I'm sorry but for a 300+mb patch this is a bit too little here, if it had something like everyones "text speed up" suggestion or a few more extras I would consider this patch worth while but as is its not. I hope you don't take this as an insult its just my opinion and hopfully you will gain something from this or if you don't agree with me will ignore it.Mh, the japanes2chines patch has the text speed hack (and also, by pressing R2, the camera "flies" in the sky to show a complete map of the zone you are at the moment, but this makes the game easier), but, IMHO, one should not alter what the creators had in mind.
If you used the text speed option, you'd loose special text effects, such delays, accelerators (and pathos too, IMHO).
Xenogears is not a game meant to be played quickly.
Once you have beaten a game you pretty much know the story and wish to get by parts you remember to a T. Its like making unskippable cutscenes, just plain bad programming. And what if you die and have to go through the same scene AGAIN? Blah gives me a headache just thinking about it. This is why I outright stopped playing some games thanks to having to go through a long part of the game again after dying (Sometimes my fault for not saving but most of the time their fault for not putting a save point between some things).
Basicly if they are using the text speed up hack they would have beaten the game before and thus have seen said effects.
Not having text speed up or cutscene skipping is a very VERY big flaw in games with heavey text or long cutscenes. I will never play the bouncer thanks to this as well as a few other games.
Well, after all, I was talking from the point of view of the translator.
Had we add the max-speed option in our translation, it could have been used by people who don't know english and are trying the game for the first time in italian, and it could ruin the game experience.
In your case, it's a bit different.
If you really want it, you can simply use an AR code (and, if you don't have a real AR, a freeware boot disk will allow you to imput the code).
Besides, you can also use the text speed code with a Joker code, so that the "cheat" will be activated only by pressing R2 (or Select of what you want), instead of having it active during the whole game.