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Title: Mods
Post by: sm0knpurp on 2009-08-25 20:26:31
Im currently in the process of getting the FF7 game for my PC and was looking over the mods because they sounded interesting and came across a problem:

There seems to be a TON of them out there.

Therefore, I was wondering if I could get some help.  I looked through the wiki but it doesn't seem to have as many listed as I believe there are.  Could I get people to list any known mods they know that work and that enhance the game's experience (i.e. NPC reconstruction).  Just the name of the mods would be great (although a link would be even better).  There just seems to be so many topics it would take ages to go through and find the ones I want.

Also, from what I read I need the Ficedula LGPTools to apply these (correct?).  If so could I get a link as to where to find that?

Please and Thanks
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Covarr on 2009-08-25 20:48:58
Definitely Get:
Aali's Custom Graphics Driver (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8306.0) - Allows for playing the game in higher resolutions than 640x480, as well as generally improves the game's performance.

Strongly Consider:
FF7Music (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8493.0) - Replace the crap default MIDI music with the original Playstation version music, or MP3s of your choice. The link is to a tutorial I made (shameless self-promotion), because the software is notoriously difficult to get working properly.
Phoenix Rejuvenation Patch (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=7422.0) - Replaces most of the 3D models in the game with better looking ones. I don't use it, because I like the chibi/SD style, but worth checking out. It deprecates the NPC Reconstruction patch.
APZ Cloud (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8035.0) - Absolutely gorgeous.

Not finished, but keep an eye on it:
Team Avalanche's 2D Overhaul (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8831.0) - Replaces text, as well as any 2D elements that stand alone and are not applied to 3D objects. There's a prerelease now, that has all the text finished and some magic.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: NFITC1 on 2009-08-25 20:52:10
Welcome to qhimm's forums!

The wiki doesn't have a list of mods. It does have tools and patches for you to make your own mods, though.

Ficedula's website is here: http://www.ficedula.co.uk/

He's got a lot of tools. LGPtools is one of the mainly needed ones, but it might be obsoleted soon if Aali continues work on his extractor/compressor.

Most non-graphical mods will edit the flevel.lgp, scene.bin and/or KERNEL.bin/kernel2.bin files (Squall78 and I dominate these files in terms of editors). The graphical ones will likely modify char.lgp and/or magic.lgp. Character portraits are in the menu_xx.lgp file (depending on your language).

Definitely check out dziugo's YAMP (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=5124.0) and look for my MDef fix on page 7 of that topic.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2009-08-25 20:52:50
I'd put gjoerulv's hardcore mod (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=6818.0) in the "strongly consider" bit as well. A lot of people found FF7 too easy and it certainly enhances the game experience; much more so than the graphics mods.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Matt2Tees on 2009-08-25 21:02:50
Most Important, the 1.02 update 1
Here (http://www.ff7-universe.com/Downloads/ff7_102.zip)

gjoerulv's hardcore mod 5
Here (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XJ0UZAZJ) and the updated files Here (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PKUQU9M0)

APZ Cloud
Here (http://www.filefront.com/13790395/newapzcloud.zip/)

Millenia's Custom Cloud Weapons
Here (http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1249039365.rar)

http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1248329087.jpg (http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1248329087.jpg)
http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1248357723.jpg (http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1248357723.jpg)
http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1248316931.jpg (http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1248316931.jpg)
http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1248373589.jpg (http://millenia.half-lifecreations.com/private/uploads/1248373589.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2009-08-25 21:58:31
I was under the impression that a grand total of one dead link had been posted... :roll:
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Matt2Tees on 2009-08-25 22:02:53
Edit: Never mind
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2009-08-25 22:31:39
Two actually Ficedula's website and the site where Aali has uploaded his custom grapic's driver

There are links to all the versions of Aali's driver in that thread, as well as instructions on using it

so plz don't try and be 'cute' with me


:?

