and extract here: C:\Games\FF7Mods
Within the extracted folder, set "Bootleg.exe" to run as Administrator
Right-Click on "Bootleg.exe"
Go to the "Compatibility Tab"
Check "Run this program as an administrator"
, then "OK"
Next, open "BFE.exe"
to start up Bootleg Configurator.
Select your mods.
You can automatically
setup your mods by clicking on "Presets"
in the menu bar and selecting one.OR
You can manually
setup your mods by using a check-box or drop-down menu. OR
You can load my settings (EQ2Alyza)
from the torrent in STEP 7. I'm confused. What do some of these mods do?Tifa's Package: Mod Details for Bootleg Configurator
Now click on the menu bar "File --> Mod List"
or the blue button labeled "Mod Listing"
to the right.
You will see a big list with all the mods supported for Bootleg. Each mod shows a brief description of its use underneath, along with a download link to the right.What do the colors mean?█ █ █ GREEN █ █ █
These are the mod files that you have downloaded and placed properly into your "Installation Tab --> Mod Source"
folder.█ █ █ YELLOW █ █ █
These are the mod files not required for your configuration.█ █ █ RED █ █ █
These are the mod files required for your configuration. Do not press "Run Bootleg" if you have any mods in red.
Step 7: START DOWNLOADING EVERY MOD COLORED IN RED. FOR MOD DETAILS & BROKEN LINKS. USE THIS LIST: < TIFA'S PACKAGE >OR
DOWNLOAD THE TORRENT, WHICH CONTAINS EVERY COMPATIBLE MOD: < TORRENT >TIP:
Place your downloaded mods into the same folder as Bootleg: C:\Games\FF7ModsSome mods have more than one different listings. Which should I use?
Choose one of them. You don't need both. Just make sure to download all the parts for whichever listing you choose.
(FacePalmer Example)I have downloaded all the mods, but they still show as red. What's wrong?
The Installation tab isn't configured correctly.
Point "Destination Location"
to the game's main installation folder.
Point "Mod Source"
to the folder with the downloaded mods.
Point "Bootleg.exe Location"
to the folder with the Bootleg files.
Point "Temporary Files"
to anywhere you wish. The default location given is fine.
Once you have downloaded all the red colored files, your mod list should be entirely yellow and green. Now you are ready to install !IMPORTANT:
Disable any Anit-Virus and Firewall software, and close any Internet Browser before continuing.
Click the red button labeled "Run Bootleg"
to the right.
The first window that will pop-up will be the Final Fantasy VII Configuration v1.02.Click the "Graphics Tab" to enable Aali's Custom Graphics Driver.
Next, click the "Sound Tab"
and select your primary sound device under the drop-down menu.Leaving this blank will cause the game unable to start.
When installing Gjoerulv's Hardcore Mod, click "Pick install folder"
first. Then click the big "PATCH"
button, wait for 100% complete, then click "Close"
.Always select Original (1997) even if you are using the Re-release (2012).
When installing Menu Overhaul, there may be a few text documents that pop up which will give "error" reports.These are normal and can be ignored.
When installing FF7Music, PSF is the original Playstation music and OSTRemastered is the Playstation score reworked with more modern instrumentation.After installing, uncheck "Run FF7" and click "Finish".
Here are some previews for it:
To pass the CD check, click the "Mount" button. Once a drive letter is assigned for FF7DISC1, use the drop-down menu for "Data Drive" and select it.
To get rid of this virtual drive, click "Unmount" or restart your computer.TIPS:
Complex Shaders currently only work for Radeon Graphics cards.
I recommend two resolutions: 1920x1080 (FullScreen) or 1280x720 (Windowed)
Break Limit 9999 does NOT
need to be checked if installed within the "Overhaul Tab"
I personally always keep "Preserve Aspect"
checked to prevent obscure stretching and tearing."Postprocessing"
, "Max Lights"
, and "Post-processing Shader"
work in congruent with each other. They do NOT
work when playing in Windowed mode.
What do I do if it doesn't work or something appears broken?
Check the bug report and FAQ's below. If you can't find your problem listed, please post the details here along with your APP.log file found in the main installation folder.
PitBrat & Vgr for creating Bootleg Configurator.
Daniish for the old tutorial concept and images.
The respective creators of each and every mod featured.EvilApai @ Deviantart
for the lovely Tifa art.
The players, fans, supporters, and testers within the Qhimm community.