Playing FF7 on PSP what do I need? (in Off-topic)


AdminShade July 17 2010 2:18 PM EDT

I want to be able to play Final Fantasy VII on a PSP, what do I need?

I don't have a PSP, I don't have a credit card and I'm oblivious on how to get the game...

Demigod July 17 2010 2:24 PM EDT

I want to be able to play Final Fantasy VII on a PSP
I don't have a PSP

I think I see step 1.

TheShazbot July 17 2010 2:24 PM EDT

Could just play it on the PC.

Wraithlin July 17 2010 2:29 PM EDT

>I want to be able to play Final Fantasy VII

I got a good hunch on step 2.

Underage Drinking July 17 2010 2:43 PM EDT

buy the console, get a playstation network gift card. buy game $9.99

[RX3]Cotillion July 17 2010 2:44 PM EDT

I believe the playstation network has Ff7 that you can download onto your psp. It's probably like $10 to $15 bucks. You can buy the PS Network cards at almost any store. I also believe you just connect your psp to the internet and log into the store to download Ff7.

AdminShade July 17 2010 2:49 PM EDT

Could just play it on the PC.
True, I am now looking into how to play it on Windows Vista as well.

If it's just a matter of having a PSP and connecting to the store (like with a Wii) and download it when having a gift card, would be cool :)

three4thsforsaken July 17 2010 3:19 PM EDT

There is a PC version of FFVII or are we talking about Crisis Core?

AdminShade July 17 2010 3:25 PM EDT

in 1997, SquareSoft launched a PC version of Final Fantasy VII which was a port of the PS1 version

iBananco [Blue Army] July 17 2010 5:40 PM EDT

It had awful, awful, awful MIDI versions of the music though.

Kirimori July 17 2010 5:53 PM EDT

Well, there is the legal option which is to buy a PSP and download FFVII from the PSNetwork for a modest sum. The 'illegal' option (although legality is still somewhat in debate) is to look into obtaining a 'Homebrew' PSP. Then once you have your homebrew PSP running, you can download any PSP game that has been uploaded as a ROM. That's as far as I know because I went via the legal method. Hope this helps.

Sickone July 17 2010 6:14 PM EDT

You can always play the original PS1 version of FF7 on the PC via a PS1 emulator...that's how I played FF9 on the PC a long time ago (emulators and PCs got way better since then), as I never owned any consoles, and FF9 was never released for the PC, AFAIK.
The greatest advantage of doing it that way ? "Save anywhere, at any time" feature, heh.

BadFish July 17 2010 6:16 PM EDT

I played a lot of ff7 with my emulator too. I agree that the save state feature is priceless. It could be considered cheating, but it's super convenient and even allows you to "save" during battle.

BadFish July 17 2010 6:20 PM EDT

And may I just add that the emulated version is free and takes an hour to get, tops.

AdminShade July 17 2010 7:24 PM EDT

You can always play the original PS1 version of FF7 on the PC via a PS1 emulator.
Why would I do that when I own the game originally as a PC version. I've got it working 99% now, and will let you know of the results very soon :)

Sickone July 17 2010 7:27 PM EDT

Why would I do that when I own the game originally as a PC version.
The two reasons already mentioned : the ability to save anywhere, and better music :)

AdminShade July 17 2010 7:40 PM EDT

well, due to the patches I now have, the music already sounds better than way back in 97/98 and the saving, meh :)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 17 2010 9:30 PM EDT

How'd you end up getting FF7 to work? And was it on PC?

AdminShade July 18 2010 5:02 AM EDT

Yes it is on PC. I did 3 things:

I installed the official 1.2 patch from Square Soft listed as 2nd on this site: http://wiki.qhimm.com/FF7/Technical/Customising

I installed the latest patch (last one I saw was 0.7.8b) from this site:
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=be71901504de758f24fb0d14079b0abb&topic=8306.25

I copied the movie files to my hard drive and changed the cd patch as explained in this thread: http://www.ntcompatible.com/compatdb/details/final_fantasy_vii_windows,5.html

And now it works, on 640*480 still but I might be able to fix that as well

Underage Drinking July 18 2010 8:59 AM EDT

how well defined do you need those pixels?

AdminShade July 18 2010 5:52 PM EDT

how do you mean?

btw, I'm now still playing on 640*480 but the 3d models have Anti Aliasing so already look much better than they used to. The guy who makes the patching is also working on remodelling the backgrounds. :)
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