Final Fantasy VII & VIII

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Exodemia, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Exodemia macrumors regular

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    I want to play these legendary RPGs in Boot Camp when I get my MacBook Pro, do they work at all? Do they run with the 8600GT? I've actually never finished them so I want to play and finish. And the music..........ahhh heaven :D
     
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    I'd be surprised if the run in a hardware accelerated mode.
     
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    I don't see any problems with Direct X itself. I'd be more worried about compatibility issues with NT5/6.
     
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    XP and Vista.
     
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    Alright then.
     
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    Didn't you know? Does XP in Boot Camp support compatibility mode?
     
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    Windows XP on a Mac runs just like any other computer running Windows XP.

    You don't even need Boot Camp to run Windows outside of a live partitioner and a driver image burner.
     
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    Ah right. Amazing if Final Fantasy runs on GeForce 8 series though :p
     
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    It'll run fine. It won't be that pretty unless you use the high resolution patch and you can find it.
     
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    I'd recommend getting some kind of USB controller, like the wired Xbox 360 pad.

    FF7s keyboard controls are f***ing horrible. :mad:
     
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    I have FFVIII for Windows, and I have to run it in (98?) compatibility mode otherwise it has a poor framerate.
     
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    Yeah I think a gamepad would be a good idea, Numpad is a pain. What gamepad is the best for a MacBook Pro?
     
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    I don't know about FF8 but I play FF7 on my MacBook Pro all the time and it runs just fine, as long as you get the XP patch. Otherwise it will be really unstable.
     
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    I've been reading this, thinking it'd probably be easier (and cheaper!) to get a PS1 and copies of FFVII/VIII.

    ...well, FFVII could be $$.

    Good technical exercise, though, getting them to run. If/when I ever get an Intel Mac, I'm sure I'll want to do something similar to run all the Mechwarrior games.
     
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    I'd tend to agree... they should both be readily available, since there were so many millions of copies of them sold. The PSX should be minimal cost. There're tons of us who have this stuff sitting around in boxes. And it'll really be the most authentic experience, unless you're really obsessed with getting better renderings in the game than the PSX can make.
     
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    Unless you need to play these games on the go, it's generally accepted that the PlayStation versions were superior to the computer versions anyway. (the games are the same, but the PlayStation versions run and control a little bit better, from what I hear).
     
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    Yes but it's easier just installing them on XP.
     
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    Keeping the original music is better because ff7music doesn't have all PSX music.
     

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