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[FF7] Tutorial for Bootleg - Tifa's Bootleg
« on: 2012-06-15 00:01:40 »
Tifa's Bootleg

Install Tutorial for Bootleg Configurator


★ VIDEO TUTORIAL ★

♥ 2012 Kotaku Article ♥

✿ 2013 Kotaku Article ✿

✚ Update Reports ✚

☛ Frequently Asked Questions ☚



First of all, we do NOT support piracy here. You will need to BUY the game if you don't have it already.

1998 Version

Ebay
Amazon (Europe)
Amazon (North America)

2012/2013 Versions

Steam
Square Enix Store (Europe)
Square Enix Store (North America)



Which Windows?
Windows XP (32 & 64 bit)
Windows VISTA (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit)

Free Space needed:
The free space needed is approximately 30GB.

Other System Requirements:
A dedicated GPU with at least 512MB of RAM. Integrated Graphics will NOT work.



1998 Version - Original Discs





MAXIMUN INSTALLATION IS A MUST





2012 Version - Square Enix Store





You will lose Achievements, Cloud Saves, and the Trainer after installing Bootleg.



2013 Version - Steam





You will lose Achievements, Cloud Saves, and the Trainer after installing Bootleg.



Now...

Let's get going on the mods!




After installing Bootleg, issues involving bugs or user error could have potentially occurred.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before posting, as they may already be answered.




Step 1: Read, download, and run the latest version of FF7 Game Converter.

                                 FILE                 AUTHOR              DESCRIPTION                  INFO             
           FF7_GameConverter_BC.exe       Kompass63         Compatibility Tool           Qhimm FILE

Before running it:
Rename a Hard Drive to FF7DISC1.
OR
Rename a USB Flash Drive to FF7DISC1.
OR
Mount this blank ISO: DOWNLOAD



Step 2: Read about and download the latest version of Bootleg Configurator.

                  FILE            AUTHOR              DESCRIPTION                   INFO             
           Bootleg040.zip       PitBrat         Bootleg Configurator     Qhimm FILE MIRROR TORRENT



Step 3: Open Bootleg040.zip and extract it to a non-system folder, e.g. C:\Games\FF7Mods





Step 4: Enable Administrator Privileges:

Right-Click on "Bootleg.exe"
Select "Properties"
Go to the "Compatibility Tab"
Check "Run this program as an administrator"
Click "Apply", then "OK".

AND

Turn OFF Windows UAC: How To Turn Off UAC



Step 5: Selecting your mods.

Open BFE.exe.

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.
(Recommended)
            
      

OR

You can load my settings (EQ2Alyza) from the torrent in STEP 8.

     

I'm confused. What do some of these mods do?
Tifa's Package: Mod Details for Bootleg Configurator



Step 6: Now click on the menu bar "File --> Mod List" or the blue button labeled "Mod Listing" to the right.





Step 7: 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 mod files required for your configuration and are placed properly into your "Installation Tab --> Mod Source" folder.

█ █ █ RED █ █ █
These are mod files required for your configuration but are not yet placed properly into your "Installation Tab --> Mod Source" folder.
Do not press "Run Bootleg" if you have any mods in red.

█ █ █ YELLOW █ █ █
These are mod files not required for your configuration.

█ █ █ ORANGE █ █ █
These are alternate mod files to a mod listed in red. If these are downloaded, the primary red is not required and will change to yellow.



Step 8: Start downloading every mod colored in RED.

FOR BROKEN LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL MODS, CHECK OUT < HERE >

OR

DOWNLOAD THE TORRENT, WHICH HAS EVERY COMPATIBLE MOD: < TORRENT >

AND

FOR MOD DETAILS, CHECK OUT < TIFA'S PACKAGE >

NOTE: Place your downloaded mods into a non-system folder (e.g. C:\Games\FF7Mods) to prevent any Windows access errors.

Some mods have more than one different listing. Which should I use?
Choose one of them. You don't need both. Once you download one of them, the others will turn yellow like the image example below.

(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 folder the game's installed.
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 with at least 30GB of hard drive space.

(Example)





Step 9: Once you have downloaded all the red/orange colored files, your mod list should be entirely yellow and green and are now ready to install.

IMPORTANT: Disable any Anit-Virus and Firewall software. Sometimes Internet Browsers can cause a halt, so closing them may be needed.

Click the red button labeled "Run Bootleg" to the right.





