Monday June 11, 2012 03:28

Phantasy Star Online 2: Pre-Open Beta Site and Download Begins!

Posted by Ricardo

Phantasy Star Online 2 Players Site has launched, and features a wealth of information. This post will act as a guide to getting the game as well as vital information about the test and rules. Refer to a future blog post for an actual game guide.

The Pre-Open Beta Runs:

  • 6/15 @ 6AM to 11AM Eastern
  • 6/16 @ 6AM to 11AM Eastern.

Anyone who has the Closed Beta Test game client may launch the game to update their client. There is no need for you to re-download the entire game again.

Anyone who does not have the Closed Beta Test game client can download the game through the PSO2 Players Site. If you have NOT signed up for the PSO2 Pre-Open Beta please refer to this post.

If you need to reset your SEGA ID password please click here.

Pre-Open Beta Download

Click the BIG SPACEY BUTTON to get the downloader.

During the Pre-Open Beta unexpected malfunctions may occur that could result in your character data being wiped, rollbacks, etc. If a problem occurs, you must immediately submit a bug report (in japanese) at the bug report page.

Submit the following reports here:

Please note that all data in the Pre-Open Beta Test is deleted at the end of this test and will not carry over to the Open Beta.

There are five ships (servers) in the Pre-Open Beta:

  • Ship01:フェオ Feo
  • Ship02:ウル Ur
  • Ship03:ソーン Thohn
  • Ship04:アンスール Ansul
  • Ship05:ラグズ Laguz

Please take note that you can not move your character to another ship. Please make sure you choose a ship you and your friends will be playing on. The PSOW/PSUBLOG/GAMEFAQS/FACEBOOK communities will be choosing Ship 2 and Block 20/21. Other gaming communities will choose different ship numbers so please refer to their websites for information on which ship and block you should connect to.

As the test moves on, NEW ships will be added based on need. Please keep in mind that you can not purchase Arks Cash during the Pre-Open Beta Test, this means you can not create a 2nd character on any ship. (You will have to delete your first character and remake them on another ship.)

The Pre-Open Beta version of PSO2 can load the characters you created in the character creation demo. We highly recommend you begin to finalize your characters now before participating in the Pre-Open and Open Beta test. If you saved your character data in the Closed Beta, PSO2 Pre-Open beta client can also load that character.

The contents listed in the Arks Cash shop is roughly similar to the official version. Unfortunately, during the Pre-Open Beta, you can not purchase Arks Cash, therefore, all players who participate during this test will have access to My Room and My Shop.

During the Pre-Open Beta you can input an item code for certain weapons in the Arks Lobby, My Room, and Camp Ship. Since the data is reset once the test is complete, hold on to your item code since you will be able to type it in again in the next test.

Currently you can type all “Nacht” versions of weapons through the vision phone. This includes Rocket Punch, AntiARifle, PicoPico Hammer, Lord Axion, and Gaebolg. The Open Beta Test data transfers over to the official release, so you do not have to type them in another time


 PSO2 Launcher

PSO2 Launcher Screen

  • ゲームスタート : Game Start (Starts the Game and Patches)
  • 環境設定: Settings
  • ファイルチェック: File Check will check the integrity of all patches.
  • 終了: Will close the launcher.

When you first start PSO2, you may note that the game is running slowly. We recommend changing your graphical sliders down to 1 or 2 to make the game run faster.

 Simple Settings

Settings Screen

Top Buttons: (Left to Right)

  • 簡易設定: Simple Settings 基本 Basic Settings 画面 Screen 描画 Drawing Settings 音声 Sound 機能 Functions

Bottom Buttons: (Left to Right)

  • 設定を保存 Save Settings 初期化 Reset 公式サイト Website 戻る Return

The large slider from 1 to 5 is a quick way to change the major graphic settings for the game. Lowering your slider down to 1 will run the game faster.

