Tifa's BootlegInstall Tutorial for Bootleg Configurator
★ VIDEO TUTORIAL ★♥ 2012 Kotaku Article ♥ ✿ 2013 Kotaku Article ✿ ✚ Update Reports ✚☛ Frequently Asked Questions ☚
First of all,
we do NOT
support piracy here. You will need to BUY
the game if you don't have it already.1998 VersionEbayAmazon (Europe)Amazon (North America)2012/2013 VersionsSteamSquare Enix Store (Europe)Square Enix Store (North America)
Windows XP (32 & 64 bit)
Windows VISTA (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit)Free Space needed:
The free space needed is approximately 10GB.Other System Requirements:
A dedicated GPU with at least
512MB of RAM. Integrated Graphics will NOT work.Do NOT
install to system folders, such as Program Files or Program Files (x86). Windows will deny some mods access to changes in system folders.Recommended Install Directory: C:\Games\FF7
1998 Version - Original DiscsMAXIMUN INSTALLATION IS A MUST
2012 Version - Square Enix StoreNOTE
: Bootleg will automatically detect and convert the 2012 Version to the 1998 Version in order to be modded properly.You will lose Achievements, Cloud Saves, and the Trainer after installing Bootleg.
2013 Version - SteamNOTE
: Be careful not to install with Steam inside a system folder, such as Program Files or Program Files (x86).>>> How To Relocate Your Steam Folder <<<You will lose Achievements, Cloud Saves, and the Trainer after installing Bootleg.
Let's get going on the mods!
After installing Bootleg, issues involving bugs or user error could have potentially occurred.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before posting, as they may already be answered.
Read, download, and run the latest version of FF7 Game Converter.
FILE AUTHOR DESCRIPTION INFO FF7_GameConverter_0.9b.exe Kompass63 Compatibility Tool Qhimm FILEBefore running it:
Rename a Hard Drive to FF7DISC1
Rename a USB Flash Drive to FF7DISC1
Mount this blank ISO: DOWNLOAD
Read about and download the latest version of Bootleg Configurator.
and extract it to a non-system folder, e.g. C:\Games\FF7Mods
Enable Administrator Privileges:
Right-Click on "Bootleg.exe"
Go to the "Compatibility Tab"
Check "Run this program as an administrator"
, then "OK"
Turn OFF Windows UAC: How To Turn Off UAC
Selecting your mods.
You can automatically
setup your mods by clicking on "Presets"
in the menu bar and selecting one.OR
You can manually
setup your mods by using a check-box or drop-down menu.
You can load my settings (EQ2Alyza)
from the torrent in STEP 7. I'm confused. What do some of these mods do?Tifa's Package: Mod Details for Bootleg Configurator
Now click on the menu bar "File --> Mod List"
or the blue button labeled "Mod Listing"
to the right.
You will see a big list with all the mods supported for Bootleg. Each mod shows a brief description of its use underneath, along with a download link to the right.What do the colors mean?█ █ █ GREEN █ █ █
These are mod files required for your configuration and are placed properly into your "Installation Tab --> Mod Source"
folder.█ █ █ RED █ █ █
These are mod files required for your configuration but are not yet placed properly into your "Installation Tab --> Mod Source"
folder.Do not press "Run Bootleg" if you have any mods in red.█ █ █ YELLOW █ █ █
These are mod files not required for your configuration.█ █ █ ORANGE █ █ █
These are alternate mod files to a mod listed in red. If these are downloaded, the primary red is not required and will change to yellow.
Start downloading every mod colored in RED.FOR BROKEN LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL MODS, CHECK OUT < HERE >ORDOWNLOAD THE TORRENT, WHICH HAS EVERY COMPATIBLE MOD: < TORRENT >ANDFOR MOD DETAILS, CHECK OUT < TIFA'S PACKAGE >TIP:
Place your downloaded mods into the same folder as Bootleg, e.g. C:\Games\FF7ModsSome mods have more than one different listing. Which should I use?
Choose one of them. You don't need both. Once you download one of them, the others will turn yellow like the image example below.
(FacePalmer Example)I have downloaded all the mods, but they still show as red. What's wrong?
The Installation tab isn't configured correctly.
Point "Destination Location"
to the folder the game's installed.
Point "Mod Source"
to the folder with the downloaded mods.
Point "Bootleg.exe Location"
to the folder with the Bootleg files.
Point "Temporary Files"
to anywhere with at least 20GB of hard drive space.
Once you have downloaded all the red/orange colored files, your mod list should be entirely yellow and green and are now ready to install.IMPORTANT:
Disable any Anit-Virus and Firewall software. Sometimes Internet Browsers can cause a halt, so closing them may be needed.
Click the red button labeled "Run Bootleg"
to the right.
The first window that will pop-up will be the Final Fantasy VII Configuration v1.02.Click the "Graphics Tab" to enable Aali's Custom Graphics Driver.
Next, click the "Sound Tab"
and select your primary sound device under the drop-down menu.Leaving this blank will cause the game unable to start.
When installing Gjoerulv's Hardcore Mod for your Difficulty, click "Pick install folder"
Then click the big "PATCH"
button, wait for 100% complete, and click "Close"
afterwards.Always select Original (1997). ALWAYS.
When installing Menu Overhaul, there may be a few text documents that pop up which will give "error" reports.These are normal and can be ignored.
When installing FF7Music, PSF is the original Playstation music and OSTRemastered is the Playstation score reworked with more modern instrumentation.After installing, uncheck "Run FF7" and click "Finish".
Configuring FF7 Bootloader
Here are some previews for it: NOTE 1:
Always click the blue "Write CFG" button in the top-right to save your configurations. This must be done before closing the Configure window.NOTE 2:
You HAVE to run the game from FF7 Bootloader to get the fully modded effects! Click the "Play FF7" button to launch the game.TIPS:"Preserve Aspect"
turns on/off the widescreen stretching.
Under the "Post-processing shader" menu, Complex Shaders are only used for Radeon Graphics cards."Postprocessing"
, "Max Lights"
, and "Post-processing shader"
work in congruent with each other. Having them all on/off simultaneously is recommended.
What do I do if something doesn't work or appears broken?Check the Bug Report and Frequently Asked Questions below. If your issue isn't listed:
1. Please post specifically what is happening when you run into your issue(s).
2. Please post your APP.LOG report, which is found in the game's installation folder.
I enjoy helping people, so do me a favor and help me as well.
PitBrat & Vgr for creating Bootleg Configurator.
Daniish for the old tutorial concept and images.
The respective creators of each and every mod featured.EvilApai @ Deviantart
for the lovely Tifa art.
The players, fans, supporters, and testers within the Qhimm community.