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Final Fantasy VII

2012 Rebirth (steam version)

Application Details:

Version: 2012 Rebirth (Steam)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.1

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

The game works in its original Steam version of 2012-2013. After the steam installer is launched, that installs VCredist 2008 (MS Visual C++ Redist 2008) and DirectX automatically from Wine 5.0.1. But the game is low in combat by comparison with Windows OS.

What does not

The Steam browser is black when the game starts, and stays black. We can't really interact with it except from the configuration window.

Nouveau drivers don't work with this game here.


It does not resolve the trouble about the black screen, but we can work around it by launching the installer of Final Fantasy VII in the menu bar by the Steam Icon.

Can't use Nouveau drivers for making this game run, I must use my proprietary NVidia drivers for GeForce Go 7400. See comment about it.

What was not tested

Manually adding extra xrandr resolutions can certainly solve the trouble about resolution options in FF7. Nouveau drivers let me choose a few resolutions but the NVIDIA drivers don't, however Nouveau drivers lead to the black screen. So I can try configuring xrandr manually.

I haven't tried to configure the "Nouveau" GPU drivers for better compatibility with Wine. Don't know about a solution here.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I have trouble selecting different resolutions in the game config panel. That's not a trouble about FFVII itself I think, but compatibility of Wine and the Driver 304.137 on 32bits system here.

This is the most recent update for this nvidia card driver but Wine send me some xrandr12 init error. I can install also "Nouveau" drivers but they don't work for me in this game.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 24 20205.0.1Yes Yes YesSilverKitsune 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Dec 29 20151.9.0N/A Yes NoGoldLeslie 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 22 20141.7.33Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20141.7.18Yes Yes NoSilverThomas 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 16 20141.7.13Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24559 Final Fantasy 7: error when installing 'Movie Player' NEW View
43081 Final Fantasy VII 2012: Buggy rendering of graphics during fights and dialogues UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Video playback via installing the TrueMotion 2.0 Codec


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Broken link
by chefrocker on Sunday September 11th 2016, 6:20
Unfortunately, the link is broken
RE: Broken link
by Lyn on Sunday September 11th 2016, 20:13
thanks! the codec shouldn't be needed for the rebirth version of the game though. ~lyn
Mods (Mac OSX)
by Leslie on Friday February 19th 2016, 21:30
Mods like Tifas Final Heavan doesnt work on wineskin though i think if you use wine staging gallium nine it might work. (though i think gallium nine is only for linux XD)
by Leslie on Friday February 19th 2016, 21:28
sorry for the late updates was very busy in school (college) 2nd semester already started after i posted my El Capitan update. i stopped playing FF7 for a while but a few days ago when i played again i was in the mythril mine, but i forgot something so i decided to go outside again, but when i tried to go out the game crashed on me the error has no description. i might double check it later. just a heads up.
No Pandora's Box
by Stacey on Monday January 18th 2016, 7:33
If you are looking to complete your Enemy Skill entries, I couldn't get Pandora's Box to trigger from Dragon Zombie on Wine at all. I got it working after loading my save from via the cloud to a Windows machine.
White background in game for open source drivers
by Damon on Wednesday May 27th 2015, 23:23
Install driconf
Open driconf and select 'yes' next to: Enable S3TC texture compression even if software support is not available

This worked with my radeon open source drivers.