing something simple?

tobberry .dll files are in the root of ff8 steam folder, texture replacing works with out gedosato.
config file is installed to gedosato properly, and it works without the tonberry .dll files.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Black_8 on 2016-04-22 15:18:15
I downloaded the file and "unpacked" everything but I don't know where the .exe files are... Maybe this is a noob Q but all I have is the 1 file and it seems to already be setup as the instructions indicate I need to do... As in, when I extracted the files, once I click the language folder all three files referenced in the instructions are there ( ff8_EN, ff8 launcher, and whitelist.txt) . However I don't have anything else. Where is this GoDoSaToTool.exe and where do I put these files? Data folder? Game folder? I need a push in the right direction... I'm accustomed to using mod managers and Load orders and I've already installed Tonberry and Sweetfx so now I want to make sure they are compatible and that everything else I install is as well. Can someone walk me through the entire process of installing GoDoSaTo for an Idiot?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2016-04-22 20:40:04
I downloaded the file and "unpacked" everything but I don't know where the .exe files are... Maybe this is a noob Q but all I have is the 1 file and it seems to already be setup as the instructions indicate I need to do... As in, when I extracted the files, once I click the language folder all three files referenced in the instructions are there ( ff8_EN, ff8 launcher, and whitelist.txt) . However I don't have anything else. Where is this GoDoSaToTool.exe and where do I put these files? Data folder? Game folder? I need a push in the right direction... I'm accustomed to using mod managers and Load orders and I've already installed Tonberry and Sweetfx so now I want to make sure they are compatible and that everything else I install is as well. Can someone walk me through the entire process of installing GoDoSaTo for an Idiot?

There is an external link for GeDoSaTo if you scroll down to 'Instructions' on the main page here - http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=15988.msg225101#msg225101  Click the "Here" link in step 1.  Also, I don't believe you can use the SweetFX plugins that were created for FF8 from the Steam forums AND Tonberry - but when you download GeDoSaTo, it has it's own SweetFX selections internally that you can enable (which are very close if not identical to the options in a regular SweetFX build).  Anyway, download from the link I provided on the OP and give it a go.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Black_8 on 2016-04-23 22:36:36
... I realize now, that HERE icon is what contains the bulk of GeDoSaTo... Thanks for replying back respectfully and I apologize for not paying attention..

However.... I have now installed this MOD and the new Tonberry 2.04 following all of the instructions in regards to its installation but I am having no change once I install the Essential MODS referenced in the Tonberry 2.04 Thread (Eden, Seed Reborn, Triad, etc...) I put there textures in the Textures folder within the FF8 Directory and the 2 separate types of hash files within the referenced Tonberry Folder within the FF8 Directory. The game starts up but none of the MODs are active. I find the Enhanced Tonberry MOD is easier but there is something I have missed... I have just reinstalled the game and am going to start from scratch. would you be willing to walk me through step by step for these 6-7 MODs? I am running a 4k tv as a monitor and want this to look as good as possible on 65". I don't fully understand the GeDoSaTo Scaling because when I read the description I'm thinking I need to be using the highest resolution option (7680x4320) because its x2 my native resolution... But that doesn't give me full screen, just a small window. But when I select the 3840x2160 option it works but I feel like it didn't improve anything..

The above is just the beginning of my frustration. Ive spent that last 4 days circling my chair and researching the net trying to find some current tutorials on Tonberry 2.04 and MODs but there isn't a tutorial that gives the blank slate install of FF8 and MODs as of 2016. Everything is based on the original Tonberry and the new Tonberry gives updates and references the original as to how it operates but if that was the case then I wouldn't be here. I will add that if it weren't for me trying to run GeDoSaTo I would just use the original Tonberry v1.5 and install the MOD textures and be done with it but I don't want to have constant crashes and I want Steam Overlay active.

I know this is a small thing I am making into a big issue but I'm tired and ready to play and am eager to get this game up and running the way you play yours!

PM me or something for other lines of communication like email if you aren't opposed to the sort.

