Final Fantasy VII materia AP while you sleep (or without having to be there) version 1.0 (1/18/99) by deaDpixeL Blackmages, Ltd. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tired of walking around waiting for random ecounters to get AP for your materia???? Tired of actually having to sit through the battles???? Well, read this....... Here is what you will need 1. Rubber band (a good one) 2. PSX controller with a turbo you can set First off, I will tell you how I did it.... 1. Here are the characters I used...Cloud, Cid, and Tifa. Cloud you should equip with the apocalypse sword and a rune armlet Tifa should be equipped with the Platinum Fist and a rune armlet Cid should be equipped with the Simitar and the imperial guard These are interchangeable of course, but for the sake of simiplicity, I will just duplicate the order and material arrangements I used. Accesories really don't matter. Cloud Apocalypse Sword (3 single slots) Anything you want to get triple AP Rune Armlet (4 single slots) Anything you want to get double AP Tifa Platinum Fist (4 single slots) Anything you want to get double AP Rune Armlet (4 single slots) *A MASTERED cover materia (100% cover) *2 MASTERED counter attack materia and one of anything you want to get double AP Cid Scimitar (2 connected slots) Anything you want to get triple AP Imperial Guard (3 pairs of 2 connected slots) *A MASTERED final attack materia with a MASTERED phoenix summon materia *an HP/MP switch materia and you have 3 other slots for anything you want to get normal AP Now that you have this set up, max out your characters HP and MP and head for the Midgar swamp. Put the rubber band around the O button when the turbo is set, so it will constantly be firing off the O button. Then walk into the swamp and turn off the TV (to save on the electric bill) After this......WALK AWAY....and Go to sleep Go to work Go to school The midgar Zolom is the only part in the game where you don't have to be there to fight, it will always come after you. So you don't gain very much AP and EXP and GIL, but you don't have to be there!!!!! Confused?, well here is how it works.... Tifa has the COVER materia, so she will take all the hits, and between the COUNTER ATTACK materia and your pals beating on him (courtesy of the O button being hit) the overgrown wannabe boss Zolom won't last long. When she eventually dies, you are left with Cloud and Cid who are still pounding on the Zolom. (oh yeah, having the O button set on turbo with a rubber band gets you through the EXP/AP/GIL gain screen....and back to the overworld map, to start the process over again) Cloud is there just to get AP, so Cid is the most important. With the HP/MP switch materia, he should have a TON of MP to get the Final Attack/Phoenix combo working. As a matter of fact, i truly believe if you set this up right you could probably let your playstation running for a week and still not die. When Cid finally dies he will resurrect Tifa and Cloud (if he died) and the process starts all over again, best of all the Zolom is weak, so even Tifa dying the first time takes hours. So there you go.... *****Disclaimer****** I take no responsibility for anything that may happen to your playstation when leaving it on for so long. I also take no responsibility for messing up your game somehow by screwing up my combo. (although impossible, it could happen) I would reccommend just leaving it on for a few hours at a time, and letting it cool off. Questions, Comments???? If you have anything to say about this, or if you figure out any way to better this FAQ or combo... Email me. All I require from using this FAQ is a kind email.............so ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!! Copyright c1999 Gamefaqs.com, Blackmages, Ltd.