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Before Crisis tells the story of the Investigation Sector of The General Affairs Department, also simply known as Turks, a organization working for the Shinra Electric Power Company, a famous name in the world of Final Fantasy 7.

Before Crisis starts seven years before the events of FF7, and you get to see the daily life of the turks, making missions for the company, fighting against the first group of mercenaries known as AVALANCHE, who are trying to protect the planet from ShinRA, who is little by little destroying it, taking the mako energy from the earth (That in this case, is the planet Gaia).

You basically play as the villain, seeing their perspectives of what they do, even though it may look wrong for everyone else.

Famous characters of the FF7 universe are present, as Reno, Rude, and Tseng. But you play as Shotgun, a rookie starting your first day working for the turks, and you see her journey in those seven years, meeting all the new turks, looking for a reason to keep fighting, and witnessing events that will lead to the beginning of FF7.

*This is a remake of the game Before Crisis released only in Japan.

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Episode Reno added

Just a little stand-alone game.
It's short, as it's really just one episode and the battles are in real time.
Can be found by opening the downloads tab up there, along with the main game.

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author=licoriceallsorts
PS I've downloaded it onto a Macbook


You need to run the rpg_rt.exe for it to work, but i don't know how it would work on a macbook.
It's very cool and useful! Thank you!
and excuse me, is there any chances of a Japanese version or sharing the original Japanese text?
It's hard to find the original text nowadays and I'm looking forward to it.
Hi, I've met this error when launching the game. My GPU is Intel Iris Graphics 6100 with the latest driver.

Any helps?

Hi! Thank you for this game. I downloaded it and played it immediately on my Win7 PC and got to Chapter 6 (or 7) already but unfortunately, an error "Event script referenced an event that does not exist" suddenly appeared. I tried searching for fixes to and try if I could fix it myself but I can't. I had checked which map I was from the last save point I had which was Map0175.lmu

I double checked all the .lmu files and it was all existing per number. I don't want to delete any file or configure anything since I think this is solely a mapping error. Is there anything you can do to fix this?

Hope you respond soon. I'm restless in finishing this game. Haha! Thanks!

EDIT:

Found the exact .lmu file where I stopped access on the game and where the error appeared: It was file Map0183.lmu and it seems to me there had really been a bug on that file but I just don't know how to fix it. Would be nice if you could at least provide a modified file for Map0183.lmu to Map0184.lmu and see if I could just overwrite the files.

Hope I provided everything for you to help analyze the situation. I'll wait for your response! Thanks a lot!
Been wanting to play this game for years, shame Square-Enix never ported it to other devices. There's also another Japanese exclusive mobile game called Dirge of Cerberus - Lost Episode which I want to play but can't find it anywhere, would be awesome if someone could do a fan remake of that too.
Hey just downloaded it, working great by now, but.... Is it already finished or is there still game to add from the original??

PD: Are you planning on remaking the sprites, tilesets, etc, to something less mobile version?? If not, could I use your remake as a base for a graphic remake of this great game??
author=semuer
It's very cool and useful! Thank you!
and excuse me, is there any chances of a Japanese version or sharing the original Japanese text?
It's hard to find the original text nowadays and I'm looking forward to it.


Hi. Sorry, but i think that the original japanese text is kind lost at this point. There was a full playthrough on youtube, japanese with subtitles, but it seems to have been deleted.
author=ezrastrife
Hi! Thank you for this game. I downloaded it and played it immediately on my Win7 PC and got to Chapter 6 (or 7) already but unfortunately, an error "Event script referenced an event that does not exist" suddenly appeared. I tried searching for fixes to and try if I could fix it myself but I can't. I had checked which map I was from the last save point I had which was Map0175.lmu

I double checked all the .lmu files and it was all existing per number. I don't want to delete any file or configure anything since I think this is solely a mapping error. Is there anything you can do to fix this?

Hope you respond soon. I'm restless in finishing this game. Haha! Thanks!

EDIT:

Found the exact .lmu file where I stopped access on the game and where the error appeared: It was file Map0183.lmu and it seems to me there had really been a bug on that file but I just don't know how to fix it. Would be nice if you could at least provide a modified file for Map0183.lmu to Map0184.lmu and see if I could just overwrite the files.

