Patches which require rarer forms of a game are not uncommon. I've seen a fair share of patches for particular versions of games for example, as in numerical revisions of cartridge based games. Anyway, it is great to see a patch available for those who wish to acquire the end result in a more legal fashion. Granted, if someone already owned a physical copy of the Japanese game, it wouldn't be incredibly illegal to download a copy of it again. I guess. Who knows? The legality of patching and hacking is not something I want to get into again.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who made this possible! And for the patch.