Looks like someone's a little touchy  :-(
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Matt2Tees on 2009-08-25 22:52:21
Edit: Never mind
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: sm0knpurp on 2009-08-25 23:22:45
Wow, thanks guys.  Those were some pretty fast responses, which all seem to be nice mods.  If anyone can think of some more let me know I'd appreciate it.

Also, one patch that I believe is necessary which was left out was the chocobo race patch (correct?).
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2009-08-25 23:26:30
I think it isn't needed any more if you have the custom graphics driver.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Matt2Tees on 2009-08-25 23:27:39
I think it isn't needed any more if you have the custom graphics driver.

Yeah, that's correct, the custom driver is possibly the best mod you can get
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: sm0knpurp on 2009-08-26 00:18:18
Thanks again, now I just need the game  :-P
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-08-26 00:57:53
Thanks again, now I just need the game  :-P
buy off ebay, best bet i'd say and don't download the "ultima edition" becuz its crappy and illegal and no one's gna help u if u mention that on here. i bought mine for like 40 some dollars, platinum edition (don't know what the diff is between that one and the reg pc version but oh well), so yeah, good luck to you and if u got questions, ask, its pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Covarr on 2009-08-26 01:20:52
Thanks again, now I just need the game  :-P
buy off ebay, best bet i'd say and don't download the "ultima edition" becuz its crappy and illegal and no one's gna help u if u mention that on here. i bought mine for like 40 some dollars, platinum edition (don't know what the diff is between that one and the reg pc version but oh well), so yeah, good luck to you and if u got questions, ask, its pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
The platinum edition is the same as the regular version, but with different packaging, and they labeled install as disc 1, and disc 1 as disc 2, etc. No difference whatsoever to the software.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-08-26 01:49:06
Thanks again, now I just need the game  :-P
buy off ebay, best bet i'd say and don't download the "ultima edition" becuz its crappy and illegal and no one's gna help u if u mention that on here. i bought mine for like 40 some dollars, platinum edition (don't know what the diff is between that one and the reg pc version but oh well), so yeah, good luck to you and if u got questions, ask, its pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
The platinum edition is the same as the regular version, but with different packaging, and they labeled install as disc 1, and disc 1 as disc 2, etc. No difference whatsoever to the software.
ya, i had both and thats the only thing i really noticed from it. also, diff covers and disc designs and thats about it.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2009-08-26 14:24:43
The platinum edition is the same as the regular version, but with different packaging, and they labeled install as disc 1, and disc 1 as disc 2, etc. No difference whatsoever to the software.

Ya know what amazes me? They had all of these different versions of FF7. NTSC-J, NTSC-NA, PAL, International, PC, PC platinum and now PSN, and it seems that they've never bothered to fix the magic defence bug.

BTW:

Bug fix for the PC version (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8158.0)
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: finalfantim on 2009-08-26 17:39:58
I think it isn't needed any more if you have the custom graphics driver.

Im curious if this patch also fixes the 15 fps limit in battles (i do remember a different patch for that but it was crashing randomly)
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-08-26 17:42:05
I think it isn't needed any more if you have the custom graphics driver.

Im curious if this patch also fixes the 15 fps limit in battles (i do remember a different patch for that but it was crashing randomly)

I think the limit is set at 30
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: obesebear on 2009-08-27 03:02:55
I think it isn't needed any more if you have the custom graphics driver.

Im curious if this patch also fixes the 15 fps limit in battles (i do remember a different patch for that but it was crashing randomly)
Nope, still 15 fps.   Do you have a link for said mod though? (i'm assuming it's one that doesn't simply force 60 fps but actually runs everything nicely)
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Timu Sumisu on 2009-08-27 03:04:35
i think its supposed to be at 15 fps, Im not sure if the animations would scale framerates, so everything would move at double speed. The animations were also designed in a 15 fps mindset... they're jumpy and chunkey on purpose lol
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: obesebear on 2009-08-27 03:07:53
i think its supposed to be at 15 fps, Im not sure if the animations would scale framerates, so everything would move at double speed. The animations were also designed in a 15 fps mindset... they're jumpy and chunkey on purpose lol
It is supposed to be 15, but I want to think I remember reading a thread on making it possible to run at 60 fps and looking normal.  Then again, that could have just been something I read about QGears ...
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Timu Sumisu on 2009-08-27 03:12:39
so what moves smoother then... the camera?
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: obesebear on 2009-08-27 03:51:12
so what moves smoother then... the camera?
This is what I was thinking of (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRwK-7hdIM)
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-08-27 03:56:02
so what moves smoother then... the camera?
This is what I was thinking of (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRwK-7hdIM)