Hope I provided everything for you to help analyze the situation. I'll wait for your response! Thanks a lot!


It has some different bugs on different computers. The best that i can recommend is copying the game to another computer (the save files along), getting past the bug, and then copying the game back to the original computer. Or maybe trying the chapter again. Some bugs do happen if someone scrolls to fast through the dialogue boxes, so i recommend to skip it only when the text is completely on the screen and the characters have finished their movement on the cutscene.
author=Axelloid
Hey just downloaded it, working great by now, but.... Is it already finished or is there still game to add from the original??

PD: Are you planning on remaking the sprites, tilesets, etc, to something less mobile version?? If not, could I use your remake as a base for a graphic remake of this great game??


I think that i'm done with it. I have thought on reworking the battle system, as i now have the experience and knowledge to develop an efficient action battle system, but i don't have the time or interest anymore.
Feel free to do a graphic remake of it. It sure is going to be some work.
author=richterw
I think that i'm done with it. I have thought on reworking the battle system, as i now have the experience and knowledge to develop an efficient action battle system, but i don't have the time or interest anymore.
Feel free to do a graphic remake of it. It sure is going to be some work.


Ok, hope you get some time for that battle system and thanks for the permission, I'll credit you...
Hi! I have just download the file, but I don`t know how to use it. Need I some program? How can I play with this? Could anybody help me?
Thank you very much!
author=Vargaarv
Hi! I have just download the file, but I don`t know how to use it. Need I some program? How can I play with this? Could anybody help me?
Thank you very much!


You just need to look for the rpg_rt.exe in the main folder, and run it.
The game seems to run well. I do have the issue that the game doesn't seem to know what up is. I can go down, left, right. Can't go up. I can also go up in menus (but not down). I do not have a controller connected and use a standard keyboard and mouse with no special settings or peripherals.

Is there a way to change the controls?
Edit: Right after posting this I gave it another try, even tried W and Up and Numpad 8 at the same time, with and without the numpad lock. Tried a few more keys and then up and suddenly up worked...?

Welp, no idea why but it works now.
This is amazing, start to finish. Game runs smoothly and battle system is more than playable.

There are some typos and grammatical errors, however. I'm willing to clean it up a bit and revise the entire script if you plan to do another update. Please send me a message with details (such as the current script) and we can discuss further.
Hi, can I make changes
for an updated-custom version?

I want to ask you before,
I tried put bigger facesets with custom messages, charset edited to make the walk animation complete (for npc)
Obviously it's your project, with your credit.

If I change something I will share the work.
author=gadesx
Hi, can I make changes
for an updated-custom version?

I want to ask you before,
I tried put bigger facesets with custom messages, charset edited to make the walk animation complete (for npc)
Obviously it's your project, with your credit.

If I change something I will share the work.


Sure, no problem.
good friend first of all congratulations for giving life to a game that almost ceased to exist and the collar is very important for fans of final fantasy, you can not imagine what I had to do to contact you, with telling you that I speak Spanish but thanks to the Google translator I know you can understand me, the game itself despite its limitations and minor errors seemed almost perfect for something that was almost forgotten, but today I just want to make a request that I'm sure to be very small, and is that you put shuriken woman as the juable character in chapter 19, I know you must be tired of creating the game since it must be very difficult and a lot of time spent, but I just finished the game and notice that in that mission you almost must not fight, just a little in the mansion, and so that you don't do so much work you could do those fights in real time as you did with the shotgun clone and it would be great if you did an exclusive sprite of it as you did with martial arts and shotgun and not recycled like other Turks, also put your face on the menu just like you did with president shinra and reindeer, that is the only thing that please as a fan I beg you to do, finally I would also like to keep the name of shuriken and not the one he uses in core crisis. In exchange for this great favor I promise you to make videos on youtube of your future games including this completely in Spanish spoken also offer recommendations and analysis of them, thank you very much and I hope you answer, by the way the rest of the game and the other chapters for me Okay, leave them like that, and again congratulations.
thanks so much, please tell me the keyboards used to play
This game will be great if it is directx 9 game and we can use Reshade to enhance. I have used Reshade to play old directx 8,9 games with great image quality