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Psychosupreme

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Fresh install
« on: 2008-06-16 03:29:23 »
I havnt been on here for the last few years and was wondering what are some of the best patches now?

I know there's the basic 1.02 update for XP computers.  But I was wondering what patches I would want to be able to play in Hi-Res, 1280x1024, not have a problem when I play the chocobo race/Submarine game,snowboarding, or highway game.

The patches I had saved with my FF7 cds seem to just give me errors now so I was wondering for some updated patches as well as what order to install them.

Zen

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Re: Fresh install
« Reply #1 on: 2008-06-16 03:37:48 »
The High-Res patch already includes the Chocobo races fix, so you don't have to worry about that one.

Install it in this order:

1.02 Patch

High-Res patch

1280x1024 Fix

Mini-Games patch, using YAMP. You can find it here: http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=5124.0

Have fun.



Psychosupreme

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Re: Fresh install
« Reply #2 on: 2008-06-16 03:46:18 »
What does the 1280x1024 fix patch do?

Zen

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Re: Fresh install
« Reply #3 on: 2008-06-16 03:57:04 »
What does the 1280x1024 fix patch do?

Isn't it obvious? The High-Res patch changes the resolution to 1280x960 (4:3 ratio). This fix adds black borders and changes the resolution to 1280x1024 (Which is the one used by pretty much all 17-inch and 19-inch LCD monitors out there.


Psychosupreme

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Re: Fresh install
« Reply #4 on: 2008-06-16 04:06:42 »
o well the one hi-res patch came with the 1280x1024 patch so i thought it was something else.

The game's finally working again, however when go to menu or close it it seems a bit slow at doing both occasionally.  As well as the first few frames of walking around when exiting it.

Zen

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Re: Fresh install
« Reply #5 on: 2008-06-16 04:09:54 »
Do not use any driver newer than 163.75 if you have a GeForce card. The game will run slower and slower untill it freezes if you do.

EDIT: Oh and there will also be a notable performance hit when using the HR patch, if your card is an older model.




auxili160

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Re: Fresh install
« Reply #6 on: 2008-06-16 04:14:29 »
Don't install the hi-res patch if you have a laptop (which can do only up to 1280x800). The few times I tried the hi-res patch, it fudged my pc up quite a bit (though all that is needed to reboot the pc is to wait a minute before turning it on again, to reset the faulty video settings that the patched ff7.exe attempts to do).

Psychosupreme

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Re: Fresh install
« Reply #7 on: 2008-06-16 04:56:51 »
Do not use any driver newer than 163.75 if you have a GeForce card. The game will run slower and slower untill it freezes if you do.

EDIT: Oh and there will also be a notable performance hit when using the HR patch, if your card is an older model.






well i have Nvidia 6600GT with the latest driver.  So is that too good of a card? (because i noticed the speed of fights beginning to effect me) and where can i get a older version of the driver?

auxili160

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Re: Fresh install
« Reply #8 on: 2008-06-16 07:54:52 »
You gotta find the driver yourself. Nvidia will likely have it. If not, google it.