Shaders can greatly impact the performance of your game, therefore we recommend those with integrated or lower end graphic cards to move the slider down to 1 to run the game with simple shaders. Shaders will be on by default if the graphical slider is set to 3. You may save your changes by clicking the first button on the left, then click the last button to return.

Screen Settings

Screen Settings

ウィンドウモード Window Mode

  • ウィンドウモード表示 Windowed Mode
  • フルスクリーン表示 Full Screen Mode
  • 仮想フルスクリーン表示 Virtual Full Screen Mode

 画面サイズ Screen Size: Choose a Resolution (1280*720)

最大フレームレート Maximum Frame Rate: 60 fps

文字の大きさ Graphic Size (UI Zoom)  [Right Column]: 1280


 Drawing Settings

PSO2 Draw Settings

テクスチャ解像度 Texture Settings

  • 高解像度 High Resolution
  • 通常 Normal
  • 圧縮 Compressed

シェーダー品質: Shader Quality

  • 標準 Standard
  • 簡易 Simple

There are 2 major graphical settings, “Simple Shaders” or “Standard Shaders”. In the PSO2 English communities we normally refer to “Simple Shaders” as the “Shader-less” or “Shaders Off” or “SD Graphics” version.

Simple Shaders are best suited for lower end graphic cards and computers, while Standard Shaders are geared towards high end computers. If your game crashes when loading character models, change your shader settings to Simple.


Basic Settings

Language and Monitor

言語設定 Language Settings: Only Japanese language is currently supported. (Officially)

Monitor Screen in Lobby

  • 巨大モニター動画を再生する : Play Videos
  • 巨大モニター動画を再生しない: Do not Play Videos


Manner Up!


During your course of PSO2, you’ll meet many players and interact with them. However, sometimes a slight remark or action may trouble your team mates.

Prohibited Actions:

  • Real Money Trading Services
  • Cheat Tools / Item Modding and Duping
  • Unauthorized access / Program modifications.
  • Obstructing Administration / Stealing or Fraud

When users are caught performing these actions their accounts may be banned from playing the game. In addition to those actions stated above, other prohibited actions include:

  • Altering Stats
  • Speed Hacks
  • Use of outside programs that affect the game.
  • The use of (external programs) to perform actions automatically.
  • Slandering specific players or groups.
  • Obstructing Admin (harm to game events, false reports, pretending to be admin, etc.)
  • Account Phishing
  • Etc.


PSO2 Authorized Net Cafes

Those who play within a net cafe officially sanctioned by PSO2, will have access to extra privileges within the game. You earn 1 cafe point every minute of playing time. As you collect cafe points, you can spend them on items within the net cafe shop.

Net Cafe Counter

The Net Cafe Shop is located right next to the My Room shop. With each point you collect you can spend them on various items.

Net Cafe Privileges

  1. For every minute playing in an authorized net cafe, you gain 1 cafe point!
  2. Item Trader
  3. Open My Shop.
  4. Use My Room.
  5. Use Premium Storage.
  6. Access Premium Block.
  7. FUN Points x2 Boost.
  8. Purchase items from the Net Cafe Shop.

In the Pre-Open Beta, privileges: 1, 3, 4, and 8 are available.  As for the “Net Cafe’s My Room” privilege, you won’t be able to invite other characters to your “My Room”.

  • EXP Boost+50% = 60 Cafe Points
  • Rare Drop Boost+50% = 60 Cafe Points
  • Grind Risk Decrease (-1) = 45 Cafe Points
  • Grind Success + 5% = 45 Cafe Points
  • Star Atomizer = 20 Cafe Points

 (Generally it would cost around 2000 yen or $50 to play 9 hours of Pre-Open Beta.)

Copyright Information (YouTubers Please Read!)

Phantasy Star Online 2 allows players to record or take screenshots of their gameplay. You may post these screenshots to any website or video hosting site by following the recommendations below:

Screenshots: You may insert the following copyright notation either within the screenshot or below all screenshots you have taken. (This copyright notation is copied directly from PSO2′s official website.)


