Author Topic: [FF7PC-98] FF7Music Installer (1.51.13)(Discontinued, use Anxious Heart)  (Read 277055 times)

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Re: FF7Music Installer
« Reply #250 on: 2011-08-02 10:33:42 »
Alright i'll give this another ago, and if I run in to any problems... i'll let you know. kudos.  8-)


-Edit- It works. You're the man.
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« Reply #251 on: 2011-08-04 04:23:50 »
When I install FF7Music 1.51.10 and select the Remastered soundtrack, it changes FF7MUSIC.ini to read:
    Profile=remastered
But the profile is labeled:
    [OSTRemastered]
There's no music in the game.

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« Reply #252 on: 2011-08-04 06:11:49 »
Because I am stupid and I don't test things. Fix coming tonight. In the mean time, selecting the profile within ff7music should fix it.

edit: Here's 1.51.11 Minimal, only fixes that bug. Full version uploading right now.
edit: 1.51.11 full

Changelog:

* fixed selecting "Remastered" in the installer.
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Re: FF7Music Installer
« Reply #253 on: 2011-08-08 18:19:17 »
Hey i was just wondering i got OSTremastered music album but i got it in 2 files .mp3 file and .ogg files which one is better to use and has good sound quality etc. I also got the same album in .PSF format and i definitely don't need 3 of them wasting my space so which is best?

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« Reply #254 on: 2011-08-08 22:18:08 »
For use in-game, the OGG and MP3 soundtracks actually sound about the same, but OGG loops properly, so it's recommended.

The PSF format is exactly as it sounded in the Playstation game: better than the crap midi in the PC version, but nothing special either. Personally, I think the remastered soundtrack is better so that's what I prefer to use, but if you're a purist then the PSFs are what you would've heard on the playstation back in 1997.

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« Reply #255 on: 2011-08-15 18:02:31 »
there is a ficedula folder in C:\Program Files (x86)\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\ folder and there is one in the ff7music folder is there suppose to be 2?

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« Reply #256 on: 2011-08-15 18:21:20 »
Yes. FF7Music can be unreliable about which ff7music.ini it reads, depending on the system, so I went ahead and stuck both in. They aren't both strictly needed on any given machine, but I have no way of testing on a case by case basis which one it'll read so I just install both. It's so small that it doesn't matter anyway, I doubt anybody using ff7music can't spare 22K.

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« Reply #257 on: 2011-08-15 19:33:43 »
yea but mine wont even play any sounds tho lol

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Re: FF7Music Installer
« Reply #258 on: 2011-08-15 20:42:45 »
The existence of two Ficedula folders has nothing to do with that.

Are you saying that FF7 isn't playing sounds, but music is working, that FF7's sound is working but music isn't, or no sound is working at all?

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« Reply #259 on: 2011-08-15 21:54:15 »
no music no sounds i have win 7 64bit what do i do exactly do i move some files to the ficedula folder or something?

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« Reply #260 on: 2011-08-15 22:15:55 »
Hey I'm having this problem at the moment too, I've just installed your FF7Music with the remastered soundtrack.

I've checked all file names/ paths and I've also tried opening the game from various sources (launching using the new method, launching FF7Music first etc) and I get no music. I have copied the contents of the FF7Music folder to the Ficedula folder incase it was reading from the wrong directory.

I have tried both with the plugin option on and off in Aali's driver. I've also got Windows 7x64. I have sound effects, just no music.

EDIT: Somehow, mysteriously resolved itself.
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« Reply #261 on: 2011-08-16 01:14:55 »
well no sounds play on mine i wonder how i need to fix this what did you mess around with to make it work?

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« Reply #262 on: 2011-08-16 01:17:28 »
Nothing, I just entered configuration and checked the plugins were correct for the remastered soundtrack then it worked. Didn't change a thing.

