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Grief.exe
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(07-04-2013, 09:05 AM)
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$11.99 on Steam

$9.59 on GMG after Coupon

Original Thread, covers the registry leaks and speculation that lead up to the release.

UPDATE

Game does not have the always-online DRM, Securom, or Digital River install limit that the Square-Enix store version had.

There is a one time login to a Square-Enix account when you first run the game, then you are free to run offline.

No Securom confirmed by Xelios via the registry.


Originally Posted by Hellix

Only installed Microsoft VC redist packages or whatever.

Upon launching:

MODS

Anxious Heart (No longer required after patch)

Anxious Heart replaces all the music with more high quality tracks. LegacyZero uploaded the mod to an easy Google Documents download.

Tifa's Bootleg

Tifa's Bootleg patches the game so it is functionally the same as the 1998 release, you lose things like Achievements and Cloud Saves, but gain the ability to massively mod the game. Download comes with player models, properly upscaled backgrounds, new menus, etc.
Last edited by Grief.exe; 12-04-2013 at 06:31 AM.
Enthus
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(07-04-2013, 09:09 AM)
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It finally happened, and I'm already installing. It's just a shame I started another playthrough a few days ago and am about 13 hours in.
Frost_Ace
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(07-04-2013, 09:09 AM)
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So bought.
Monado Blade
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(07-04-2013, 09:12 AM)
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$11.99 btw.

Wow. Never thought I'd see the day. Buying now
Grief.exe
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(07-04-2013, 09:15 AM)
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I can't tell whether the game has DRM or not.

I'm thinking not.

The only thing it installs is TrueMotion, which is a form of video compression/

Last edited by Grief.exe; 07-04-2013 at 09:19 AM.
subtleglitch
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(07-04-2013, 09:16 AM)
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Ugh I'm so torn...I already own a physical copy and a digital copy and can play this on my vita...but being able to play this on PC with achievements is just really nice :)

Can anyone confirm this doesn't have any SE DRM nonsense? If it just requires steam i may be throwing my money at them...again...
Monado Blade
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(07-04-2013, 09:18 AM)
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How did the SE DRM work? Did you have to log in with a SE account or be connected to the internet?

You could try playing it offline to see if anything happens

Edit: the Community Hub discussions for FF7 is all kinds of funny
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Grief.exe
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(07-04-2013, 09:22 AM)
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Guess someone has to install to see.

Report back people.
bigbaldwolf86
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(07-04-2013, 09:23 AM)
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The video on the product page is sooooo cheesy lol
Hellix
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(07-04-2013, 09:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

Guess someone has to install to see.

Report back people.

Only installed Microsoft VC redist packages or whatever.

Upon launching:

Grief.exe
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(07-04-2013, 09:27 AM)
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I was worried about that launcher.

I figured that most old games use a launcher so it wouldn't be an issue. Can you run the game offline?

Enthus
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(07-04-2013, 09:30 AM)
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Does anyone know where to get the files for the PSX music?
Hellix
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(07-04-2013, 09:31 AM)
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Looks like you can only play it after you log-in, then you get access to settings/achievements/network/play options.



Edit:

dat background at 1920x1080



Last edited by Hellix; 07-04-2013 at 09:38 AM.
shinkansen.3000
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(07-04-2013, 09:31 AM)
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It looks like the game is not available for Japan, is it normal?

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

Steam is only a client in which you download your games.

Once you have the games downloaded you can set the client to offline and play from an offline state indefinitely.

You still can't install the game on other computers on offline mode.
It's probably the tamest DRM around but still not completely DRM free.
Spazznid
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(07-04-2013, 09:34 AM)
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Installed and played for 11 minutes.

Didn't know there was a login, guess I had an account already associated with my steam or something....

Tame.

Also, looks, meh, at 4K. Gonna need some mods, and an entire sountrack of this.
Last edited by Spazznid; 07-04-2013 at 09:39 AM.
Grief.exe
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(07-04-2013, 09:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Enthus

Does anyone know where to get the files for the PSX music?

I'm not the best source on this matter, but I found this modding site earlier

http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?PH...3805#msg173805

Originally Posted by shinkansen.3000

It looks like the game is not available for Japan, is it normal?

has no Japanese language option.



Originally Posted by shinkansen.3000

You still can't install the game on other computers on offline mode.
It's probably the tamest DRM around but still not completely DRM free.

This is true, you have to work around that issue, you have to come out of offline mode to install games.
But wouldn't you have to be online to download a game anyways?
IAmMonodi
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(07-04-2013, 09:37 AM)
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Well. Looks like I finally have an excuse to play it.
tickling
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(07-04-2013, 09:37 AM)
9.99 for the UK folk
Diablos54
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(07-04-2013, 09:38 AM)
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Is this moddable? Cause if so I need to pick this up!
Monado Blade
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(07-04-2013, 09:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hellix

Only installed Microsoft VC redist packages or whatever.

Upon launching:

Oh FFS. That's SE DRM isn't it
Grief.exe
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(07-04-2013, 09:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Monado Blade

Oh FFS. That's SE DRM isn't it

MTMBStudios
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(07-04-2013, 09:41 AM)
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sounds like this is still online only

would be nice if that shit was listed on the steam page for people
KNT-Zero
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(07-04-2013, 09:42 AM)
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Will wait for 50-75% discount.
Hellix
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(07-04-2013, 09:42 AM)
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I like how it says "Achievements synchronized with server" on the top left, then the Steam notification on the top right.
vanty
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(07-04-2013, 09:42 AM)
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$15.99 in Australia.
Unknown Soldier
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(07-04-2013, 09:42 AM)
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So is this the same crummy version of the game released on the Squenix store?