Near where the images are placed, please place a link to PSO2′s official site as follows:


If you can not place the copyright notation within the website, you can take screenshots from within the game and it will embed the copyright notice for you in the lower right corner. (Screenshots are located at DOCUMENTS\SEGA\PHANTASYSTARONLINE2\ folder.)

You are allowed to crop, resize the image, and/or photoshop your player id name or character name. In fact, by taking screenshots within the game, there is  a setting that will remove the user interface and character names as well.

Videos: For those who are streaming videos in real time, or uploading videos onto video hosting websites or blogs, should follow the below recommendations:

Video users should place the copyright notation at the beginning and end of the video for more than two seconds OR within the video description area.


In addition, in the video description area, please include the following note:


Changing the playback speed or adding unrelated videos and music to your gameplay is prohibited. You are allowed to edit the video to obscure character or player ID names.

If you are doing a live stream please place this in your stream description area:



Today’s porori image is of the Vol Dragon and his 3 forms.

Tomorrow the Pre-Open Beta starts at 6AM through 11AM eastern. In the official release, Sakai plans to add Time Attack quests and the Frozen Tundra field.


159 Responses to Phantasy Star Online 2: Pre-Open Beta Site and Download Begins!


June 10th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

geez finaly

Ovada Bey

June 11th, 2012 at 3:04 am



June 11th, 2012 at 3:14 am

when i try to press start game and patch it the loading bar get stuck and dosent move is this normal?


June 11th, 2012 at 3:16 am

It's a huge patch so just check back every 20 minutes to see if the bar moved.


June 11th, 2012 at 3:59 am

Yeah! Thank you Ricardo! This is what i have been waiting for. I am so excited for this beta, and for this game.

So what ship and block are you guys playing on? Should we all just hop on ship 2?


June 11th, 2012 at 4:39 am

By the way where can you get the item code?


June 11th, 2012 at 5:27 am

Hmm. I wonder if the english patch counts as a prohibited action…


June 11th, 2012 at 5:31 am

Unless they have changed gameguard to check game text files which don't affect the game in any way beyond menu labels, they would have no way of knowing you are using the english patch or not, presumably they could choose to ban people who post screenshots or videos showing the translation patch, but seeing as they are unlikely to have an army of people looking for such things that don't hurt the game for anyone at all, I think they will not care about the english translation, so long as those specific files simply cannot affect anything beyond the text of menus, which is most likely indeed the case.


June 11th, 2012 at 7:26 am

Unless I'm misreading the website, Does it state that we now have until 6/20 to sign up for Beta?


June 11th, 2012 at 7:58 am

do you know where i can find the english patch?


June 11th, 2012 at 9:10 am


http://www . darksyn . biz/two/pso-2/pso2-beta-patches-files/


June 11th, 2012 at 9:23 am

Hey will those English patch files work for the open beta?


June 11th, 2012 at 9:47 am

I downloaded the english patch and put it on, but it doesn't show any text at all on the screen. The beginning buttons are just blank. Is it supposed to be like that with text later in game?


June 11th, 2012 at 10:24 am

Its broken right now, not surprising as the game has changed massively since the closed beta.. Just wait for an update.


June 11th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I started the game to try and see if it would run. I got to the part where I choose ships and then right after that it asks for my Sega ID. I type in my ID and then my password in the spot where I assume my password goes, but it goes to some message screen that has Japanese text and then "[No.632]" at the bottom. Somtimes the number and the text in the window changes even though I typed in the same password. Is this because the pre-open beta isn't ready yet?


June 11th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Manner up!


June 11th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

whoa sega is rly strict……

@Ryan – yeah i think so too


June 11th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

when I start the program it takes forever to download. I get an error message half way into the update. Can anyone help me?


June 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

@Brad – can i see the error message screenshot?


