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Daniish

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[Daniish's Tutorial]
Easy installing mods into Final Fantasy VII with Bootleg



First of all you will need to BUY FF7 (English Version) if you don't have it.
For Example at Amazon

DOING A MAXIMUN INSTALLATION OF FF7 IS A MUST!







Why US Version?
Bootleg does not support multi language at the moment. If you want to take the risk, you can, and it will work, but I will tell you now, do not cry if you have many crashes, because as I told you before it is supposed to be used on the English Version.

Works in any Windows?
Bootleg mods should work on Windows XP/VISTA/7 (32 & 62 Bits). You should not have any problems!

Free Space needed:
The installation requires a minimum 16GB of free space during setup.
The final installation is 7GB to 9GB depending on mod selection.


Well... Lets the tutorial begin!


1.-Download Bootleg last version (All credits to PitBrat & VGR)



2.-Open "Bootleg0036.rar" and extract it wherever you want.
(Example)



3.- After you extracted it;

(Thanks PitBrat)
Set Bootleg.exe to run as Administrator:
    Right Click on Bootleg.exe
    Select Properties
    Go to the Compatibility Tab
    Check Run this program as an administrator
    APPLY

Now to start Bootleg, open BFE.exe



4.-Lets set up how do we want our FFVII.

You can set up your FF7 manually or use a preset clicking on "Presets" at the top bar.(I recommend clicking a Preset and then if you don't like something remove or change it, like I will show you)

I Like to use the "Full" preset.


Original Full preset.


Then I change things that I dislike.

The arrows says what I have added/removed comparing with the original full preset.
(Anyway this modifies are up to you, this is just what I do suggest you)



5.- Now click at the top bar "File --> Mod List".



6.- You will see a big list with the supported mods of Bootleg, with their original files names:


Why each file have different color?
GREEN: Files that are in this color are the mods that you already have.

|||||YELLOW: Files that are in this color are the mods that you do not require with the configuration you have set.

RED: Files that are in this color are the mods that you must have., you should not press "Run Bootleg" if you have any mod with this color.



7.- As you can see we do not have anything on green, that is because we have not downloaded any mods yet. Now take a look on the right of each file there is a link, each one is for downloading each mod.
You can also download them using this thread: The Big List of Mods (Credits: PitBrat)

START DOWNLOADING ALL THE MODS THAT ARE COLORED IN RED !!

- TIPS:
  • Place each mod you are downloading in the same folder as you extracted Bootleg.
  • Do not change the file name of the download, leave their exactly as they come.
  • Do not extract files that you think that can be extracted (*.zip *.rar files for example) Bootleg will automatically install them.
  • Be patient you will probably need to download around 10gb.
  • There are two versions of FacePalmer: FacePalmer.zip and the 20 FacePalmer.part??.rar files. You do not need both versions. (Thanks PitBrat)
  • There are two versions of Millenia's Cloud Swords: manual--1272687090.rar and automatic-- cloudswords_installer.rar. You do not need both versions.  1272687090.rar is recommended.(Thanks PitBrat)



8.- Now that you have downloaded all the files that are red colored.

Your folder should look similar to this:


And the mod list that is in "File --> Mod List" similar to this:

...


If you have something similar to the above Mod List screenshot, you are ready for the installation step.



9.- Be sure the "Locations" at the bottom part, are right! (Tell me if this needs more explanation)



10.- Now you are ready!! Click the red "Run Bootleg" button at the right!



11.- Good job, you should now be installing full mods into FFVII doing almost nothing!



I will continue the guide if I see that it's needed.! (It's most likely that I will continue it)



Credits:
- All credits to their respective creators of each mod.
- PitBrat and VGR for Bootleg.
- Daniish for the tutorial and pictures.
- UGerstl for helping me fix some typos and the pictures for maximun installation.
« Last Edit: 2011-12-17 22:20:06 by Daniish »

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #1 on: 2011-12-28 01:06:33 »
This tutorial doesn't make any sense. You say to download all mods in red yet there are multiple versions of HQ movies in red. Also, what does this mean? "RED: Files that are in this color are the mods that you must have., you should not press "Run Bootleg" if you have any mod with this color.
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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #2 on: 2011-12-29 02:06:52 »
Some options in Bootleg use a customized selection of FMV's from the various mods.
Multiple FMV mods are required to replace every FMV with the best new version.
There are also options to install the standard mods without customization.

If any mods are still listed in RED, you should not press "RUN BOOTLEG" as this is a warning that files are missing.


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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #3 on: 2012-01-29 21:30:29 »
i just wanted to say thx for the awesome tutorial and awesome work on the bootleg making the mods effortless with installing now and amazing work to everyone who did the mods kudos becuz you just made my life amazingly simply since my wife wants to play ff7 for the first time and wanted to see it in hi def i really cant thank you enough!!!!!!

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #4 on: 2012-01-30 00:20:08 »
Woah... excited much?

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #5 on: 2012-02-06 16:18:05 »
Thanks for this tool.  I haven't played this game in years, and I'm excited to try again. :)

My only experience with batch modding like this is with Baldur's Gate 2, so I'm a bit new, but please bear with me:

1. I've found that the ModList lists mods as "detected" even if the download did not occur correctly.  Namely, FacePalmer3,7-9 are listed as found even though they are much smaller than the other FacePalmer parts.  Should I worry about this (i.e. the possibility that more than the obvious downloads have errors)?  If so, is there a tool I can use to check that the download sizes are all correct?

