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why would anyone want to play ff7 again ? i had a hard time getting over with that game....damn seph :X ff8 now that would be nice
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Krypsyn: My PS3 is a pretty modern machine, and FF7 played fine on it :P. However, if you mean modern PCs, then, yeah, you are probably right. I have never tried to emulate any console games on my PC, so I am far out of my depth with that one.
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cogadh: We're talking about the PC versions of the games, not the console version, emulated or otherwise. The PC versions were originally released for Windows 95/98, but did not last very long. Updates to DirectX first started causing problems on Win 9X, then with the release of XP, the games no longer worked at all. They can be made to work via fan-created patches for the game, but in their original form, they don't work at all.
I was just trying to make a stupid joke. I had no idea those games had ever even been released for PC. So, hey, I got to learn something!

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Snickersnack: Let me add that FF7 & FF8 PC work great with the Fan OpenGL renderer patch. You need the original disks to play though, which can be expensive.
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cogadh: The thing is, Snickersnack is quite right. With the fan-made patches, specifically the replacement OpenGL "driver", the games run at least as good as, if not better than their console counterparts.
Yet another reasons to dislike Microsoft. I am not one of those guys that blames them for everything, but DirectX has done as much disservice to PC gamers as it has done service. It isn't the best gaming/video interface out there (imho), but, because MS has such a market share of platforms (with XBox and PCs using DirectX APIs), it has become an industry standard.
Post edited June 24, 2011 by Krypsyn
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Kabuto: You'd be saying the same thing at square and steam if they released those crappy ports.
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reaver894: im not buying anything that sony have made recently or will make in the next while, that includes a playstation, so a shitty port is my only hope, (well there is the emulation route I guess)
Buying a PS1 on ebay to play FFVII or FFVIII isn't supporting Sony since they get no money from it, think about it.
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cogadh: The thing is, Snickersnack is quite right. With the fan-made patches, specifically the replacement OpenGL "driver", the games run at least as good as, if not better than their console counterparts. The fan work on these games is pretty amazing. If the games were to be released with the fan-fixes fully incorporated, there would be no complaining at all... there would be much rejoicing.
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Foxhack: But those fixes were, the last time I saw, far from being easy to use. Games on Steam aren't supposed to need a ton of outside fixes to get them to run.
Pathetically easy to use now. The entire thing comes in an easy to use .zip that you simply extract into the game's install directory, then run the config executable.

However, whether or not they are difficult to install now has nothing to do with what I was talking about. I was proposing the hypothetical situation where the games were released with the fan patches already applied, so no work whatsoever required. It's very unlikely to happen, but if it did, it would make many gamers very happy.
Considering, that PS1 emulation works pretty much flawlessly on PC they could just wrap the PS1 version of the games and sell them.