Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered cover
Developers
Original game Square Enix
Remastered DotEmu
Remastered Access Games
Publishers
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows September 3, 2019
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered guide on StrategyWiki
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on Wikipedia
Final Fantasy
Mana (series)
SaGa (series)
Final Fantasy VII 1998
Final Fantasy VIII 2000
Final Fantasy XI 2003
Final Fantasy XIV 2010
Final Fantasy VII (2012) 2012
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2013
Final Fantasy VIII (2013) 2013
Final Fantasy III 2014
Final Fantasy IV 2014
Final Fantasy XIII 2014
Final Fantasy XIII-2 2014
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years 2015
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD‎ 2015
Final Fantasy V 2015
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 2015
Final Fantasy VI 2015
Final Fantasy IX 2016
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster 2016
Mobius Final Fantasy 2017
World of Final Fantasy 2017
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 2018
Final Fantasy XV 2018
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition 2018
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT 2019
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered 2019
Final Fantasy Awakening TBA

This page is for the 2019 remaster. For the original 2000 release, see Final Fantasy VIII. For the 2013 re-release, see Final Fantasy VIII (2013).

Key points

Remaster of Final Fantasy VIII featuring updated character models and additional graphics settings, compared to the 2013 release.
Chocobo World is not included. Its previously exclusive items can be obtained with Rinoa's Angelo Search ability.[1]
Includes the original PlayStation version's music, which was not included with the 2013 release.[2]
Includes 7 "Cheats" and 3 "Boosts" for customizing the gameplay experience and difficulty.[3][4]
Graphics are 4:3 pillarboxed with slight windowboxing, and gameplay runs at 15-30 FPS.[5] Background graphics have been heavily blurred, and the 2013 version's Original Graphic Mode is not available.[6]

General information

Official website
Digital Foundry analysis
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered\Steam\<user-id>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1026680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered\Steam\<user-id>\game_data\user\saves\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1026680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game display and camera settings.
In-game display and camera settings.
In-game game settings.
In-game game settings.
Native in-game Config menu settings. These settings are also available in the System Menu.
Native in-game Config menu settings. These settings are also available in the System Menu.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 pillarboxed and slightly letterboxed (windowboxed).[7]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA, or off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Combat and FMVs are capped at 15 FPS, other gameplay is capped at 30 FPS, and menu screens are capped at 60 FPS.[8]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard remapping.
In-game keyboard remapping.
In-game controller remapping (Xbox icons).
In-game controller remapping (Xbox icons).
In-game controller remapping (DualShock 4 icons).
In-game controller remapping (DualShock 4 icons).
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
System Menu (Esc), Control Mapping (F9), and Boosts (F1, F2, F3) cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is not supported.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Launcher only.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
System Menu, Control Mapping, and Boosts cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes USB
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
[9]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound
Surround sound
Stereo[10]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

System.InvalidOperationExceptions error message on launch[edit]

Update the video card's drivers[11]
  1. For laptop, mobile, and all-in-one systems check the manufacturer's site first for customized drivers (if applicable).
  2. Otherwise, download and install the latest drivers from the appropriate site:
Disable integrated or unused video cards[11]
  1. Press Win+R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter or click OK to open the Device Manager.
  3. Double-click Display adapters to expand the list of video cards.
  4. Right-click on each video card not to be used and select Disable device. Choose Yes to confirm.
Create the config.txt file[12]
  1. Go to the Configuration file location.
  2. If a file named config.txt does not exist in this location, right-click inside the folder, then select New > Text Document.
  3. Name the new file config.txt.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio vgmstream

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz
AMD A-Series 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 730
AMD Radeon R7 240
OpenGL 3.3 compatible
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

Notes

  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>/1026680/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1026680) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Final Fantasy VIII Director Yoshinori Kitase Talks About The Remaster And Original Development - last accessed on 2019-09-05
    "Chocobo World will not be included. The items you could only get from it will be available through Rinoa’s special ability."
  2. Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is the best version yet, but it's far from perfect - last accessed on 2019-09-05
    "The Remastered version, on the other hand, has better default controls you can remap on the fly, the music is the exquisite gosh-darned original..."
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-09-04
  4. FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED on Steam - last accessed on 2019-09-04
    "...featuring multiple enhancements including additional options to customise your gameplay experience and difficulty..."
  5. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-09-05
  6. Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is the best version yet, but it's far from perfect - last accessed on 2019-09-05
  7. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-09-03
    Tested at 2560x1600 resolution.
  8. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-09-03
    Tested on 60 Hz display.
  9. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-09-03
    Tested with wired Xbox 360 Controller.
  10. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-09-03
    Tested with Special K.
  11. 11.0 11.1 (FIXED) Error when launching - System.InvalidOperationExceptions :: FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-09-04
  12. Crash Before Launcher :: FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-09-06