2. At least one download (FFVIIRemix_Installer_etcetc) is not available because btjunkie is no longer up.  Is this available elsewhere?

Thank you for your help.  Let me know if I should post this elsewhere. :)

In other words, it appears that failed

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #6 on: 2012-02-06 16:20:25 »
If a file with the name is in the directory, it detects it. It would take too much rewriting for very little benefit.

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #7 on: 2012-02-06 16:25:54 »
Is a pdf/text file available with correct download sizes such that I can manually check?

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #8 on: 2012-02-06 16:51:14 »
You can check the size of the download before downloading. Otherwise, no.

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #9 on: 2012-02-06 17:20:43 »
Thanks.

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #10 on: 2012-02-06 18:01:19 »
One more follow-up.

Both "enhanced movies" file mod downloads link me to a mediafire page listing four files:

ff7[...]part1.exe
ff7[...]part2.rar
ff7[...]part4.rar
ff7[...]part5.rar

However, Modlist requests:

ff7_enhanced_movies_1.zip
ff7_enhanced_movies_2.zip

It's not clear to me how the former set of files map onto the latter set (or whether a "part3" is missing).

This is the last mod needed other than filesize-checking. :)

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #11 on: 2012-02-06 19:53:46 »
Links were broken during the transition from megaupload.
The Big List of FF7 Mods might have a working link to the required files.

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #12 on: 2012-02-07 04:30:55 »
Thanks, I think I found a good link there. :)

This is so exciting!

I wonder what the chances of glitchless play are... :X

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #13 on: 2012-02-07 16:24:14 »
I have bith the 1280 sharp and the high res movies in with my mods, was just wondering should i copy them into my movies folder or is it automatic?

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #14 on: 2012-02-07 17:03:18 »
Bootleg installs movies automatically based on your FMV selection in BFE.

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #15 on: 2012-02-08 05:07:36 »
OK, so, I'm having a little bit of a problem.

I checked every file manually and replaced all the mods that were half-downloaded.  Everything was 100% set-up correctly.

When I ran bootleg, it aborted, and now my Final Fantasy VII folder (prior at C:/Games/) is gone.  I'm pretty sure it was permanently deleted, too, because my free space on the C:/ drive jumped from 50-some GB to 60-some GB.

Does it sound like an understandable error occurred, or...?

EDITN: 100% solved ^^~

I assume I can safely turn anti-virus back on after successful patching, or do I need to make a manual exception?
« Last Edit: 2012-02-09 00:56:52 by Iecerint »

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #16 on: 2012-02-09 05:01:25 »
uhhh why is it that i dont have 0. my rebuilded models.rar  in the bootleg supported mods?

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #17 on: 2012-02-09 16:59:43 »
The rebuilded models are included with Bootleg 0037.
You no longer need to download those models separately.
There are additional mods that are now integrated with the Bootleg Configurator: Squallff8_Final_PRP_Models.rar, Vincent's Boots.rar, Models.7z, HQMBV2 - Classic Buster.rar, Classic Models.7z, Multi CTRL+F5-F8.zip, Multi DLL Loader (put DLLs in LOADR folder).zip, Kleyon's T&M HQ Barret AM Canon Battle.rar, Kleyon's T&M Barret Field.rar, New_Prelude.zip, potion slayers.zip.

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #18 on: 2012-02-09 20:40:05 »
First let me say Thank you all for making FF VII playable on current systems.

I downloaded Bootleg 0037 and noticed the following error in it (before use)
the link for FL-BSE v0.1.1 UPD will redirect you to the download for FL-BSE v0.1
and vice versa.

i hope you find this information usefull for future updates to the program.

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #19 on: 2012-02-10 02:22:41 »
thanks Daniish for this easy tutorial. its perfect for noobs like me! and thanks pitbrat for the bootleg! one question, is it possible to get the OG barrett similar to how u can get the og vincent?
« Last Edit: 2012-02-10 04:04:28 by FlyingToast »

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #20 on: 2012-02-11 21:15:06 »
*NOTE*
When you are ready to start playing after your install
check and make sure that compatibility is not set to win 98
as discussed in this topic http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=12184.0

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #21 on: 2012-02-11 23:41:50 »
Some systems require Win98 compatibility, some don't care and others won't run with Win98 compatibility.
Currently Win98 is set on because it seems to work with the most systems.
Are there a lot of people who have to turn Win98 compatibility off?

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #22 on: 2012-02-12 17:00:38 »
@PitBrat: When you are using the compatibility mode, you can use only one CPU.
                This command start/affinity 3 does not work then.

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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #23 on: 2012-02-12 22:40:30 »
I've heard that running FF7 on multiple CPU's provides no performance benefit with Aali's current driver and might increase instability.

Does anyone have actual data suggesting that using multiple CPU's with FF7 actually increases the games performance?


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Re: [Tutorial] Easy installing mods to FFVII with Bootleg
« Reply #24 on: 2012-02-13 00:38:12 »
No. Because the game isn't multi-threaded, so can't exploit multiple CPUs. Anyone claiming otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about.