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« Reply #140 on: January 12, 2015, 05:11:56 am »
Thanks, Reiska.  :)

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« Reply #141 on: May 02, 2015, 08:56:30 pm »
I'm now aware of a bug in PSII Improvement where Nei is able to equip the Sword for sale in Arima, when she shouldn't be able to. I'm setting out to correct this.

Edit 1 - Computer or no, you can't say I'm not dedicated to my projects! Here's v2.2. I'm submitting it to RHDN now.

Edit 2 - I forgot to mention, thanks to Rand for pointing this issue out to me. I have no idea how Nei being able to wear the Sword came about...
« Last Edit: May 05, 2015, 04:34:32 pm by vivify93 »
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« Reply #142 on: May 03, 2015, 02:00:01 pm »
Looks snazzy!
I've never played any Phantasy Stars but they've been on my to do list for awhile. Once I finally get around to it, I think this is the version I'll go with.

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« Reply #143 on: May 04, 2015, 02:39:44 am »
I recommend pairing it with Reiska's Easy Mode mod. Quadruples EXP and money. Trust me when I say it makes playing Phantasy Star II a whole lot faster.

Edit 1 - PSII Improvement v2.2 is now up on RHDN.

Edit 2 - I remember how Nei being able to wear the Sword happened now. I was testing the equipment-changing bytes to see how it worked and I never reverted it. Sorry guys.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2015, 09:06:37 pm by vivify93 »
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« Reply #144 on: May 08, 2015, 03:00:15 pm »
You're welcome!  :beer: And I'm glad I stumbled onto this page-- if i can combine your patch with one that corrects the names of things (HATE the planets being named differently) then I'm all for it.  Especially if I don't have to re-grind everything prior to where the stream last let off. Though, at least this time around I could show it off without being hopelessly lost like a tool.  (2.1 still makes me want to see some crazy fanart of Nei with a sword. I'd do it myself if I weren't stuck at the stage of doodles.)

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« Reply #145 on: April 28, 2016, 06:41:09 pm »
Phantasy Star II Improvement v2.3 is now out. Changes:

- "View stats" at Rolf's Home is now "See profile"
- The SWD OF ANG has had its name changed from Ango Sword to AngerSword
- The term "Maruera" has been changed to "Marela" (An anagram of Laerma. Compare the Japanese names: Maruera and Raeruma)
- Cooley-61 enemy has had its name changed to the spelling you see there, as apparently its previous spelling was shared with a racial slur. In my defense, I was only attempting to match with M.I.J.E.T.'s spelling of its name in their translation of Phantasy Star II: Kinds's Adventure! I apologize to anyone I offended.

In addition to this, I have big news: Phantasy Star II Improvement is now available on Steam! Check it out here if you want to play this with your official Steam copy.
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« Reply #146 on: April 28, 2016, 07:32:25 pm »
- The term "Maruera" has been changed to "Marela" (An anagram of Laerma. Compare the Japanese names: Maruera and Raeruma)

Interesting. We missed this one in Generations 2 translation...

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« Reply #147 on: April 29, 2016, 12:04:27 am »
I made a note of that and Hiei- said that he wasn't in favor of changing Maruera. His reasoning was that "marela" would be "marera", but I wanted to make it an anagram of Laerma while preserving the letter structure of the original word Maruera. If you wanted to keep the "u" for whatever reason, it could be changed into "Maruela".

By the way, Tryphon, I hope you're doing well. :D
« Last Edit: April 29, 2016, 12:25:51 am by vivify93 »
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« Reply #148 on: May 01, 2016, 03:46:52 am »
Hi :)

Yes, all is doing well, and I'm starting to have a little more time. Don't worry, I didn't forget about your project (and the final version of PS2 Generations translations) but I'm on something totally different right now and can't switch for the moment. But it's next on my to-do list :)

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« Reply #149 on: May 01, 2016, 12:51:56 pm »
It's OK! :) I knew you didn't exactly have all the time in the world to sit down with this. Plus, the waiting period let me fix up some more typos that people reported.

Edit - Phantasy Star IV Proper-caser is now on Steam as well, coupled with the LV 99 + Megid bug fix since it seems like you can't combine Genesis mods on Steam. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=677577015
« Last Edit: May 02, 2016, 07:43:49 pm by vivify93 »
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« Reply #150 on: May 03, 2016, 12:08:48 am »
I PMed Spooniest about this too, but just want to state for the record publicly: I have no objections whatsoever to my easy mode patch being bundled with PSII Improvement for a Steam Workshop release.  Go nuts. :)

I'd release the easy mode patch on workshop standalone if I owned the PC version, actually (I may pick it up just to do that).

