Final Fantasy VII (2012)

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Final Fantasy VII
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Release dates
Windows August 14, 2012
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This page is for the 2012 re-release. For the original 1998 version, see Final Fantasy VII.

Key points

This is a re-release of the 1998 PC port of the PlayStation version updated with compatibility for modern operating systems along with additional new features.[1]
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS, 15 FPS during combat and FMVs. 60FPS BATTLES mostly alleviates the combat situation.[2][3]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Requires online activation
Can only be used x times
SecuROM 8 DRM.
Requires a Square Enix account.
Publisher website
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Requires online activation
Requires a Square Enix account.
All post-2012 versions require Steam DRM.
Since 2013 no longer comes with 3x install limit SecuROM DRM that the releases in 2012 had. Contact Square Enix for a replacement if you got the 2012 non-Steam version.[4][5][6]

Essential improvements[edit]

The Reunion[edit]

The Reunion is a fan-made mod pack with a host of tweaks and fixes.
The Reunion is not compatible with Steam achievements, cloud saves and the trainer. However, The Reunion can be disabled using "Disable_The_Reunion = y" in its Options files, so the player can switch between "Steam mode" and "Reunion mode".

To install The Reunion, you will need both version 6 and the latest hotfix. The setup will make a new folder called "The_Reunion". Saves will now be stored in the "save" folder in the root directory. After installing, only very basic functionalities are enabled. Features such as model overhaul, transparent textboxes, etc, need to be changed from "n" to "y" in the Options file.

Note that "MENU OVERHAUL", which is no longer supported in newer versions of The Reunion, does not apply to this version of the game and has never worked on it. Instead, Steam users have "MENU ENHANCEMENT".

The Reunion offers these main features, and more:

  • BEACAUSE: In-game text translation fixes.
  • MENU ENHANCEMENT: Updates menus to look neater
  • AUDIO REPLACEMENT: A complete replacement for the original sound module. All known bugs with the original sound module have been resolved.
  • WEAPON: Adjusts various aspects of the game's difficulty to be smoother.
  • MODEL OVERHAUL: Improves in-game character models.
  • 60FPS BATTLES: Corrects the battle frame rate of the PC versions to be 60
  • SOLDIER QUEST: 99 1:35 Soldiers will be hidden throughout the world as collectables.
  • MEMORY PATCHES: Various memory patches, such as cheats et al..

Instructions on how to use The Reunion with Satsuki's upscaled HD backgrounds are here.

Remako HD Graphics Mod[edit]

The Remako HD Graphics Mod is a mod that completely revamps the pre-rendered backgrounds. All of the backgrounds now have 4 times the resolution of the original. Using AI neural networks, this upscaling tries to emulate the detail the original renders would have had.

There is no way to use this mod without losing achievements, cloud saves and the trainer.
The Remako mod has been arguably surpassed by Satsuki's upscaled HD backgrounds.

Game data[edit]

How to enable cloud saving.
How to enable cloud saving.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\FINAL FANTASY VII\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\FINAL FANTASY VII\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39140/pfx/[Note 1]
150 save slots available (10 save folders x 15 save files per folder)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Cloud saves sync through the launcher using Square Enix's cloud service.

Video settings[edit]

Final Fantasy VII (2012) video settings menu.[7]
Final Fantasy VII (2012) video settings menu.[7]
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Displays in 4:3, or stretches to widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Menu screens are capped at 60 FPS, combat and FMVs are capped at 15 FPS, and everything else is capped at 30 FPS.[2] Use The Reunion for 60 FPS combat.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Unable to map mouse controls
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Launcher lacks controller navigation support.
Controller remapping
Supports DirectInput device. The four directions are mapped to X and Y axes. Lacks support for POV hat, D-pad, and Triggers on standard XInput controllers.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
The entire game pauses when put in the background.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/39140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.