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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

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This page is for the remake. For the original 1998 release, see Final Fantasy VII. For the 2012 re-release, see Final Fantasy VII (2012). For the 2020 Microsoft Store version, see Final Fantasy VII Windows Edition.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade cover
Developers
Square Enix
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows December 16, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 93
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series Final Fantasy
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is a singleplayer third-person action and RPG game in the Final Fantasy series.

The game was released exclusively on the Epic Games Store on December 16, 2021 with an eventual release on Steam the following year on June 17, 2022.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Essential improvements

FFVIIHook

Unlocks the developer console, giving access to console commands and easy changes to the game's CVars, along with allowing loose INI files to be loaded in from the game's config folder.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1462040/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Epic Games Launcher %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE\EOS\
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE\Steam\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1462040/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed. Use Flawless Widescreen to fix.
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen. This may result in FMVs being heavily cropped. A workaround is to tap F11 to switch to Windowed mode and also use the Flawless Widescreen hotkey (Ctrl+Alt+Z by default) to disable the fix during the cutscene. Tap F11 again and re-enable the fix with the hotkey when the cutscene ends to restore the fix and Borderless Fullscreen mode.[1] You can simplify the process by changing the hotkey in Flawless Widescreen to also be F11.
4K Ultra HD
FMVs are in 1080p.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Traditional fullscreen not available; see Exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Unknown filtering method.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forced TAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice between 30, 60, 90, or 120 FPS cap.
Cinematic FMVs are capped at 30 FPS, while in-game FMVs are capped at 60 FPS. Tutorial videos played back at 30 FPS and may be recorded at variable frame rates below it. FMVs can be interpolated to higher framerates with Vidsquish.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Disable TAA[2]
This can result in heavy ugly dithering on shadows that looks similar to intense film grain.[1][3]
  1. Install FFVIIHook.
  2. Copy the included Engine.ini to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  3. Open Engine.ini with a text editor.
  4. Add the [SystemSettings] header as a new line if it does not exist.
  5. Add the following lines.
r.AntiAliasingQuality=0
r.PostProcessAAQuality=0
r.TemporalAAQuality=0
r.TemporalAASamples=0
r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=0
r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=False

Dynamic resolution

As of update 1.001 DRS was also disabled for higher than 60 FPS.[4]
Depending on FPS cap, the game utilizes dynamic resolution. It can be set manually using Flawless Widescreen.
Modify with Flawless Widescreen
Modify with FFVIIHook[5]
  1. Install FFVIIHook.
  2. Copy the included Engine.ini to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  3. Open Engine.ini with a text editor.
  4. Add the [SystemSettings] header as a new line if it does not exist.
  5. Add r.DynamicRes.MinScreenPercentage=100 underneath (sets minimum dynamic resolution scaling to 100%.
  6. Add r.DynamicRes.OperationMode=0 underneath (disables dynamic resolution scaling (0=off 2=on)).

Exclusive fullscreen

FFVIIHook can force the in-game resolution picker to use exclusive fullscreen mode for all resolutions.
Exclusive fullscreen only works properly when playing in D3D11 mode.
Enable exclusive fullscreen[citation needed]
  1. Install FFVIIHook.
  2. Create a file named usefullscreen.txt next to one of the EXEs.
  3. Run the game using the -d3d11 command line argument.

Post-processing

Disable post-processing by hand[5]
  1. Install FFVIIHook.
  2. Copy the included Engine.ini to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  3. Open Engine.ini with a text editor.
  4. Add the [SystemSettings] header as a new line.
  5. Underneath it, add the following settings based on what you wish to disable.

Use "light" version of TAA

r.TemporalAASamples=4
r.TemporalAACurrentFrameWeight=0.45

Disable depth of field

r.DepthOfField.FarBlur=0
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0
r.FastVRam.BokehDOF=0
r.FastVRam.CircleDOF=0
r.FastVRam.DOFSetup=0
r.DOF.Kernel.MaxBackgroundRadius=0.0000
r.DOF.Kernel.MaxForegroundRadius=0.0000
r.FastVRam.DOFPostfilter=0
r.FastVRam.DOFReduce=0
r.FastVRam.DOFSetup=0

Disable motion blur

r.MotionBlurQuality=0

Disable film grain

r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0

Disable vignette

Use Flawless Widescreen

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Not present
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Scroll wheel to cycle through menu items, left-click to choose a menu item, right-click to exit.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Some controllers may need to be powered on after launch to function properly. PS5 controllers over Bluetooth are detected as generic controllers and require rebinding in the menu.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Options exist, but are extremely limited. Equivalent to PlayStation version.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualSense also supported.
DualShock button prompts
DualSense button prompts also supported.
Use this mod (DualShock 4) or this mod (DualSense) to force DualShock 4 or DualSense button prompts regardless of which controller or wrapper is being used.
Light bar support
Blue light
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Rumble only works if controller is set as Xinput Controller in controller settings
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Working on Xinput Controller mode

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Speech Volume.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Dialogue only or with speaker name.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Indonesian
Fan translation, download.
Only the main game (main story+side missions) is currently translated by this patch, Episode INTERmission is untranslated.
Indonesian
Fan translation by IGTC Team (Indonesia Game Translator Community)
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Machine translation, download.
Russian
Regularly updated translation from the "Mognet" team, download.
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Change in-game text language

Epic Games Store[6]
  1. Go to Epic Games settings.
  2. Make sure the "Prefered Communication Language" is in the desired language
  3. If it's already in the desired language and the game is still in another language, change it to something else, save and launch the game. Close the game, change the comms preference back to the desired language and launch the game one last time
Steam[7]
  1. Right Click on the desired game in the Library.
  2. Select Properties, the Language tab, then select the desired language.