Thanks again Mcindus
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Squall-lionheart on 2016-04-23 23:11:27
Hello, I am trying to use this mod and I am getting small white lines in and around the text in the Menus (start screen and in-game menu). Any idea why and how I can get rid of the lines??
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Shira on 2016-05-29 01:02:10
Game crash with start up while using gedosato

===== Sun May 29 01:54:03 2016 =====
===== start GeDoSaTo version 0.21.2136 built on 2016/02/04 18:12:48 "How Could Hell Be Any Worse" (GENERIC/RELEASE) = fn: FF8_EN
===== installation directory: D:\Programs\GeDoSaTo\
WARNING: no rendering resolutions specified in ini
===== end =

I set this resolution but it keeps coming... Any ideas?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Fendera on 2016-05-29 14:20:04
it does not work anymore...(Game keeps crashing) dont know why but I didnt changed enything. Was fine a while ago.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Shira on 2016-05-29 20:43:57
Fixed the problem by uninstalling Tonberry though it is not really fix because it was supposed to work with it, i will have to drop gedosato for now it seems.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: FatedCourage on 2016-05-29 21:05:29
Try going to "Edit Settings" and find "interceptOnlySystemDlls". Set it to "true" and see if GeDoSaTo will work then. It works for me. Though, the text in the menu and title screen have some strange artifacts. But that's about it.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Shira on 2016-05-29 23:22:03
Now their working perfectly together, though i don't have any artifacts anywhere, thanks.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Zantetsuken88 on 2016-06-07 23:21:15
Hello,

I'm having the same problem as Andyus86 it would seem, except he wasn't kind enough to share his solution  :|

I've gone through every single post and checked all my settings but I'm still having the same problem.

The game is launching in a small window (with a fuzzy resolution) despite having fullscreen enabled. If I disable fullscreen, the game launches at the correct resolution in a window with a black square covering the top right corner.

Changing the GeDoSaTo default settings to force fullscreen does indeed force fullscreen but at the wrong resolution. Log files aren't showing any errors. I have the latest version of this, Tonberry enhanced, RaW. I installed all these mods this week, so everything is fresh and was tested and working great - only GeDoSaTo is causing problems.

Any help would be so much appreciated - I'm so close to the perfect setup!

Thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: FatedCourage on 2016-08-01 05:08:04
Hello,

I'm having the same problem as Andyus86 it would seem, except he wasn't kind enough to share his solution  :|

I've gone through every single post and checked all my settings but I'm still having the same problem.

The game is launching in a small window (with a fuzzy resolution) despite having fullscreen enabled. If I disable fullscreen, the game launches at the correct resolution in a window with a black square covering the top right corner.

Changing the GeDoSaTo default settings to force fullscreen does indeed force fullscreen but at the wrong resolution. Log files aren't showing any errors. I have the latest version of this, Tonberry enhanced, RaW. I installed all these mods this week, so everything is fresh and was tested and working great - only GeDoSaTo is causing problems.

Any help would be so much appreciated - I'm so close to the perfect setup!

Thanks in advance :)

Not sure if you ever figured it out, but I'll post how I fixed it since I ran into the same problem. Maybe this'll help others in the future. From what I tested, the game doesn't seem to like the resolution "3840x2160" or higher for me when using GeDoSaTo. Even though it used to work just fine and still works fine if I use Nvidia's DSR instead. So I activated the resolution "3200x1800" in the config file, used that, and the game runs the way it should. You still get the perks of downscaling/postprocessing effects and I honestly couldn't tell the difference between the two resolutions with this game.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Luceid on 2016-11-17 18:28:13
Well it's me again... this time in this topic.

I still can't get CRT post processing working :(
I changed some settings in the config because of strange things happening (f.e. in config "durante" pp ist enabled, in game it says it's "asmodean", etc. o.O) and now the game crashs when loading with an unknown error...

So, would someone mind to share settings?

PS: If I use the Addons (Hardcoremode, etc.) and therefore a new Launcher, do I have to edit GeDoSaTo'S whitelist or would it still work because it's the same name of the *.exe?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Infin1tyZer0 on 2016-12-01 07:21:09
Hello Mcindus,

