OK i got the patch files to work its all good now.
(Problem was i needed the ficedula.dll file present in the folder with the patch exe)
EDIT: there are smaller versions of the portraits that i did'nt replace, i wondered what they were for and it just dawned on me - 320 X 240 mode portraits.
This patch does not support 320 X 240, if someone asks for it i will do it, otherwise no.
Here is the patch files with instructions:http://members.westnet.com.au/bcrouch/advent_avatars.rar
:: Instructions ::
:: 1 ::
extract the contents of "advent_avatars.rar" to a temporary folder
:: 2 ::
To use the Advent Children Portraits Run "Advent_Avatars.exe"
To revert to the standard Portraits Run "Advent_Avatars_Uninstall.exe"
:: 3 ::
Browse and set your Final Fantasy VII\data\menu\ folder as the "FF7 Folder"
:: 4 ::
Click Patch and you're done
:: Notes ::
the Ficedula.dll has to be in the folder with my patch exe's (I have included it)
Cloud and young Cloud have identical icons (i'm lazy - not that its a big deal)
I did'nt update the chocobo avatar (i don't even remember where you see it in game)
Sephiroth DOES have an updated icon.
:: Thanks ::
Ficedula - for his LGPTools Program (used to modify menu_us.lgp and create these easy to use exe's)
M4v3R - for his Omega Program (used to convert the bitmaps to game compatible tex files)
Qhimm - for his forums (bringing everything together)
and if you have any problems let me know!
if it works fine let me know aswell!