June 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

@DioScyfo I ended up clicking on the file check instead of start and it works. ty though


June 12th, 2012 at 2:25 am

@brad np


June 12th, 2012 at 5:51 am

can anyone upload the client? I’m getting error 12152 every 2 or 3 minutes(it’s downloading to my desktop)… and the download speed is so slow… when i dont get the error 12152 the download just freezes…. or at least can someone upload “T10010002.TMP” (sorry for double posting)…


June 12th, 2012 at 7:44 am

Im having problems with my Active X and it's not running properly.


June 12th, 2012 at 9:08 am

Did everyone else get an email within the last few days? My buddy got one, but I didn't. I tried logging in, but I'm running into the same error 602 that Ryan is. I get the same error when I put random credentials, so I don't know whether something went wrong with my registration, or it's just because the beta hasn't started.


June 12th, 2012 at 9:18 am

@los I received an email the day the client came out. What's weird is I receive different error messages when I type in the SAME credentials, or random lol.

Mobile Ricardo

June 12th, 2012 at 9:28 am

Ryan and Los, the beta did not start yet and all ships were offline.


June 12th, 2012 at 10:00 am

any fix? i got it from the launcher updating.



WinHTTP Error:12002



June 12th, 2012 at 10:07 am

@Ryan It turns out I was using the wrong sega id, so now I'm getting error 649. 649 says the servers are down for maintenance, so it looks like my info is okay and should work when the beta actually opens. 632 is the error for repeated log ins, so if you wait a while, you should be able to get 649 and know that everything is good.


June 12th, 2012 at 10:55 am

To anyone having trouble with the game updating, make sure to make exceptions in the windows firewall for the pso2 launcher, the game, and the updater. After doing this everything works and updates perfect.

Also yes, the game opens and lets you chose a ship and put in your Sega ID, but the beta hasn't started yet so you wont be able to log in until the previously specified times.


June 12th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Any updates on the English patch?


June 12th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

@Mobile Ricardo Thanks, hopefully when it opens I'll be able to run it and won't need a new graphics card.

Anyone know anything about graphics cards on here?

Matt Resch

June 13th, 2012 at 8:04 am

Can anybody help me here i download the downloader and none of the links work besides the link to open the pso2 website. If anybody has any idea i would love some help


June 13th, 2012 at 9:17 am

now I'm getting this error



WinHTTP Error:12002


like Hokkaido….

and I already turn off avast and firewall…

anyone know what should i do?


June 13th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Nevermind: I had to download it from another computer, put it into a flash drive, and copy/paste the file into my main computer. Now I recovered my name/pass and getting error #632. So, yes I think the servers are still closed until Friday morning….


June 13th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Same problem as Dida…except I didn't turn off the firewall yet and I'm not near my computer but will be in about an hour.


June 14th, 2012 at 2:16 am

Well, I got the game installed and everything, but I'm not sure the password I am typing in for my account is correct. How do I go about resetting my Sega ID password? Can anyone help and explain where I need to go and what I need to do?


June 14th, 2012 at 2:55 am

So I thought my client hadn't updated so I went to download the new patch today started the game and it actually started :) all I'll say is keep trying it. It will go through just waiting for the servers to be active :)


June 14th, 2012 at 11:47 am

Any new status reports on the English Patch?


June 14th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

So which ship are all the english players meeting up? Ship 2 i'm assuming?


June 14th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

T.C. NO english patch for the Pre-OBT. They will work in it when the OBT client is released.


June 14th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Anybody know how to reset your password for your Sega ID? I seem to have forgotten it. Any Insight would be greatly appreciated :)


June 14th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

@ Rusty

Is the translation part.

You'll find the guide here.


June 15th, 2012 at 12:52 am

Anyone on here know the menus for PSO 2 and has an Xbox live account? I got on the game, but I have no idea what I am doing. Help would be greatly appreciated.


June 15th, 2012 at 1:34 am

I've made my character and logged in! Yay


June 15th, 2012 at 2:51 am

When I go to play the game it stops at this. Is this how it updates?