Thank you for everything you have done with this game!  I'm currently using all available mods and they are working great.  However, the only snag I've run into is the GeDoSaTo mod.  I feel like i'm doing everything correct according to your instructions.  However, I am unable to see my "new" resolution of 3840x2160 in the Launcher.  I do not know if i'm missing a step or not.  Pretty much I downloaded the executable.  Downloaded the config v1.1 file.  Copy and pasted them in the correct folders and ran the .exe.  I haven't made any changes to any of the settings in the app.  I'm currently running my desktop resolution at 1920x1080 @ 144Hz.  Do i need to change the renderResolution Hz to 144 from 60 in the .ini file?  Also I'm a bit confused with what is written at the bottom of the FF8 Launcher .ini file
# MANDATORY #
# FF8 Queries it's resolution through the launcher, so this is neccessary
# In the launcher, choose the new downsampled resolution!
# This overrides the 800x600 resolution in the Launcher with your new resolution
# 0 = override disabled
overrideWidth 800
overrideHeight 600

Does this mean that the 800x600 resolution in the launcher becomes the new resolution of 3840x2160, and so I have to choose 800x600?  Or should I be seeing 3840x2160 in the list of resolutions in the launcher?

Any help would be great.  I have yet to install the RaW W06 yet to avoid any issues.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Tenaka89 on 2016-12-01 15:34:42
Hi Guys,
I recently bought FFVIII on stream and was really happy to see so many mods to enhance the game. Up until now i think everything is working fine, here is a list of mods I installed:
-Rebirth Flame (HD character models) v1.2
-Tripod (HD triple triad) v1.1
-Project Eden (HD backgrounds)
-HorizonPack (HD World map textures)
-SeeD Reborn (HD menu overhaul) v3.2
-Lunar Cry (HD enemy upscale) v1.2
-Tonberry Mod (Base mod) v2.04 enhanced

-FF8 Controller Button by mcindus
-Replacement FMVs by LeonhartGR
-Roses and Wine, DLPBs Original Soundtrack (audio replacement)
-BattlefieldPack (battelfield upscale) v2.0
-Apocalypse (Boss upscale) v1.1

like Infin1tyZer0 i did everything explained to get GeDoSaTo  to work, but it just isnt :-\

Im running on Windows 7 (gtx 970)and launching the game via steam, but there is no 3840x2160 option available. selecting 800x600@60hz doesn't change anything either.I also noticed that running the game on 1920x1080@60hz fullscreen (without GeDoSaTo) gives me a 4:3 display with black borders, while running it on 800x600 ( still without GeDoSaTo) at least stretches it.
I used this video on yt as reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBHDJPnAH2A and the emblem on the main screen never looked that sharp for me.
Is there something Im missing? would be nice if someone could help :)
Greetings

edit: forgot to mention, I installed RaW W06 and I can't find a FF+.exe
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Infin1tyZer0 on 2016-12-03 00:10:34
Are you also receiving this Error "The program can't start because D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer." after you try running the launcher from the Final Fantasy VIII steam folder?

I double checked at that specific driver is in the GeDoSaTo folder.  I don't know what is causing this error.  I hope someone can help us with this problem LoL.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Infin1tyZer0 on 2016-12-03 00:38:48
Hey Tenaka89,

I believe I have figured out the issue.  After doing more research in regards to that error message I was getting, what I did was just copy and paste the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file that is located in the GeDoSaTo folder, and put it in the Final Fantasy VIII folder in the steamapps/common folder.  I didn't get the error when I ran Launcher.exe and now I see the new resolutions in the drop down.  Hopefully this works for ya!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Lotus on 2017-02-05 17:36:12
hello guys this is my first post here i hope someone can help me :) my monitor is 1920x1080 60hz can i play with gedosato at 7680x4320 ?every time i set the 7680x4320 resolution game doesnt start..  can you copy paste the ini files or something? cause im really confused thanks !
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Resolution Config by MCINDUS
Post by: Lotus on 2017-02-09 18:21:58
I'm actually loaded to the teeth with mods too... I guess I should do a vanilla screenshot comparison XD


hello guys this is my first post here i hope someone can help me :) my monitor is 1920x1080 60hz can i play with gedosato at 7680x4320 ?every time i set the 7680x4320 resolution game doesnt start..  can you copy paste the ini files or something? cause im really confused thanks !
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: D-Day Josh on 2017-04-20 06:34:42
Hey, It's been a while but i've come back to play FF8 for the 50 millionth time.
I've had all the mods before, got them all running again except gedosato
For some reason i cannot get it working this time.

