Category: Main Games Role Playing Games Final Fantasy VII 1997 Battle-Demo

Final Fantasy VII

"Battlesquare" Demo version of the in 1997 released PC game, demonstrating the fighting system

Application Details:

Version: 1997 Battle-Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.45

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

At game start, FF7Config.exe (the configuration wizard) is run. It saves settings made correctly.

Eidos and Squaresoft logos are shown, Cloud Strife spawns and runs into the battlesquare, drawing his sword.

What does not

After Cloud is in position and the fight should start, the game freezes with an exception error. Pressing the enter key closes the game.

The config wizard states that the check for 8bit palette texture compatibility failed.


What was not tested

Rest of the demo.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

md5sum ff7demo.exe 3e76be24f67c74b46da4330e51f43dd0 ff7demo.exe

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 22 20151.7.45Yes Yes GarbageLyn 
ShowAptosid x86_64Sep 14 20101.3.2N/A Yes BronzeYu Tendo 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 14 20101.3.2N/A No GarbageAustin English 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30400 Final Fantasy 7 demo crashes in the first fight scene NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Video playback via installing the TrueMotion 2.0 Codec