June 15th, 2012 at 2:53 am

Looks like it's working now


June 15th, 2012 at 3:47 am

Doesn't work for me and same problem as mr2 ~___~;;


June 15th, 2012 at 4:53 am

Can someone upload the original text files? I patched without knowing the translation would break the buttons and now my game shows no text at all.


June 15th, 2012 at 5:41 am

anyone know how to get pass that patch error that mr2 has. I did hear som1 say that the patch file is big so the bar barely moves at all the jumps at a certain point. Google translated says that it failed to dl the file, please try again.


June 15th, 2012 at 6:01 am

Hm.. Seems I can't manage to successfully login. (Error No.:632) Anyone knows why?


June 15th, 2012 at 10:51 am

i couldnt play because i was taking my finals, but can i at least make a character? it gives me the same error every time i try to log in even when it was 6am.


June 15th, 2012 at 10:51 am

Signed Up For Pre-Open A Few Weex Prior & I Can't Login To Any Ship..

I Translated The Error People Keep Getting, It Says: Error, You're Being Disconnected (In A Nutshell).

Nothing Wrong With The SEGA ID Or Pass, Though :/

I Didn't Receive Any Special E-Mails, Juss Typical SEGA Ads & Notices.


June 15th, 2012 at 10:58 am

nvm i have the same problem as mr2 and the other guys


June 15th, 2012 at 11:06 am

Fishy the server is currently offline. You need to connect at specific times.

BananaKing, that's the patcher and it goes reaally slow unfortunately. You'll just have to leave it up or find an alternative torrent.


June 15th, 2012 at 11:12 am

its moving nd i got passed the part most people are stuck on so im good but i wanna know if i can at least create a character before the beta opens again so i can jump in and play right away


June 15th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

what you can do is use the character creator demo to create a character, save it and then load it in the beta. you'll still have to select a voice and if you're making a cast, you'll have to pick a running type (hover or standard) but those should only take a few minutes


June 15th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

thanks and to be honest im actually new to pso so im desperately trying to play this game and see what ive been missing!!


June 16th, 2012 at 1:37 am

I tried using the english patch on the pre-open beta, but now all of the text is missing. Does anyone have the original files? I can't see to be able to undo the change..


June 16th, 2012 at 10:15 am

Is there anyway to patch english text to the beta?? I watched some vidz on it a few weeks ago and their text was in english


June 16th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

So, I ran into a snag. On Friday, I had a corruption in my game file somewhere that was preventing me from connecting to the DNS server. Not the problem itself, a reinstall fixed it. I was able to steal my girlfriend's computer and play on there. The problem arose when I successfully connected back on my own computer this morning, but due to the IP address change, I got that e-mail code window. But no e-mail. I don't see any code in any e-mail I've gotten since I registered, and I imagine this problem will persist when the OBT launches. Obviously I could just reregister, but I'd rather not. Any ideas?


June 18th, 2012 at 4:43 am

LoneWolf06: The English translation patch will not be worked on until Open Beta, just as Yuki-chan said before.

The patch that is released so far worked only in Closed Beta, but not anymore.


June 20th, 2012 at 5:36 am

I'm having an issue. Everytime i finish the download, there is another bar that shows up after it. Its starts to load up until around 32 percent then a pop up shows up and restarts the Download again from 56 percent. What is going on? I dont want to have to keep downloading it over again.


June 20th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

When I attempt to login, I am given a message with various Japanese words and it ends with [No. 678]


June 20th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I believe it's something like: Failed to enter ID. ID and pass don't match. Re-enter and reconnect.

Not sure though. That's what my message said and it ends in No. 603


June 21st, 2012 at 2:29 am

Zooman I'm having the same issues with No. 678 … Did you find out what to do about this?


June 23rd, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I start the game and it show a video, no matter if I skip are watch it the game just cuts off and it doesn't say error are anything, any one know why?