I've installed it the correct way (making sure the visual studio is installed first, and making sure secure boot is off as im running windows 10)
Then proceeded to install gedosato, then i put in Mcindus configs + i changed the resolutions to be 2x my native resolution (my monitor is 2560x1440@144hz)
so i changed it to 5120@2880@144
Sure enough i get the options in game to change to those resolutions with (59, 60, 120, 144hz)
However when i launch the game it crashes and i get an unknown exception has occured,
If i turn gedosato off the game launches fine on native res
if i use gedosato to have the native resolution the game launches to a black screen until i press escape then the game crashes.

Last time i got this working i believe i was on win 8 or win 8.1 and everything worked flawlessly
However i had a typical 1080p@60hz monitor last time
I believe gedosato is not working properly, does anyone know a fix for my issue? Thanks

Dug a little deeper and found that i'm having this problem constantly
===== Thu Apr 20 15:49:32 2017 =====
===== start GeDoSaTo version 0.21.2310 built on 2016/06/12 10:30:28 "How Could Hell Be Any Worse" (GENERIC/RELEASE) = fn: FF8_EN
===== installation directory: C:\Users\Josh\Documents\GeDoSaTo\
WARNING: no rendering resolutions specified in ini
 -> ERROR 7 creating hook for Direct3DCreate9Ex, target: 5AFCB06C, dll: 02BC0000
 -> ERROR 7 creating hook for Direct3DCreate9Ex, target: 5AFCB06C, dll: 02BC0000
 -> ERROR 7 creating hook for Direct3DCreate9Ex, target: 5AFCB06C, dll: 02BC0000
and keeps on going
===== end =

I've gone over the ini because of the WARNING: no rendering resolutions specified in ini
in the FF8_EN there is no resolutions, that's all in the FF8_Launcher

this is my launcher
# FINAL FANTASY VIII LAUNCHER SETTINGS

# Both the .exe and launcher files are needed to ensure downsampling

########################################################################################
# Graphics settings


# SELECT ONLY ONE RESOLUTION
# format: renderResolution [width]x[height]@[hz]
clearRenderResolutions
#renderResolution 3200x1800@60
#renderResolution 3840x2160@60
#renderResolution 4480x2520@60
renderResolution 5120x2880@144
#renderResolution 7680x4320@60

# MANDATORY #
# FF8 Queries it's resolution through the launcher, so this is neccessary
# In the launcher, choose the new downsampled resolution!
# This overrides the 800x600 resolution in the Launcher with your new resolution
# 0 = override disabled
overrideWidth 800
overrideHeight 600

It's like gedosato just doesn't work with win10?

Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: FatedCourage on 2017-04-20 15:52:22
Does it still do this even after setting "interceptOnlySystemDlls" to "true" in the "Edit Settings"?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: D-Day Josh on 2017-04-21 05:12:11
Does it still do this even after setting "interceptOnlySystemDlls" to "true" in the "Edit Settings"?

Setting it to true fixed that issue, Thank you.
Although i'm still not sure if it's working correctly, i remember last time i used gedosato it used to tell you it was downsampling when u first launched the game
Now it's not doing that, it's also in windowed screen and the resolution doesn't look so great.

Edit

After changing the in game settings so that full screen is disabled
(keep aspect ratio doesn't seem to make a difference)
it launches to a windowed full screen, and the resolution looks better. I use MSI After burner overlay to monitor temps/etc for other games
with gedosato resolution set it makes the writing super small on msi afterburner overlay, which makes me think the resolution has been set right
but there is definately no confirmation of the downsampling by gedosato
quote mcindus from pg1 "You will see text in the top left of the screen confirming your downsampling rate if you did everything right"

Looking at the configs everything seems to be right, i've changed the presentwidth/height to 0 & hz to 144
theres no more errors in the logs.
Just no confirmation from Gedosato on the upper left makes me feel it's not working, plus being in full screen windowed annoys me
borderless windowed would be fine (i also edited the ini so that it forces borderless windowed but that didn't work

i also use RaW v06 i don't know if this would cause any issues seeing it doesn't use a seperate launcher anymore
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: FatedCourage on 2017-04-21 23:27:20
Setting it to true fixed that issue, Thank you.
Although i'm still not sure if it's working correctly, i remember last time i used gedosato it used to tell you it was downsampling when u first launched the game
Now it's not doing that, it's also in windowed screen and the resolution doesn't look so great.

