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« Reply #1825 on: 2010-03-17 03:01:56 »
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O_o Try Installing previous GFX Card drivers I know that helped for me horrible framerate issue.

EDIT: DO NOT change Aali's driver just GFX Card...
Yes, I could but I don't complain for my pc's performance but for the slow down between 0.7.3b and 0.7.5b. Now I play happily with minor postprocessing but if there are reasons for the slow down and the greate Aali solve the problem I will be much happier with highest postprocessing filter and also people with poor performance pc will be happier ;D
Furthermore, I think, if a little problem was discovered between nearest versions it's more simple to reveal and correct it instead of wait and the check all the code with a big history change.
I'm a programmer and I think so but if I hurt someone, I ask excuse.
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p.s.  A little question? Is it possible to reduce battle gui? It could be wonderful if I can set in option file screen coord x,y and width/high dimensioning also without maintain gui's aspect ratio  :-D

Arrgg No I mean I personally experienced a performance increase in FF7 when I went from the newest nvida driver to a previous one 182.50 is what I use and it runs flawlessly thank Aali!

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« Reply #1826 on: 2010-03-17 09:47:44 »
How to hide this message :? : GLITCH: Something tried to use hardware accelerated lighting, expect funky looking models

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« Reply #1827 on: 2010-03-17 10:06:39 »
Hosting has been flaky lately because of some renovation work in an adjacent building causing random power outages.

d33eniz, AngeBleu: For some reason some program writes .p files using a (mis)feature that was never used in original FF7 data. The D3D driver just happens to support this while I chose not to. The end result is that the custom driver ends up interpreting the y normal coordinate for a given vertex as the color for that vertex (The end result is usually a model that looks more or less like a rainbow). Fix the model and the message goes away.

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« Reply #1828 on: 2010-03-17 13:06:04 »
Hi,
   I try new nvidia driver 197.13 but never change, movies is also black with many frame skip. But it's only my problem or someone else have this issue? Otherwise I still don't bore to you.
However, it's possible to have a postprocessing filter in world map and an other in battle where with 15 fps run smootly.
Thanks

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« Reply #1829 on: 2010-03-17 14:55:41 »
Hi! I'm new here and I'd like to thank you Aali for the driver, it's great.

But I have a problem.
Whenever i try to set my screen resolution in ff7_opengl.cfg to 1280x1024,  I save the file but there is no change at all.
The resolution keep the crappy 640x480.

I've applied the driver in a new fresh instalation of the game.

Anyone have any idea of what I'm doing wrong?

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« Reply #1830 on: 2010-03-17 14:58:15 »
Thx in advance.
« Last Edit: 2010-03-17 14:59:58 by Amakyusa »

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« Reply #1831 on: 2010-03-17 15:15:00 »
Hi! I'm new here and I'd like to thank you Aali for the driver, it's great.

But I have a problem.
Whenever i try to set my screen resolution in ff7_opengl.cfg to 1280x1024,  I save the file but there is no change at all.
The resolution keep the crappy 640x480.

I've applied the driver in a new fresh instalation of the game.

Anyone have any idea of what I'm doing wrong?

Have you tried opening Notepad as an Administrator before editing the cfg file? As in, right click on Notepad, Run as Administrator? Then simply navigate to your FF7 folder and open the cfg file, edit, and it should save.

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« Reply #1832 on: 2010-03-17 16:23:59 »
Yes..the modifications I do are saved...but still no chages...

Could possibly be a nvidia driver issue? I wonder...

By the way..I'm using windows 7...
« Last Edit: 2010-03-17 16:29:56 by Amakyusa »

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« Reply #1833 on: 2010-03-17 16:27:47 »
Yes..the modifications I do are saved...but still no chages...

Could possibly be a nvidia driver issue? I wonder...
Run FF7Config.exe and set the graphics tab to "custom driver"

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« Reply #1834 on: 2010-03-17 16:33:03 »
Yes..I did this too...since the beginning..

and this started to happen after I upgraded to the newer version...the older one works well..except I couldn't run ff7music...but this is another history... :P

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« Reply #1835 on: 2010-03-17 17:05:07 »
@Amakyusa does your app.log show that Aali's driver is running ?

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« Reply #1836 on: 2010-03-17 19:45:35 »
New driver is working fine for me, but:

Forced linear filtering for external textures in the menu, this will make all that menu text look a whole lot better.
Fixed a possible crash on exit.

