Final Fantasy VII - High Definition Restoration Patch

FinalFantasyVIIHDACIf you're sitting there in hope that SquareEnix are going to announce a HD remake of Final Fantasy VII at E3, we have something rather interesting for you in the meantime. FF7 enthusiasts have quietly been working hard over the last few years to create their own HD remake patch.

If you're in the group that often says the Sony Playstation 1 version of Final Fantasy VII is better than the PC port, you might want to look away now. Taking inspiration from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, the members of Qhimm messageboard have released various patches for the PC version to update it.

The free patches released update the models in game, bringing the classic blocky characters to Advent Children standards. The opening scene has also been replaced with the one featured in Advent Children. And various auditory and graphical changes have been added.

Final Fantasy VII HD Sample Restoration Video

The patching process however doesn't seem to be as simple as we'd hope. After reading various guides online, each update (models, graphics, video & audio) are each within their own standalone patches. There are a few guides online to patching the game that might worth a read; here and here.

If you're feeling brave and have time to spare, have a good look through the Qhimm messageboards and see what other patches are available.

Link: Final Fantasy VII HD Restoration Patch Guide & Downloads 1

Link: Final Fantasy VII HD Restoration Patch Guide & Downloads 2

Last Updated ( 15 June 2010 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

Other recent articles:


Retro Game Database Search

Retro Gaming Podcast

Join the RetroCollect Squad as they discuss our gaming past in the all new RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast.

Retro Games on eBay now

About RetroCollect

RetroCollect is your one stop for everything retro games and retro gaming. Featuring the latest classic gaming news around, informative reviews and an ever active forum, you'll feel right at home with other retro gamers.

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast

Join the RetroCollect Squad as they talk their way through the wonderful world of retro gaming.

Listen to RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast

Join RetroCollect on the web