Step 10: Almost done!



When installing Gjoerulv's Hardcore Mod for your Difficulty, click "Pick install folder" first.
Then click the big "PATCH" button, wait for 100% complete, and click "Close" afterwards.
Always select Original (1997). ALWAYS.



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".



Step 11: Configuring FF7 Bootloader

Here are some previews for it:

         

NOTE 1: Always click the blue "Write CFG" button in the top-right to save your configurations. This must be done before closing the Configure window.
NOTE 2: You HAVE to run the game from FF7 Bootloader to get the fully modded effects! Click the "Play FF7" button to launch the game.

TIPS:
"Preserve Aspect" turns on/off the widescreen stretching.

Under the "Post-processing shader" menu, Complex Shaders are only used for Radeon Graphics cards.

"Postprocessing", "Max Lights", and "Post-processing shader" work in congruent with each other. Having them all on/off simultaneously is recommended.



What do I do if something doesn't work or appears broken?

Check the Bug Report and Frequently Asked Questions below. If your issue isn't listed:

1. Please post specifically what is happening when you run into your issue(s).
2. Please post your APP.LOG report, which is found in the game's installation folder.

I enjoy helping people, so do me a favor and help me as well.




 
Credits:

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.


« Last Edit: 2014-07-17 19:57:38 by EQ2Alyza »

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #1 on: 2012-06-15 00:02:29 »
Update Report - Current Release
Bootleg .040 is available for download!
Download Bootleg .040

