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Grief.exe
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(12-04-2013, 05:59 AM)
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Not sure on the specific time frame, but generally when companies start adding purchasing options and regional restrictions they are nearing the release.

This depot was added to the FFVIII sub in the registry today:



Originally, Square added both FFVII and VIII to the registry, but once we leaked the FFVII release here on GAF they removed all of the information from the app.



Source: http://steamdb.info/app/39150/#section_history

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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

New Depot was created this morning that includes both FFVII and FFVIII, possibly a Final Fantasy package for the upcoming Steam sale.

Originally Posted by Grief.exe


These were uploaded to the Steam registry a few days ago



Last edited by Grief.exe; 12-04-2013 at 06:05 PM.
Valkerionseven
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(12-04-2013, 05:59 AM)
Hope it does, really would like to replay this.
Oublieux
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(12-04-2013, 06:00 AM)
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"..."
jabuseika
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(12-04-2013, 06:00 AM)
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I might buy this to play the card game.
Wario64
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(12-04-2013, 06:01 AM)
Will it have Cloud saves?
BronsonLee
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(12-04-2013, 06:01 AM)

Originally Posted by Wario64

Will it have Cloud saves?

You son of a bitch
Ionic
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(12-04-2013, 06:01 AM)
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I hope these PC FF releases keep doing well. I want to see FFXV make it too.
MaximoffZero
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(12-04-2013, 06:02 AM)
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I want to see them release all Final Fantasy games on Steam, but I'll take this.
Soulflarz
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(12-04-2013, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by BronsonLee

You son of a bitch

:lol
GrumpyAlien
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(12-04-2013, 06:03 AM)
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YES PLEASE! I have yet to play the PC version of my favorite game.
Jazzy Network
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(12-04-2013, 06:03 AM)
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Fuck insta buy.
thrillho
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(12-04-2013, 06:03 AM)
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Fantastic news, Grief. I've been meaning to replay 7 and 8 to remember if I liked them or not. I hope to see one or both games on sale later this month!
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(12-04-2013, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ionic

I hope these PC FF releases keep doing well. I want to see FFXV make it too.

Makes sense these days to put console games on PC, their missing out on easy money. FFVII has done well on Steam.
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(12-04-2013, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by thrillho

Fantastic news, Grief. I've been meaning to replay 7 and 8 to remember if I liked them or not. I hope to see one or both games on sale later this month!

7 was like $4 a few days ago
sangreal
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(12-04-2013, 06:04 AM)
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I haven't been following; are these FF Steam games actually updated or the same as the original PC versions from 20 years ago?
Grief.exe
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(12-04-2013, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ionic

I hope these PC FF releases keep doing well. I want to see FFXV make it too.

I have heard good things about IX as well, but that one doesn't already have a PC version available so would take some extra work on Square's part.

XV and Kingdom Hearts would not go amiss on PC.
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(12-04-2013, 06:05 AM)
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I'm sure it will be a minimal effort, quick-buck port just like the FFVII release was.
thrillho
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(12-04-2013, 06:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soulflarz

7 was like $4 a few days ago

Yeah, I avoided the autumn sale to make way for the one at the end of this month. Buying two consoles on November hit my pocket a bit hard.
pants
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(12-04-2013, 06:06 AM)
Wasnt 7 on steam a horribly mangled version with playonline/SE shitware?
McDougles
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(12-04-2013, 06:07 AM)
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I wonder if it will be released as broken as it was on discs.
Blizzard
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(12-04-2013, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Will it have Cloud saves?

Ho ho ho!

Also, I have never played FF8 so I look forward to this. Of course, I never played FF7 either, even after I bought it on Steam, but at least I -could- now in theory, play it, should I ever decide to! =P
Ferrio
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(12-04-2013, 06:08 AM)
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I'll keep my eyes on it.
Grief.exe
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(12-04-2013, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by pants

Wasnt 7 on steam a horribly mangled version with playonline/SE shitware?

The version on the Square store required an always online connection, digital river imposed download limit, and Securom DRM (correct me if I am wrong here).

The Steam version, which was released later on, only required a Square Enix account on first install. No Securom, online-check in, always-online, etc, etc to be found.
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Boss Doggie
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(12-04-2013, 06:09 AM)
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Triple Triad
XANDER CAGE
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(12-04-2013, 06:09 AM)
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I'm dying Squall
ArchedThunder
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(12-04-2013, 06:10 AM)
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While I don't care for this game, the release of VII followed by this could mean IX could be released on steam!
Oublieux
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(12-04-2013, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blizzard

Ho ho ho!

Also, I have never played FF8 so I look forward to this. Of course, I never played FF7 either, even after I bought it on Steam, but at least I -could- now in theory, play it, should I ever decide to! =P

Get on that FF7!
Berordn
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(12-04-2013, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

While I don't care for this game, the release of VII followed by this could mean IX could be released on steam!

That seems pretty unlikely since they never made a PC port for IX to begin with, and they seem to be doing their best to not put any effort into these rereleases.
Boss Doggie
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(12-04-2013, 06:11 AM)
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Weird, I distinctly recall seeing FFIX in PC before.

