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Forum: Technology 07/27/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
Phew, it's been like a month, but I finally got...

Phew, it's been like a month, but I finally got it up and working. My final "trial by fire" to see if I finally got the gist of this was to play everyone's favorite game, Final Fantasy VII, in...
Forum: Technology 06/25/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
It's been awhile, but let me recount some of the...

It's been awhile, but let me recount some of the PCs I've had off the top of my head.

I had a Dell computer with a Pentium 3 550 MHz CPU, 128 MB of RAM, and a Voodoo 3 3500 video card. Had Windows...
Forum: Technology 06/24/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
It's not as much as the corporate spying thing...

It's not as much as the corporate spying thing that bothers me with Windows, but the planned obsolescence scam.

Even before my accidental purchase of a Windows 10 laptop that had the motherboard...
Forum: Technology 06/22/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
Just when I thought I was getting the hang of...

Just when I thought I was getting the hang of things, I run into quite a confounding dilemma: I can't even get my USB headset to work with this.

This is what I have:
...
Forum: Technology 06/20/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
True, but I gotta learn to stop being dependent...

True, but I gotta learn to stop being dependent on Windows, too.

Hopefully one day Linux will catch on an all installers will be in a nice Debian package, and not a hot mess of having to find and...
Forum: Technology 06/20/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
Oh dear God. The past few days have been a...

Oh dear God.

The past few days have been a headache just trying to install programs, because one program is dependent on another library and then to install that library involves some very...
Forum: Technology 06/17/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
Last virus I got, I was looking for Dragon Ball...

Last virus I got, I was looking for Dragon Ball Super episodes online and my browser downloaded a virus. Luckily, ZoneAlarm caught it before it could do any damage.

Back on topic, I have some USB...
Forum: Technology 06/16/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
Should I bother installing security software for...

Should I bother installing security software for the Windows virtual machine, or does the security software for the Linux host machine have that covered?
Forum: Technology 06/16/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By NERV Agent
Linux n00b. Please gentle.

After dealing with the nightmare of Windows 10 (https://thelifestream.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19976), I've decided to finally switch to Linux.

Next week I'm finally gonna get my hands on my...
Forum: Technology 03/19/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By NERV Agent
Yeah, it's gone. And I had pictures and videos of...

Yeah, it's gone. And I had pictures and videos of different places I've been to in my life on that disk.

Before the disk crashed, it was in my Samsung Galaxy S5 and I was wasting time on YouTube...
Forum: Technology 03/18/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By NERV Agent
Phew! I put in a brand new SD card in my...

Phew!

I put in a brand new SD card in my phone, reinstalled MSD and immediately moved the application to the SD card. I ran the app, and all my game data is still there! Unfortunately, all the...
Forum: Technology 03/17/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By NERV Agent
I tried reformatting it in my PC and it said it...

I tried reformatting it in my PC and it said it couldn't format it. I tried formatting it inside the phone, and I get an error like "command failed 179,64 public".
Forum: Technology 03/17/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By NERV Agent
Question SD card got messed up, and game data was on it.

This morning I turned on my smart phone only to find a message like "SD card format not supported" and that I needed to reformat the thing.

Unfortunately, I had Android games installed on that...
Forum: Technology 09/08/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By NERV Agent
This PC specialist you've mentioned...they...

This PC specialist you've mentioned...they wouldn't happen to have an online store I can order from, would they?
Forum: Technology 09/07/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By NERV Agent
Stuck with Windows 10. Impossible to downgrade to Windows 7.

:facepalm:

I recently bought this laptop:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA8S15UZ3741&cm_re=n857hk1-_-9SIA8S15UZ3741-_-Product

I tried to downgrade to Windows 7 Pro by...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 08/15/2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,190
Posted By NERV Agent
DLPB of Qhimm showed me the ending logo files...

DLPB of Qhimm showed me the ending logo files (the scene with Red XII running with cubs) from the PC version, and I got a few ideas on how this is separated, but I am unsure of a few things.

Here...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 08/07/2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,190
Posted By NERV Agent
'K, I'm back on my other computer. I looked...

'K, I'm back on my other computer.

I looked at a 320 x 240 pSX 1.13 screenshot of the logo in game.

The “comet” logo is 283 x 133 pixels. Computers like multiples of 8, so I keep increasing...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 08/07/2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,190
Posted By NERV Agent
I gotta look into that, as I was messing around...

I gotta look into that, as I was messing around with the title screen a few weeks ago.

