Author Topic: What's the best way to play FFVIII these days?  (Read 2707 times)

chetan114

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What's the best way to play FFVIII these days?
« on: 2020-09-10 08:28:30 »
I saw there's a remaster on Steam, but other than the upgraded character models and PS1 soundtrack, it doesn't have a lot going for it. I looked at Steam forums and another Reddit thread and couldn't really get a conclusive answer(which I'm afraid might be the case still).

How does the Remaster compare to the 2013 Steam release with mods? Any one have any specific mods they'd recommend. I looked at Qhimm and there are a ton, but none are really comprehensive overhauls like 7th Heaven or REMAKO for FFVII.

Bonez

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Re: What's the best way to play FFVIII these days?
« Reply #1 on: 2020-09-15 00:29:10 »
This is far, very far from the right place to ask this... FF7 audio mod releases section? Did you just pick a section at random?

Can we get this moved, please?

Anyway, once it's modded, there's not a huge difference between 2013 and Remaster. I still use 2013 as all of the mods have yet to be ported. Once Lunatic Pandora Remastered is completed, I'll switch. That will be your overhaul for the entire game. Remako is just updated backgrounds (SYW is currently superior) and 7th Heaven is just a mod manager.

« Last Edit: 2020-09-15 00:38:50 by Bonez »

Manakaiser

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Re: What's the best way to play FFVIII these days?
« Reply #2 on: 2020-09-15 03:30:56 »
ngl had to smirk hard due to the subforum this was asked in. thanks for that :P

obesebear

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Re: What's the best way to play FFVIII these days?
« Reply #3 on: 2020-09-15 17:32:53 »
How in the hell did you manage to post a general question about FF8 in a forum for FF7 audio programs?  You're not even close.

Please pay attention next time.  Thread moved.

Manakaiser

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Re: What's the best way to play FFVIII these days?
« Reply #4 on: 2020-09-16 02:23:56 »
On topic; if you are a bit patient, as soon as Mcindus is back to action (shouldnt be long) the best way will no doubt be to play it with pretty much all of his mods and the upcoming field upscale mod hes working on with the FFVIII Steam Remaster.

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Re: What's the best way to play FFVIII these days?
« Reply #5 on: 2020-09-27 08:27:46 »
It's worth noting that the Remaster has issues with weird slowdowns, mostly affecting users running W10 with update 2004 (but I also had and I'm actually running 1909, the version that normally doesn't have the issue. There are workarounds by using a wrapped called Special K and it did fix things in my case, but yeah, just be aware of it.

I agree with Manakaiser, though. Remaster is has, bar none, the best potential for mods of all kinds.