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Submitted by SemperPie 470d ago | image

What Final Fantasy 7 looks like on PC after 15 years of modding.

This is what a decent modding community and a long period of time can do to a classic title. (Culture, Final Fantasy VII, PC, Retro)

Godmars290  +   471d ago
Thing is, when most fans think of "remaking" the game *THAT* is what they're talking about. Better textures and a few tweaks to the combat engine and story.
SegaSaturn669  +   470d ago
They should mod it so you can't change the characters' names. Look at the silly names that guy picked.
crxss  +   470d ago
The original looks better, anything resembling advent children, dirge, or anything compilation of ff7 is just bad
Menech  +   470d ago
The new stuff clearly looks better, its just out of place...

No point in having a high res Cloud design if the entire world around him looking blocky.
PurpHerbison  +   470d ago
Don't know why it matters what the name of HIS characters are.
caseh  +   470d ago
@SegaSaturn

Yah, because Cloud and Squall are clearly not silly names are they... /s
Raziology  +   470d ago
Raziel is not a silly name.
segamon  +   470d ago
why what's wrong with Booken and Bellu? lol oh dear God..

@crXss I agree that the original looked better, males looked like males and females, well, never a problem there.

I'm not fond of the Japanese's gender interpretation and find it rather embarrassing to some level even for a fantasy world.
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Number-Nine  +   470d ago
All they need to do is clean up some of the Dialog and i'm good.
kalkano  +   470d ago
You want "Beacause". It's a retranslation, and it does wonders.
kalkano  +   469d ago
Out of curiosity, why are people disagreeing with that?
KwietStorm  +   470d ago
Ha. Speak for yourself. The worst thing Square did was show that tech demo when PS3 debuted.
Godmars290  +   470d ago
By agrees/disagrees I'm speaking for others as well. People who likely realize that this Square isn't going to be able to deliver a game which matches those graphics.
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MWong  +   470d ago
@ Godmars290

I agree, the other FF remakes they did were just graphical updates. I think that's all that is needed. Just upgrade the textures/graphics and combat engine. They can expand the story a little, but really not necessary since they have games like Crises Core and Dirge of Cerberus.

They should remake all the FF from 1-8. I would donate to a Kickstarter project for that.
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kalkano  +   470d ago
I agree, except for upgrading the combat engine. I'd rather they don't touch that.

Also, why not throw in 9, while we're at it?
-Mika-  +   471d ago
It looks great. I never played FF7 but when i do. I definitely going to pick it up for the PC.
Godmars290  +   471d ago
Hope you know how to install mods, cause the version Square put out look like - are - the "before" pics.
Dark_king  +   470d ago
the version they put out looks worse then when I run it on the emulator.
Bobby Kotex  +   470d ago
Not everyone is brain dead or intimidated by PCs like many people here.
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ps3_pwns  +   470d ago
I agree square enix sucks big time and are lazy pieces of crap when it comes to final fantasy 7. why do they hate that game so much but love lightning so much when people have been wanting ff 7 more and cloud more for years? I aint gonna take a lot of time to make some decent bak drops and a better world map and such so freakng lazy.
decrypt  +   470d ago
@Godmars290

Installing mods might be a bit of an effort. However look at it this way. PC is the platform with the most BC reliability. Why buy a game for a collection, when the platform you buy it on has no reliability.

I currently have over 150 games on my steam list i am not worried at all that i will not be able to play them as soon as a new gen starts. Hell i could upgrade my PC and still be playing games i bought 20 years back all in one place.
N4GDgAPc  +   470d ago
@ps3_pwns

Apperently you don't know what it takes to make a video game. If they do remake it, its not going to be a little remaster. There going to make it next gen graphics. They would have to do everything from scratch. Over $50million to make and 2 to 3 years to finish it. So that has nothing to do with Square-enix being lazy.

I can see where they are coming from. Why remake something like that when you can make something new.

And its alot eaiser to make more FF13 games because they already have assests and a game engine that works for it. They have a foundation done already that makes the development alot faster to finish the game.
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jrbeerman11  +   470d ago
If square enix remakes ff7 they wont be able to make everyone happy either, imagine the whining about every detail that will ensue.
pixelsword  +   470d ago
They like lightning because they can dress her up in a schoolgirl outfit or a short dress with cat ears; I'm sure they do the same thing with cloud too, but in their private development room with the hot-tub.
AndrewLB  +   469d ago
Google "Tifa's Package" and download the 13gb mod pack. It contains all new textures, backgrounds, remastered audio, high res characters, and more. And the installer called "bootleg" lets you pick and choose which mods you want to install, since you get a half dozen choices for about 10 different aspects of the game.
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jrbeerman11  +   470d ago
Final fantasy avatar and havent tried 7? Am i to assume you missed 6 (3) as well?
Murad  +   470d ago
Don't bother picking up the PC version. Just buy the original PS version and then emulate it. You'll get better results for the amount of care you put into a game, which SE clearly does not care about.
MWong  +   470d ago
Well good thing for you it was just released on the PC via Steam.
wishingW3L  +   470d ago
if it weren't because the backgrounds are pre-rendered they could mod even more stuff.
Lionalliance  +   470d ago
Site link is broken
hkgamer  +   470d ago
it can look even better with the illegal mods.