Originally Posted by XANDER CAGE

I'm dying Squall

Whatever.
MarcoZombieCannon
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(12-04-2013, 06:11 AM)
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I really hope it does. I never got to play FFVIII.
Toki767
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(12-04-2013, 06:12 AM)
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FF8 was the one that had a good PC port right?
Ferrio
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(12-04-2013, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

Triple Triad

Best song in any FF? Maybe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74ZXp_5M_7c
xenoflux2113
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(12-04-2013, 06:12 AM)
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YES! I can't wait!
DarthWufei
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(12-04-2013, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

I have heard good things about IX as well, but that one doesn't already have a PC version available so would take some extra work on Square's part.

XV and Kingdom Hearts would not go amiss on PC.

I'd buy 2 copies of 7 and 8 if it meant 9 would release on SOMETHING.
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(12-04-2013, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

The version on the Square store required an always online connection and Securom DRM (correct me if I am wrong here).

The Steam version, which was released later on, only required a Square Enix account on first install. No Securom, online-check in, always-online, etc, etc to be found.

I should have waited in the first place. I also love how Digital River just ignored my request when asking for a download link after 30 days. I don't think I even got a generic response back. When searching it is also like my order never even existed. Thank god for Steam.
GooeyHeat
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(12-04-2013, 06:14 AM)
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Hopefully Final Fantasy VIII Triple Triad isn't too expensive.
Gotta get my Shuffle or Boogie on.
Tizoc
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(12-04-2013, 06:14 AM)
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Maybe now I can finally play and beat this blasted game.
Hopefully there'll be mods that can make the gameplay more bare-able.
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(12-04-2013, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

The version on the Square store required an always online connection and Securom DRM (correct me if I am wrong here).

The Steam version, which was released later on, only required a Square Enix account on first install. No Securom, online-check in, always-online, etc, etc to be found.

Guess someone at SE eventually convinced them being that overbearing on a game a decade and a half old was like trying to set lethal traps to protect a child's piggy bank: never a good idea, but more ridiculous given the target's actual value.
Coldsun
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(12-04-2013, 06:14 AM)
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Shame that the only reason 7 and 8 are on steam is because they were ported over a decade ago. The likelihood of Square porting ANY of their old FF titles (Such as 9) is probably 0.
Grief.exe
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(12-04-2013, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Boss Doggie

Weird, I distinctly recall seeing FFIX in PC before.

It looks like FFIX never had an official version other than the original on PS1. Sure, it is on PS3/PSV by virtue of PSN and an emulator, but its interesting that there was never an official port.

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atmusfear
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(12-04-2013, 06:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ferrio

I'll keep my eyes on it.

I see what you did there.

FF8 is a bad game, dont play it
RedSwirl
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(12-04-2013, 06:15 AM)
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I guess this is the best place to ask, but how is the Steam version of FFVII anyway? I was under the impression it was based on the shitty Eidos PC port from the 90's and that it carried Square Enix's DRM. Now I check the page on Steam to find that the DRM isn't listed anywhere and that SE actually patched the PS1-quality music into this version of the game.

Eh. I already have PSN copies of FFVII, VIII, and IX. How does the Steam version of VII compare to that though? Image-quality-wise? I don't mind playing PS1 games on my PS3 but I can play them on a PSP if I have to.
Grief.exe
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(12-04-2013, 06:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Junko

I should have waited in the first place. I also love how Digital River just ignored my request when asking for a download link after 30 days. I don't think I even got a generic response back. When searching it is also like my order never even existed. Thank god for Steam.

I forgot the Digital River download limit, added that in.

What a disaster that was.
Kaldea
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(12-04-2013, 06:16 AM)
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No Chocobo World, no buy.
Lulubop
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(12-04-2013, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ionic

I hope these PC FF releases keep doing well. I want to see FFXV make it too.

Indeed. The fact that they've already expressed interest in it means it's likely anyway, I just hope they don't use there own DRM.
Berordn
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(12-04-2013, 06:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

It looks like FFVIII never had an official version other than the original on PS1. Sure, it is on PS3/PSV by virtue of PSN and an emulator, but its interesting that there was never an official port.

VIII did have a PC port in 2000. Even came with the Pocketstation minigame included as an extra.

edit: you were probably talking about IX and said VIII by accident judging by the image
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(12-04-2013, 06:17 AM)
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Never got around to finishing the game despite making it 3/4s of the way through. PSX stopped working and I was completely lost as to where to go next after I started playing again.
Tellaerin
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(12-04-2013, 06:18 AM)
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Thanks for the warning, Grief. :p
synce
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(12-04-2013, 06:19 AM)

Originally Posted by jabuseika

I might buy this to play the card game.

I swear I spent more time playing cards than anything else in FF8... until that bullshit Random rule
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(12-04-2013, 06:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kaldea

No Chocobo World, no buy.

Lol, do you need to break the game any further?

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