06-23-2010, 06:54 PM
I decided to blow the dust off my CDs and play FF8 again!
Thing is, I can't remember how I got FF8 to work on my PC last time =/

Right now, it keeps crashing at the same part of the game, over and over.
When Squall and Quistis walk down a path and have a conversation at the very beginning of the game.

You know, where Quistis laughs because she's finally understanding her 'student' >.>

I googled for patches, but only got the 1.2 patch and used it, no go.
I also tried running it in Windows 98 compatibility mode, no luck <.<

I use an XP.

Lookin' for help or an XP patch =x

06-24-2010, 03:07 AM
Have you tried tweaking the settings in the configuration regarding the video, I.E. hardware mode vs. software mode, etc.? That's the only other thing I can think of to try. If that doesn't work, I'll make you the same offer I usually make to anyone who posts a problem like this-- I'm willing to send you a savefile from just after the start of the game and you could play from there. If it's just a problem with that particular video, then you should be good to go. Can't help you after that, though, if it continues to crash on other videos.

06-24-2010, 05:58 AM
I just tried out Software Rendering; It made things worse =/
It crashes after the intro movie when you click new game.

I guess I'll have to request that save-file, then =x

06-24-2010, 08:31 AM
Unfortunately, as far as I know there is no official or unofficial 'XP Patch' for FFVIII PC. Usually though, if the game crashes during a cutscene or FMV sequence, it's often either a bug in the game's video codecs, or a scratch on the disc (I think it's the former in this case though).

However, checking the Qhimm community at (the main authority on bug fixing for FFVII and VIII PC versions) might turn up something.

06-24-2010, 10:58 AM
Thanks =)
Searching through it now..

06-24-2010, 09:04 PM
If that doesn't yield anything solid, let me know and I'm perfectly willing to post/send that save for you.

06-25-2010, 09:30 PM
I remember writing a guide on how to get FFVIII to work on the PC. I'll look for it and see if that'll help.

EDIT: Well, I found it but the guide is for getting the game to work if you're mounting images. Not sure it'll be of any use though. If anything, just googe "FFVIII PC patches" or something similar.