For those in the open beta: English Translation Patch
The patch translates Menu options, item text, photon arts text, some quest text, and monster text, and will make playing the game much easier for those not semi-fluent in Japanese.
Note that this patch was developed for the closed beta. I haven't bothered loading the game back up again with this patch installed so I don't know how well, if at all, compatible it is with the open beta client. Even if its not, keep this link bookmarked and check back periodically.
Edit: Confirmed that the patch is not currently working for the Open Beta Client. A new one is in the works.
Wait, a thread for the beta? Wouldn't it make more sense to translate the full game? Or is there a chance of it getting an English language release?
I imagine that, if they have a way (i have no idea but it's not SUPER hard), they're tracking how many english players are signing up for this as a sign to whether this gets an english release or not
i think i'd rather play it in japanese. that sounds like it'd be way funner
Anyway, early indications on how the server side check works now may mean an English patch might not work this time around. Hopefully, they'll be a way to work around it.
I am downloading it now. Will wait for a full English patch if someone comes out with one, otherwise I am pretty sure I can figure most of it out, I played a shitload of PSO episodes 1&2. Plus, I need to learn Japanese anyways, this is just another reason to quit being lazy about it.
I don't think I like that that site also tells you how to cheat/hack the game. That's pretty fucking lame.
My guess is that would be part of the reason PSO-World doesn't let people link to/ask for it. Also, I'm worried that the translation patch would get you banned thanks to the GameGuard anti-cheat software (which was not being used in the closed beta). Personally, I'm not going to take the risk and I've just dusted off my copy of Remembering the Kanji instead.
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