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Default Controls

Final Fantasy VII Walkthrough and Guide by Absolute Steve  
 
 
 



Final Fantasy VII Guide

Default Controls

WARNING: CHANGING THE CONTROLS FROM THE DEFAULT IN CUSTOM CONTROLS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH FOR EXAMPLE: CHOCOBO BREEDING, CLIMBING SOME LADDERS, AND SEVERAL MINIGAMES!

Area Controls (In towns, etc):
D-pad = Moving around
X = (Hold D-pad) to run
Square = Nothing
O = ‘Ok button’, talking, grabbing treasure
Triangle = Open menu
L1 = (Hold D-pad) to move diagonally
R1 = (Hold D-pad) to move diagonally
L2/R2 = Nothing
Start = Nothing
Select = Displays ladders(green), exits(red), and a ‘hand’ cursor
L1 R1 L2 R2 Start Select = Soft Reset
Battle Controls:
D-pad = Moving in the menu
X = Cancel button
Square = (Hold to) hide menu(to see HP/MP stats)
O = Select command
Triangle = Switch to other available character(no turn loss)
L1 R1 = (Hold to) escape from battle
L1 = Scroll through menu quickly
R1 = Scroll through menu quickly
L2 = Toggles display of available ‘Targets’
R2 = Nothing
Start = Pause
Select = Displays extra bar with additional help info(including enemy names)

Useful Menu Controls:
Triangle = Unequip Materia/Accessory
L1/R1 = Swap between characters in submenus

o In Materia Menu: Move cursor to Arrange and select Arrange for arranging Materia by sort/color, Exchange allows moving materia from/to any character
o In Status Menu: Press O multiple times for Elemental/Status Ailments info
o In PHS Menu: Press O on character twice to view additional info
o In Config Menu: Many options available, ATB at Wait is useful for starters, that will allow you to scroll through menus without being attacked. Memory will put the cursor where you left it the previous time in battle.



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