This isn't visible in my game at all. Menu text still looks the same, even if I turn linear filter on.

EDIT: Oh, but it's just for external textures. Nevermind then.


« Last Edit: 2010-03-17 21:29:06 by Terid__K »

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« Reply #1837 on: 2010-03-17 21:06:26 »
i just installed windows 7 and now im getting the same error as angebleu, this pops up in yellow at the bottom od the screen when i start
GLITCH: Something tried to use hardware accelerated lighting, expect funky looking models

its pissing me off cuz it stays at the low 640 by wat ever resolution. any ideas?

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« Reply #1838 on: 2010-03-17 23:50:26 »
@kranmer

  Well...I installed Windows XP in another HD and everything works fine now..rs

  But the new battle menu isn't working...there is transparency in other menus  but not in the battle. I'm going crazy... :-o

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« Reply #1839 on: 2010-03-18 00:30:19 »
In regards to FF8 / FFVIII ,

Using the driver the following is observed...

The game's FPS' go down, to temp resolve, one has to open up the game menu and apon exiting the menu the game runs as it should: smooth. However, should you enter a new screen the problem reoccurs.

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« Reply #1840 on: 2010-03-18 00:36:44 »
Hi,
   With 0.7.6b ver video have too problem and video remain black, in app log I have this:
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INFO: C:\Program Files (x86)\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\movies\eidoslogo.avi; truemotion2/pcm_u8 320x240, 15.000000 FPS, duration: 10.133333, frames: 152
GLITCH: video playback is lagging behind, skipping frames (frame #: 2, skipped: 1, lag: 2468.666667)
GLITCH: video playback is lagging behind, skipping frames (frame #: 3, skipped: 2, lag: 2411.000000)
GLITCH: video playback is lagging behind, skipping frames (frame #: 5, skipped: 4, lag: 2316.666667)
GLITCH: video playback is lagging behind, skipping frames (frame #: 9, skipped: 8, lag: 2163.000000)
GLITCH: video playback is lagging behind, skipping frames (frame #: 17, skipped: 16, lag: 1773.666667)
GLITCH: video playback is lagging behind, skipping frames (frame #: 33, skipped: 32, lag: 961.000000)
GLITCH: video playback is lagging behind, skipping frames (frame #: 65, skipped: 64, lag: 5.666667)
set music volume trans: 127->0, step=60
GLITCH: video playback is lagging behind, skipping frames (frame #: 129, skipped: 128, lag: 1.000000)
GLITCH: skipped 146 frames
END OF CREDITS!!!

So I have installed the version ver 0.7.5b and finally the movies works again :) but the perfomance slow down remain.
I hope in a new version.
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« Reply #1841 on: 2010-03-18 06:07:24 »
this has been bugging me for a while, so im just gonna ask


what does fancy_transparency do exactly?

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« Reply #1842 on: 2010-03-18 06:32:10 »
Allows transparency for external textures. Like the menu aspects of avalanche overhaul. Allows things like anti-aliasing.

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« Reply #1843 on: 2010-03-18 06:36:54 »
Allows transparency for external textures. Like the menu aspects of avalanche overhaul. Allows things like anti-aliasing.

uhhh.... *completely mesmarized by the big words*

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« Reply #1844 on: 2010-03-18 06:42:29 »
Allows transparency for external textures. Like the menu aspects of avalanche overhaul. Allows things like anti-aliasing.

uhhh.... *completely mesmarized by the big words*

Google is your friend.

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« Reply #1845 on: 2010-03-18 06:44:10 »
Allows transparency for external textures. Like the menu aspects of avalanche overhaul. Allows things like anti-aliasing.

uhhh.... *completely mesmarized by the big words*

Google is your friend.

actually he's my cousin :P

it sometimes sucks being surrounded by geniuses :P

least im still good at using sony vegas

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« Reply #1846 on: 2010-03-18 06:48:36 »
As to say first and first, amazing driver Aali.

But secondly...I have a problem!

