Final Fantasy VIII

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Playable demo was released in late 1999 for the PC. It is no longer available for download from Square Enix, possibly due to avoid giving technical support for outdated software. archive: 70244152 bytes
sha1sum: 4315ced31b6fd3c23ee08090db355b4eb1a93c70 archive: 67 MB
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Application Details:

Version: demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.18

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Movieclips
  • FF8 Config (video, sound, keyboard settings) 
  • Saving / Loading
  • Battlemode / fighting

What does not

  • Music (Even with DirectMusic installed)
  • Hardware mode (transparent parts of background images are drawn black), but still works.


What was not tested

Didn't try Aali's custom opengl driver ( ).

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

- Requires DirectMusic (directmusic) Wine component in order to run config and the game. Setup does not install it. - Also for either to run at all, you must edit the DataDrive registry key and change it to d:, make d: point to the directory containing setup, and mark that drive as type cdrom. Otherwise it will go into a loop using up a CPU core. - If your monitor does not support 640x480 resolution, emulate a window. - Small graphical glitch when initiating combat and flashy strip at the top and bottom of the window.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20141.7.18Yes Yes SilverYanis Lukes 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 14 20101.3.2Yes Yes GarbageDan Kegel 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9261 Final Fantasy 8 with hardware acceleration shows wrong colors REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes


Official Version 1.2 patch can be found here.

To enable background music:
winetricks directmusic


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