>>2904315 If you have an old box with an awesome soundcard and 3DFX card in it, the classic Windows version.
But you don't, so the Playstation version may be better than that on a modern PC. I can't comment on re-releases but avoid any 'HD' rubbish, surely we've all seen the nightmare fuel screenshots by now. Just don't even.
>>2904315 I own both the ps1 version (PAL giant letterbox edition) and the old school etched disc pc version.
Just play the ps1 version. The translation differences are minimal and neither of them really make that much sense. You'll still need to read a guide to understand some of the intricacies.
But the ps1 version runs well, has better music, has no controller issues and has never crashed on me. I had one heck of a time with the pc version let me give you a few examples:
1) The game refused to let me install it on my home pc as it said it had no cd drive. WHY WOULD A CD INSTALL EVEN CHECK FOR THAT. So I couldn't install it despite having the two speed cd drive it wanted, so I had to install it on my dad's work laptop.
2) By default the controls are set as the num pad. My dad's laptop didn't have a num pad, you had to hold down function to hit those buttons. It wouldn't let me change this until after the first reactor. I couldn't RUN until after the first sodding reactor. In or outside of battle!
3) Fucking thing crashed on the final boss when I summoned neo bahamut. FUCKKKKK.
>>2907584 >1) The game refused to let me install it on my home pc as it said it had no cd drive. WHY WOULD A CD INSTALL EVEN CHECK FOR THAT. So I couldn't install it despite having the two speed cd drive it wanted, so I had to install it on my dad's work laptop. That's the fault of your computer, not the game. Install device drivers properly. Why don't you just make a disc image and play from that? >2) By default the controls are set as the num pad. My dad's laptop didn't have a num pad, you had to hold down function to hit those buttons. It wouldn't let me change this until after the first reactor. I couldn't RUN until after the first sodding reactor. In or outside of battle! This is simply bullshit. I've recently started playing the PC version and you can configure the controls from the second the game begins. >3) Fucking thing crashed on the final boss when I summoned neo bahamut. FUCKKKKK. I've had no crashes and played the game all the way through. If your inability to install CD drive software is anything to go by, your PC is probably poorly managed.
>>2907669 Wot a daft cunt. The dude was clearly talking in the very past tense. These were obviously problems he had on some Windows 98 toaster 15 years ago, m8. You, on the other hand, I bet you're talking about the Steam version.
>>2907669 >The dude was clearly talking in the very past tense. These were obviously problems he had on some Windows 98 toaster 15 years ago, m8. a) I never had problems on my own Windows 98 toaster b) That context makes anon's comments even more irrelevant and out of date >You, on the other hand, I bet you're talking about the Steam version. Nope, PC version with Windows 7. Objectively the best version on any platform.
>>2909363 >try doing that shit without internet in the 90s when most drivers didn't even name the manufacturer I already told you here >>2909320, I did manage to install hardware correctly in 1998. The fact that you couldn't isn't the fault of the game.
>>2909368 Ok firstly, that wasn't me replying. I have only just checked this thread again to see what a huge cunt you're being about me relating my experiences. So seeing as there is obviously some confusion here as to the circumstances I was playing it under, let me help.
Pic related is the minimum specs for FF7 PC from back in 96. My computer matched them exactly. Guy in EB even asked me what computer I had (I remember because it is the only time I have ever been asked, which was weird) and when I told him he said "you realise that is the absolute specs for this game, right?" and I said "but it *will* run, right?"
Turned out no. The game apparently only recognised your cd drive if it came from one of two manufacturers. Why the fuck it checked to see if you had a cd-rom drive at all I don't know, as you had to run the game off the cd. As for why I didn't patch it? It was 1996, I didn't get a modem until that Christmas. As for why I didn't make a disc image and run it off that? It was 1996! My hard drive was measured in mb and the game came on four fucking discs!
My dad's laptop was some IBM thing I think. Probably a thinkpad. Black with a red mouseman. As for changing the controls before you left the reactor, maybe you could? But you have to remember, I had to use the broken controls to access the menu, and I didn't know my way around that menu and there was a big countdown timer ticking down. It wasn't like when I changed them it was great either. L2 and R2 had to be on different rows of the keyboard so they could both be pressed at the same time!
As for "oh my pc never crashed I'm running it under windows 7" go fuck yourself. I was running it on a fucking IBM thinkpad laptop circa 1996 you prick. From my dad's work. If I'd have tried to edit the memory or graphics settings he'd have gone nuts at me. Fucking thing crashed and crashed a lot.
Tl;dr eat a dick you cunt. OP play the ps1 version, it has less problems and the only differences are pretty minor.
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