Final Fantasy 7 on a flash drive?


#1

So I was chatting with my brother-in-law the other night and we were talking about gaming and stuff and he had mentioned that one of his co-workers, before getting fired, was supposed to get him FF7 modded to fit on a thumb drive. Anyone know if this is possible and knows how to do or get a hold of that I’d like to know and possibly give him a surprise gift…??


#2

The file size for that game is less than 2gb, so it’d be easy to put on a flash drive.
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#3

Sure, my local install is only 3 GB with all the mods and HD FMVs included.
Modding it to run from USB without requiring a CD would of course be out of scope of what should be discussed here.

If you can still manage to find PC CD installers of FFVII, I HIGHLY recommend looking up the model and field mods on the Qhimm forums (as well as other graphical mods). You can change the normal “LEGO” look of FFVII to these:


You can just grab the UMI (Unified Model Installer) if you want, but if you do it manually, you can get really sweet models, like the weapons from this thread:
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=6617.0

Then, there’s also the FMV restorations, that turn the FMVs into HD videos, so you can enjoy it without blockiness on HD LCDs.

And once you’ve seen battle scene mods like these, I don’t think you can enjoy the default ones anymore:
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=11961.0

I think if you want to give it as a gift, adding these touches would make it really great.

PS. All these mods are legal (Square actually knows about Qhimm forums, and some Square employees visit from time to time).


#4

Doesn’t the recent re-release not require a CD anymore?


#5

From what I’ve read, the new version is just a repackaged old version, but stuffed full of SecuROM DRM, such that doing something like a portable USB installer would be harder…?


#6

Yeah I don’t see any reason the game wouldn’t fit on a thumb drive, so long as you have one large enough.