There has been some confusion lately as to what constitutes a legitimate, non-pirated copy of a PC Final Fantasy game, so I thought I'd make a guide. Legal copies of the game look like the following:
A legitimate copy of FF7:
A genuine copy of FF7 Platinum Edition:
A real copy of FF8:
A straight-up copy of FF8. Note that in spite of the copyright watermarks, FF8 is copyright Square-Enix, not Saul_C_99:
Note the fact that they are all in physical form, including discs. The last image also shows a strategy guide, however that is not necessary for a copy to be genuine. Now, for comparison's sake, here's some examples of what an ILLEGAL copy might look like:
Thank you for your time, I hope I've cleared things up. And if you tried to click the download button, you fail at life forever.EDIT: The game has been rereleased, and can be purchased as a digital download from Square-Enix's North American and Eurpoean online stores. Remember, this version is only legal if you get it from them, not from your favorite torrent tracker.