Rockman X7

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Rockman X7
Rockman X7 cover
Developers
Capcom
Release dates
Windows April 29, 2004
Rockman X7 on MobyGames
Rockman X7 on Wikipedia
Mega Man X
Subseries of Mega Man
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Key points

Only released in South Korea.
Can only be installed on Korean versions of Windows. See Issues fixed.
Absolutely no video or audio settings.
Appears to lack visual effects that the PS2 version had, such as shadows, and sounds don't loop properly.
Does not support any gamepads, and keys are hard-coded. See Input settings.

General information

MMKB, A large and detailed wiki for the series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Appears to use standard disc check, as well as a region locking system to limit installations and functions to Korean PCs.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.02. If you cannot install it, see can't install patch for a guide.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savedata\[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Play in widescreen
  1. Download ENBSeries DX8 to DX9 Convertor.
  2. Open the downloaded zip and copy d3d8.dll and enbconvertor.ini to the installation folder.
  3. Download DXOverride or DX9res.
  4. Extract to the installation folder.
  5. Open d3d9.ini(DXOverride) or d3d9.cfg(DX9res).
  6. Set the resolution values as needed.
  7. Optional, for DXOverride: Set ForceSMAAMode to any value you desire, between 0 and 4; 5 and higher will make the game refuse to boot.

Notes

Certain elements, such as the fading transition or loading text, only appears in the upper left corner of the screen. Likewise, enemies will spawn once they enter the center 4:3 portion of the screen.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Play in Borderless Windowed mode
  1. Download and install 3D-Analyze.
  2. Launch 3D-Analyze as Administrator.
  3. In 3D-Analyze, click the SELECT button and choose <path-to-game>\RMX7.exe
  4. Check "force windowed mode".
  5. Click the RUN button.

Notes

This method requires a cracked executable; an installed Korean executable can only be launched with a locale emulator.

Input settings[edit]

Control settings; English text patch used, otherwise Korean would be used.
Control settings; English text patch used, otherwise Korean would be used.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only allows you to redefine the existing keybinds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Korean, on by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Lacks the bilingual audio support from the PlayStation 2 release.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Not all text is translated, and voices are allegedly incorrect. Download from here.
Japanese
Korean
Certain elements are in English, such as the title screen or button prompts.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game cannot be installed on non-Korean versions of Windows[edit]

As the game was released only in Korea, the installation will fail to proceed on worldwide versions of Windows.
Instructions
  1. Download Locale Emulator and extact its contents somewhere convenient.
  2. Open LEInstaller.exe and click Install for current user to install the locale emulator.
  3. Click Edit global profile list to create a Korean profile.
  4. Change Location to Korean (Korea), change Timezone to (UTC+09:00) Seoul, and check Run as an administrator, Fake registry, and Fake system UI language.
  5. Click Save As to save your profile.
  6. Go to C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files.
  7. Delete or rename the existing InstallShield folder.
  8. Go to My Computer or This PC, depending on the version of Windows you're using, and open the disk drive, where Rockman X7 is located.
  9. Right click setup.exe and highlight Locale Emulator to select the Korean profile you created.
  10. You will get an error message (#1628), this is not important, we did it just to create a new InstallShield folder, the specific one the game uses.
  11. Go back to C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/InstallShield/Driver/7/Intel 32/.
  12. Right click iDriver.exe and select Properties, set compatibility mode to Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and check Run this program as an administrator.
  13. This step is important! Right click iDriver.exe and run it with the Korean locale. Nothing will happen, but that's okay.
  14. Open the drive where Rockman X7 is and run setup.exe with the Korean locale again, and it should now ask you where to install your game; feel free to choose your own directory and folder name.

Can't install patch[edit]

The 1.02 patch cannot detect the installation path
Instructions
  1. Click Start and type in regedit in the search bar, then open regedit.exe.
  2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then Wow6432Node.
  3. You will likely see two folders at the top with gibberish characters, as well as a folder named 록맨X7 at the very bottom.
  4. Two of these folders, the one with gibberish characters and 록맨X7, don't contain anything important (only (Default) REG_SZ (Value Not Set) keys), while a folder named ??X7 has the install directory the installer needs to fetch.
  5. Make sure to find the folder that has the InstalDir REG_SZ <path-to-game> directory key, it might not be named ??X7.
  6. Delete the unnecessary folders, and rename the ??X7 folder into 록맨X7.
  7. Run the patch with the Korean locale emulator. It should now install.

Notes

If you are using a cracked executable, it will reintroduce the disc check and region lock system.

Game refuses to start[edit]

Game will not boot and will throw out error screens.
Instructions
  1. See above to install Locale Emulator.
  2. Right click RMX7.exe in the installation folder and select Locale Emulator and the Korean profile you created.

Notes

This step is not necessary with a cracked executable.

Game freezes[edit]

Upon booting the game up, the game will freeze and require a restart to terminate.
Instructions
  1. Set Compatibility Mode to Windows 98/Windows ME.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Other 8x CD-ROM Drive

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References