Bootleg .040 Change Log
Code: [Select]
.040
    Added New APZ Cloud Battle Model in Normal, Dark and Uniform: apzcloud_FINAL.rar, apzcloud_DLC.rar
    Added New APZ Cloud Field Model with and without Sword in Normal, Dark and Black: APZ Cloud Field V4.2.rar, black.zip
    Added New APZ Chibi Cloud Field Model in Normal, Dark and Black: Chibi APZ Cloud Beta.rar
    Added BlitzNCS New Chibi Cloud Field Model: NCS_NewChibiCloud.zip
    Added Save Point Model with Balls: Save Point FFX Edit Multicoloured Balls.7z
    Added Support for Team Avalanche Cloud Battle Model: Battle Model.rar
    Added Support for Team Avalanche Chibi Cloud Field Model: Chibi Cloud.rar
    Added Support for Team Avalanche Guard Scorpion Battle Model: Guard Scorpion.rar
    Added Support for Team Avalanche Sweeper Battle Model with Bombing Mission Fix: Sweeper.rar
    Added Support for Team Avalanche Save Point Model: Save Point.7z
    Added Support for Team Avalanche Materia Models: materia.rar
    Added ComplexMultiShader: ComplexMultiShader.zip
    Added Omzy's FacePalmer Fixes: Omzy's FF7 Field Pack.zip, FixedLightingTextures PART1.rar, FixedLightingTextures PART2.rar, FixedMissing Files.rar, FixedSpecialCases.rar, itown1b.zip, ealin_2.zip
    Added Minmin's Transparent Avatars: minatars_1.1.zip
    Added Zendar's Coin Skill Textures: qsvyig.png, zeni_h_00.rar, zeni_h_00.rar, mj0dq1.png, amz5z5.png, Coin.rar
    Added Zendar's Blue Counter Numbers Texture: 2itfspt.png
    Added Missing PSF Music: ff7 missing psfs.zip
    Added Cait Sith Weapons: cait sith weapons.7z
    Added Cloud Weapon Options-- No Change, Dragon Murasame, APZ Buster, APZ Ragnarok, OmniBuster, Oblivion Lovelace, Oblivion Ultima: apzbustertexid5.zip, external mods pack0.2.zip
    Added Individual Customization for Cloud Weapons: slayernexts with compiled textures.zip
    Added FMV Cutscene option: No Change
    Added Support of Re-Release Version: FF7 PC New to Old Converter By Kranmer FULL.exe
    Added New Track to Bootleg Soundtrack: 4-18 - Staff Roll (End Credits)-rev5-ff7music.ogg
    Added FeliX Leonhart's World Map Ocean Textures: world.exe
    Added Chibi Reconstruction Models: Chibi Reconstruction 1.5.exe, Mxsters Chibi Reconstruction V1.6.exe, CHIBICON.rar, Cloud.rar, clouddress.rar, Jessie Version 2.rar, Red13 Release.rar
    Added NameSpoofer's Cloud Strife ReModel: CloudRemodel.rar
    Added Whiteraven's AC Barret Battle Model: Whiteraven AC Barret Battle.rar
    Added Whiteraven's AC Tifa Models: Whiteraven Tifa Battle.rar, White Raven Tifa Mod.rar
    Added Whiteraven's Vincent Re-ReModel Battle Model: Whiteraven Vincent Battle.rar
    Added Whiteraven's AC Yuffie Battle Model and Fixed Transparent Hair: Whiteraven Yufie Battle fixed.rar
    Added Whiteraven's HQ Aerith Battle Model: Whiteraven Aerith Battle.rar
    Added Whiteraven's Mature APZ Cloud Battle Model: Whiteraven Apzcloud Mature-Rev.rar
    Added Whiteraven's Mature APZ Cloud Battle Model Converted by Buster Swd: Whiteraven Apz Cloud revision for field(adjusted).rar
    Added Weemus' FMV Style Models: Weeemus FMV Mod Beta 2.0d.rar
    Added E1sunz's Cait Sith - Cat Only Battle Model: Battle - Cait Sith Cat Only.rar
    Added JLOUTLAW's Hypersonic Limit Texture: Hyper Sonic Limit Texture.rar
    Added Bloodshot's Re-Animations: FF7 Re-animated.rar
    Added Recko's Gold Hilt Buster Sword Menu Background: buster_00.png
    Added Recko's Transparent Avatars: Avatars.zip
    Added Missing Hairstyles for High-us Minigame: Cloud and Tifa
    Added JLOUTLAW's Ruby Weapon Retexture: Ruby WEAPON Retexture.rar, Ruby Weapon Retexture Project.zip, Modified Ruby WEAPON Retexture.rar
    Added Bootloader Option to Disable Forced Refresh Rate
    Added Kuugen's Nightmare Conversion: Nightmare Files 1.rar, Nightmare flevel slim.rar, Nightmare OST.part1.rar
    Added PRP, Rebuilded, Chibi Construction and Dahfa's Chibi Field Model Options for Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Aeris, Yuffie, Cid, Red XIII, Vincent and Sephiroth
