Author Topic: [FF7PC]FF7 SYW "ArkTsukiVock" (v4) upscale : Battle, world map, fields, videos  (Read 75261 times)

Leodei

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Hi everyone, I am not sure this is the best place to post this, but since I'm using the SYW mod and I see people are being quite helpful here, I just thought it would be a good place... Just tell me if I'm wrong.

So basically I am trying to install FF7 with the SYW mod and the Reunion... That part I managed, but I'm not sure I did it the best way and I have a problem and questions :

- I noticed there is a big change in color between the FMVs and gameplay screens (I think the gameplay is when the colors are not good)... It's obvious after the intro that switches to the first background and when told you can run by pressing X and a direction, when the background changes to a FMV showing the reactor (see pictures below).





How could I prevent that?

- I have replaced the movies at C:\Games\FF7\data\movies by SatsukiMovies
but I have noticed there also are movies in :
C:\Games\FF7\The_Reunion\GLOBAL\Direct\movies (lastmap.avi and starfield.avi)
C:\Games\FF7\The_Reunion\BASE\New_Translation (ending2.avi and jenova_e.avi)
should I replace them by the corresponding SatsukiMovies (lastmap, ending2 and jenova_e)?

Now ideally, I would also use FFNx (so I can use dds files) and the Character Overhaul Seven (ChaOS) mod (if it brings something compared to the character overhaul from the Reunion). The thing is I am not sure they are compatible with what I've already done... If they are compatible, how would I proceed to install them on top of the Reunion and the SYW mods?

For reference, I've written below (in the spoiler) everything I did (if I did something wrong, please tell me what I should have done)...

Thanks

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Did a fresh install from Steam
Named a USB drive FF7DISC1 that I keep plugged in the computer
Ran FF7_GameConverter_0.11.exe
The converter showed "" as the path found (I supposed it meant it didn't find any path)
Entered "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VII"
The converter said
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WARNING: DESTINATION is in a system folder...
This can cause some errors with mod installations...
Should I use a non-system folder?
[Y,N]?

Said Y
The converter did its stuff... Then it showed this and open the Final Fantasy VII configuration window:
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Please check over the settings for FF7Config...
1) Sound tab should have a Sound device set.
2) Perform the Sound and MIDI tests.
3) Graphics-Tab can be ignore.

Did just that, everything was fine.
The converter did more stuff and asked:
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Install the Laptop Keypad patch?
(Only necessary if keyboard does NOT have a NUMPAD)
[Y,N]?

Said N
And the converter ended with
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Installation complete.
Press any key to continue...


Renamed ff7_en.exe to ff7_en_Steam.exe
Executed The_Reunion_R06.exe
Clicked Next
Accepted agreement, clicked Next
Folder (C:\Games\FF7) was already selected, clicked Next
Selected:
   -American English
   -Incorrect character names
   -Incorrect place names
   -Series canon
Clicked Next
Clicked Install
(Installation took a while)

Used SYWinstaller.422 (ran SYWv4installer.exe)
Selected:
   -Fields background upscaled textures (SYW v4.10 "ArkTsukiVock")
   -Battle background upscaled textures (SYW v3.17)
   -Magic and combat Fx HD textures (Kela51 v1.05)
   -Worldmap upscaled textures (SYW v4.10 + Avalanche minimaps)
   -Minigames upscaled textures (SYW v2 + Grimmy english translation)

Chose output folder (C:\Games\FF7)
Left Iro compression to: Nothing
Clicked Install with The Reunion (R06 and above)
(Installation took a long while)
Closed the installer once finished

Replaced movies at C:\Games\FF7\data\movies by SatsukiMovies

Made a backup of the Options.ini in C:\Games\FF7\The_Reunion
Made the following changes:
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[OPENGL]
full_screen = y

vsync = y
[MAIN]
Model_Overhaul = y
_60fps_Battles = 2
[TWEAKS]
Game_Time_Is_Realtime = y
[FIXES]
Battle_Arena_HPMP = y
Battle_Key_Press = y

At first the game was wider than the screen (and cropped) and I realized that changing the "Scale and layout" in the display settings from Windows 10 to 100% solved it.

Orichalcon

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you already have everything working that i can see, including kaldarasha's models (they are included in the reunion)

the change between fmv and the game is caused by just that: a change between a movie and the field file you walk around in, when you ride the ropeway to the gold saucer you will see another transition like this (and in several others places as well, cant remember them all), the movie is always going to look quite a bit better because the field file has several graphical limitations that dont exist in movies

a seamless change would be near impossible, and there is nothing that can be done about that

Leodei

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Thank you for your reply...
I didn't remember that much of a change between the FMVs and the game but I guess last time I have played it was a long time ago so I probably just forgot...
I guess that settles it then, now I just have to enjoy the game.  ;D

And Satsuki, those upscaled backgrounds look really awesome, thank you for the time an effort spent on that mod!

P3k

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Hi satsuki ,

First off, nice work on this mod. It's great.
I was wondering if you could let me know on how to "de-scramble" the upscaled images so that they can be viewed normally in all their glory without using FF7.exe

Cheers.

satsuki

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Hi.
Long story short... you can't T_T

P3k

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Haha. Never mind :\ I was able to use the images in the source folders in the end for what I needed.
Thank you for replying and for the awesome mod  :D

RRReis

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Hello, Satsuki!

Firstly, congrats on your amazing mod! It's really awesome and I'm eager to play FF7 with it!

Unfortunately, I'm having problems on activating it. I'm sorry if you answered this before, but I wasn't able to see a solution.

I followed these steps:

1) Installed FF7 (Steam)

2) Installed Reunion R06f

3) Ran SYWinstaller.4.22 (I checked every pack and selected the option "Install with The Reunion"

But when I run the game, it looks like this

https://imgur.com/g2lwFbu

Could you please, help me? I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I appreciate your attention

Orichalcon

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Hello, Satsuki!

Firstly, congrats on your amazing mod! It's really awesome and I'm eager to play FF7 with it!

Unfortunately, I'm having problems on activating it. I'm sorry if you answered this before, but I wasn't able to see a solution.

I followed these steps:

1) Installed FF7 (Steam)

2) Installed Reunion R06f

3) Ran SYWinstaller.4.22 (I checked every pack and selected the option "Install with The Reunion"

But when I run the game, it looks like this

https://imgur.com/g2lwFbu

Could you please, help me? I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I appreciate your attention

looks like its working from that screenshot, go to where you installed reunion and find options.ini and change "model_overhaul = n" to "model_overhaul = y" and you'll get the modded character models as well

RRReis

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looks like its working from that screenshot, go to where you installed reunion and find options.ini and change "model_overhaul = n" to "model_overhaul = y" and you'll get the modded character models as well

THANK YOU!!!
It's worked!!
I'm very happy, thank you so much!!