Maybe my CD is scratched... That option always crash the installer for me. Anyway, I got it working (almost) perfectly, things you probably need:
TM20 video codec - many places to get it
1.02 patch (the config only, keep original game exe)
If ingame text look bugged, you probably have a GeForce video card. Download “rivatuner” and latest card drivers, and use “Anti-Aliasing” (2x2 option) - this fixes the text. Turn it off for other games. DiabloII is very laggy and blurred with that option on, in my expirience.
DON’T use the “XP patch”, and DON’T use downloaded CDs... Works for me, though sound is slightly bugged, that happened after I installed DirectX 9
My video clips worked perfectly until the end of the first Gold Saucer clip (weird and unusual and doesn’t make any sense, I know)... When playing the video outside the game, it says that TrueMotion filter needs to be updated. It even gives an www-address to try, but once I got there, they announced on the front page that I’m out of luck (not supported anymore)... Now I think I’ll try to rename another file to bypass the original clip from crashing. Hope it works....... (Though my best guess is that my HDD has corrupted, and the particular file just happens to be on a corrupted sector, which means it should work again if I install the game to another drive...)
The beforementioned trick (renaming) worked, btw. About that problem where text looks blurry and pixeled: I don’t know if it’s only GeForce, but you should try software renderer. Today’s computers can run the game without AGP (or D3D) acceleration, and I couldn’t notice any major difference (tried several different AA & anisotropic filtering combinations). I’m not sure if it’s the SW renderer’s fault or is the game always using 100% of CPU’s power...? Or is my computer more buggier than I thought?
None of those are working for me. I’ve had the same problem with the game’s videos in the past, but I bypassed it by renaming a working video to the name of the video that isn’t working. But now I’m at the very end of the game, after the final battle with Sephiroth, and 2 of the 3 ending videos are unplayable. And I refuse to substitute a different video in their place, I mean, it’s the ENDING. I’ve been raiding the Net for the TM20 codec, but can’t get it anywhere, and none of the solutions listed above worked for me. If anyone has another solution, I’d LOVE to know.
The renaming of the video does work. I renamed the eidos.avi to something else to get the game to start faster.
I have never had any problems with the XP Patch.
Movie tip: Copy all (yes, I mean ALL 860 MEGS worth) of the movies from all three CDs to the Hard Drive and ignore the ones with similar names. Then open the registry to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/SQUARESOFT/FINAL FANTASY 1.0/ and change the value of MoviePath from whatever it says to the directory you copied the movies to. This will make the movies seamless and not skip.
I have FF7 in playstation; but originally borrowed the ff7 for PC and have the avi’s on my hard drive. As you may have guessed, i too need to find tm20 since i just want to play the cool videos, which i used to be able to play. I’ve searched and searched... i hope someone out there has the simple codec we can get.
Still searching, never quitting.