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« Reply #151 on: May 03, 2016, 07:56:21 am »
While I use your Easy Mode patch in conjunction with PSII in my personal time, the honest goal of this mod was to keep it as true to the original Phantasy Star II experience as possible while fixing pretty much all the bugs, making Shir not steal from Dezoris, and letting the Fire Staff cast Gifoi. I appreciate your approval, but combining the two is off the table for now. Maybe if I wanted to make a separate Phantasy Star II: Improved and Easier mod specifically for Steam...
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« Reply #152 on: May 21, 2016, 01:48:06 pm »
I made a note of that and Hiei- said that he wasn't in favor of changing Maruera. His reasoning was that "marela" would be "marera", but I wanted to make it an anagram of Laerma while preserving the letter structure of the original word Maruera. If you wanted to keep the "u" for whatever reason, it could be changed into "Maruela".

By the way, Tryphon, I hope you're doing well. :D

If I remember right, I said something like it would make the "u" dissapear, which would be weird (but not sure, it's been a while).

Writing "Raeruma" as "Laerma" seems pretty legit (for example, "Charisma" is written "Karisuma" in japanese so the "u" dissapear in english in front of th "m"), I don't think it's the same for "Maruera" as I never saw a similar example for the "u" which would dissapear in front of an "e" but, of course, I could be wrong).

But Tryphon knows he can change whatever he wants anyway, I always left him the final choice as it was originally his project :)
« Last Edit: May 21, 2016, 05:14:47 pm by Hiei- »

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« Reply #153 on: May 22, 2016, 03:02:06 pm »
I'm of the opinion that localization is acceptable when it's done to preserve subtle nods or jokes that just wouldn't work in the new language, so I think "Marela" is just fine. Since マルエラ is ラエルマ spelled backwards, maybe "Amreal" would work too.

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« Reply #154 on: May 24, 2016, 04:10:13 pm »
Amreal would change the letter structure, and it more says "am real" as in "I am real" than an anagram of Maruera to me. But that's just my two cents on Amreal.

Anyhow, v3.0 is about to be submitted. It implements lory1990's Fast Walking patch that was released just three days ago!

It also fixes the last bug in the game thanks again to Lory, (Final boss' line 'Destruction! "On your way then, for there is nothing you can do."' The word "Destruction!" is no longer attached to that particular line.) removes the "I see. Well, good luck!" from the Data Memory receptionists, changes some capitalization instances to clean up the text, and fixes up other grammatical issues.

An update is also being submitted to Steam.

Edit 1 - Also, Luna Gear is changed back to CresceGear (Crescent Gear) because I like how CresceGear sounds. This change isn't mentioned in the changelog or reflected in the equipment list because I forgot all about it. Sorry!

Edit 2 - There's no new release slated to change this, but I just wanted it to be known that Forsa and Doran actually lower an enemy's Dexterity, decreasing attack accuracy. Despite the misleading battle message, that appears to be the actual effect.

Edit 3 - Looks like v3.0 is live on both RHDN and Steam now. :)

Edit 4 - I'm now aware of a bug in which Rever costs 56 TP, when it should only cast 30. v3.1 is going to be released immediately to rectify this. I apologize, and a new version is going to be available on my MediaFire ASAP, as well as being resubmitted to RHDN and Steam.
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« Reply #155 on: May 26, 2016, 06:06:36 am »
I remember when I was making Stand Guard, and submitted 14 or so typo corrections in one day, and the staff yelled at me :D Good times

I am really happy with the way this mod has turned out man, nice work!  :beer:
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« Reply #156 on: May 26, 2016, 06:08:44 am »
Thank you, Spoons! ;D

v3.1 has been submitted to RHDN, it's up on Steam, and here's a MediaFire link for those of you who need to update ASAP.

Change list:
- DORAN and FORSA's battle message is now "Dexterity lowered!", because lowering DEXTRTY (Accuracy) is what those two techs have always done.
- Amy, Hugh, and Shir have their default commands set to Attack rather than Defend when you load the game or pick them up from Rolf's home.
- Fixed a self-induced bug where REVER mistakenly cost 56 TP; it's back to its original cost of 30 TP.
- Changed the hospitals' selection "CURE" to "Detox", to clarify what's being cured.

Edit - v3.1 is now up on RHDN. :) On its four-year anniversary, this patch is finally done.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2016, 10:02:04 pm by vivify93 »
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« Reply #157 on: June 20, 2016, 11:14:12 am »
Proper-caser patched with lunar IPS on clean US ROM and I get this. Why ? Please help.


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« Reply #158 on: June 20, 2016, 11:17:52 am »
Proper-caser patched with lunar IPS on clean US ROM and I get this. Why ? Please help.



Did you use Fix Checksum on the rom after patching?
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« Reply #159 on: June 20, 2016, 11:44:36 am »
Okay I just got it to work.

So yesterday I used SBWin to convert my rom from MD to BIN or SMD because Lunar IPS does not detect MD. Then after patching I had the error.

What I did just now was just directly rename the file from MD to SMD. Lunar IPS detected it, patching went just fine and worked correctly.

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