Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to Install Final Fantasy VII in Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)

07 Aug 2013   #21

Windows 7

Everything seems to have installed fine (I just redid everything). I just get a muted black screen which flashes to prompting me if I want to start a new game. When I click on "New Game", it goes back to the muted black screen and nothing happens.

Any ideas? Please?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2013   #22

Windows 7 Home premium

If you don't have the Chocobo patch, you need to install it.

Make sure you've got the tm20 [also called TrueMotion 2.0] codec installed.

You can also try running as Admin in Windows 98 compatibility mode if you're still having problems after that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2013   #23

Windows 7

Thanks for those 2 links I have installed them but it still didn't change the situation. I have a Windows 7 64-bit laptop--is that the problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Aug 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home premium

It might be. Final Fantasy VII on disk doesn't like newer Windows systems.

What patch are you using? If you're running it in Windows 7 or Vista you should be using 1.02 and not 1.04. If not apply the patch below, then reinstall the Chocobo patch and try running the game.

Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children | Files | Final Fantasy 7 Retail v1.02 Patch | Official Patches | Game Front
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2013   #25

Windows 7

Hi there,

Thanks so much for all the replies, I really do appreciate it!

I am using the patch that was mentioned on the original post: ff7_opengl-0.7.8b (that's the Aali custom graphics ff7 driver).

I am trying the ones you listed now and seeing if they help.


AHHH THAT WORKED!!! The updated driver worked! Thank you!!!

It is just giving one error that the window mode I set to it (as instructed in step 5 where you put in your own screen resolution) doesn't work so it's reverting back to the original windowed mode size.

Any suggestions on how to modify that?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How to Install Final Fantasy VII in Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Final Fantasy VII ??
So im having this problem trying to run Final Fantasy 7 on my build 7000. any help is appreciated. when i click the ff7.exe the screen goes black for about 2 seconds, then it comes back and says ff7.exe is not responding. really pissen me off. tried compatibility mode. tried the xp patch running...
Today I started having issues while playing FINAL FANTASY XIV. Three times during intense activity within the game, my PC began to lock up and freeze. I didn't get a bsod screen pop up for some reason however I still had to manually reboot my PC. During two of the crashes the PC simply stuck a...
BSOD Help and Support
Final Fantasy 7 available on Steam.
Steam version of Final Fantasy 7 has 'Cloud Saves'. That was it. Seriously, it's FF7. If you hated it, you're not going to like it any more now. If you loved it, you've probably already bought this....
windows 7 star wars battlefront 2 final fantasy xiv
installed star wars battlefront 2 on my pc dell optiplex windows 7 64bit plays but only with volume dissabled is there any working patch tried one but no results can someone send me a link or any advice aslo cant get final fantasy xiv working it says checking boot version 2010.07.10.0000 and then...
Final Fantasy VII Re-Release for the PC!
(moved from the other thread) Apparently Square-Enix is re-releasing this game for the PC on their online store yet again, updated for modern systems and PCs :D They claim that the game will not have anymore compatiblity issues and are also introducing some paid for DLC cheats to make...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App