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INFO: FF7/FF8 OpenGL driver version 0.7.6b
INFO: Auto-detected version: FF8 1.2 US English (Nvidia)
INFO: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW! 2.1.2
INFO: OpenGL 2.0 support detected
INFO: Found swap_control extension
INFO: Original resolution 640x480, window size 640x480, output resolution 640x480, internal resolution 640x480
ERROR: failed to stat file C:\Program Files\Eidos Interactive\Square Soft, Inc\FINAL FANTASY VIII/shaders/main.vert
ERROR: failed to load shaders, reverting to fixed function
MATRIX INITIALIZE
INITIALIZING SOUND...
  initializing direct sound
  EAXDirectSoundCreate
  creating primary buffer
  initializing audio data
  OK
  initializing streaming
SOUND INITIALIZED
DIRECT MUSIC - Enumerating Ports...
PORT 0: Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated]
GUID={0x60f98fbc,0x7b07,0x47b2,0xbf,0x5e,0x65,0xb6,0xba,0x3,0x42,0xb}
PORT 1: Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth [Emulated]
GUID={0xc89e8295,0x5cc4,0x4a85,0x9f,0xe6,0xac,0x3e,0xf3,0x84,0xd1,0x2d}
PORT 2: Microsoft Synthesizer
GUID={0x58c2b4d0,0x46e7,0x11d1,0x89,0xac,0x0,0xa0,0xc9,0x5,0x41,0x29}
Creating Port1...
    Microsoft Synthesizer
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SdMusicPlay ()
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midi_play...
Stopping Performance
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MIDI stop
sd_music_play (number=0, song_id=17, volume=0)
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Can't open file: \ff8\data\eng\field\mapdata\do\dotown_1\dotown_1.sfx
Can't open file: \ff8\data\eng\field\mapdata\do\dotown_1\dotown_1.sfx
Can't open file: \ff8\data\eng\field\mapdata\do\dotown_1\dotown_1.sfx
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Can't open file: \ff8\data\eng\field\mapdata\do\dotown_1\dotown_1.sfx
SdMusicPlay ()
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Can't open file: \ff8\data\eng\field\mapdata\do\dotown_1\dotown_1.sfx
SdMusicPlay ()
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Can't open file: \ff8\data\eng\field\mapdata\do\domt3_3\domt3_3.sfx
ERROR: unhandled exception
I looked at it myself and well..the end line seems to be something wrong with my Install, but if you could tell me if everything else is in good standing.

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« Reply #1847 on: 2010-03-18 08:04:45 »
Hello, I've recently reinstalled FFVII and since last time I played it the custom driver was working so well, I tought I'd use it again. However, it seems like the driver is not working, nor I can't provide further information as the APP.log file is empty. The steps I did were the following:

-Install the driver as instructions
- Run as admin the FFconfig and select custom driver in the graphics tab
-Run as admin the notepad to edit the cfg options
-Run as admin FF7.exe

However, it looks like the game is still using the software rendering over Aali's driver, anyone has some ideas?

My OS is windows 7 64 bit and the videocard I am using is a radeon hd5870.

EDIT: Also, while in game the character portraits in the menu, look all jagged on their edges.
« Last Edit: 2010-03-18 10:03:30 by Red46 »

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« Reply #1848 on: 2010-03-18 08:13:51 »
Hello, I've recently reinstalled FFVII and since last time I played it the custom driver was working so well, I tought I'd use it again. However, it seems like the driver is not working, nor I can't provide further information as the APP.log file is empty. The steps I did were the following:

-Install the driver as instructions
- Run as admin the FFconfig and select custom driver in the graphics tab
-Run as admin the notepad to edit the cfg options
-Run as admin FF7.exe

However, it looks like the game is still using the software rendering over Aali's driver, anyone has some ideas?

My OS is windows 7 and the videocard I am using is a radeon hd5870.

looks like your following all the steps...

you know it doesn't provide a HUGE boost right? it just makes sure that your driver isn't f**king around with the game, but my advice is give it a try one more time.

when you used FFconfig and switched to custom driver, did you click the exit button, or did you click the little X in the corner, because i know that can mess it up

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« Reply #1849 on: 2010-03-18 17:30:42 »
I'm trying to use this driver with ff8 but the backgrounds and text are sooo ugly... 3d models are fine and I get no black boxes, I can see debug info and fps if set, so game is using aali driver, but it just shows so many pixelized stuff...
Using postprocessing (bloom2) improves this a bit, but creates huge white shadows all around. Median PP is better, but still far from perfect.
What settings do you use to run ff8 decently?
I wonder if forcing AA through nvidia cp (vista x64) is working or not...