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Submitted by guitarse 1316d ago | opinion piece

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. (Final Fantasy VII, PC)

Update 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."

Irishguy95  +   1316d 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.
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guitarse  +   1316d 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 Kotex  +   1315d ago
That's the stupidest thing I've read this week.
Reibooi  +   1316d 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.
Mounce  +   1316d ago
The requirements are probably higher only because it's unoptimized XD
Bobby Kotex  +   1315d ago
I distinctly remember not getting sound to work and eventually quit trying to play.
dumahim  +   1315d ago
Playstation music was midi as well.
hay  +   1316d 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_Yeah  +   1316d 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.
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PS-Analog  +   1316d ago
So what youre trying to say is that this is a remastered version insteaad of a re-release?
Vynzent  +   1316d 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
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DJ  +   1316d ago
Those are just the minimum system requirements for Windows OS. Nothing more. Final Fantasy 7 will look the same.
voodoopickle  +   1316d 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_23  +   1316d 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!
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guitarse  +   1316d ago
Nah, way ahead of you :D unless you want to duet? lol
guitar_nerd_23  +   1316d 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
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Organization XII  +   1315d 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)
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SirBradders  +   1316d ago
If SE played there cards right and added modder support they would earn a killing of FF7 that is a fact.
-Gespenst-  +   1316d ago
Well what do we think it is? It's definitely not a remake. And if I wanted a crisper version of the game I'd just emulate it. I really don't think this is much to get excited about.
guitarse  +   1316d ago
I can't stress enough, this is definitely not the HD-remake we all hope for.

But could be telling of "some improvements" I'm going to throw this out there, re-mastered cut scenes and widescreen support? not exactly a high demand given the work done for previous re-releases of Final Fantasy titles.
Vynzent  +   1316d ago
If you show this author a copy of Super Mario Land with an HD cover he'll think it's got new graphics, lol
Hicken  +   1316d ago
Do the system requirements of FFVII re-release tell us something
Maybe it tells us.... the system... requirements....?
GupX19A  +   1316d ago
IT'S A REMAKE!!!!!!!!
Kamikaze135  +   1316d ago
I think you're looking too deeply into this.
popculturedude  +   1316d ago
I love the "Headline is a question to gain hits" tactic.

Watch this:

Does an image in the FFVII re-release trailer hint at the return of Aerith?

No, no it does not. But I bet you'd click!
gaden_malak  +   1316d ago we wouldn't. We know she dies in the game. lol.
Styxoric  +   1316d ago
I'd buy it on day one if they released it over Steam as well. I'm not getting involved with any SE store whatsoever.
Tzuno  +   1315d ago
it's optimized for today systems that's all.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1315d ago
I wouldn't read too much into it, but there is something there.
GraveLord  +   1315d ago
It means the game was pretty much re-worked to run on modern computers. It's not a remake tough. Think of it as a re-master.

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