June 23rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm

im having with window pop up everytime i start the game. i click the big start button (gameguard starts fine) then the window pops up and all i get is a black screen followed by a message. i dont know what it is but i've been really wanting to play pso2 and i would like to resolve this problem :/ can anyone help?



June 23rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm

im having with window pop up everytime i start the game. i click the big start button (gameguard starts fine) then the window pops up and all i get is a black screen followed by a message. i dont know what it is but i’ve been really wanting to play pso2 and i would like to resolve this problem :/ can anyone help?


June 23rd, 2012 at 2:03 pm


June 23rd, 2012 at 2:40 pm

@frankie: Your running Windows 8


June 23rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

@Anon_Fire: what the game does on win8 is… it doesn't even get to loading gameguard… it just sits in memory without doing anything


June 23rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

(sinful double post) I see now it is win8… @frankie: how you even got it to go that far I've no idea it just does same thing every time for me… unless maybe your running x86


June 23rd, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Did you try to install DirectX 9.0c on Windows 8 yet? Might be worth a try.


June 23rd, 2012 at 6:59 pm

yeah im running win8. but i dont see how thats even an issue when i could run the closed beta no problem


June 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Windows 8 has some issues with several DRM protections. As they beef up DRM through Gamegaurd, Windows 8 starts killing process threads that it thinks are potentially malicious. This same process canning method has recently also killed Tera Online for Windows 8.


June 23rd, 2012 at 7:07 pm

ahh i see, is there anyway to stop windows from killing those processes?


June 23rd, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Yes. Eradicate it from your system. Give in to the power of our soon to be Linux overlords. Or dualboot Windows 7. Until it's officially out, and Micro$haft has had some time to collect data on processes, you're pretty much SOL.


June 26th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

My filecheck is working all the way up to about 75% and then my computer says im running on extremely low disk space, and i get the error message no.106 from the client and it stops. Is there a way to specify where it downloads the patch to? as of right now my client is on my D drive but it keeps putting things somewhere on my C drive.


June 26th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

any time i hit game start it pops up what looks like a sing in menu with 3 text blank txt bars to write in but it wont let me type in them itll just let me hit the sign in button and then it attempts to sing in for a minute and pops up with a japanese failed to sign in button


June 26th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I'm also having the same problems as Winter and Zooman with an error 678. I translated the error and it says this:

[Use] unregistered error

This ID registration is not available yet

From the "Change User Information" of the login menu

Please register to use this game.


Not sure how to get to Change User information.. any help?


June 26th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

im getting this pop up like other maybe half way through the patch



WinHTTP Error:12002


any help?


June 27th, 2012 at 3:12 am

That error message Tyler, there's not much I can do. It's a connection failure to the patch server. In the guide list, there's a Patched Client mirror you can try downloading.


June 27th, 2012 at 3:12 am

@Vince,… Try logging into here with

The registration guide mentions about how you have to click a button with Phantasy Star Online 2 on it.


June 27th, 2012 at 11:43 am

Im Getting the patch connection failure msg alot but i just keep retrying as i cant download the mirror patched client or the mirror of the mirror patched client bc too many ppl have already done and google docs is gay and wants me to wait 24 hours….


June 28th, 2012 at 3:08 am


I'm running windows 7 32-bit and I have the same issue as Frankie up there, windows 8 argument invalid?


June 28th, 2012 at 4:14 am

Ive patched the game and whenever I login I always get the no249 error msg..

Scarlet Rain

June 28th, 2012 at 11:06 am

@zero, was getting 249 last night for some reason, but i'm pretty sure they're doing maintenance anyway.


June 28th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

@Scarlet, thanks xD was worrying if something went wrong.. thanks for the info.. I think maintenance will finish around 6AM Eastern Time?