As for the "arbitrary looking vertical slicing though", I assume you mean the neon green line? Yeah, in...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 08/07/2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,190
Posted By NERV Agent
Opening logo layout analysis?

http://s19.postimg.org/tac555hjn/OPENING_21_000001_08b_01c.png

I ripped this with Tim2View from the PSX version from the file "OPENING_21.data" contained within "MOVIE/OPENING.BIN".

As you can...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 05/02/2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By NERV Agent
It's possible that it is shit. Someone in...

It's possible that it is shit.

Someone in Qhimm just told me that the program might only be able to compress one file at a time. But that makes no sense. It's like putting only one file in a .zip...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 04/30/2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By NERV Agent
I posted on Qhimm, and it seems that even they...

I posted on Qhimm, and it seems that even they don't know.

Also, I tried what you mentioned and it still didn't work. :(

FF7 hacking is quite the mystery it seems (for a beginner, anyway).
...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 04/24/2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By NERV Agent
Smile FF7Tools lzss unclear syntax.

I extracted "MOVIE/OPENING.BIN" from an FF7 PSX disc. I used "unbinlz" to decompress it, and managed to edit one of the ".data" files that came out to my liking.

But how exactly do I compress all...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/26/2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,655
Posted By NERV Agent
YES!!! I can use PSicture to view them! ...

YES!!!

I can use PSicture to view them!

Now, how do I turn ".bmp" files into ".data" files to be reinserted into the ISO?
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/26/2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,655
Posted By NERV Agent
I know I am bumping this up, but I've ran into...

I know I am bumping this up, but I've ran into some stuff.

I was looking through the FF7Tools (http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/1050/) README and found this:

Then I searched Google for...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/19/2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,655
Posted By NERV Agent
The quest for FF7 PSX opening data.

Some of you who were in the chat room last night (Remnant-of-VII being one of them) might know what this is about.

A long time ago I used to do some ROM hacking on the PSX, but stopped when IRL...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/26/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
Whoa! It worked! I can race my Gold Chocobo now! ...

Whoa! It worked! I can race my Gold Chocobo now!

This has been an interesting endeavor.
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/25/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
No rush! :hairflip:

No rush!
:hairflip:
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/25/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
Thanks DynamixDJ. However, I have another favor...

Thanks DynamixDJ. However, I have another favor to ask.

I have a keen interest in game hacking, and would like to know how you went about fixing this save file. Can you detail the steps on how you...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/24/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
Alright. It's gonna be up for 1 week. I hope I...

Alright. It's gonna be up for 1 week. I hope I can post links now.

http://pastebin.com/uV6C8z80

Thanks.
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/24/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
I initiated my "quantum leap" at the very...

I initiated my "quantum leap" at the very beginning. Activated the code and selected "NEW GAME" and I was off.

The Chocobo does not warp to the same location where the Tiny Bronco was previously...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/23/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
Unfortunately, the Tiny Bronco was unlocked...

Unfortunately, the Tiny Bronco was unlocked before going to the Lifestream event.

I'll try to recall as best I can what I did. I will be referring to the Debug Room Guide by scrwdrvr on GameFAQs....
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/23/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
Well unfortunately, the moderators still need to...

Well unfortunately, the moderators still need to approve my posts. Also, I am using Firefox in Windows 7.

Back on topic, I've run into a dilemma.

So I've been using the debug room to jump...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/21/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
I converted my US save to the original Japanese...

I converted my US save to the original Japanese version (not the International version). Also, how do I create paragraphs on this forum? Reading my post as a huge continuous chunk of text is hard to...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/21/2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By NERV Agent
Gold Chocobo and Gameshark odditity.

So I've been messing around with the debug code for the US PSX FF7.

I used the debug code to go the scene where Cloud and Tifa get out of the Lifestream (Room 10/For those in a hurry/To the Spirit...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/09/2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By NERV Agent
Although I do have some exposure to PSX ROM...

Although I do have some exposure to PSX ROM hacking, I had no idea that there are specific FF7 PSX editors out there. Can any of these editors be used to change the title screen graphics and such...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/08/2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By NERV Agent
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone (and the...

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone (and the ability to post links).

SleepyFist of romhacking.net discovered that you can trigger the scene by using the code 3009BBFB 0004 while talking to the...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/07/2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By NERV Agent
Problem with dummied out Lobby Scenes in Final Fantasy VII (J)

[Cannot post link. Search YouTube for "Lobby Scenes, Honey Bee Inn - FFVII Unlocked" to see the video I am referencing.]

I've been trying this code out and am having problems. I can trigger the ...
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