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SmashingEmeraldz

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FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« on: 2019-02-26 06:39:43 »
Whenever I try to use the game converter it is stuck on patching.

I am running FF7_GameConverter_7H.exe as an admin

my game is located at
D:\Games\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII
so it is not an issue with being located in program files

I have tried mounting FF7DISC1.ISO as an image, renaming a hard drive as FF7DISC1, and renaming a USB as FF7DISC1

FF7-REMOVE-Keys.exe always removes 1 key even if I just ran the program and deleting the keys in regedit manually does not seem to work as there is nothing to delete.






This is what FF7_GC.log says

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

Start running at    Date: Tue 02/26/2019    Time:  1:30:01.98
Active code page: 437
ActualPath D:\elije\Downloads\Modding FF7 Setup Files\Modding FF7 Setup Files\FF7_GameConverter_7H


You are running "Windows 10 Home" on a 64 Bit Operating System (AMD64)

Real Management 64Bit NATIV

This patch is not yet applied.


Installation path found at...

""

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)

corrected manual input FF7_new_Path "D:\Games\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII"



Patching...

Copying Registry Keys...
« Last Edit: 2019-02-26 06:43:53 by SmashingEmeraldz »

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #1 on: 2019-02-26 10:49:11 »
It looks like the installer doesn't find your installation path. You sure you entered it during the installation process?

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #2 on: 2019-02-27 04:02:46 »
Yeah if you noticed in the log file I did the manual input method since it could not find my game.
« Last Edit: 2019-02-27 15:05:04 by SmashingEmeraldz »

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #3 on: 2019-03-07 01:53:55 »
Having the same issues as well. Reinstalled the game multiple times in different hard drives/flash drives. The converter does not get past "Patching..."


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

Start running at    Date: Wed 03/06/2019    Time: 18:42:06.35

Search OS-Architecture

You are running "Windows 10 Enterprise" on a 64 Bit Operating System (AMD64)

Real Management 32Bit WOW64

This patch is not yet applied.


Installation path found at...

""

If an installation path IS found, press ENTER.

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

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

"D:\Games\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII"

Patching...

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #4 on: 2019-03-07 05:39:10 »
Have you tried removing registry keys upon each uninstall before installing again?

http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=14421.0

This may or may not help, but it's worth a shot.

Edit: Also, have you tried running the GC as admin.?
« Last Edit: 2019-03-07 05:52:01 by iDerek759 »

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #5 on: 2019-03-07 14:55:47 »
I've tried to remove keys after uninstalling each time, and I'm not sure if it is doing anything.


You are running "Windows 10 Enterprise" on an 64 Bit Operating System (AMD64)
now in 32Bit WOW64 Mode

This Script will remove the Registrykeys which are
used for the old (1998) Release of FF7.

You will need to remove these Keys if you want to modify a
Rerelease or a Steam Version of FF7 with some kind of
       "new to old Patch"

Should I go on? [Y,N]?Y


It just stays on that screen.

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #6 on: 2019-03-07 21:12:17 »
I've tried to remove keys after uninstalling each time, and I'm not sure if it is doing anything.


You are running "Windows 10 Enterprise" on an 64 Bit Operating System (AMD64)
now in 32Bit WOW64 Mode

This Script will remove the Registrykeys which are
used for the old (1998) Release of FF7.

You will need to remove these Keys if you want to modify a
Rerelease or a Steam Version of FF7 with some kind of
       "new to old Patch"

Should I go on? [Y,N]?Y


It just stays on that screen.
Do you have a virus scan active? Items making registry changes like that can trigger AV defense systems. And are you running the registry key remover as admin?

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #7 on: 2019-03-07 22:23:47 »
I only have windows defender active, and I've ran the same program as admin and same result

You are running "Windows 10 Enterprise" on an 64 Bit Operating System (AMD64)
now in 32Bit WOW64 Mode

This Script will remove the Registrykeys which are
used for the old (1998) Release of FF7.

You will need to remove these Keys if you want to modify a
Rerelease or a Steam Version of FF7 with some kind of
       "new to old Patch"

Should I go on? [Y,N]?Y


It just stays on this screen again.

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #8 on: 2019-03-08 14:36:48 »
My problem seems a bit different it sees the game but doesnt see the disc all i get is this

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

Start running at    Date: Fri 03/08/2019    Time:  9:21:06.86

Search OS-Architecture

You are running "Windows 10 Enterprise" on a 64 Bit Operating System (AMD64)

Real Management 32Bit WOW64

This patch is not yet applied.


Installation path found at...

""

If an installation path IS found, press ENTER.

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

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

"D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII"
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: '." ': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory

FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
Patching...
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'ff7.exe': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'ff7config.exe': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'ff7music.exe': No such file or directory

FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory
FIND: '/I': No such file or directory
FIND: 'FF7DISC': No such file or directory

FF7 Discs not found, trying again...

Please rename a drive as "FF7DISC1"
Press any key to continue . . .
there is no I drive on my pc and i have done a fresh install of the game and yes all the registry keys are gone

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #9 on: 2019-03-08 16:55:24 »
Avoid installing into the following folders: Program Files, Program Files (x86), Users

Be extremely thorough when going through the modding tutorial for 7H.