Steam Deck

Steam version

Steam Deck verified. If you own the game on Steam, you can play it without having to do anything.

Epic Games Store version

Epic Games Store is not supported on SteamOS, but can be manually installed.

Install Epic Games Store games through Heroic[8]
  1. Press Steam and then Power, then select Switch to Desktop.
  2. Open Discover.
  3. Search for and install Heroic Games Launcher.
  4. Open Heroic and login to Epic Games Store account.
  5. Install games.
  6. Enable Minimize Heroic After Game Launch in Settings.
  7. Click Return to Gaming Mode, click Games and Add the installer as a non-Steam game.
  8. Heroic can launched from SteamOS in the Non-Steam tab.
Heroic Games Launcher is an open-source, native GOG and Epic Games Launcher that supports Linux, Windows and macOS.
Install Epic Games Store games through Steam[9]
  1. Press Steam and then Power, then select Switch to Desktop.
  2. Open Firefox or any browser.
  3. Download Epic Games Launcher Windows installer EpicInstaller-13.0.0.msi from the Epic website.
  4. In Steam, click Games and Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library.
  5. Click Browse
  6. Change File type to All Files
  7. Navigate to /home/deck/Downloads/ and select EpicInstaller-13.0.0.msiand Add selected programs.
  8. In the Library, right click on the installer and click Properties.
  9. Select Compatibility, and check Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool and check latest Proton version.
  10. Within Gaming Mode, you can now launch Origin from Steam in the Non-Steam tab.

Issues unresolved

Heavy FPS drops

The game's frame rate can drop from 120 FPS to below 30 FPS when texture settings are set to high on a GPU with 8 GB of VRAM or less. This may be caused by poor VRAM management, as the issue is resolved by alternating between low and high settings. This appears to force a VRAM flush. There is no word from the developers about the issue at the time of this edit.
nVidia driver 511.65 addressed an issue with VRAM allocation calls that improves drops caused by VRAM swap, but don't completely solve the problem. Drops will still happen in more demanding areas while the problem won't happen anymore in less demanding ones. The mileage of this will vary.[10]

Poor frame pacing and data streaming issues

When using the in-game FPS limiter, the game can introduce poor frame pacing. It also presents data streaming issues that can be easily reproduced.[11]

There is no word from the developers about the issue at the time of this edit.

The frame pacing issues can be greatly alleviated by using any VRR technology (such as HDMI VRR, G-Sync or Freesync). This won't help with data streaming issues, however.[12]

Controller detection oddities

Some controllers (e.g. DualSense) do not function correctly over Bluetooth if they are powered on and connected prior to launching the game. The game does not always recognize the type of controller when connected via Bluetooth. This will result in generic, difficult to parse, numbered button labels in-game. It will also require you to rebind all of the buttons on the controller, as it will by default automatically bind only the d-pad, accept, and cancel buttons in this scenario.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 See Force Direct3D 11.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio OGG Vorbis

Force Direct3D 11

Use the -d3d11 command line argument[citation needed]
Brings more consistent frame times.
It's recommended to disable the dynamic resolution scaler, and limit the frame rate by other means (Nvidia Control Panel, AMD Radeon Software, RTSS, etc). In Nvidia control panel, forcing Vsync On, and Prefer maximum performance may help further.
Breaks HDR support, resulting in wrong and washed-out colors, with severe banding.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (2004)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3330
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon RX 480
3 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The game OS requirement can be lowered to Windows 7 with a patch (Steam version only).

Notes

  1. Appears to contain no useful .ini files by default
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/1462040/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1462040) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Hman360 on 2022-01-30
  2. No TAA at Final Fantasy VII Remake Nexus - Mods and community
  3. Helix Mod: Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade [DX11] - last accessed on 2022-01-30
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade PC Update 1.001 Stabilizes Framerates of 90 and Above; Also Packs Fixes For Various Issues - last accessed on 2022-01-13
  5. 5.0 5.1 Final Fantasy VII Remake - TAA, Depth Of Field, Dynamic Resolution Scaling and Motion Blur Workarounds
  6. How to change FF7R PC language on EGS? : FFVIIRemake
  7. Verified by User:Xharos on June 17, 2022
  8. Epic Games Store on the Steam Deck - YouTube - last accessed on 2022-02-25
  9. Epic Games on a Steam Deck gets WAY easier with Heroic Flatpak - YouTube - last accessed on 2022-03-11
  10. Final Fantasy VII Remake DX12 Stuttering Mostly Fixed by GeForce Driver - last accessed on 2022-02-07
  11. Uh Oh...Final Fantasy VII Remake: PC (Day 1 Impressions)
  12. Verified by User:Tamodolo on 2021-12-21
    Tested using an RTX 3070 in native 4K resolution using HDMI 2.1 VRR at 4K120 and with LFC enabled on an LG C9 OLED TV. Also tested with all FPS targets: 30, 60, 90, and 120. All FPS targets present a significantly better frame cadence than fixed refresh rate.