Final Fantasy 7 / Graphics Card Problem

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Jaythediv, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Jaythediv

    Jaythediv OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi, I'm really sorry if this is inappropriate.

    But I recently bought the pc version of final fantasy 7, and it won't let me use my graphics card(6800gt), instead it forces 'software renderer', i think because it fails on being able to do '8-bit palettes'.
    I have downloaded a patch for nvidia cards, but it's very old, and only for riva and TNT cards - it screws the graphics up on mine. It shows 3d objects fine, but the backgrounds go completely black and the writing is distorted.

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a newer patch, or way to make it work properly on my card (software rendering looks so bad, and i remember the backgrounds being so nice...:cry:)

    If this shouldn't be here, please any mods delete it.
     
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  2. madmatt

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    Thread titled modified.

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  3. lancer

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    I wonder if you make the game win98 compatible if that will help.
     
  4. Jaythediv

    Jaythediv OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Sorry about that - and cheers for changing it :)


    "I wonder if you make the game win98 compatible if that will help."
    Cheers mate, but i've tried that and it doesn't help.
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Its because the card is too new , I never found a work around when I had the problem , you could try older drivers alot older, there might be a way to edit a file to add your videocard as one listed in the games database of cards, not sure if that is possible though.
     
  6. lancer

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    do you have a copy of win98, how about just creating a dual boot to play the game within 98.

    is Ms giving it away free now.

    if not i have a copy you can have.
     
  7. Jaythediv

    Jaythediv OSNN One Post Wonder

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    That's very generous of you - thanks for the offer, but it's not that big of an issue (I can still play in software mode) and I think it's a problem with my graphics card not supporting the 8-bit paletted textures or whatever.

    Looking about i found another site which said that newer graphics cards don't support it, so you just have to play in software mode.

    Thankyou very much for all the help though :)
    Guess i'll just have to make do.
     
  8. LordOfLA

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    THe game was written to work best with 3dfx voodoo2 and voodoo 3 - that fact it worked with anything else back then was a bonus. You wont get it working now.