Author Topic: [FF8PC-2000/Steam] FFNx FF8Music (original files from PS1) (1.2)  (Read 766 times)

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Original MIDIs from PS1, a light alternative to Roses And Wine.

Download

FFNx-FF8Music-v1.2.zip (only 11.7 MB!)

Installation

1. You need to install FFNx 1.7.0+ first.
2. Copy the psf directory next to ff8.exe
3. Open FFNx.cfg with a text editor
4. Set use_external_music to yes (remove the # from the beginning of the line if any)
5. Set external_music_path to psf (remove the # from the beginning of the line if any)
6. Set external_music_ext to minipsf (remove the # from the beginning of the line if any)
7. Set winamp_in_plugin to psf/in_psf.dll (remove the # from the beginning of the line if any)

Here is an example of what you should see in FFNx.cfg:

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use_external_music = yes
external_music_path = psf
external_music_ext = minipsf
winamp_in_plugin = psf/in_psf.dll
#winamp_out_plugin =

Authors

Packed by myst6re.
Thanks to Neil Corlett for in_psf.dll and PSF files.

Notable improvements (thanks to FFNx)

  • A music is now paused before a battle (or a Triple Triad card game) and resumed after to the right time

Known issues

  • FFNx 1.7.2 currently crashes when use_external_music is enabled in FF8. A fix is already available in the last canary.
  • The Landing always starts with the intro. Workaround: replace psf/joriku2.minipsf by a OGG file
  • Instruments in the Horizon concert are currently not replaced. Native Midis will be used for all possible combination
  • Resuming music after battle can take few seconds sometimes

Changelog

  • v1.2: Easier installation. Adding french README.
  • v1.1: Official release
  • v1.0: Beta release

Alternatives

  • Roses And Wine: Original Music (OGG format). The best alternative so far, but you need to download a bigger archive
  • PlayStation Music Mod from Biggs: MIDIs recreated more closely to the original sound

See Also
« Last Edit: 2020-06-27 18:36:32 by myst6re »

Zara9

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is this ff8 music mod bug free at all yet

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See the list of known issues in the first post.

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FFNx currently crashes when use_external_music is enabled in FF8. A fix is already available in the last canary.

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Didn't know they made alternatives to Roses and Wine. I tried another one (the Biggs one from the first post) but it had the same minor issues as RaW.

I can't seem to be able to use FFNx at the moment because of some weird "incompatibility" (i saved near Esthar in the World Map with the vanilla game, but when i load it with the latest Canary version of FFNx and this mod, it loads at the center of the map, in the ocean lol), i don't want to try again for now to check myself so i'm going to ask if these other things have been fixed...

- About the Horizon concert instruments, does it work like the latest version of RaW where only the two "correct" versions could be played in the Shumi Village or is it improved to play all possible combinations of instruments, including the wrong ones?
- In Balamb (the town, not the Garden) there are two areas (outside of the hotel, and the harbor) where two tracks play at the same time (this is intended): the Balamb theme, and another one that i cannot remember (i mean the actual name of the file, it's a "ambient" track with the sound of the ocean and seagulls or something). Anyway when you play a game of Triple Triad in one of these two areas, the "ambient" track keeps playing along with "Shuffle or Boogie", and when you leave Triple Triad, the Balamb theme stops playing until you leave the town.

ps: the link to the RaW thread should be removed as it's no more.


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I can't seem to be able to use FFNx at the moment because of some weird "incompatibility" (i saved near Esthar in the World Map with the vanilla game, but when i load it with the latest Canary version of FFNx and this mod, it loads at the center of the map, in the ocean lol), i don't want to try again for now to check myself so i'm going to ask if these other things have been fixed...

Please send me your save file

- About the Horizon concert instruments, does it work like the latest version of RaW where only the two "correct" versions could be played in the Shumi Village or is it improved to play all possible combinations of instruments, including the wrong ones?

All possible combinations :) but in midi. I hope I could improve that in the future, and replace them by psfs

- In Balamb (the town, not the Garden) there are two areas (outside of the hotel, and the harbor) where two tracks play at the same time (this is intended): the Balamb theme, and another one that i cannot remember (i mean the actual name of the file, it's a "ambient" track with the sound of the ocean and seagulls or something). Anyway when you play a game of Triple Triad in one of these two areas, the "ambient" track keeps playing along with "Shuffle or Boogie", and when you leave Triple Triad, the Balamb theme stops playing until you leave the town.

Okay I will investigate this issue, thanks!

ps: the link to the RaW thread should be removed as it's no more.

Yeah maybe
« Last Edit: 2020-06-27 18:39:30 by myst6re »

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I'll try again later before sending you the savegames. Thanks for replying, btw!