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I think that FF7 has the same issue. It's probably because of the way how they solved it to display transparency on psx which isn't easy to takeover to PC. It pretty much looks like as if they used the brightness of the pixels to calculate the opacity of them, instead to use the texture/pallet with transparency information.

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Phew, I looked at Red XIII and his animation. This will be a really huge project. Around 80 animations needs to be edited, because the current skeleton isn't correct regarding a real animal. The biggest problem are the legs. The front legs have an additional bone which probably is there to give the illusion of muscle movement and the hind legs have a totally wrong shape which ends up with strange animations.  My biggest problem here are the siting animation. My plan is to make the new model, then do a few animations and document how I have done it and then open a new project where I need help with reanimating him. Though, I could work with the original chibi skeleton but I want to have it done correctly.

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Aali's driver is only for the original release. For the Steam version it doesn't work and is actually incorporated already.

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I agree with Dan. However, I never did a good job with that minigame (I guess my best score was 34 or whatever on PSX). But honestly who actually cares for a prize which you won't really need? I also did never like this minigame, since it has no extra hint or help to find the right spot. Something like a constant march sound rhythm for example. Adding this could make even Dan's higher difficult much easier.

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The game will run with the onboard Intel GPU by default. You must force the Nvidia driver to use the other GPU instead.

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Sorry, there are no official mods for that. Though, there do floating some mods around which do that, but not here on Qhimm.

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I'm not really finished with Cid, the mini game model is missing, but I will go on and revisit the next main character which is Red XIII. The new design will be a mix of the both play toy models of him. See here
The AC model has the better proportions and looks more agile and aggressive while the other has a better color scheme and the body hair isn't that long. More or less you can say, I want to achieve the wolf like body shape of the AC model but give it the lion like look of the other one. Possible that I have to touch the animations as well.

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Oh my.  Steam or original version?

Even with Maki's UV fix, there's still a 1px (actually I guess it's 1/2 px) issue with UV's in FF8... I believe it has to do with the way directX9 draws it's texels.  There exists a fix to input into the 'shaders' of games, as it's a known issue between Dx9 and Dx10, etc., but I don't know the first thing about modifying the .hlsl files.  This shouldn't be something that needs to be done in the actual game memory... but I don't know?

Anyway... awesome progress on all of your mods!  Thanks for your hard work :)

Maybe this guy could lend us a hand on this: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SpecialK_Mods/discussions

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The community Flevel project is, well, dead or I should better say that the Reunion has now similar aims and fixes a lot. Regarding the model heights they are already separated and can be turned on and off in the ChaOS  base mod. Though, since R04 (or was it R05?) does add new models to the model loader for specific scenes, there are scenes, which will crash.

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7thHeaven / Re: Mod Errors
« on: 2017-08-26 11:18:25 »
The crash may happen because of 7th Heaven. If it runs with no problems without 7H, then you should rerun the Gamesconverter.

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7thHeaven / Re: Mod Errors
« on: 2017-08-26 06:22:08 »
Can you start the game without 7H by using FF7.exe?

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Scripting and Reverse Engineering / Re: Flevel Stuff
« on: 2017-08-21 06:37:47 »
This shouldn't be handled by a script in the flevel. For this we need a global script which works scene independent (though it does need to know if it should be executed on the field or not). After all a day, night and weather cycle effect needs to be also present on the world map and battles.

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7thHeaven / Re: FF7 Crashes as I get to opening menu
« on: 2017-08-19 15:16:20 »
I find it more strange that the midi music is used. Do you have a Yamaha XG? Though, I think that the rerelease doesn't even come with the midi files, so a crash should be expected.

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General discussion / Re: FFX modding scene dead ?
« on: 2017-08-16 10:59:34 »
Not for pirates...

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While we are at it, does anyone have any problems with field script?  What I mean is... what else could I add to the engine?

There is indeed a few things I would like to have, but that's probably an engine enhancement. So see these ideas as suggestions when you need to clean your mind from another project. ;)
Is it possible to add an additional animation to the eye blink? It would look much better with half closed eyes. I have also a problem that the game use for most models Clouds closed eyes. If the NPC would use another texture as source I could make a big sheet with a lot of eyes for the NPC and another with closed ones.

Another thing I would like to see someday are mouth animation - somehow I like how it looked in ff7 machinabridged. If the mouth will move for every three letters, makes short breaks for spaces and long breaks for dots and commas it may give a good illusion of real speaking.

Dropshadows would still be nice thing to have, I guess to get the shadow to follow a model isn't the big challenge, but disabling it when its not needed and how to disable it seems to be tricky in my eyes. A fade opacity of a model would be perfect, but it doesn't exist, does it? Or maybe a dynamic scale would work better. Anyway there are functions needed to handle the shadows (if they ever will be implemented) to disable them when they are not needed or a character needs a special shadow.

Sound for foot steps. Not a big thing, I guess, but we need a way to tell the game when which place should play which sound file.

I know that I overstate the case, but if I don't ask the chance even lower see something like that.

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Have we ever addressed the issue with mtcrl_3?


I had encountered once myself but it is very rare, so I mostly forget about that. Maybe a side effect of the faster loading time?

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I second this. Such a plugin for Blender would be much more useful for us who can't afford Maya or can't get it for free (nor want to use a pirate version of it).

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No, it relies on the directx9 renderer from the Steam version.

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Troubleshooting / Re: FF8 - No blinking?
« on: 2017-07-29 17:25:10 »
It's the mod. Tonberrey needs an update to make it workable.

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New Head and body:
New Head, body, arms, and hip:
Final model:

I only need to make the parachute model of him and then I have to convert the model to battle, world map and the chocobo race. I made for the logos on his arms new textures which give a much cleaner result.

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So I have just finished my rework on Cid and by the time I tested the new model I found a very minor bug in Mideel, many of the NPC have no colusion and you can literaly run through them.

I will now see what I can do regarding the shadow of diamant. However I have a few concerns, while Dan has defined the size he needs I have no way to exactly create them since it's a 3d object which can have any demision while using a texture with the exact size he asks for. Another issue I see is regarding the scene itself. Diamond is moving away from the party in the  FMV before and after, while in the specific scene the shadow is moving to the right (to the left from the player's view) which is actually not correct. This means the shadow has to move down if we follow the movement of Diamont. That's why I made a full shape shadow to test a few possibilities.

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Have you tried to bind the keys in the in game config menu? Maybe Xinput plus may help you. It converts direct input commands to xinput.
http://www.play-old-pc-games.com/compatibility-tools/xinput-plus-tutorial/

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The Dynamic Cloud Weapons only alters Cloud's model. For the other models you need a mod such as ChaOS.

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I'm not sure what that is, but I have the original CD release - it's certainly nothing later because I bought it circa 1998.If DLPB can't reproduce I'll try without Absolute Heart - that's the only video/audio messing around I've done.

You said something interesting which brings me to the question. Have you moved the movie folder to your hard drive or does it still read from the disc?

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Tools / Re: TestLoop v1.1 [Test OGG audio loops]
« on: 2017-07-19 15:39:28 »
https://github.com/adam-becker/psxact

I have no idea how much this emulator is capable to play games yet, but the creator aims for 100 percent hardware emulation.

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