Edit

After changing the in game settings so that full screen is disabled
(keep aspect ratio doesn't seem to make a difference)
it launches to a windowed full screen, and the resolution looks better. I use MSI After burner overlay to monitor temps/etc for other games
with gedosato resolution set it makes the writing super small on msi afterburner overlay, which makes me think the resolution has been set right
but there is definately no confirmation of the downsampling by gedosato
quote mcindus from pg1 "You will see text in the top left of the screen confirming your downsampling rate if you did everything right"

Looking at the configs everything seems to be right, i've changed the presentwidth/height to 0 & hz to 144
theres no more errors in the logs.
Just no confirmation from Gedosato on the upper left makes me feel it's not working, plus being in full screen windowed annoys me
borderless windowed would be fine (i also edited the ini so that it forces borderless windowed but that didn't work

i also use RaW v06 i don't know if this would cause any issues seeing it doesn't use a seperate launcher anymore

And this is where GeDoSaTo does weird things depending on the user. Even I have issues going past the default resolution Mcindus has set. And it only appears to do it with FF8. No worries on RaW affecting anything. It doesn't. But, sadly, I haven't figured out a solution for why it doesn't work properly with certain resolutions.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: D-Day Josh on 2017-04-29 16:10:01
oh well with all the mods everyone in this amazing community has brought out the game already looks amazing so i am happy.
Thanks for help, great community
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2017-04-30 02:43:05
oh well with all the mods everyone in this amazing community has brought out the game already looks amazing so i am happy.
Thanks for help, great community

Hey Josh, if you're using Win10 (which I didn't catch before) - have you tried installing directx9c from here?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109

This might also help:
Hey Tenaka89,

I believe I have figured out the issue.  After doing more research in regards to that error message I was getting, what I did was just copy and paste the D3DCOMPILER_47.dll file that is located in the GeDoSaTo folder, and put it in the Final Fantasy VIII folder in the steamapps/common folder.  I didn't get the error when I ran Launcher.exe and now I see the new resolutions in the drop down.  Hopefully this works for ya!

As far as the windowed mode, etc - i'm not sure.  You might have to roll back to an older version of gedosato?  I believe either the gedosato update changed how things are handled (letting you know the resolution works, etc.) but I haven't tested any of this in forever.  I've been extremely busy as an environment artist for an MMORPG and have little time to even respond to posts.  I hope any of this helped you!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Rodumas on 2017-05-06 23:41:28
Okay, I've been following the whole post pretty closely today, since I wanted to install this. But then I realized: You said STEAM version only. So if my game isn't running through steam but still on the pc, I can't use this?


EDIT: Never mind. That D3Dcompiler placement suggestion by Infinity worked like a charm!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Formedras on 2017-07-10 05:56:48
Hey, this seems great and all (haven't tried it yet; just installed GeDoSaTo), but could you ditch the ad.fly link? I mean, sites like that are just plain dangerous to less-savvy (and even some more-savvy) internet users. I had at least three different fake download pages (one of which wanted me to enable notifications for it before it would let me "download") before I hit the proper MEGA link.

Link removed. ~Covarr
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2017-07-10 06:20:47
Hey, this seems great and all (haven't tried it yet; just installed GeDoSaTo), but could you ditch the ad.fly link? I mean, sites like that are just plain dangerous to less-savvy (and even some more-savvy) internet users. I had at least three different fake download pages (one of which wanted me to enable notifications for it before it would let me "download") before I hit the proper MEGA link.

-_-  there's a reason I have an adfly link.  These mods are free, and I spent hours upon hours of my life creating/editing/compiling the mods that I've worked on for no return.  You going through the ad process is pretty much a 'thank you' to me for the free mod.

It's pretty disrespectful for you to just post a direct link to my mod without my permission first.  Please take that link down.

I do agree however, that Adfly has become kind of predatory.  I'm not sure what else out there works well - so maybe i'll have to go back to my old linkbucks links.  I wasn't having any complaints with those.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Downsampling + SweetFX Config
Post by: Mcindus on 2017-08-16 10:15:01
I spent a few hours this past weekend tinkering with this until I got it to work exactly how I wanted!!

Updating the OP with the newest version!!!

Fixes:
- Make sure you list the proper Frequency of your Output Device in the FF8_Launcher Profile!  (example: 59Hz, 144Hz, etc.)
- There is pretty decent Steam Overlay functionality, so this may enable us to use the Overlay along-side Tonberry!  I've been taking screenshots like a madman.