    Added Bootloader Option to Mount/Unmount a Virtual FF7DISC1
    Added Bootloader Option to Automatically Set the Data Drive
    Added Bootloader Ability to Save Last Run Options
    Added Support for the Standalone OCRemix Soundtrack Pack: ffviiremix mp3's part1.rar, ffviiremix mp3's part2.rar
    Added Support for Anxious Heart Soundtrack Compilation by DLPB
    Restored Missing Materia Animations
    Restored Missing Menu Background-- Zendar's AC Buster Sword at Midgar
    Restored MinMin's Missing Avatars
    Restored Missing Dahfa Barret Navy Uniform Field Model (AYFB)
    Revised Bootleg.log
    Revised Avalanche and Remix Model Installation
    Revised Base Model Installation to Recognize NO CHANGE Option for Player Models
    Revised Hairstyles to Accommodate New Models
    Removed Glitched Field Textures: colne_6
    Removed Dependence on The Remix - Bootleg Only Requires The Remix for the Original APZ Cloud and The Remix FMV's
    Updated German Conversion Thanks to Kompass63: gerFF7exe-03.zip
    Updated Gjoerulv's Hardcore Mod to 1.0.6: Gjoerulv-1.0.6.rar
    Updated Kranmer's Trainer: FF7 Trainer 0.7.1v4 By Kranmer.exe
    +Fixed Files Missing From LGP Archives Due to Ulgp Bug: ulgp_v0.7.7z
    +Fixed Translation of DISC_US.LGP
    +Fixed Broken Grimmy's AC Yuffie Battle Model
    +Fixed Grimmy's AC Yuffie always Installs with Grimmy's AC Tifa
    +Fixed Missing Weapon Textures for Grimmy's AC Cloud
    +Fixed Mismatched Enemy Lookup Table when Using Menu Overhaul ReTranslation with some mods: New Spell Names, Aeris Revival, Items Easy, Items Normal and Items Difficult
    +Fixed Crash due to Bootleg Setting Incorrect Sound Device
    +Fixed Crash After Remix When Using APZ Cloud or Timu Sumisu Barret
    +Fixed Missing/Broken Hairstyles for Cloud
    +Fixed Missing Cloud Wields Masamune Models
    +Fixed Broken Timu Barret+Kleyon Field Installation
    +Fixed Missing Summon Menu Command with Menu Overhaul: Hexteditor.zip
    +Fixed Missing Romeo 14 Materia Texture in Normal Mode
    +Fixed Alpha Blending for High-us Models: Cloud, Tifa, Aeris, Red XIII and Barret
    +Fixed Missing Sailor Moon Tifa Weapon
    +Fixed Missing Weapon Textures when No Change Selected for Battle Models
    +Fixed Missing Texture Errors
    +Fixed Hair Style Compatibility
    +Fixed Crash Due to Missing Condor.lgp when Not Using Stayoff's Condor Minigame Mod
    +Fixed Mismatched Lookup Table in Remix Remastered Mode
    +Fixed Blinking Head for Megaten's Pimped Barret; Jinkazama2k7's Assault Biggs, Jessie and Wedge, Rebuilded GFDF Hang Man
    +Fixed Bug When Creating FF7 Image
    Integrated Mods: ComplexMultiShader.zip, ulgp_v0.7.7z, minatars_1.1.zip, qsvyig.png, 2itfspt.png, zeni_h_00.rar, zeni_h_00.rar, ff7 missing psfs.zip, cait sith weapons.7z, dragon buster.7z, Hexteditor.zip, Coin.rar, FF7 PC New to Old Converter By Kranmer V0.2.zip, itown1b.zip, ealin_2.zip, 4-18 - Staff Roll (End Credits)-rev5-ff7music.ogg, gerFF7exe-03.zip, apzbustertexid5.zip, slayernexts with compiled textures.zip, world.exe, Chibi Reconstruction 1.5.exe, Mxsters Chibi Reconstruction V1.6.exe, CHIBICON.rar, Cloud.rar, clouddress.rar, Jessie Version 2.rar, Red13 Release.rar, Whiteraven AC Barret Battle.rar, Whiteraven Tifa Battle.rar, White Raven Tifa Mod.rar, Whiteraven Vincent Battle.rar, Whiteraven Yufie Battle fixed.rar, Weeemus FMV Mod Beta 2.0d.rar, CloudRemodel.rar, Hyper Sonic Limit Texture.rar, FF7 Re-animated.rar, Whiteraven Aerith Battle.rar, apzcloud_FINAL.rar, apzcloud_DLC.rar, APZ Cloud Field V4.2.rar, black.zip, Chibi APZ Cloud Beta.rar, NCS_NewChibiCloud.zip, Whiteraven Apzcloud Mature-Rev.rar, Avatars.zip, Barret.zip, Ruby WEAPON Retexture.rar, Ruby Weapon Retexture Project.zip, Modified Ruby WEAPON Retexture.rar, external mods pack0.2.zip, Whiteraven Apz Cloud revision for field(adjusted).rar, FF7 Trainer 0.7.1v4 By Kranmer.exe, Battle - Cait Sith Cat Only.rar, innounp037.rar, Save Point FFX Edit Multicoloured Balls.7z

