FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

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🔰SkacikPL🗾 Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:26pm
I've made a custom launcher with a little bit more options
Final Fantasy XIII(series) Combined Custom Launcher
FFXIIICCL is merely an "unlocked" version of default launcher Square provides with games from FF XIII series

It looks like this:
http://www.skacik.pl/images/FFXIIICCL.png

As for the added feature set:
  • Ability to set any render resolution (much like gedosato).
  • Ability to disable MSAA entirely.
  • Ability to set shadow resolution below 512 and above 8192.
  • One launcher for both (all three in the future) games with shared settings.
  • Automatic game path detection (with option to specify manual path in case automated process fails to find the game).
  • Ability to replace default launcher for each game of the trilogy.

If you're worrying about it being scam/virus/malware, here's a jotti log[CLICK][virusscan.jotti.org]

The launcher was built using VB .NET, so making anything that your generic AV software wouldn't pickup would be hard.


You can get the launcher from here[CLICK][www66.zippyshare.com]

Only reported issue which may or may not occur is that it may not launch XIII correctly if it's placed in the same folder as XIII-2 default launcher

Few important notes:
  1. This launcher CANNOT fix the game, if you've issues with the game, the launcher can mitigate the issue, but most certainly if the game is fundamentally broken on PC, don't count on me(lol)/durante or anyone besides SE to fix it.
  2. This launcher requires .NET framework 4.5 Which is NOT available on Windows XP.
  3. Game relies on MSAA for rendering transparent textures, thus disabling it (using 0 samples) will result in broken transparency.



Cheers.
Last edited by 🔰SkacikPL🗾; Oct 25, 2015 @ 7:32am
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Ryrin Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:35pm 
Looks pretty good. I can help you test it.
GravityLoL Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:40pm 
same here, always willing to help
🔰SkacikPL🗾 Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:06pm 
Okay, together with ryan0991 we've been able to ascertain that my launcher indeed does work on other PCs.

You can get the launcher from here:
http://skacik.pl/index.php/my-projects/16-final-fantasy-xiii-series-combined-custom-launcher

Only reported issue which may or may not occur is that it may not launch XIII correctly if it's placed in the same folder as XIII-2 default launcher
Mandrakon Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:32pm 
"unknown method"and "no files to unpack" trying to unpack...
Last edited by Mandrakon; Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:32pm
🔰SkacikPL🗾 Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:33pm 
Originally posted by Mandrakon:
unknown method error trying to unpack...
That might've been due to the fact i've used 7zip to package it.

I've repackaged it using default zip compression, it should work on wider range of unpackers now.
Mandrakon Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:34pm 
Yeah, that might be right, 7zip worked like a charm :3
But, seems like downgrading resolution, turning MSAA off and shadows to like 64 or 128 did not do anything - same average framerate of 8-12 fps :/ Game's engine must be broken, or maybe some drivers (I've heard majority of players having problems like this are using GeForce GPUs) or software are in the way (FFXIII works 3x better on average tho)
Last edited by Mandrakon; Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:52pm
En SkitArg Orm Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:58pm 
I wish i was as techy-savvy as you!
🔰SkacikPL🗾 Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:15pm 
Originally posted by Mandrakon:
Yeah, that might be right, 7zip worked like a charm :3
But, seems like downgrading resolution, turning MSAA off and shadows to like 64 or 128 did not do anything - same average framerate of 8-12 fps :/ Game's engine must be broken, or maybe some drivers (I've heard majority of players having problems like this are using GeForce GPUs) or software are in the way (FFXIII works 3x better on average tho)
If you're on nvidia, you can try using NVIDIA Inspector to add XIII2 executables to XIII profile.
Kebess Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:28pm 
Testing right now, will post fdb later.
Kebess Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:35pm 
First feedback. Game crashes if you set Shadow to 0². It works from 1² on.
Last edited by Kebess; Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:41pm
Mandrakon Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:40pm 
Originally posted by SkacikPL:
If you're on nvidia, you can try using NVIDIA Inspector to add XIII2 executables to XIII profile.
It's been set this way to begin with, and still it is like I said
AsuraBlade1993 Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:49pm 
It can't find the install folder, have FFXIII installed of course. Tried placing it in both the game's root directory and the bin folder where the game's executable is located.
Kebess Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:52pm 
No FPS change for me, still locked at 15, whether I set it at 1²/ 0 MSAA, or 4096²/ x8 MSAA
🔰SkacikPL🗾 Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:29pm 
Originally posted by Kebess:
First feedback. Game crashes if you set Shadow to 0². It works from 1² on.
Good to know, will restrict it to a minimum of 1

Originally posted by Penguinlord3792:
It can't find the install folder, have FFXIII installed of course. Tried placing it in both the game's root directory and the bin folder where the game's executable is located.

Is your machine 32 bit or 64 bit?
Anyways, can you please try finding a following registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 292120 and a "InstallLocation" Key For XIII

And

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 292140 and a "InstallLocation" Key For XIII-2
Last edited by 🔰SkacikPL🗾; Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:33pm
Mandrakon Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:33pm 
Well, did everything I could, still no-go. 'Twas worth a try, tho :Killmaster:
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