EDIT*********
Hm.  It looks like I was able to simplify a bit of this.  Going to release an update soon, but you can use this profile in the meantime. :)

You don't need to disable fullscreen in the launcher - for some reason, that was giving me issues before and now it's fixed.  The only thing the launcher actually needs is the Resolution Override selection.  I'll also be attempting to get the mouse to work in overlay mode.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.0 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Fendera on 2017-08-17 13:40:09
it does only work if I place the folder in C:\GeDoSaTo, otherwise the supersample resolution wont show up in the FF8 launcher.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.0 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Mcindus on 2017-08-17 18:13:55
it does only work if I place the folder in C:\GeDoSaTo, otherwise the supersample resolution wont show up in the FF8 launcher.

Could you clarify this a bit for me?  Do you mean that you have to put it in your \GeDoSaTo folder and merge the config folders?  If so, I have that in the 'directions' on the main post and in the .txt file in the download.  If you mean that you can't install GeDoSaTo anywhere other than the C: drive, then I wouldn't know a workaround for that. 

I do know that a lot of problems are resolved by copying the D3DCompiler_47.dll and placing it in the steamapps/common/FINAL FANTASY VIII parent folder, so that might be something to look into.

ALSO:

NEW RELEASE! - Check the main post!

- Fixed some bugs and got rid of some erroneous stuff that might produce errors.
- Added common resolution options to the 'FF8_Launcher' profile that aren't included in GeDoSaTo by default.  You must select them manually.

Current bugs:  Steam Overlay works but it un-clickable.  Some people have been able to use Big-Picture mode effectively in other games, but I'm not sure this is something we can fix with this version of GeDoSaTo.

Future release:  Working on finding the hashing information for the shaders, etc. to enable AO, DoF, and Bloom.  Also would like to prevent the UI from being affected by Post Processing.  We'll see how all that goes, because it's something I can rarely get to.


EDIT:
Oops.... i might have broken it.  I'll fix it tonight. - just kidding. was some testing I was doing with mouse settings :D
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.1 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Fendera on 2017-08-18 00:23:15
Could you clarify this a bit for me?  Do you mean that you have to put it in your \GeDoSaTo folder and merge the config folders?  If so, I have that in the 'directions' on the main post and in the .txt file in the download.  If you mean that you can't install GeDoSaTo anywhere other than the C: drive, then I wouldn't know a workaround for that. 

I do know that a lot of problems are resolved by copying the D3DCompiler_47.dll and placing it in the steamapps/common/FINAL FANTASY VIII parent folder, so that might be something to look into.

I have to place the whole GeDoSaTo folder direct in the C: drive, ( like this C:\GeDoSaTo ) otherwise I can't change the resolution any higher then 1080p in the launcher if I place the folder else where... for example in the steam/FF8 folder on another drive.
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.1 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Mcindus on 2017-08-18 11:10:31
Another update!

So, I'm pretty sure this is as thorough as it comes.
Still haven't figured out how to click on the downsampled Steam Overlay UI, but Big Picture works!

I've managed to figure out how to enable DoF and AO using the pluginOverride command and the GenericDepthPlugin - so if you want to enable them, you must remove the # symbol from the command in the FF8_EN (or whatever your language is) GeDoSaTo profile.

I think i'll be tweaking my own Asmodean shader setup that I'll be sharing with the community at a later date... but.. until then...

Check the OP for version 2.2!

I have to place the whole GeDoSaTo folder direct in the C: drive, ( like this C:\GeDoSaTo ) otherwise I can't change the resolution any higher then 1080p in the launcher if I place the folder else where... for example in the steam/FF8 folder on another drive.

Does this still happen if you place D3DCompiler_47.dll in your FINAL FANTASY VIII parent folder?
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.2 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Fendera on 2017-08-19 16:53:25
Does this still happen if you place D3DCompiler_47.dll in your FINAL FANTASY VIII parent folder?

I've tried to place the D3DCompiler_47.dll in to the Final Fantasy VIII Steam folder but still no luck, even if I run everything (Including FF8_EN.exe and FF8_Launcher.exe) in administrator mode.. I still have to place the GeDoSaTo folder on the C: drive. It's not a big deal, I'll just leave the GeDoSaTo folder on the C: Drive, everything else works just fine!

