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Phantasy Star Generation: 4 - A Relocalization

Hack of Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium

Description:

Phantasy Star Generation:4 is both a relocalization and retranslation of the original English script and proper nouns (weapons, monsters, names, etc.)

  • Its primary goal: restore every mistranslated connection to the other PS games, to and ensure the main story & series themes best match the original Japanese.
  • Its secondary goal: make the game’s script more colloquial, fun, and emotional, from NPCs to key story moments.

Graphics/sound are unmodified from the original and final English release.

The readme has the basics, but also included is the annotated script & changelog, with additional picture & info on the project website.

V 2_0 - 11/15/18 - Author completed game playthrough – almost all typos/linebreaks are fixed Many new small text edits 90%-rewritten ending (rewrite was never implemented properly in earlier patch versions).

Also note that V 1_30 fixed a GAME-BREAKING GLITCH. If you’re on anything prior to 1_30 please upgrade!

There are three versions of the patch:

  • “Generation 4″ best matches the SEGA AGES English translations as well as the original Japanese PSIV, and has a few additional upgrades (vivify’s Proper Caser mod, some name changes, etc.).

This one is recommended for both new players and longtime PS fans. It includes lory1990’s Bugfix patch, as well.

  • The other two match the original SEGA Master System/Genesis/Mega Drive English translations in terms of classic enemy names, magic, etc.
  1. 1 has ALL CAPS and no bugfix patch to keep closest to the SMS/Gen/MD versions.
  2. 2 has ProperCaser applied as well as the bugfix patch.

More project info, screenshots, etc. at: GamesDoneLegit.com/phantasy-star-iv-generation-4-retranslation/

As SEGA canceled “Phantasy Star Generation:4″ many years ago, this project aimed to create a definitive, series-ending Phantasy Star experience that can also be better appreciated by new players.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Phantasy Star IV (USA)
  • CRC32: FE236442
  • MD5: 84CBD0FF47F3C8E9D21D2C2FC39185FA
  • SHA-1: BC7FF6D6A8408F38562BC610F24645CAD6C42629

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
GhaleonUnlimitedHackingRewriting, editing, coding script; comparison to existing Japanese translation resources; ongoing up
vivify93Script Editing/RevisionAssisted in managing PS series references; project advice & support; original Proper-caser mod
lory1990Original HackingCreated original disassembly (made this possible); Bugfix mod; Post-release testing/editing/coding/c

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