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #10 on: 2019-03-08 19:04:44 »
Its the steam version of the game and this is the first time im having a problem with it i did this awhile ago and it worked perfectly now its mostly just the whole factor of it not recognizing that the fake disc is mounted but its pointing to drive (I), also tried the usb method with no results, i will try getting the game installed outside of program files and see if it clears up the problem then ill get back on here. "No dice still wont work"
« Last Edit: 2019-03-08 20:28:25 by Hellfix »

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #11 on: 2019-03-08 23:20:46 »
'/I': is not a proper drive letter. It should be saying I:\ so I don't know what's going on with your converter. The FF7_GC.log should look like this:

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

Start running at    Date: Mon 03/04/2019    Time: 21:35:07.72
Active code page: 437
ActualPath C:\Users\Angela Guerrera\AppData\Local\Temp\7ZipSfx.000


You are running "Windows 10 Enterprise" on a 64 Bit Operating System (AMD64)

Real Management 32Bit WOW64

This patch is already applied.
Variables are taken from GameConverterKeys.

Unpatch?
Overwrite?
End?
Selection is:   Overwrite


Patching...

Copying Registry Keys...
Removed CompatFlags from "ff7.exe"
Removed CompatFlags from "ff7config.exe"
Removed CompatFlags from "ff7config.exe"
Removed CompatFlags from "ff7music.exe"

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 --- Z:\


Movies path found at...

"C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII\data\movies\"

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)
YES

Patching complete.

Check FF7_GC.log for details.


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

PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE:          x86
PROCESSOR_ARCHITEW6432:          AMD64
Actual Path:                     C:\Users\Angela Guerrera\AppData\Local\Temp\7ZipSfx.000
Product Name:                    Windows 10 Enterprise
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:        Yes
Steam Release Path:               
Re-Release is present:           
Re-Release Path:                 
Original Release is present:     
Original Release Path:           
Destination Path:                C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII
Source Path:                     C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII
Videos Path:                     C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII\data\movies
Original Videos Path:             
Original Language                en
Converted Language               en
Original Drive Letter:           
Converted Drive Letter:          Z:\
and now clear up Variables...
Ending at           Date: Mon 03/04/2019    Time: 21:36:10.93
« Last Edit: 2019-03-08 23:24:15 by EQ2Alyza »

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #12 on: 2019-03-10 20:48:26 »
Yeah its strange and i still cant figure out whats going on im thinking that it might have something to do with the registry but im not entirely sure im going to try a few things over the next week and see if i can fix it somehow.

EDIT: OK im an idiot i should have gone through more posts and checked for more solutions, it was thanks to this http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=17171.25 and the suggestion of find.exe apparently my devkitpro had one that was interfering with the converter i am sorry to have bothered you about this and i also vote it should be on the FAQ.
« Last Edit: 2019-03-11 01:06:01 by EQ2Alyza »

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #13 on: 2019-04-06 22:12:21 »
I fixed my "patching..." problem, would like to confirm before posting anything more user friendly though.

I commented out the section of code that was self-labeled as setting compatibility flags. Then everything else ran smoothly in both the removekeys and converter scripts.

You may of course need to play with your compatibility flags manually later. I had to set my exes to 640x480 compatibility (don't worry it runs in higher res for some reason...) and high-DPI scaling-> application to get 7th heaven working.

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #14 on: 2019-04-20 22:35:23 »
That is the exact same problem i have. Can you decribe what you did Rahkeesh??

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #15 on: 2019-05-25 22:49:31 »
I'm trying to install Remako right now, and having this same issue, again.

I don't know if it means anything to anyone, but only one find.exe file was found on my drive, in the windows\system32 folder. However, I saw Rakheesh's post about compatibility settings, so I ran the compatibility troubleshooter (yeah I know, I'm getting pretty desperate here).

It spat back at me to run it with compatibility settings for Windows Vista Service Pack 2. So that's what I'll try next.

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #16 on: 2019-05-30 08:06:52 »
This is very frustrating. Nothing I am doing is working at all.

I've deleted the registry keys, over and over, and reinstalled the game over and over. It has been two days.

Is there any way to fix this? Why won't it get past "Patching..."? Are there answers to this question?

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #17 on: 2019-05-30 08:29:28 »
Have you tried disabling any firewalls or antivirus settings? If you have then I’m not sure what else you can do.

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #18 on: 2019-05-30 11:49:08 »
Post your FF7_GC.log.

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #19 on: 2019-06-05 22:00:41 »
im having the same exact issue, to start with...i installed ff7, followed the mod guides to the letter, remove keys and the game converter worked, but the game was acting weird, so i just uninstalled ff7 and i was gonna do it again, but now when i try to remove keys, it doesn't do anything, the remove keys goes idle on "Should i go on? [Y/N]Y...".....and when i try the game converter, it goes idle on "patching...."

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Re: FF7 GameConverter stuck patching
« Reply #20 on: 2019-08-11 21:49:41 »
I finally fixed the "Patching..." issue and its the most dumb thing ever..

If you are using a certain version of windows once it says "Patching..." and appears to  be doing nothing its actually asking you a security question that the patcher dosent show!

Just hit Y and enter.

Boom works... so stupid.