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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...

  1. Create a shortcut to the exe (hold alt and drag pso2-download.exe to your desktop, for example)

  2. Open up the shortcut's properties

  3. 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.

  4. 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"
  5. 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).

  6. 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.

Other Usage Examples


There are a whole lot of flags that pso2-download.exe accepts.