Well, the original FF7PC port was quite crummy to begin with.
duckroll
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(07-04-2013, 09:42 AM)
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Fuck, you still need a S-E account? Forget it. Not worth the trouble lol. :(
miladesn
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(07-04-2013, 09:42 AM)
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so looks like exactly same as their own store version then with login and everything, not steamworks.
gotoadgo
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(07-04-2013, 09:43 AM)
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16.99 in Australia. I'll pass, I can get current gen games cheaper than that.
Axispowers
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(07-04-2013, 09:43 AM)
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I thought I was hallucinating
Pikma
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(07-04-2013, 09:43 AM)
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WTF it's the same version why
If I didn't bother before why would I do it now SE
Addnan
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(07-04-2013, 09:44 AM)
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Damn, thought I woke up to good news when I saw the release tweet from Steam.

Fucking shitty DRM.
IrishNinja
(07-04-2013, 09:44 AM)
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will buy during holiday sale '23 when it's the $5 it deserves

Originally Posted by Pikma

WTF it's the same version why If I didn't bother before why would I do it now SE?

nostalgia
Whogie
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(07-04-2013, 09:44 AM)
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Here's the PS1 version music for last year's PC FF7. It'll probably work the same.

http://www.gamefront.com/files/23480...d+Music+v2.zip
bobbychalkers
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(07-04-2013, 09:44 AM)
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So...2 dollars more than PSN version, publisher DRM, always online?
Yeah...miss me with that Square.
Visualante2
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(07-04-2013, 09:44 AM)
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This game apparently deletes your save file when you uninstall the game, as some sort of "convenient" incentive to use Square's cloud service. A login for a single player game...

Uninstalling the game will delete any save files stored locally on your PC.

Why do Valve let companies get away with this shit?
Grief.exe
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(07-04-2013, 09:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier

So is this the same crummy version of the game released on the Squenix store?

Well, the original FF7PC port was quite crummy to begin with.

Originally Posted by miladesn

so looks like exactly same as their own store version then with login and everything, not steamworks.

This version doesn't seem to have Securom or the Digital River imposed download limit that their version did.

Win?
GreatCharleston
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(07-04-2013, 09:46 AM)
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I guess I'll just wait for it to go on sale.

Also no TF2 items? That would've been a mega seller.
shinkansen.3000
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(07-04-2013, 09:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

has no Japanese language option.

But I want to just play it in English, is this a common occurrence?

Originally Posted by Grief.exe


This is true, you have to work around that issue, you have to come out of offline mode to install games.
But wouldn't you have to be online to download a game anyways?

Yes but only for the first install. Also Offline mode is not perpetual for everyone, wasn't there a thread recently where it was explained that it lasted a variable amount of time depending on the user background or something like that?

It's not a problem for me anyways, with a price like that even with a small limitation it's still more convenient than tracking down a physical copy for $70.

EDIT: Wait, it's still online only? PASS!!!
Lagunamov
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(07-04-2013, 09:47 AM)
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Too expensive.
Pikma
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(07-04-2013, 09:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by IrishNinja

will buy during holiday sale '23 when it's the $5 it deserves



nostalgia

Unfortunately for SE, DRM is stronger than nostalgia for some people. That's me :(
Last edited by Pikma; 07-04-2013 at 09:53 AM.
Visualante2
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(07-04-2013, 09:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

This version doesn't seem to have Securom or the Digital River imposed download limit that their version did.

Win?

Are you saying that because the Steam store doesn't list it or because you have checked the registry after install of it?
Grief.exe
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(07-04-2013, 09:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by shinkansen.3000

Yes but only for the first install. Also Offline mode is not perpetual for everyone, wasn't there a thread recently where it was explained that it lasted a variable amount of time depending on the user background or something like that?

It's not a problem for me anyways, with a price like that even with a small limitation it's still more convenient than tracking down a physical copy for $70.

Steam still has issues if it was closed improperly.

Most people will never run into the problem, but certain systems will shut down incorrectly and cause Steam to overwrite its saved files.

Backup certain files and you won't have this issue. Its mainly due to the client being so old.

Originally Posted by Visualante2

Are you saying that because the Steam store doesn't list it or because you have checked the registry after install of it?

Registry doesn't seem to be showing it. I could be mistaken though.
Lord-Audie
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(07-04-2013, 09:49 AM)
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so.... the list is "complete"

Minus Halo....?
Sendou
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(07-04-2013, 09:50 AM)
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Yeah 12USD=13 and publisher DRM. That's a recipe for a no-buy.
Groof
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(07-04-2013, 09:50 AM)
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Might pick it up on a sale, always online is a bummer.
Would rather have the PSN version though, but that being 50Hz makes this more compelling
Edgeward
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(07-04-2013, 09:50 AM)
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SE DRM, yeah no. I'll stick to PSN then
Kagari
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(07-04-2013, 09:50 AM)
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:lol

I'd hate to see what they do with FFVIII now.
hamchan
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(07-04-2013, 09:51 AM)
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$16 for Australia. Way too expensive. Don't know what they're even thinking with that price.
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(07-04-2013, 09:52 AM)
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It still has SE drm? Ugh.

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