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Final Fantasy VII is one of those games that you love to play even though the graphics are all outdated. But what if you could play the same old FF7 that you know and love with enhanced graphics? That's right, thanks to the dedicated hard-working people over in the Qhimm Forums there are unofficial 'patches' that you can get to enhance your FF7 experience. 

Before I start I would like to let it be known that I did not create any of the mods in this instructable nor do I credit for them.
Some of the mods that I would recommend are:

1) Aali's Custom Graphics Driver (Allows you to increase the game resolution. It's also needed for most of the other mods)
2) Phoenix Rejuvenation Project (Changes most characters in the game from their blocky sprites to more lifelike ones)
3) Team Avalanche's Graphical Overhaul (Improves both 2d and 3d game backgrounds, GUI's, etc.)

There are a lot more cool mods that you can get (such as 9999 Limit Breaker, that allows your HP/MP/Damage go beyond 9999) but this instructable will only cover these four. If you want to look into more mods have a look at the Qhimm forums or go to FinalFantasy7PC .

Okay, so what you will need for this instructable is:

1) A PC. (Not a mac or Linux)
2) Software to decompress .zip files. (WinRAR is free and easy)
3) An official FF7 game for PC (Not the Ultimate version)
4) The official 1.02 Final Fantasy 7 PC Patch


Just to clarify, a Mac would also work if you boot into Windows using Boot Camp.

turtleshell (author) made it!6 months ago

This instructable is depreciated, I recommend getting the newer mods here: http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=tfk37o...

ax.lethal6 months ago

The link for Aali's custom driver is a 404 and I tried to find another mirror and they were all dead too! Please help me because Squeenix is too stupid to actually make a remake.

turtleshell (author)  ax.lethal6 months ago
This instructable is depreciated. I recommend using the 'Tifa Bootleg Installer' to install any mods for FF7. More info can be found here: http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=tfk37ok5tng289sra1c245vg80&topic=13212.msg183580#msg183580
adeptzero1 year ago
i can't download the patch.. it says "File not found Firefox can't find the file at http....." can you please upload your patch?
Can you use all of the mods at the same time?
nfarrow3 years ago
Does this work with the new downloadable version of FF7?
turtleshell (author)  nfarrow3 years ago
Unfortunately not, but in my opinion the new version ain't as good as the modified one.
I really like to play the modified version but I only have it downloadable form :(