Here are the new mod requirements:

AH.exe                                           DLPB            Anxious Heart Remastered and Looped PSF Qhimm TORRENT

Battle Scenes.rar                                Avalanche       Bombing Mission Battle Scene Textures   Qhimm FILE

Battle Model.rar                                 Avalanche       Cloud from Team Avalanche               Qhimm FILE     Full-scale Battle Model

Chibi Cloud.rar                                  Avalanche       Cloud from Team Avalanche               Qhimm FILE     Chibi Field Model

ffviiremix mp3's part1.rar                       OCRemix         OCRemix Soundtrack                      Qhimm FILE

ffviiremix mp3's part2.rar                       OCRemix         OCRemix Soundtrack                      Qhimm FILE

FixedLightingTextures PART1.rar                  Omzy            FacePalmer Add On                       Qhimm FILE

FixedLightingTextures PART2.rar                  Omzy            FacePalmer Add On                       Qhimm FILE

FixedMissing Files.rar                           Omzy            FacePalmer Add On                       Qhimm FILE

FixedSpecialCases.rar                            Omzy            FacePalmer Add On                       Qhimm FILE

flevel.rar                                       Tenko Kuugen    Nightmare Conversion Full Flevel              LINK     Download is in the description at the top.

Guard Scorpion.rar                               Avalanche       Guard Scorpion Battle Model             Qhimm FILE

materia.rar                                      Team Avalanche  Team Avalanche Materia Models           Qhimm FILE

Nightmare 1.01 core files.rar                    Tenko Kuugen    Nightmare Overhaul Game Files           Qhimm FILE

Nightmare 7 flevel slim 1-01.rar                 Tenko Kuugen    Nightmare Overhaul Flevel               Qhimm FILE

Nightmare OST.part1.rar                          Tenko Kuugen    Nightmare Overhaul Soundtrack           Qhimm FILE

Nightmare OST.part2.rar                          Tenko Kuugen    Nightmare Overhaul Soundtrack           Qhimm FILE

Nightmare OST.part3.rar                          Tenko Kuugen    Nightmare Overhaul Soundtrack           Qhimm FILE

Omzy's FF7 Field Pack.zip                        Omzy            FacePalmer Version 2.0 with Updates     Qhimm FILE

Save Point.7z                                    Avalanche       Avalanche Save Point Model              Qhimm FILE

Sweeper.rar                                      Avalanche       Avalanche Sweeper Battle Model          Qhimm FILE




Update Report - Next Release
The current batch format is woefully inadequate for the scope of this project. The whole thing needs ported to VB.net for future progress. I could slap together an 040.1 release that contains a few small fixes and Kaldarasha's improved unshaded models.

These are completed fixes. What else is important?
    Added Aerith Death Mask Face Fix
    Revised Language Conversion when Using the 2012 ReRelease
    Revised German Language Translation Menus with Translation and Hex Edits by Kompass63
    Revised Menu Overhaul Installation to Prevent Broken Timers
    +Fixed Incorrect Highwind Model Installing
    +Fixed Missing ULGP Error During Language Conversion
    +Fixed Modified Animations Installing when Fixes is Selected
    +Fixed Missing Millenia's Ultima Weapon
    Integrated Mods: touphScript-ger-exe-txt.zip
« Last Edit: 2013-07-04 21:41:04 by EQ2Alyza »

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #2 on: 2012-06-15 00:04:14 »
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I uninstall any mods after I've run Bootleg?

No, you cannot. Most mods directly alter the original file structure, and there is no way to revert back. At this point, you will need to start over fresh.

How do I start over fresh?
  • Uninstall FF7Music via Windows Control Panel.
  • Uninstall the game via Windows Control Panel.
  • Clean your registry using this tool: HERE
  • Delete the old installation folder completely. It will have junk files leftover from modding, and installing back into will cause a nightmare.
  • Install the game and start modding again.
Will this work with Intel HD Graphics?

No, they don't support enough video RAM. There will be frequent crashing and/or freezing throughout the game.

I have a dedicated Nvidia GPU, but it will only launch the game with Intel HD Graphics.

Go into the Nvidia Control Panel and set a profile for ff7.exe. Then set the Nvidia GPU to run for that profile.



When I click Play, a black command box appears briefly, and then closes. Nothing else happens after that.
  • Open FF7Config.exe.
  • Navigate to the Sound tab and choose a Sound Driver. If it's left blank, the game won't launch.
When I run Bootleg, I get a message that says "Access Denied. Installation Aborted!".
  • Right click "My Computer" and select Properties.
  • Scroll down to "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" and click on Change Settings.
  • In the Advanced tab, click on Environmental Variables.
  • Under "System variables" find the variable named Path, highlight it, and click Edit...
  • "Variable value" should have a long string of directories. Add %SystemRoot%\System32; as the first entry.
FF7Config.exe crashes when it tries to open.

This often happens with laptops featuring Nvidia Optimus.
  • Right-Click on your My Computer and select the "Manage" option.
  • Navigate to Event Viewer -> Windows Logs - > Application.
  • Find the Error that is associated with FF7Config.exe.
  • The "Faulting module path" shows which .dll created the error and where its located.
  • Google and download that .dll file and replace it in that same location.


If Windows is being a poo face and not giving permission to copy the file, then try this:
  • Right-click My Computer and select "Manage"
  • Navigate to "Local Users and Groups -> Users"
  • Right-click Administrator and select "Properties"
  • Type "Administrator" as the full name.
  • Check "Password never expires"
  • Uncheck "Account is disabled" and "User cannot change password"
  • Click "Apply", then "OK"
  • Right-click Administrator and select "Set Password"
  • Set the password as "Windows SUCKS" (kidding...pick your own :-P).
  • Log off and log back in as the Administrator, then try copying the file.
FF7.exe crashes when it tries to open.