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« Reply #263 on: 2011-08-16 02:02:24 »
what did you check for exactly? also it seems to stop my audio on my computer and then i have to restart it to get it back
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Re: FF7Music Installer
« Reply #264 on: 2011-08-16 07:03:22 »
are you sure,, it does'nt give me any viruses,,,and will it work without the custom driver installed..

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« Reply #265 on: 2011-08-16 09:23:33 »
try to check the original ff7config.exe! maybe your sound hardware output isn't set correctly. as i know for my own the covarr/ficedula music mod worked after setting the right soundcard. should be an entry in your windows registry i think


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« Reply #266 on: 2011-08-19 02:20:01 »
Great mod, thanks for all the hard work.

That said, I have an odd error. My music plays just fine, but I don't get any sound effects. What should I look at for a fix?

Thanks.

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Re: FF7Music Installer
« Reply #267 on: 2011-08-19 03:03:31 »
Covarr,
In your next release, you might forcefully remind people to correctly configure their sound and midi devices.
Seems like every other problem posted has the same solution!

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« Reply #268 on: 2011-08-19 06:21:24 »
Maybe, but I consider this installer finished as of the last bugfix. Unless something major changes (new version of Windows comes out that requires different compatibility settings, someone makes a new remixed/remastered soundtrack, ficedula releases a new version of the ff7music exe, a new bug is discovered), there won't be another release. I'm certainly not going to make another release just to automatically open ff7config and force them to change their audio settings.

edit: However, ff7config just changes a few things in the registry, nothing more. I might be able to have them set it within the installer without touching ff7config. I'll look into it.

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« Reply #269 on: 2011-08-19 14:13:49 »
what did you check for exactly? also it seems to stop my audio on my computer and then i have to restart it to get it back

I checked to make sure that I was using the correct plugin in FF7Music. I wanted to use the remastered OGG soundtrack so I made sure the correct plugin was being used.

Another thing I did was copy the entire contents of the "FF7Music" folder into the "Ficedula" folder. I now have needless duplicates of all the files, but I really can't tell which FF7Music is being run because I'm using the new boot .exe that launches both the game itself and the FF7Music program.

Incidentally, if I want to add my own music tracks but otherwise keep the OGG playlist, am I able to just substitute the files? Or should I covert mp3 to ogg first?

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« Reply #270 on: 2011-08-19 19:40:48 »
Another thing I did was copy the entire contents of the "FF7Music" folder into the "Ficedula" folder. I now have needless duplicates of all the files, but I really can't tell which FF7Music is being run because I'm using the new boot .exe that launches both the game itself and the FF7Music program.
Copying everything into the Ficedula folder won't make any difference. In fact, the launcher will still only use the original files anyway.
Incidentally, if I want to add my own music tracks but otherwise keep the OGG playlist, am I able to just substitute the files? Or should I covert mp3 to ogg first?
Yeah, as long as you have in_mad.dll in the right folder (hint: if you used my installer, you do), it will read mp3 files even if it's not the actively selected plugin. For convenience sake, there should be a "Custom_Music" folder, so you can keep the stuff you added yourself separate from the stuff that comes with it.

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« Reply #271 on: 2011-08-25 03:27:25 »
I have a small issue. When I play the game, whether resuming from a save or starting a new game, all the music plays twice at one time. I think it's because the MIDI doesn't not play.

It sounds like this.

I followed the readme, but I can't seem to fix the issue.
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Re: FF7Music Installer
« Reply #272 on: 2011-08-25 03:32:50 »
I'm guessing you updated Aali's driver after installing this? The latest version of this should take care of that issue on its own, but what you can do is, in your ff7 directory, open "ff7_opengl.cfg", find the line that begins with "#music_plugin", and remove the #.

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« Reply #273 on: 2011-08-25 03:33:58 »
I checked it. It is removed. I'm also running Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2.

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« Reply #274 on: 2011-08-25 03:39:32 »
In which case, Aali's driver is probably not working properly. Unfortunately, I only check if it's there, not if it's actually installed or set up right.

Open ff7config.exe (make sure to run as administrator!) and in the graphics tab choose custom driver.