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« Reply #1175 on: 2009-08-14 21:40:15 »
can someone guide me on how to do this step by step for FF 8, cause I changed res in open gl but that didn't do anything res still stays the same, do I need to overwrite the original .dll with the one included in this driver? cause if I take out the original .dll ff 8 won't start, please help

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« Reply #1176 on: 2009-08-15 01:17:15 »
can someone guide me on how to do this step by step for FF 8, cause I changed res in open gl but that didn't do anything res still stays the same, do I need to overwrite the original .dll with the one included in this driver? cause if I take out the original .dll ff 8 won't start, please help

Put the original eax.dll in your system directory (C:\Windows\System32 on most systems) and put the one included with the driver in your FF8 directory.

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« Reply #1177 on: 2009-08-15 02:36:00 »
Now I'm not 110% certain that this is the driver since it may be the fact that I'm just using the PRP .lgps instead of their .exe (so I can use ff7music) but materia in game don't appear or shutter hard core.  Things like the key stone and other orbs.

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« Reply #1178 on: 2009-08-15 02:40:33 »
Now I'm not 110% certain that this is the driver since it may be the fact that I'm just using the PRP .lgps instead of their .exe (so I can use ff7music) but materia in game don't appear or shutter hard core.  Things like the key stone and other orbs.

It's a PRP bug, it doesn't even appear using the regular software renderer Just take the original Materia models

Materia - Black (hjgc)
Materia - Green (dabf)
Materia - Holy (gwib)
Materia - Pink (aude)
Materia - Red (awbe)
Materia - Teal (byib)
Materia - Yellow (ateb)

From the original char.lgp and put them in your new one. Then it works perfectly

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« Reply #1179 on: 2009-08-15 02:48:33 »
 :-o

While we're here, which file is the save point in the field.lgp?
I like the original more.   :-D

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« Reply #1180 on: 2009-08-15 02:50:20 »
:-o

While we're here, which file is the save point in the field.lgp?
I like the original more.   :-D

That would be this
Save Icon - Normal (avfe)

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« Reply #1181 on: 2009-08-15 03:21:58 »
Thanks!  The materia worked perfectly but the save icon was the exact same size (160kb) which I would think is coincidence but the archive shows the same save icon as before...

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« Reply #1182 on: 2009-08-15 03:30:07 »
Hmm, not sure then. it's the only save point i know of in the char.lgp

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« Reply #1183 on: 2009-08-15 03:38:50 »
Also, this is very strange but the keystone still gives the same shudder issue.  I thought this was just shown as blue materia, perhaps it is not?

Is there a documented list of the field.lgp's file equivalents?

Okay, my bad.  I didn't replace Holy and avge was identical, but avga.p a few files down was smaller and I believe that's what it is, but I'm backing up and testing just to make sure.
Frack, regardless of these changes I still have the same keystone shudder and unchanged save point issues.  I'll fix 'em tomorrow.
« Last Edit: 2009-08-15 08:06:45 by willis936 »

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« Reply #1184 on: 2009-08-15 04:49:43 »
ok I put original .dll in system directory but it says that the game cant start because the .dll was not found, BTW does this driver have an 8 bit paletted texture fix like magixts launcher?

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« Reply #1185 on: 2009-08-15 14:14:36 »
Just a quick question, is there anyway to increase the resolution on the background images on ff7? a patch or mod or anything?

many thanks mindrip xD

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« Reply #1186 on: 2009-08-15 15:12:10 »
Mindrip, does this also work for 915GM? I understand that the dialogs are all the same, but the 945 is the first one to be compatible with WDDM, and I suspect that there are some major under-the-hood differences that may affect other stuff like OpenGL also.

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« Reply #1187 on: 2009-08-15 15:49:07 »
Just a quick question, is there anyway to increase the resolution on the background images on ff7? a patch or mod or anything?

many thanks mindrip xD


With Aali's driver an Palmer you can, But it's VERY hard to do.

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« Reply #1188 on: 2009-08-15 18:38:23 »
Why does the character eyes really stand out when using this opengl driver?

All the model's eyes look really dark and emphasized.

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« Reply #1189 on: 2009-08-15 20:41:07 »
EDIT: APP.LOG and Crash.dmp and screenshot: http://nintendoresort.net/ff8crash.zip

I tried using the FF8Launcher as well; did nothing.
« Last Edit: 2009-08-15 21:04:45 by RagnarHomsar »

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« Reply #1190 on: 2009-08-16 07:55:17 »
How do I configure the new Music driver after turning it on in the config? Do I have to install Ficedula's FF7 music as normal or just place the new PSF files somewhere?

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« Reply #1191 on: 2009-08-16 09:05:06 »
EDIT: APP.LOG and Crash.dmp and screenshot: http://nintendoresort.net/ff8crash.zip

I tried using the FF8Launcher as well; did nothing.

Get the Nvidia patch from Square, the non-Nvidia version doesn't work with 0.2b.

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« Reply #1192 on: 2009-08-16 21:23:24 »
EDIT: APP.LOG and Crash.dmp and screenshot: http://nintendoresort.net/ff8crash.zip

I tried using the FF8Launcher as well; did nothing.

Get the Nvidia patch from Square, the non-Nvidia version doesn't work with 0.2b.
Thanks, it works now.

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« Reply #1193 on: 2009-08-17 04:52:55 »
Found another potential issue with the sound in FF7.  During the part in the Wall Market where you infiltrate the inn to get a vending machine item, after you get the item from the vending machine, the music immediately restarts from the beginning.

It may have always done that, but it seemed a little odd so I thought I'd let you know just in case.

