PC Modding Final Fantasy VII - Has anyone tried it?

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Hi.

I'm primarily a console gamer and have been for years but with the lack of support of backwards compatibility on PS4 with PS1 & PS2 games... I'm looking for other options. I compared the PS3 to a low end PC Emulation and the results were shocking:
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So I am a bit reluctant to play on the PS3 Emulation anymore, which leads me to other options.

Has anyone here tried Mods on the PC version of Final Fantasy VII? If so please share what you have experimented with.

I'm looking at 3 versions:
- The Original PC Release
- The Steam Re-Release
- I guess a 3rd option in the PS1 Version Emulated.


These are a few features I'd desire:
- 1080p Resolution
- Widescreen Support (This is a biggie for me, I can't stand games in 4:3, I'll take a stretched Image if I have too.)
- Updated Sound Support (I remember the PC version having Midi Tracks, I'd Prefer the PS1 soundtrack integrated into it.)

That's about it really, I don't want to deviate from the original experience much but just to experience it better suited to a modern set-up - So no swapping character models or textures etc.

I was just curious if anyone had tired Modding a version of the game and if they're are useful resources out there.
 
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Widescreen isn't going to happen because of pre-rendered backgrounds, so you'll be stuck with 4:3, but you can use higher resolutions out of the box on the PC version, IIRC. I don't actually have VII on PC myself, but I am aware of its modding scene. There's some pretty incredible options available, including a complete re-translation of the game. Check out this article for a general breakdown on where to start. What the article doesn't mention is that there's also work being done to use machine learning to upscale all the backgrounds which will eventually be released as a mod of its own. If and when that happens, the PC version will undoubtedly become the definitive way to play the game.

EDIT: And by "PC version" I'm referring to the Steam version. There's literally zero reason to use the original PC version these days unless you already own it.
 
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