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FFVII PC Video Support

By Gaffney982
Jun 30, 2004
  1. I have a Radeon 9600XT and FFVII doesn't support 8Bit Paletted Textures. Are there any new updated video drivers for this game? It will not let me select hardware rending, just software rendering. Help Please!!
     
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Hehehe - You don't know how much trouble and how long I've been working on getting this working. I never got it working on any machine with a recent card. I finally resorted to running it on my dual 733 with a GeForce 4 Ti 4400 - on which it runs perfectly AS LONG AS I don't turn on AA. I've never gotten it working on a Radeon card and I've tried on a 9600 pro, 9800 pro, and 9800 pro AIW. You might have better luck than I did though - but make sure you install the patch from http://support.eidosinteractive.com...emType=-9&searchText=video&game=79&platform=3

    The closest I came was after installing the Riva TNT patch. As far as I know it's the only way to get D3D working without a Voodoo card.
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    What a good, but terribly buggy game. :\
     
  4. Gaffney982

    Gaffney982 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So the Riva TNT patch does install correctly even though I'm using an ATI vid card? What do I do after it installs, try configuring FFVII again?
     
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Actually - on a Radeon card the furthest I got was partial videos. Never actually got into the actual game :( Sorry about the miscommunication there. I've only ever gotten it to work on nVidia based cards and my old Voodoo 2. There should be a readme included with the RivaTNT patch though - 'cause I don't remember what the steps are.
     
  6. smtkr

    smtkr TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Here's what you do:

    1. Buy the Playstation version.

    2. Download ePSXe and a playstation BIOS.

    3. Play it with any video card.
     
  7. Gaffney982

    Gaffney982 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That ain't a half bad idea smtkr. I think I'm just gonna do that. Thanks again for all the help guys!
     
  8. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    I had spent so much time trying to get FFVII PC to work a few years ago. It's not even worth it. Just play the PS version since the music is better and just less buggy.
     
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