Holy crap. That looks so smooth it doesnt even look like the same game
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Timu Sumisu on 2009-08-27 03:56:35
lol
its not, its a custom engine, running the psx data
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-08-27 03:57:11
Cause it's not it's q-gears haha
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-08-27 03:59:39
Cause it's not it's q-gears haha

Where can i get me some of that?
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Otokoshi on 2009-08-27 04:02:33
Quote from: sl1982
Where can i get me some of that?

here (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?board=12.0)
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: KnifeTheSky77 on 2009-08-27 04:04:11
Cause it's not it's q-gears haha

Where can i get me some of that?

I have a feeling qgears isnt going to be finished for a loong time

The latest build iirc only takes you through the first few minutes of the game
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Timu Sumisu on 2009-08-27 04:09:05
of course its gonna tkae a long time, its making a game engine with... how many ppl are working on it? great that its progressed as far as this, but it may very well be it will never b finished.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-08-27 04:35:26
of course its gonna tkae a long time, its making a game engine with... how many ppl are working on it? great that its progressed as far as this, but it may very well be it will never b finished.


ssssh. no evil talk from you
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Matt2Tees on 2009-08-27 07:16:25
Updated my Post (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8882.msg115643#msg115643)
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: sm0knpurp on 2009-09-22 01:02:48
I finally got the game but now I am trying to install the mods.

Do I have to use LGP Tools?  Because that link leads to a broken page.  Also, if not what else can I use.

I'm not too good at this and I'm trying to figure out how to install all the mods that were listed.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: titeguy3 on 2009-09-22 01:14:51
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8915.0 <-- Simple .exe installer

Should work pretty seamlessly assuming I've worked out all the kinks.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-09-22 03:44:05
so what moves smoother then... the camera?
This is what I was thinking of (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRwK-7hdIM)

Holy crap. That looks so smooth it doesnt even look like the same game

I thought I was looking at another PS2 game.... If ya have that kind of free moving Camera...Heck!

 Trash Counter Strike!
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Borde on 2009-09-22 11:19:02
Don't quote me on this, but I think Aali could actually make the battles run at 60 fps if he wanted. All the animations and scripts should be interpolated in order for them to not look 4x faster, though. And, while this could be done for animations rather easily, I don't have the slightest clue how scripts and camera movement could be fixed.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: destroyedweapon on 2009-10-08 15:44:38
Also if you want a more oldschool cloud battle model faithful to the original you can get "High Resolution Cloud" on the wiki http://wiki.qhimm.com/FF7/Technical/Customising



(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9830/cloudfinal.png)
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2009-10-08 15:48:20
Isn't that just the Cloud model from the final battle, with the custom graphics driver or hi-res patch accounting for the difference between the first picture and the other two?
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Tekkie.X on 2009-10-08 15:50:12
Well, yeah.
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-10-08 15:59:19
Making the final cloud the cloud that is in use the whole game is technically a mod i suppose
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2009-10-08 16:01:50
Making the final cloud the cloud that is in use the whole game is technically a mod i suppose

And it's certainly oldskool and faithful to the original, what with being old and original and all :-D
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: destroyedweapon on 2009-10-08 20:52:28
Well i meant "if you looking for something oldschool and faithful to the original use THIS", not "use this oldchool and faithful to original model"

my english is bad, half of the time i dont know what im writing
Title: Re: Mods
Post by: secondadvent on 2009-10-10 05:34:52
my english is good, and half the time i don't know what I am writing either... but that is because my mind tends to go away for a bit while i am in the middle of doing something  :x.