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pso2-download is an updater, launcher, and language patcher for Phantasy Star Online 2. It automatically performs quick updates and keeps patches instantly up to date as soon as the game is updated. Patches are downloaded in a very bandwidth-conscious way such that the entire game can be translated with about 6MB.
Set it up once, forget about it, and just use it to launch pso2 from now on. The game and any patches will automatically be kept up to date for you. To start using it, do the following...
Create a shortcut to the exe (hold alt and drag pso2-download.exe to your desktop, for example)
Open up the shortcut's properties
In the Shortcut tab, add any flags you want to use to the end of the Target line. The following flags are recommended for a full english patch:
-l -d -i -t eng,story-eng -b
You may omit
-i to disable the item translation, and the
-t eng,story-eng part to disable the english patch. Get rid of
-l if you only want to use the update and patching functionality.
After all flags, add the path to your pso2_bin folder. Like this example Target:
"C:\pso2-download.exe" -l -d -i -t eng,story-eng -b -pubkey publickey.blob "C:\Program Files (x86)\SEGA\PHANTASYSTARONLINE2\pso2_bin"
In the Compatibility tab, check "Run this program as an administrator" (optional, but required if you want it to actually launch the game. Skip if you only use this as a downloader/patcher).
Launch the shortcut. It will do any downloading/updating/patching only when necessary, then start the game for you.
Warning upon first run the launcher will need to do a quick file check. If it finds anything modified (such as english patches), the files will be redownloaded and then repatched. You may want to uninstall your patches from a backup beforehand to avoid any wasted bandwidth.
Revert your pso2 installation to an original, unpatched state by hash checking all files and downloading any that have been modified/corrupt/etc.
"C:\pso2-download.exe" -h -a -d "C:\Program Files (x86)\SEGA\PHANTASYSTARONLINE2\pso2_bin"
Note, you may want to copy the files from
pso2_bin/download/backup beforehand (if it exists) in order to lessen the load of files that need redownloading.
Remove any files wasting space in your PSO2 folder
"C:\pso2-download.exe" -u -g "C:\Program Files (x86)\SEGA\PHANTASYSTARONLINE2\pso2_bin"
There are a whole lot of flags that pso2-download.exe accepts.
-lLaunch the game after performing all other operations
-dDownload any files that have changed since the last update
-iUse the english item translation patch
-tApply the specified english translations by name (currently only eng and story-eng exist)
-bBack up any files before patching them. This places files under
pso2_bin/download/backup, which can be copied back into
data/win32to restore the game without a huge download
-pubkey path.blobInject the specified public key into PSO2. Used for PSO2Proxy
-aConsider all files unupdated. Useful in conjunction with -c and -h
-cCheck files to determine whether any have been changed
-hHash all files when checking them. A more time-intensive but thorough version of the -c flag
-gClean up any unused garbage files left over from previous updates/installs
-uForce a redownload of the file list without checking for a new version
-dumppubkey path.blobdumps the Sega public key to a file