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Installing disc copies of FF7 on Windows 10

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MrBruce:
I have the original SquareSoft Edios Interactive version of Final Fantasy VII.
I have the current release of Windows 10.
There are a few things you need to do in order to install from the original Install disc.
#1 load the CD into your optical drive. Ignore any autoplay options.
#2 Go to MyPC and look for your optical drive, it should have the FFVII name and icon next to it.
#3 Right click your drive and in the drop down menu choose OPEN
#4 The contents of the installation disc should appear in a folder.
#5 Scroll down to Setup.Exe
#6 Right click Setup.exe (or Setup) In the drop down menu, choose Run As Administrator.
The installation process should begin on screen.
I did not do anything else special to get the game on my computer on a Windows 10 machine.
Bruce.

hay:
Tom Installer doesn't work for me anymore.
Here's how I do it with PC98:
1. Open compmgmt.msc.
2. Go to Storage > Disc Management.
3. Click Action > Create VHD.
4. Select Dynamically Expanding. VHD or VHDx is a matter of personal preference.
5. Right click on new drive > Initialize Disk > OK.
6. Rickt click on new empty partition > New Simple Volume > Next > Assign any drive letter.
7. Name it to FF7DISC1, FF7DISC2 or FF7DISC3, depending on disc you want to play on.
8. Copy ff7.exe, ff7dll.dll and data folder from FF7INSTALL disc to the root of your newly created VHD.
9. Copy movies folder from FF7DISC1, FF7DISC2 and FF7DISC3 to the root of your VHD.
10. Create following .reg file and run it:
Spoiler: show
--- Code: ---Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

# Game installation
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII]
"DataDrive"=".\\"
"AppPath"=".\\"
"DataPath"=".\\Data\\"
"MoviePath"=".\\Movies\\"
"DiskNo"=dword:00000000
"FullInstall"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII]
"DataDrive"=".\\"
"AppPath"=".\\"
"DataPath"=".\\Data\\"
"MoviePath"=".\\Movies\\"
"DiskNo"=dword:00000000
"FullInstall"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII]
"DataDrive"=".\\"
"AppPath"=".\\"
"DataPath"=".\\Data\\"
"MoviePath"=".\\Movies\\"
"DiskNo"=dword:00000000
"FullInstall"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII]
"DataDrive"=".\\"
"AppPath"=".\\"
"DataPath"=".\\Data\\"
"MoviePath"=".\\Movies\\"
"DiskNo"=dword:00000000
"FullInstall"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII]
"DataDrive"=".\\"
"AppPath"=".\\"
"DataPath"=".\\Data\\"
"MoviePath"=".\\Movies\\"
"DiskNo"=dword:00000000
"FullInstall"=dword:00000001
--- End code ---

11. Download and copy 1.02 patch to VHD root.
12. Run config.exe, set and confirm your settings.
13. Download Aali's ff7_opengl-0.8.1b.zip custom driver and copy zip contents to root of VHD.
14. Open included .reg file.
15. Uncomment #music_plugin = plugins/vgmstream_music.fgp from ff7_opengl.cfg.
16. Google ff7 music_ogg and copy it to data folder of VHD. Alternatively copy from Steam Version.

If VHD gets unmounted just double click it's file.

justis:
Hello, thank you for this explanation, I will try it

mades:
Late to the party, but you're telling me I can use my original CDs from the PS1 instead of the Steam version??? Sweeeeet. Ima try that then once I get the chance :D

Bonez:
No. Not ps1 discs... Pc discs.

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