Do the system requirements of FFVII re-release tell us something

I want to make one thing clear, this is not rumour, I'm not grinding that old mill again, what I have in front of me are cold hard facts and those facts are the system requirements.


Peter @ - "I want to make one thing clear, this is not rumour, I'm not grinding that old mill again, what I have in front of me are cold hard facts and those facts are the system requirements."

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Irishguy952116d ago (Edited 2116d ago )

Possible reasons:

A: Not all systems can run Windows 95 games well anymore. It's due to drivers I think. For example I can't play System shock 2

B: XP, Vista and Windows 7 require more RAM than 95

C: DX9 - again, Xp, Vista and Windows 7 don't run Windows 95 as well as they used to, very likely FF7 got Up-ported to these operating systems.

Of course these are only possibilities, maybe your suspicions are correct I just doubt it. It's more likely S-E wants to make sure EVERY modern PC can run this game. By simply updating it to run on modern hardware/software drivers and what those drivers require to run smoothly. This is essentially a 'patched' version of FF7 to make it run on modern systems. They are not going to re release the PC version because it would be a pain in the balls to get running for alot of users.

guitarse2116d ago

Oh absolutely, but I would also like to point out the word "minimum", recommend requirements are always the brutal give awas of anything tasty, so keep your eyes peeled :)

Bobby Kotex2115d ago

That's the stupidest thing I've read this week.

Reibooi2116d ago

I'm just hoping they fixed it while they were updating it. I mean the original release ruined the music by making it midi and the game was plagued by a ton of bugs the PSone version didn't have.

Mounce2116d ago

The requirements are probably higher only because it's unoptimized XD

Bobby Kotex2115d ago

I distinctly remember not getting sound to work and eventually quit trying to play.

dumahim2115d ago

Playstation music was midi as well.

hay2116d ago

Modern engine, since old one was pretty rough and hardly playable under modern OS. Modern engines tend to be less optimized as coders have usually more resources to play with.

Modern OS, note that even during gameplay system works in the background, keeping stuff in memory, etc.

Shoddy coding. Projects like that are usually outsourced or delegated to smaller, fresh teams. Coding in overall starts to be more and more popular, and people without proper experience and knowledge tend to code. Which results in shitty or unoptimized code. Trust me on this...

There are also requirements. Usually those projects are drafted with specific requirements in mind, like in case of PC game, sys reqs. I think CPU speed market share was deciding factor. There's simply no need optimizing a game for desktop computers below 2ghz as most systems have more than that on board.

Oh_Yeah2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

why release ff 7 on pc? what kinda sense does that make when you can just run it on a emulator anywhere from pc higher than 1080p, phone, jtag 360, xbox 1, ps3, ps2, ps1...wouldnt be surprised if my toaster oven could play it.

PS-Analog2116d ago

So what youre trying to say is that this is a remastered version insteaad of a re-release?

Vynzent2116d ago (Edited 2116d ago )

Because he is retarded.
Really that's why, lol.

If they add anti-aliasing for the blocky models then yes, you could say it's been remastered, lmao xD

DJ2116d ago

Those are just the minimum system requirements for Windows OS. Nothing more. Final Fantasy 7 will look the same.

voodoopickle2116d ago

they might be testing the waters to see if they can make money off of a remastered HD version for the consoles

guitar_nerd_232116d ago (Edited 2116d ago )

So pretty much any machine capable of running Windows 7 is fine.

This means nothing.

edit: Ooooo I tell you what would be good but unlikley though, support and tools for modders- let the community handle the remake- shotgun guitar parts!

guitarse2116d ago

Nah, way ahead of you :D unless you want to duet? lol

guitar_nerd_232116d ago (Edited 2116d ago )

Haha, touche- deal. Nice Video.

Here's my attempts so far I haven't finished 'Still more fighting' yet though, just finished deciding out the how to voice the arpeggios.

FFVI: Decisive Battle
(the video sound goes a bit out of time with my track theres an mp3 below thats a bit better)

FFVII: Still more fighting

Organization XII2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

That's awesome cover dude but how about making the best use out of this axe by throwing out some vibratos to shake those strings to oblivion? And here's some of my playing (didn't know N4G had members who play the guitar :P)

SirBradders2116d ago

If SE played there cards right and added modder support they would earn a killing of FF7 that is a fact.

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