Check your APP.log and compare it to this one:
Code: [Select]
INITIALIZE DD/D3D START
DIRECT DRAW 2
TOTAL 1025966080 FREE 1017671680
DD MODE: W 640 H 480 P 640 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 720 H 480 P 720 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 720 H 576 P 720 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 800 H 600 P 800 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 1024 H 768 P 1024 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 1152 H 864 P 1152 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 1176 H 664 P 1176 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 1280 H 720 P 1280 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 1280 H 768 P 1280 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 1280 H 800 P 1280 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 1280 H 960 P 1280 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 1280 H 1024 P 1280 RGB 1 BPP 8
DD MODE: W 640 H 480 P 1280 RGB 1 BPP 16
DISPLAY MODE MATCH
DD MODE: W 720 H 480 P 1440 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 720 H 576 P 1440 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 800 H 600 P 1600 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 1024 H 768 P 2048 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 1152 H 864 P 2304 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 1176 H 664 P 2352 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 1280 H 720 P 2560 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 1280 H 768 P 2560 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 1280 H 800 P 2560 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 1280 H 960 P 2560 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 1280 H 1024 P 2560 RGB 1 BPP 16
DD MODE: W 640 H 480 P 2560 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 720 H 480 P 2880 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 720 H 576 P 2880 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 800 H 600 P 3200 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 1024 H 768 P 4096 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 1152 H 864 P 4608 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 1176 H 664 P 4704 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 1280 H 720 P 5120 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 1280 H 768 P 5120 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 1280 H 800 P 5120 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 1280 H 960 P 5120 RGB 1 BPP 32
DD MODE: W 1280 H 1024 P 5120 RGB 1 BPP 32
Ramp Emulation
Microsoft Direct3D Mono(Ramp) Software Emulation
RGB Emulation
Microsoft Direct3D RGB Software Emulation
Direct3D HAL
Microsoft Direct3D Hardware acceleration through Direct3D HAL
EXCLUSIVE MODE
16-BIT Z BUFFER CREATED IN HW
HAL
HEL
TEXTURE FORMATS:
PALETTE 0 BITS 16 RGBA 5:6:5:0
PALETTE 0 BITS 16 RGBA 5:5:5:0
PALETTE 0 BITS 16 RGBA 5:5:5:1
PALETTE 0 BITS 16 RGBA 4:4:4:4
PALETTE 0 BITS 32 RGBA 8:8:8:0
PALETTE 0 BITS 32 RGBA 8:8:8:8
INITIALIZE D3D 2
VIEWPORT INITIALIZE
VIEWPORT 2 INITIALIZE
LOCK UNLOCK TEST
MATRIX INITIALIZE
INITIALIZE DD/D3D END
ERROR: COULD NOT OPEN FILE C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII\ff7input.cfg
initializing sound...
creating dsound primary buffer
reading audio file
loading static sounds
sound initialized
INITIALIZING MIDI...
selecting device 0:Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth, mid=1, pid=27,
midi data type: GENERAL MIDI
using midi data file: C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII\Data\midi\midi.lgp
midiOutGetVolume returned: ffffffff
MIDI INITIALIZED
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
set music volume: 127
MIDI set volume: 127
10036743060f 127 = 127
set music volume: 127
MIDI set master volume: 100
MIDI set volume: 127
10036743060f 127 = 127
Entering MAIN
Exiting MAIN
START OF CREDITS!!!
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY
TEXTURE LOADED INTO VIDEO MEMORY

If it's identical, then Aali's Custom Driver needs to be set.
  • Open FF7Config.exe.
  • Click on the "Graphics" tab and a message may appear saying "Self-test passed!"
  • If the message does not appear, set the Renderer as "Custom driver" and hit OK to close out.
  • Open FF7Config.exe again and click on the "Graphics" tab. The message will appear this time.
  • Hit OK to close out and launch the game from FF7 Bootloader to play.

FF7Music isn't playing music in-game.

Some computers don't cope well with the FF7Music installation during Bootleg. Download FF7_Music_Patch.exe and run it from inside your game folder:
The FacePalmer field textures don't appear to be working.