Basically has ripped models of characters from KH and crisis core i think.
DragonKnight  +   470d ago
Illegal mods? Technically, ever mod done to the game is illegal.
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DragonKnight  +   470d ago
Every game comes with the clause that you aren't allowed to modify or manipulate the code of the game. It is technically illegal, but as you said it's not really enforced until someone profits off it.
dktxx2  +   470d ago
Most mods don't actually modify any code. They simply replace assets like textures and models (such as the one in this article), or add on to existing code.

And taking models from other games and putting them into another isn't illegal either, so long as you own both games, like SkyBlivion. The modders just can't distribute the models.
DragonKnight  +   470d ago
Software law is headache inducing.
Bladesfist  +   470d ago
It's not that confusing. Replacing models has nothing to do with software.
hkgamer  +   469d ago
OK.. maybe they are, maybe they aren't...
But the mods I am talking about are specifically the ones with ripped character models.

s-e doesn't really care about modding ff7 but they do not like you ripping models from any of their other games.

I think anyway.
Aleithian  +   470d ago
This just convinced me to buy it. Should I get the Steam version?
LAWSON72  +   470d ago
If you use steam as your main gaming service definitely, but it is no different then buying on squares site except no steam achievements. I have bought it and I think it is a fair rerelease just dont use cloud saves.
Venox2008  +   470d ago
my question is: can steam version be also modded as ultima version?
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mgszelda1  +   470d ago
I swear square-enix is saving the remake of this for a really rainy day. Cuz whenever it happens it will sell like hot cakes.
Same goes for Chrono Trigger
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Snookies12  +   470d ago
Nah, if they were saving it for when the company is in financial trouble or something, it would already be too late. A remake of this game or Chrono Trigger for that matter would be too big in scale. It would take them years to recreate these games. They'd fall apart before being able to finish. Assuming they try and play one of these as a final trump card in a desperate situation.

Regardless, I do still hold a little hope that we might see these games redone in some fashion...
DragonKnight  +   470d ago
Square-Enix said they won't remake FFVII until they run out of ideas for Final Fantasy.
Rainstorm81  +   470d ago
Sooooo it releases after the third Lightning game?
SeraphimBlade  +   470d ago
Anything to get rid of the Popeye tumor arms
MakiManPR  +   470d ago
I still can't believe why people want a Remake of FFVII? Enjoy the new games. Nomura already said that his favorites characters are Sora form KH and Noctis from FFXV and didn't even mention Cloud. Well he did mention it to say that Nictis is more clever than Cloud.
Mr Tretton  +   470d ago
My whole way of looking at it is, why do people want a remake so badly if it's the 'greatest game of all time' to them?

Sony showing that tech demo for PS3 was a bad idea.
kalkano  +   470d ago
That's exactly why. We want to play one of the greatest games of all time, with current graphics.
kalkano  +   470d ago
To some people, including myself, the new games are not Final Fantasy, and are unenjoyable.
Smashbro29  +   470d ago
I don't like it. FF7 came out at a time when the character designs still looked a bit like cartoons and I liked that. Maybe a graphical update would be nice but they really messed with the Aesthetic.
Cryptcuzz  +   470d ago
Maybe we would see a remake next gen considering creating games on them would be much easier then before.
CLOUD1983  +   470d ago
It's really funny how this article about FFVII mods have more views in 6 hours here in N4G's front page & the new gameplay video of GTA V have less in 10 hours, u can understand a lot if u think that for a while, the popularity of this game is so huge that game journalists can't leave it alone, I don't remember a week passing by w/o an FFVII article, every1 want to milk it in any way they can, SE have a gold mine in their hands & all they do is releasing Cloud's costume DLC for Lighting.. retardation on a new level.
Agent_hitman  +   470d ago
I believe there's a FF7 mod created by an indie dev using Unreal Engine..
Psychonaut  +   470d ago
It looks good, I really would enjoy replaying FFVII with those graphic tweaks. SquareEnix "You're" doing it all wrong. They are doing it all right.
despair  +   470d ago
Well, they have hands and a full face, so that's something.
contradictory  +   470d ago
FF7 IMHO shouldn't even need an remake
the only thing i'd be comfortable with being changed would be all the 3D models fixed
and then just stretch the game to HD quality and
that'd be all really...

but even then i don't see the point in it.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   470d ago
I like the former more...
Hozi  +   469d ago
I think it looks wonderful. I had always wished that the sprites in FF7(when running around) looked like how they do in the battle system. Now they look even better! wow!!! awesome stuff! but kinda shocked it took 15 years.

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