The versions number might be different between Steam AIO installer and iros files, but the textures are the same, just use the latest version for both
Download SYW V5.40 steam all in one installer:HERE. or HERE. - update 5.42:HERE. or HERE.
Always use the lastest version to avoid bugs, no support for version 5.40 or less.
Download SYW iros files for 7heaven: HERE. or HERE.
For the french users only, use : this instead
(Last update: 09/04/2021. Reason: AIO update 5.42)
Make a donation: HERE.
The SYW mod represents the most accurate modern take on the PC version of Final Fantasy VII helped by deep learning techniques (such as ESRGAN). The package includes cleaner, more detailed and higher resolution background arts, battlefields, worldmap, magic effects, animations, minigames, menus and videos. All upscaled with AI or done in HD from scratch.
The main goal of the SYW mod is to get as much as details as possible without having an oversharp and overclean effect; also to keep the rendering as natural as possible and constant in quality across the whole game.
-Vanilla Final Fantasy 7 Steam version 1.0.9
-Upscaled HD Fields with full animations (plus char texture for 3D elements like the flipper in the bar for example)(by myself)
-Upscaled HD Battle backgrounds (plus textures for some enemies)(by myself)
-Upscaled HD Worldmap (plus effects)(by myself + Aavock for minimaps)
-From scratch HD Battle effects and magics by Kela51 (plus several fixes by myself)
-Upscaled HD Minigames based on english version of my old waifu + updated texture (Aavock and myself)
-From scratch HD Menus and Font (by Aavock)
-Upscaled HD Animations (first mod with these animations)(by myself)
-Upscaled HD 30fps Movies (first mod with 30 fps fmv)(by myself)
-Modern 3D models (ChaOS by Kaldarasha)
-Psx HQ music (FFNx FF7Music by myst6re)
-Complete sound overhaul (Cosmo Memory by bonez)
Steam All-In-One Installer
-Download and extract the .zip archive file
-Use the .exe install (will take some time)
-Launch the game with the desktop shortcut to setup FF7_SYW
Video of the installation : HERE.
Further Modding: 7th Heaven 2.3+
-Use the lastest updated 7th Heaven version HERE. (Scroll down, click "Assets", and grab 7thHeaven-vxxx_Release.zip).
-Then go in 7th "Settings/General Settings" and bottom-left you'll find FFNx section, click canary then check for updates, say yes and then "Restore defaults" next to save.
-Then go in 7th "Settings/Game Driver - Animated Textures" and set it to ON.
If you don't update 7th Heaven + FFNx, you won't have field's advanced animations plus certain fields will hide stuff, the 30fps FMVs won't work properly too.
If you get slowdown, please disable the "Advanced Texture Animations" option from the iro.
(double clik on this mod and turn off the "Advanced Texture Animations")
ingame previews picture
-Translate to english the great Aavock's minigames (as soon as he'll completed them)
A ton of help
Minigames, Menus, Fonts
Magics and effects
FFNx audio work
Psf music pack
Human jenova_e enchantment (fmv)
-All the people who helped me in any way to make this pack possible
-Corrected a dialog not showing bug in ancient temple with Modern 3D models (Thanks L@Zar0)
-Added a direct launch shortcut
-Updated FFNx (some Dynamic Lightening improvement + full analog stick support in fields)
-Optimised the "mouth hide" option to looks like in psx
-Optimised trnad_2 / ancnt2 / ztruc / fship_1
-Optimised one part of the wutai bridge in worldmap (bad transparency in a small part)
-Optimised the background movie of field white2 (Thanks L@Zar0)
-Updated FFNx (way faster Advenced Animations)
-Corrected Modern 3D models to avoid visual bugs with Dynamic Lightening (5 fields)
-Optimised Chorace2 / bugen_2 / crcin_1 field
-Added Cosmo Memory sound overhaul by Bonez
-Corrected the psx like shadows option
-Corrected the gold saucer wheel (was not showing in some cases)
-Small optimisation of HD fonts (Aavock)
-Added an option to disable antialiasing
-Added new textures for chocobo minigame (thanks Aavock)
-Added the Beta option for dynamic lightning (thanks Comos and TrueOdin)
-Added the missing onna fieds (for futur mods ^^)
-Optimised 1 FMV (minor tweak at the end of FEELWIN0 Thanks L@Zar0 for reporting)
-Optimised 5 fields writing - crcin_1 / chorace / ghotin_1 / ghotin_3 / md1_1 (thanks Kuraudo and Aavock)
-Small optimisations/correction in mds5_5 / mds7plr2 / colne_6 / blin69_1 / blin1 / blin61 / blin67 (thanks Laz@ro for help and Tsuna for reporting some of them)
-Updated FFNx (correct some special function shortcut)
-Updated Aavock's HD fonts
It's not an update you can do, it's a full release.
The main change is that version use 1998 .exe to launch the game instead for the steam's ones.
So no more save delete bug is possible (finally).
The game will also launch faster as it don't need to launch steam first.
The very first time you launch the game it can take some time to launch because it'll need to copy some file.
Changelog 5.21 to 5.28
-Solved a potential colision bug.
-Added an option to auto disable saves in cloud (avoid random delete of save files).
-Added an option to auto backup save file each time the game is launched (with auto-restore if save have been deleted).
-Added a warning message with some renderer and modern 3D models.
-Added an uninstaller.
-Updated FFNx (correct a save bug with not english version of the game).
-Corrected the option to launch unmodded steam version.
-Corrected a potiential crash with "auto" "graphic engine".
-Removed the auto detect if GPU is D3D12 capable and auto set it at runtime (cause more bug than it solve).
-Updated FFNx (correct save witch can be deleted by steam if the game crash).
-Better Steam user management.
-Auto detect is GPU is D3D12 capable and auto set it at runtime (fix glitchs with some ATI/AMD drivers).
-Updated FFNx (worlmap music resume between battle optimisation).
-Added an option to auto-disable steam overlay for FFVII to avoid bug with some gamepad not working.
-Corrected some localised texts in worlmap.
-Updated FFNx for some minor ingame optimisations.
-Added help for special shortcut (speedhack, random battle...).
-Added an option to get better shadows under models in battle.
-Added an option to hide mouth from 3d model to get them like in psx version.
-Corrected a bug if the steam's ff7 account is not created properly by steam.
-Updated FFNx for correcting then ending2 movie not playing in some cases.
-Added an option to use full log for bug reporting (just in case ^^).
-Updated FFNx for some minor ingame correction.
-Added options to enable or disable alpha from dialog box and battle menu.
-Added an option to show or hide debug information real time.
-Add an option to launch steam unmodded version if you want to test/compare.