To my knowledge, this may only occur with Windows XP users.
  • Download Omzy's FF7 Field Textures.
  • Extract the "field" folder into [gamedir]\mods\Bootleg.
  • Edit "Run FFVII-Bootleg.bat" by removing all /AFFINITY F. Save before closing.
When I try playing, my screen looks like one of these:

   

Your AMD Catalyst drivers are not compatible. Uninstall them, then install one of the following:
When I try playing, my screen looks like this:



Your Nvidia drivers (320+ series) are causing issues. Uninstall them, then install one of the following:
When I'm in battle, the text for HP/MP/Limit bars is congested and misaligned

This is because you have installed the "9999 Break" in Bootleg AND checked "Break Limit 9999" in Bootloader Configure.
  • Open FF7 Bootloader and click Configure.
  • Uncheck "Break Limit 9999"
  • Click "Write CFG" to save.


I can't see the counters for the Shinra Mansion Safe, Junon Parade, Gaea's Cliff, Rocket Launch Countdown, etc.
  • Make a backup of [gamedir]\mods\Bootleg.
  • Install Menu Overhaul with "Re-Translation Project [R04]" checked.
  • Go to [gamedir]\mods\DK and copy all its contents to [gamedir]\mods\Bootleg. Overwrite everything when asked.
  • Open up Bootloader Configure and change the Mod Path back to "Bootleg" OR open ff7_opengl.cfg with Notepad and edit mod_path = Bootleg. Be sure to save the file.
  • Play the game passed the counter and save right after.
  • If you don't like the translated text, run Menu Overhaul again with "Uninstall this mod" checked at the bottom.
  • Go to the backup from Step 1 and copy all its contents to [gamedir]\mods\Bootleg. Overwrite everything when asked.
I selected ReTranslation + Canon Names/Items, but the names/items are still ReTranslated (e.g. Reno=Leno or Phoenix Down=Phoenix Tail).
  • Make a backup of [gamedir]\mods\Bootleg.
  • Re-install Menu Overhaul with ReTranslation and Canon Names/Items checked.
  • Go to [gamedir]\mods\DK and copy all its contents to [gamedir]\mods\Bootleg. Overwrite everything when asked.
  • Open up Bootloader Configure and change the Mod Path to "Bootleg" OR open ff7_opengl.cfg with Notepad and edit mod_path = Bootleg. Be sure to save the file.
The game crashes after opening the last chest on the 65th Floor of Shinra HQ.
  • Download this file: HERE
  • Download this tool: HERE
  • Open the UNLGP+LGP tool, point it to the FF7 data folder, and check the box for "Unlgp flevel.lgp"
  • A new folder will have opened. Put the file from step 1 into the folder and overwrite. I suggest making a backup of the file first before overwriting.
  • Repeat step 3, but this time instead, check the box for "Rebuild flevel.lpg"
  • Play FF7.
I try to launch the game, but it says "...MountFF7DISC1.bat is missing."

Rename a Hard Drive or Flash Drive to "FF7DISC1" and assign it's drive letter as the Data Drive within Bootloader Configure.

I try to launch the game, but it says "Please insert FF7 Game Disc 1, 2, or 3 and try again."

You need to pass the CD Check at the game's launch. Any one may be used:
  • Open FF7 Bootloader Configure and assure that Auto Mount is checked before starting the game.
  • Open FF7 Bootloader Configure and click the "Mount" button.
    A cmd prompt will appear and assign a new virtual drive labeled FF7DISC1.
    In Bootloader Configure, assign that virtual drive letter as the Data Drive.
    To get rid of this virtual drive, click "Unmount" or restart your computer.
  • Rename an HDD or Flash Drive to "FF7DISC1" and assign it as the Data Drive.
I've completed Disc 1, and it's asking me to insert Disc 2 to continue.
  • Download Mult.dll.
  • Place "Mult.dll" into the root folder.
  • Download FF7anyCDv2.dll.
  • Place "FF7anyCDv2.dll" into the "LOADR" folder. If this folder doesn't exist, create it.
  • Edit/Add the line  load_library = Multi.dll  inside ff7_opengl.cfg.
Barret is using melee attack animations, even with ranged weapons.

