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« on: 2003-03-09 04:07:03 »
I heard there was a way to do this but I never found it out...

In FFVII for PC I heard that you can substitute the game MIDI for MP3 playback. I'd like to do this because I have many of the tracks in Orchestrated versions, and they sound much better than the original game versions. Anyone know how to do this?

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« Reply #1 on: 2003-03-09 04:53:05 »
See if you can hold of Fice's FF7Music program.  It lets you do this.

I'm trying to get hold of it myself, 'cause I want to experiment with using FF7's PSFs in FF7.


[Edit] Can't find the program FF7Music or Fice's site.  If someone has it, can you e-mail it to me, or e-mail me a URL?  I'll post it on FFSF for everyone to be able to access, if this is ok with Fice.

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« Reply #2 on: 2003-03-09 05:03:47 »
I put Fice FF7Music in a search engine and came up with:

http://www.sajidakhtar.homechoice.co.uk/ff7/ff7index.htm#news

And that was it. Hopefully I'll have better luck soon, I'm not giving up :)

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« Reply #3 on: 2003-03-09 14:05:54 »
I got myself a copy :P thanks to Rubicant, and I think I'll upload it to FFSF this afternoon (this kind of utility may belong there, even if its not an FF8 utility, and that way we won't have truoble finding it again.)

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« Reply #4 on: 2003-03-09 15:11:09 »
Sweet, don't forget to post the link when it's uploaded  :D

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« Reply #5 on: 2003-03-11 00:56:33 »
but if you used mp3s, it wouldnt loop right for most songs, it would just start over.
but still, it would be nice to use the real orchistrated music, instead of just midi, no matter how good the midi is..

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« Reply #6 on: 2003-03-17 12:05:06 »
I could never get that program to work. FF7 wouldn't even start to load. The window wouldn't open for crying out loud. I don't know what I was doing wrong. Is it possible - with FF7Music - to use the original MIDI from FF7? FF7's MIDI system sucked with the Audigy, primitive.

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« Reply #7 on: 2003-03-17 13:27:49 »
Heheh Mofokubik you need to sort out your avatar! :o

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« Reply #8 on: 2003-03-18 11:49:50 »
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Heheh Mofokubik you need to sort out your avatar!

heh yea. If you want you can upload it to my place, it supports linking. http://bin.mypage.sk

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« Reply #9 on: 2003-03-19 18:49:20 »
haha, thanks

by the way, i want to do some crap with my ff7 music too.
what are the programs that i need.

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« Reply #10 on: 2003-03-19 21:59:06 »
Is that... Is that... The Guy from Fallout????

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« Reply #11 on: 2003-03-19 23:52:54 »
why yes, it is the pipboy from fallout...

and also, i have found this.
http://aaronserv.dyndns.org/hosting/ffsf/download_7.html
i never read it yet, but its for using psf's with ff7pc

i still want to know how to use mp3's

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« Reply #12 on: 2003-03-20 02:27:56 »
You can use FF7Music, provided with that package, to use MP3s in FF7.  Or you can download FF7Music by itself (without the PSFs) from my ficedula mirror...

http://aaronserv.dyndns.org/hosting/ficedula/


[Edit] I guess this is my L337 post.

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« Reply #13 on: 2003-03-20 17:26:52 »
On an updated note, Rubicant reported he could get v1.10 to work if he used an older version of FiceLib. This is preferable from a programming perspective, because v1.10 detects the music change in a (technically) infallible way; no messing about with dodgy ID numbers for the midi's (and no change to the LGP's necessary either).

To try and solve the v1.10 problems, I've tweaked & recompiled the DLL slightly; you can download a v1.11 DLL from http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~csuzs/ff7music.dll - please try it out! It works on my Win98 system, mostly, but it needs testing elsewhere of course. Simply install v1.10 as normal but use this copy of the DLL - the v1.10 config tool etc. should be fine.

The new DLL supports the newer versions of FiceLib, so you shouldn't need any older versions at all - just use one version for everything - and also supports the "Obey Stop" command, which was broken in v1.10; Rubicant informs me we need that working ;)

If this new version DOES work fine, then I'll continue to make some small improvements to the tools - suggestions are welcome. But I'm not going to start any work at all on it until I know other people can actually RUN the latest version, of course - wasted effort otherwise.