2.0 is up! Quick link is here
both of you
Well, to be honest, I only kind of wanted to play the Phantasy Star series. I was mildly interested, but was frustrated at PSI. I didn't like the battle music, and the learning curve and grinding were a bit discouraging. I had made the Phantasy Star II and IV patches for personal use, but figured I may as well share them... Little did I know, the PSIV patch had tons of bugs in it. Oy..
I tried to move on to PSII after looking up I's ending, but I was aggravated at the slow walking, or so it seemed, so I shelved the series and looked up the ending to PSII. It was pretty badass, but nonetheless the ship had sailed, so to speak, on my wanting to play the games.
But I eventually did get back into PSI, muting the battle music, (Which I now can tolerate, though I still am not a fan of it.) and got to play Phantasy Star II, which became one of my favorites. I did a few updates, fixing typos and script errors, but it wasn't until the creation of v0.3 of Phantasy Star II Proper-caser, what my PSII patch used to be called, that I finally started getting serious about it. A lot of people asked for possible bug fixes, and I think around that time I contacted fedorajoe to fix a few inherent bugs in the game.
So I added on and enhanced, and I eventually, thanks to fedorajoe, got to finish the original proper-casing job, and then I gave Nei the extra equipment options, and then Lorenzo messaged me to fix the last three inherent, glaring bugs we could find, and now we're here. Well, I guess to answer your question, I work on PSII because I really love it. It's a great game with surprisingly great writing in an English script for 1990, with an entrancing cast despite lack of plot involvement, a beautiful story, ass-kicking dungeons, amazing music, and an odd sense of "harmony" to the game, even with all its quirks.
I mean, this was a game children played at Christmas, after begging their parents for it when seeing it in the store back in March. This is a game teenagers shared with their friends, that adults analyzed and loved. I just wanted to give a childhood classic the treatment it deserved: mostly bug-free, with improvements and most importantly, no caps locked text.
I just hoped that people can find out about PSII Improvement, and share it with their friends who liked it back in the day, too.