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« Reply #1194 on: 2009-08-17 15:57:04 »
Sorry to disturb but i have a problem with the old drivers ff7music works well but when i install tjhe newest drivers 0.7.1  the music dont start

heres the app.log

INITIALIZE DD/D3D START
INFO: Auto-detected version: 1.02 US English
INFO: No OpenGL 2.0 support detected, shaders won't be available
INFO: Found swap_control extension
INFO: Original resolution 640x480, window size 1280x960, output resolution 1280x960, internal resolution 1280x960
LOCK UNLOCK TEST
MATRIX INITIALIZE
INITIALIZE DD/D3D END
initializing sound...
creating dsound primary buffer
reading audio file
loading static sounds
sound initialized
INITIALIZING MIDI...
selecting device 0:Synthé. SW table de sons GS Mic, mid=1, pid=102,
midi data type: GENERAL MIDI
using midi data file: E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Data\midi\midi.lgp
midiOutGetVolume returned: ffffffff
MIDI INITIALIZED
set music volume: 127
MIDI set volume: 127
10036743060f 127 = 127
set music volume: 127
MIDI set master volume: 100
MIDI set volume: 127
10036743060f 127 = 127
Entering MAIN
Exiting MAIN
START OF CREDITS!!!
INFO: E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\Movies\eidoslogo.avi; rawvideo/null 364x353, 15.000000 FPS, duration: 0.066667, frames: 1
INFO: E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\Movies\sqlogo.avi; truemotion2/pcm_u8 320x224, 15.000000 FPS, duration: 14.533333, frames: 218
set music volume trans: 127->0, step=60
MIDI set volume trans: 127->0; step=60
MIDI stop - OK
MIDI stop - OK
END OF CREDITS!!!
Entering MAIN
set music volume: 127
MIDI set volume: 127
10036743060f 127 = 127
Exiting MAIN
START OF MENU SYSTEM!!!
SET VOLUME 5: 127
ERROR: COULD NOT OPEN FILE E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\save/save04.ff7
ERROR: COULD NOT OPEN FILE E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\save/save05.ff7
ERROR: COULD NOT OPEN FILE E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\save/save06.ff7
ERROR: COULD NOT OPEN FILE E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\save/save07.ff7
ERROR: COULD NOT OPEN FILE E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\save/save08.ff7
ERROR: COULD NOT OPEN FILE E:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\save/save09.ff7
GLITCH: QPC is unstable
END OF MENU SYSTEM!!!
Entering MAIN
Exiting MAIN
Field Start
MIDI play: 6
reading midi file: MAKORO.mid
current volume: 127
MIDI is playing SUCCESSFULLY!!!
Field Quit
Entering MAIN
MIDI play: 7
reading midi file: BAT.mid
current volume: 127
MIDI is playing SUCCESSFULLY!!!
Exiting MAIN
Entering FRAME_INITIALIZE SWIRL
Exitting FRAME_INITIALIZE SWIRL
Swirl sound_effect1
stop_sound
End of Swirl sound_effect1
Entering FRAME_QUIT SWIRL
Exitting FRAME_QUIT SWIRL
Entering MAIN
Exiting MAIN
[BATTLE] Entering FRAME_INITIALIZE
[BATTLE] Scene# 322
[BATTLE] Exitting FRAME_INITIALIZE
[BATTLE] Begin main battle loop
[BATTLE] End of current battle
[BATTLE] Begin end battle stuff
MIDI play: 46
reading midi file: FAN2.mid
current volume: 127
MIDI is playing SUCCESSFULLY!!!
SET VOLUME 1: 127
stop_sound
[BATTLE] Entering FRAME_QUIT
[BATTLE] endof battle.
[BATTLE] Exitting FRAME_QUIT
Entering MAIN
Exiting MAIN
START OF MENU SYSTEM!!!
SET VOLUME 5: 127
END OF MENU SYSTEM!!!
Entering MAIN
Exiting MAIN
Field Start
cross play music: 0
set music volume trans: 127->0, step=4
MIDI cross fade: 6, time: 4
MIDI set volume trans: 127->15; step=2
MIDI set volume: 15
10036743060f 15 = 15
MIDI play: 6
reading midi file: MAKORO.mid
current volume: 15
MIDI set volume trans: 15->127; step=2
MIDI set volume: 127
10036743060f 127 = 127
MIDI is playing SUCCESSFULLY!!!
set music volume: 127
WM_CLOSE
Field Quit
MIDI stop - OK
resetting MIDI driver volume - OK
UNINITIALIZE DD
END UNINITIALIZE DD

edit: forget it i found what the problem is (have not read enough in this topic since the the version before this one)
« Last Edit: 2009-08-17 16:25:16 by Great Sephiroth »

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« Reply #1195 on: 2009-08-18 01:28:53 »
When the Sector 7 plate falls, the battle music doesn't stop playing when it should.

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« Reply #1196 on: 2009-08-18 01:41:28 »
When the Sector 7 plate falls, the battle music doesn't stop playing when it should.

for me, it just doenst play at all... idk why :(

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« Reply #1197 on: 2009-08-18 02:09:20 »

for me, it just doenst play at all... idk why :(
Check the thread I made on setting up your FF7 Music, then use Aali's newest driver .7.1 and make sure to uncomment the plugins part of the .cfg.  And it should run just fine

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« Reply #1198 on: 2009-08-18 22:20:55 »
Wow dude this new graphics driver is just awesome!!
Very big thanks for that from me, you are a genius ^^

edit: one question, does the linear filtering work? or does it only work on the world map?
« Last Edit: 2009-08-18 22:24:09 by Chrisu »

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« Reply #1199 on: 2009-08-18 22:22:39 »
i realize this is probably very premature, but is there any chance of you adding bumpmapping to a future version of your driver?

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