Author Topic: [FF7PC-98/Steam] FMV Restoration (Discontinued, use Steam FMVs)  (Read 203884 times)

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #225 on: 2011-03-24 03:46:50 »


Pay attention to the text on the top and left side of the screen. It bends slightly when it reaches the border. That distortion isn't there in the original movie files.

It could be the fractals resizer that is causing this, or an X264 setting. Whatever it is, it's not present in other restoration projects in the forum.

And the fullrange option does exist: http://mewiki.project357.com/wiki/X264_Settings#fullrange

There's probably a way to add flags manually.


« Last Edit: 2011-03-24 03:49:08 by TeridKane »

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #226 on: 2011-03-24 03:54:26 »
In vegas.  I used vegas h264 (mainconcept).  Not x264.  That distortion is simply the way it goes :)  probably fractals.  It is just gonna have to be one of those things, there's another working on FMV's and so people will get a choice.  I am impressed by his noise reduction but I will probably stick with mine because they don't look as "fake" with the loss of some detail.

There is always some sort of issue months after it is finished.  I am afraid I cannot correct the problem now, it is far too late.  Still, as I said, there is another doing FMV's ;)
« Last Edit: 2011-03-24 03:59:20 by DLPB »

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #227 on: 2011-03-24 03:59:25 »
Just making sure you're aware of the issue, in case you ever decide to try something different on them.


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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #228 on: 2011-03-24 04:02:14 »
It's a shame that the problem has only just surfaced but it is too late :)  I am not sure what has added that problem tbh, probably fractals though.  had I done them again I would just batch the way the other guy has.

We will see what he comes up with.  Personally I feel the problem is small...  it's taken this long to find it so it can't be that bad ;)
« Last Edit: 2011-03-24 04:04:34 by DLPB »

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #229 on: 2011-03-24 21:03:40 »
Is this for PC and if it is, where do you put the files?

Thanks.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #230 on: 2011-03-25 02:32:27 »
Is this for PC and if it is, where do you put the files?

Yes it is, and it is an installer.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #231 on: 2011-03-25 13:32:49 »
I've installed it to the FFVII directory but it still seems to be showing the original movies from the disk. Is there a specific directory or anything else i have to do to get it to work?

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #232 on: 2011-03-25 16:00:09 »
Yeah you'll have to change your videopath on your register.

Use Regedit and search for Final Fantasy VII :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII

Or for x64 system :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII

And change the value MoviePath to this one :
C:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Data\Movies\

Or for x64 sytem :
C:\Program Files (x86)\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Data\Movies\

That must be the folder where you've placed new movies.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #233 on: 2011-03-25 16:36:55 »
Yeah you'll have to change your videopath on your register.

Use Regedit and search for Final Fantasy VII :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII

Or for x64 system :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII

And change the value MoviePath to this one :
C:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Data\Movies\

Or for x64 sytem :
C:\Program Files (x86)\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Data\Movies\

That must be the folder where you've placed new movies.

Thanks a lot. I had trouble because the installer was creating a new Final Fantasy VII folder in the Square Soft, Inc folder and so it obviously couldn't find them.

Great mod, the PC videos are horrendous.
« Last Edit: 2011-03-25 19:05:50 by moothead »

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #234 on: 2011-04-06 14:59:34 »
Just installed it, and it's working great. Great job, many thanks!!

One question: you write "Total Complete: 103 (+1, the Squaresoft logo)". That means, that the Squaresoft logo remains original and will not be changed, correct?

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #235 on: 2011-04-06 15:05:33 »
No it means the squaresoft logo has been updated, although it is crap to begin with and looks crap afterwards... just not as crap.
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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #236 on: 2011-04-06 15:54:58 »
Ah, OK, thanks. I have mistaken "sqlogo.avi" for "eidoslogo.avi", that's all. My bad!

But you're right. At least it is less pixelated now. But the other FMV's are far better than before!
Since I own the PSX Version AND the (german) PC Version I have compared them and it seems to be even better than the PSX ones through maximum settings ePSXe on Pete's plugin!

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #237 on: 2011-04-07 06:45:49 »
There is no seems about it ;)

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #238 on: 2011-04-09 09:23:33 »
Hey, great work on the restoration.
However I have a problem, I can play the movies fine outside the game, Media Player Classic or Windows Media Player works.
But inside the game I get a black screen and no movie, no sound.
I'm using Aalis ff7_opengl-0.7.10b
MoviePath in the registry is setup correctly.
Eidos intro plays fine from disk.

What do you guys think could be the problem?
« Last Edit: 2011-04-09 09:32:20 by drzewko »

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #239 on: 2011-04-09 09:38:42 »
I had the exact same problem, make sure that your registry movie path is set up with a dash \ at the end of it and not just open ended.
For example "D:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Data\Movies\"
Doesn't seem like much but this will cause the problem you describe if there is no dash

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #240 on: 2011-04-09 10:00:01 »
I really should have added a registry editor to that installer...

oooooh well.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #241 on: 2011-04-09 13:54:24 »
This is what it's set to now, dash at the end present

"X:\Laptop\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Data\Movies\"

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #242 on: 2011-04-09 13:58:27 »
Assuming that is where the movies are and that path is 100% correct it should work.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #243 on: 2011-04-09 14:48:44 »
If I put the original movies back in there, they all work ingame.
I suspect some kind of codec issue, but standalone players work without problems so I'm out of ideas.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #244 on: 2011-04-09 17:15:33 »
I'd be willing to bet that Aali's driver is not installed correctly, as it should be able to play these without any external codecs.

Please post your APP.LOG

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #245 on: 2011-04-09 19:26:24 »
Game is started, eidos logo plays, I interrupt it, menu shows up, new game is selected, black screen, alt+f4 after a while.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #246 on: 2011-04-09 19:34:15 »
Go get Aali's driver and install it. Or if you have it already you did not install it properly.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #247 on: 2011-04-09 19:36:49 »
Since you said you had it installed, the problem is that Aali's Driver is not working. Open up ff7config, go to the graphics tab, and choose "Custom Driver" from the drop-down menu. If you're using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you may need to run ff7config as an administrator.

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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #248 on: 2011-04-09 19:47:56 »
you may need to run ff7config as an administrator.

Somehow I was running config as non admin, UAC was popping up and asking for confirmation, so I thought it was requesting admin rights, also config said that the driver was working and I should edit the .cfg file.
Forcing it to run as admin did the trick, although nothing visibly changed.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: [REL] Final Fantasy VII FMV Restoration
« Reply #249 on: 2011-04-12 16:43:43 »
Hi !

I seem to have a problem with this mod :
Everything installed correctly, I can totally read your enhanced fmv's with a media player, and the path in regedit is correct (with a / at the end and everything)
I use the latest version of Aali's custom driver (0.7.10b if I remember correctly)

My problem is that, whenever a movie is read ingame, it's reaaaaally slow.
I can see that it's your enhanced fmv's that are read, I just don't know why it's so slow (it took me more than two minutes to watch the movie of the "cabin" to go to the glod saucer -_- )

Did I do something wrong ?
Do I have to set something special in FF7opengl.cfg ?