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Front Mission 2

PlayStation

Game Description:

Front Mission 2 is a turn based strategy game for the PlayStation.

Translation Description:

WARNING: THIS PATCH IS ONLY FOR THE REPRINT VERSIONS OF FRONT MISSION 2 WHICH ARE:

Front Mission 2 [Front Mission History] SLPM-87331

Front Mission 2 [Ultimate Hits] SLPM-87397

IF YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL:

Front Mission 2 SLPS-01000

…then you will need to use the included Data Conversion tool on your ISO before you patch it.

All the scripts have been translated, but apparently they did/could not insert all of the translated script for the Events in the game (ran out of space to work with, perhaps?). So, they’ve included a text file that contains the translated script for all the Events as a workaround.

So, the patch is now final and finished, but not quite technically complete. But with everything now translated–even if you have to refer to the text file to know what’s happening during most of the Events–this game should now be fully playable.

Because of possible compatibility problems with your ISO, there are 2 patches. If one does not work, then try the other (each time on a clean ISO).

PLEASE DO NOT SHARE EITHER THIS PATCH OR A PRE-PATCHED ISO ANYWHERE!!

Because the Front Mission 5 Team has threatened to abandon any further work on any more games if you do. So, respect their wishes on this matter if you want more Front Mission goodness to come your way!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Size = 426,215,328
  • Size on Disk = 426,217,472
  • CRC: A0EBB70B
  • MD5: 41ACF140394BF0E0254294039607E260

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LegaiaRulesProductionProject Manager, Assistant Editor, QA Lead
Iceman-UKProductionWebsite Manager
Vicious_KATTranslationTranslator Lead, Assistant Editor, QA Analyst
LegaiaRulesTranslationTranslation assistance
slavikccTranslationTranslation assistance, Editing Lead, Political Advisor, QA Analyst
willchuScript Editing/RevisionMilitary Advisor
AK_Clan_ERHackingProgramming Lead
MoxHypKaHackingProgramming assistance
CWDalsHackingProgramming assistance

User Review Information

A game like FM2 deserves more

Reviewed By: DragonSpikeXIII on 14 Mar 2021

First, the good news. The translation is well-made, and the patch is stable, so you can play this from beginning to end without any worries.

But while the missions themselves and the tutorials (play them!) are fully translated, for the dialogues between missions, you’ll have to consult the FM2 Event Script that’s included with the patch.

FMV sequences are also left un-translated and their audio is broken due to a bug. Moreover, some of the game’s cut-scenes had only been translated via YouTube videos on the project leader’s channel but it, along with all its FM-related content, has long since been deleted with no alternatives available.

Front Mission 2 AKA Front Mission Second has a lot going for it (story, graphics, soundtrack, depth) but this patch has a few issues that kept me from fully immersing myself in its world. Those still interested will be shifting mostly between game and text files, and un-translated videos on YouTube in a few select cases.

Technically the game is fully playable, so it gets a recommendation, but it’s still a bit too unfinished for a full recommendation. This is for hardcore FM fans and the curious only.

Version Patch F Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Utlimately not workablekashiwoo17 Apr 2021Patch FNo
A game like FM2 deserves moreDragonSpikeXIII14 Mar 2021Patch FYes