Thanks alot!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.2 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Nedus on 2017-08-19 22:00:26
Leaving my little feedback.
I couldn't see any new higher resolution in the launcher menu. Then i copied 'D3DCompiler_47.dll' in to the Final Fantasy VIII Steam folder. I could see the new resolutions in the menu, but the game wouldn't load (regardless of my choice, including the basic 1920x1080). Then i moved the GeDoSaTo folder in C like Fendera did and that fixed it.

I've tested 3840x2160. Looks gorgeous. Then i've tried 5760x3240 (triple the native size of my monitor). The game launches but in a very tiny window that can't be made bigger. Am i missing something? My PC can't handle a downsampling like this? Not that it matters really. I'm totally fine with how it looks already.

Little side note: on 3840x2160 i've noticed a couple of veeery little 'scratches' in the status menu (Seed reborn italian version). But don't worry Mcindus, they are litterally a couple, barely noticeable and only in that part of the menu (everything else looks normal just as in 1920x1080), so we don't need to worry about that ;)

And great job on this GeDoSaTo tutorial! Loving it, especially for the antialiasing.
Thank you once again for making this awesome game even prettier :)



Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.2 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Fendera on 2017-08-19 23:52:13
Then i moved the GeDoSaTo folder in C like Fendera did and that fixed it.

Glad this works for you too!

Little side note: on 3840x2160 i've noticed a couple of veeery little 'scratches' in the status menu (Seed reborn italian version). But don't worry Mcindus, they are litterally a couple, barely noticeable and only in that part of the menu (everything else looks normal just as in 1920x1080), so we don't need to worry about that

I noticed the lines too. I used the PS1 fonts first, I changed it back to the Seed Reborn fonts and now that fixed it for me. English Version
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.2 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Nedus on 2017-09-12 08:57:02
Little update on this: after some tests i've realized that GeDoSaTo is causing the game to crash sometimes (in various and different moments, like at the beginning of a cutscene, after saving, when a battle event triggers etc).

The message showing when crashing is 'An unknown exeption has occurred'. I've googled that a bit and it seems this could be linked to other stuff and not GeDoSaTo, but then again, i don't have this problem when playing without GeDoSaTo so i'm pretty positive this is the source of the problem, at least in my case.

Anyway, i tried some "fixes" suggested in steam forum (play offline to prevent cloud syncro, set the FF8 launcher to CPU1 afinity and 'High Priority' from the task manager). It still crashes with GeDoSaTo.

Anyone knows a fix to this? Otherways i'll have to play without GeDoSaTo. That would be a pity, but FF8 with all the mods still looks amazing :)
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.2 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Mcindus on 2017-09-12 15:13:46
Little update on this: after some tests i've realized that GeDoSaTo is causing the game to crash sometimes (in various and different moments, like at the beginning of a cutscene, after saving, when a battle event triggers etc).

The message showing when crashing is 'An unknown exeption has occurred'. I've googled that a bit and it seems this could be linked to other stuff and not GeDoSaTo, but then again, i don't have this problem when playing without GeDoSaTo so i'm pretty positive this is the source of the problem, at least in my case.

Anyway, i tried some "fixes" suggested in steam forum (play offline to prevent cloud syncro, set the FF8 launcher to CPU1 afinity and 'High Priority' from the task manager). It still crashes with GeDoSaTo.

Anyone knows a fix to this? Otherways i'll have to play without GeDoSaTo. That would be a pity, but FF8 with all the mods still looks amazing :)


Try tweaking some of the settings in gedosato... things like 'loadd3dearly' etc.  Then save before a cutscene and see what happens with the different settings.   I've spent HOURS turning things off/on in sequence to get this far... so that's kind of the process.  The one that might actually fix things could be what works for ffxiii, which is the 'force downsampled resolution always' or something to that effect.  Anyway... good luck!
Title: Re: [FF8PC-Steam] GeDoSaTo Config v2.2 (Downsampling/AA/PostProcessing/SweetFX)
Post by: Nedus on 2017-09-13 07:15:56
To be 100% sure the problem is fixed i would need to play for a good ammount of time after each change in the settings (i can't be so lucky to fix it on the first attempt). That could take a lot of time, and spoil the gaming experience in the process. So i think i'll do a couple of tests then i'll just play without gedosato in this run. Thank you anyway :)