Actually, I downloaded the Ultima version two times, and both didn't work either. The first one had the same problem as the normal one, and the second one had the "insert disc 1, 2 or 3" error. And I heard that the Ultima version is buggier than the normal one....
well, it looks like you just have a crappy download lol.
dont worry it happens, i went through 5 different downloads before i found one that worked....then i accidentally deleted it when i was cleaning out my files ;_;
oh well i found a new one so its all good .
i think i got mine somewhere OTHER than piratebay so try just googling FFVII Torrents, there should be a site that just holds a list of other sites to download.
Well, I tried to reinstall it a few times, and it didn't work. Exact the same problem, and yes, both with and without the pathces/drivers.
What I also noticed is that when it's installing, it stops at 60-65% of the installation bar, and then gives the usual 3D graphics warning and then finishes installation. I think that that's not right....