Final Fantasy VII (2012)

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Final Fantasy VII (2012)
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Square Enix
Release dates
Windows August 14, 2012
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This page is for the 2012 re-release. For the original 1998 version, see Final Fantasy VII.

Key points

This is a re-release of the 1998 PC port of the PlayStation version updated with compatibility for modern operating systems along with additional new features.[1]
While the PlayStation version ran at 30 FPS (also 15 fps during combat), excluding menu screens the PC frame rate is capped at 30 FPS, 15 FPS during combat and FMVs, breaking the combat camera as well as some menu mechanics. 60FPS BATTLES mostly alleviates the combat situation.[2][3]
Japanese PC version includes high speed and no random encounters modes along with a Max Stats option while the Steam version does not.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Qhimm Final Fantasy Mod Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Green Man Gaming
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Publisher website
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Requires a Square Enix account.
Uplay (US/Canada)
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All versions require Steam DRM.
Since 2013 no longer comes with 3x install limit SecuROM DRM that the releases in 2012 had. Contact Square Enix for a replacement if you got the 2012 non-Steam version.[4][5][6]

Essential improvements[edit]

The Reunion[edit]

A fan-made mod pack with a host of tweaks and fixes.
Note that "MENU OVERHAUL", which is no longer supported in newer versions of The Reunion, does not apply to this version of the game and has never worked on it. Instead, Steam users have "MENU ENHANCEMENT".
  • BEACAUSE: In-game text translation fixes.
  • MENU ENHANCEMENT: Updates menus to look neater.
  • WEAPON: Adjusts various aspects of the game's difficulty to be smoother.
  • MODEL OVERHAUL: Improves in-game character models.
  • 60FPS BATTLES: Corrects the battle frame rate of the PC versions to be 60
  • SOLDIER QUEST: "99 1:35 Soldiers will be hidden throughout the world as collectables."
  • MEMORY PATCHES: Various memory patches, such as cheats et al..

Game data[edit]

How to enable cloud saving.
How to enable cloud saving.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\FINAL FANTASY VII

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\FINAL FANTASY VII

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Cloud saves sync through the launcher using Square Enix's cloud service.

Video settings[edit]

Final Fantasy VII (2012) video settings menu.[7]
Final Fantasy VII (2012) video settings menu.[7]
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Displays in 4:3, or stretches to widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Menu screens are capped at 60 FPS, combat and FMVs are capped at 15 FPS, and everything else is capped at 30 FPS.[2] Use The Reunion for 60 FPS combat.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Unable to map mouse controls
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Launcher lacks controller navigation support.
Controller remapping
Lacks support for POV hat and axes beyond X and Y, including d-pad and triggers on standard XInput controllers.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
The entire game pauses when put in the background.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible


  1. New features:
    • Character Booster, which increases HP, MP and Gil levels to maximum.
    • Cloud save game functionality (but no Steam Cloud support).
    • Online profile and achievements.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steam Forums :: Increasing FPS
  3. Qhimm Forums :: 60FPS BATTLES
  4. Reddit /r/gamedeals :: Final Fantasy VII Square Enix Store DRM Discussion
  5. Reddit /r/gamedeals :: Final Fantasy VII Square Enix Store SecuROM Limit Confirmation
  6. Steam Forums :: SecuROM is removed, only Square Enix account needed
  7. TruePcGaming :: Final Fantasy VII PC Re-Release 2012