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The game like I say works fine. All mods works normally and I have no problem, up to now. Using the clean registry patch fixed any problem I was having. During though the patching with the FF7 GameConverter, I am getting an error right after I specify the movies folder, be it I use "" or not. The error is "The system can not find the file specified".

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I am guessing it is not the movies, since if I play without the modded movies, the movies work fine. If anything, the music does not work if I do not use the mods and it even shows those red letters, saying it can't find the music.

If anything everything work perfectly, so I am not sure if that error affects anything. In the log I do not even see that message.

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FF7 GameConverter, Version 7th Heaven
Creator: Kompass63
Editor: EQ2Alyza

Start running at    Date: 27/03/16    Time: 14:56:55.40
Active code page: 437
ActualPath C:\Users\Weltall\AppData\Local\Temp\7ZipSfx.000

You are running "Windows 7 Home Premium" on a 64 Bit Operating System (AMD64)

Real Management 32Bit WOW64

This patch is not yet applied.

old Release is installed in "C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII"

Installation path found at...

"C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII"

If an installation path IS found, press ENTER.

If an installation path IN NOT found, TYPE IT IN and press ENTER.

EXAMPLE: "C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII" (parenthesis included)


Copying Registry Keys...

Setting GC Registry Keys...

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\GameConverterkeys

Setting language to en...

Detecting drive letter for FF7 Discs...

Drive letter for FF7DISC1 --- J:\

Original release detected...

A "movies" folder has been placed into the data folder of your game directory...
TYPE the path to this "movies" folder, then press ENTER.

EXAMPLE: "C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII\data\movies" (parenthesis included)

Movies path found at...

"C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII\data\movies\"

Backing up files to be modified...

Backing up more files to be modified...

Copying English Files...

Copying 1.02 patch for ff7.exe...

Copying Aali's Custom Driver, version 0.8.1b...

Moving OGG music files...

Adding more Registry Keys...
Adding Registry Keys to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII
Adding Registry Keys to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\1.00\Graphics
Adding Registry Keys to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\1.00\MIDI
Adding Registry Keys to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\1.00\Sound
Adding Registry Key to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\FF7app.exe

Please check over the settings for FF7Config...

1) Sound tab should have a Sound device set. Do NOT leave it blank.
2) Perform the Sound and MIDI tests.
3) Graphics tab can be ignored.
4) Click OK when finished.

Inserting Multi.dll, Hext.dll, and Languagefile...

Patching FF7anyCDv2...

Install the Laptop Keyboard Patch?
(Choose YES if keyboard does NOT have a NUMPAD)

Patching complete.

Check FF7_GC.log for details.

called with ""C:\Users\Weltall\AppData\Local\Temp\7ZipSfx.000\FF7_GameConverter_7H.bat""
Arguments: "C:\Users\Weltall\AppData\Local\Temp\7ZipSfx.000\FF7_GameConverter_7H.bat"

Actual Path:                     C:\Users\Weltall\AppData\Local\Temp\7ZipSfx.000
Product Name:                    Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture:                    AMD64
Running in Modus                 32Bit WOW64
OS Bit Version                   64
Reg-Keyname Steam                HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 39140
Reg-Keyname Re-Release           HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{141B8BA9-BFFD-4635-AF64-078E31010EC3}_is1
Reg-Keyname 1                    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.
Reg-Keyname 2                    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\FF7app.exe
Reg-Keyname 3                    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Square Soft, Inc.
Steam Release is present:         
Steam Release Path:               
Re-Release is present:           
Re-Release Path:                 
Original Release is present:     Yes
Original Release Path:           C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII
Destination Path:                C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII
Source Path:                     C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII
Videos Path:                     C:\Games\Final Fantasy VII\data\movies
Original Videos Path:            G:\FF7\Movies
Original Language                en
Converted Language               en
Original Drive Letter:           G:\
Converted Drive Letter:          J:\
and now clear up Variables...
Ending at           Date: 27/03/16    Time: 14:58:31.81


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Re: Getting an error during patching. Game works fine.
« Reply #1 on: 2016-03-28 03:17:54 »
I think it has something to do with the folder structure of the original release instead of SE or Steam. The GC is not finding the music files inside data\music_ogg to move into the music\vgmstream folder for 7H to use. I don't believe the original release had the data\music_ogg folder, so I'm not sure how to edit the GC to make a work around aside from adding the actual .ogg music files for it to place. This would make the GC download hundreds of MBs too large, and I would be distributing original music that I don't feel comfortable doing.

If there are no music files in your music\vgmstream folder, than you won't hear any music unless you either A) manually place your own .ogg music files into it or B) activate a music option from the Media - Music and Sound category in 7H.


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Re: Getting an error during patching. Game works fine.
« Reply #2 on: 2016-03-28 11:01:55 »
Thanks for the reply EQ2Alyza :) Well I installed once more the steam version and grabbed the ogg files from it :) I guess getting the steam version proved to be a good thing after all, even for this, since trying to add 7th Heaven gave me trouble compared to my original game. Honestly I do not find it to be a problem, since 7th heaven has the Original OST and so many other choices. I was just making sure that this error would not mean something else.

Have an wonderful day, an awesome week and take care :D