There is an animation bug associated with the Timu+Kleyon+Asmodean battle model.
  • Download the animation fix: HERE
  • Download this tool: HERE
  • Open the UNLGP+LGP tool, point it to the FF7 data folder, and check the box for "Unlgp battle.lgp"
  • A new folder will have opened. Extract all the files from step 1 into the folder and overwrite.
  • Repeat step 3, but this time instead, check the box for "Rebuild battle.lpg"
This process will make a backup called battle.lpg.bak inside the ...\data\battle folder. You can always revert back to your previous battle models by renaming it to battle.lpg.
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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #3 on: 2012-06-15 01:45:37 »
Well... I came here for Tifa...  :-o

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« Reply #4 on: 2012-06-15 03:43:53 »
I like this.
Thank you.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #5 on: 2012-06-15 03:46:21 »
Well... I came here for Tifa...  :-o

Careful... don't say that in front of Kratos  ;)


I receive a lot of questions on YT since Kotaku featured my video. I needed to make this so that I could link everyone here and give credit where it was due.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #6 on: 2012-06-15 03:54:51 »
Careful... don't say that in front of Kratos  ;)

Well... since we are both Greek... I understand :D. Though I'm looking forward for 0039 version of Bootleg this is a special guide until then.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #7 on: 2012-06-23 19:44:49 »
The game runs pretty smooth. My only problem is that the HQ Aeris does not work properly. Her character model appears but all white without any texture. How can i fix this?
« Last Edit: 2012-06-23 19:48:03 by weezerguy »

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #8 on: 2012-07-03 21:46:13 »
Looks like the fixes you are making might fix my problem I am having. WE shall see.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #9 on: 2012-07-05 20:29:39 »
I updated mostly everything to fit Bootleg 0039. I will finish the smaller details later tonight.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #10 on: 2012-07-08 10:37:59 »
is there anyway to go back to old translation without uninstalling the retranslation?

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #11 on: 2012-07-08 17:46:07 »
is there anyway to go back to old translation without uninstalling the retranslation?

Not that I know of. The ReTranslation Project is only complete up to Junon, so after that you will see original dialogue text again.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #12 on: 2012-07-08 19:30:24 »
how about to return the old translated names for limit breaks and items?

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #13 on: 2012-07-08 20:44:12 »
how about to return the old translated names for limit breaks and items?

PitBrat answered below.
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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #14 on: 2012-07-08 23:42:26 »
There are now two options with ReTranslation that allow you to enable/disable canon character names and canon item names.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #15 on: 2012-07-10 05:18:40 »
so should i enable or disable the canon names and items?

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #16 on: 2012-07-10 17:05:36 »
Step 9 for me never shows up and I have no bootloader program to change the resolution. All my files were in green and yellow on the bootleg and Im using the latest version.

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« Reply #17 on: 2012-07-15 10:10:28 »
 After reach the part where i have to download the mods,i clik on mediafire links but all are removed/blocked :(

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #18 on: 2012-07-15 14:18:34 »
i had the same issue. What you can do is go to the big list of mods page here
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=12503.msg173799#msg173799
they are all posted and maintained. i havent had any issues with these.

question of my own. if i want to change the mods can i change them in the bfe and run bootleg or do i have to reinstall
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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #19 on: 2012-07-15 22:49:06 »
i had the same issue. What you can do is go to the big list of mods page here
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=12503.msg173799#msg173799
they are all posted and maintained. i havent had any issues with these.

question of my own. if i want to change the mods can i change them in the bfe and run bootleg or do i have to reinstall

It's recommended that you don't run Bootleg over top itself again. You should start with a completely fresh install.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #20 on: 2012-07-16 08:46:37 »
Great!
Tifa is hot btw.

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #21 on: 2012-07-16 09:42:43 »
thanks. i think i know what you mean. in the first bombing mission the boss didnt appear and also on my way out at the first ladder a battle happened and the scenery was the arena with the green insect thing i thought only appeared around mideel

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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #22 on: 2012-07-17 15:26:34 »
EDIT:

If you're encountering the wrong enemies, then it's probably because you've installed Menu Overhaul ReTranslation with New Spell Name or Aeris Revival.
In Bootleg 0039, don't use ReTranslation with New Spell Name or Aeris Revival.

To fix broken models, you'll need to reinstall FF7 and rerun Bootleg.


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Re: [Tutorial] Tifa's Bootleg
« Reply #23 on: 2012-07-17 15:43:33 »
i did do that. but i never had 0038.

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« Reply #24 on: 2012-07-18 21:45:05 »
 Ok the game works with patch now,but the first FMV dont not show,stay in black screen and after barret say new comer folow me,i have to press menu for show image game.anny ideas why?thx
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