June 29th, 2012 at 2:38 am

I keep getting the error 242, but I can't copy the contents of the error out, so here's a screenshot:


July 3rd, 2012 at 12:35 am

I can play the game right now but im having problems with the environment sometimes.. especially at the forest, i dont know if its raining or night time, but when that happens my screen goes completely white even tho ive set my graphic settings to its minimum.. anyone knows how to fix this?


July 3rd, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Hey I got the game downloaded and everything I played it one day and it kicked me off and I couldn't log back on so me being the big idoit I deltled it and redownloaded it now I can all get past the start game button before I get some kind of error and it says something about the uploader can anyone help me out?


July 3rd, 2012 at 7:26 pm

@Glyn: The beta ended just the other day. In roughly 30 minutes the game is technically 'released' and should be back online.


July 3rd, 2012 at 7:29 pm

@Chris: oh ok thxs I was about to lose it cuz I only got to level 3 lol


July 3rd, 2012 at 7:57 pm

i just downloaded the game and i'm trying to patch/update the game but after 3-5mins some message error with "boxes in it and says WinHTTP Error:12030


is there any way to fix it?


July 4th, 2012 at 2:42 am

just gonna ask…i already register and download the game…but why when im starting it it patch and getting stuck on it for so long…? can anyone help me?

this is the screenshot:


July 4th, 2012 at 3:48 am


As long as you don't get any errors, then just leave it. It's a massive patch. Took me about 7-8hrs to complete on my end.


July 4th, 2012 at 4:21 am

wow!? that's that big? whats the full size of the game?


July 4th, 2012 at 6:23 am

It's only around 4.5 gigs. The issue is that the patch is coming out of Japan so… doom. x_X


July 4th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

what will i do if i receive any errors? cuz every time i start my patch it seems to stuck and then i get some errors


July 4th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

downloading the game for 7 hours now -.-


July 5th, 2012 at 2:31 am

Sega is very picky about capitalizing your name and password. If you have any such errors trying to log in, just try lowercasing everything, or exactly how you put it in, in the registration for your sega ID. If this does not fix it, you can assume the error code is for maintenance, or patch issues.

Happy gaming!


July 5th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Is there any news of someone working on an English patch for the official game?


July 5th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

To the people complaining about it coming from japan, maybe you need a faster connection. the patch is over 2GB so of course it's going to take a while on slower connections. I get 35mb/s and was able to d/l the patch in just over an hour at peak times. It also only took me about 3 hours to download the CBT client. The distance issue only really affects latency, not speeds.

No offense but maybe it's time you got off of DSL.

@Sebastien: Google it?


July 5th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

gonna ask again… i already play this and it work…but why when i copy the phantasy star online 2 folder on the other PC it patches again but i already patch that??

hope for an answer and a way to fix it…. thnx ^^


July 5th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

ok now it work..but when im logging in the servers dont have people i think…

then when logging in im getting this message

is it maintenance or something??? thats whats in my mind…


July 7th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

im hving problem update error: 12030 anyone can help me?


July 10th, 2012 at 9:46 am

tengo un problema, cuando me estoy registrando en el SEGA ID.

escribo mi SEGAID mi contraseñas me fecha de nacimiento y todo pero cuando le oprimo en continuar me aparece un recuadro con unas palabras en japones y no me deja continuar… y no me deja registrar. auxilio me porfavor


July 10th, 2012 at 9:47 am

I have a problem when I'm recording in the SEGA ID.

I write my passwords I SEGAID my birthday and everything but when I press him to continue I get a box with a few words in Japanese and will not let me go … and will not let me register. help me please


July 10th, 2012 at 9:58 am

Why not run the message you get through google translate? or fill out the form using google chrome which will translate the page for you? It's hard to help you get past an error message if we dont know what the error is, btw.


July 10th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Hi I have a question, I was wondering if I could just copy-paste my PSO2 folder to another computer to skip the patch that was released for the official service, It took me a long time to patch it up since I was being disconnected from the updater a couple of time..

Is it possible? Will I just remove my computers saved info and when I paste it on another computer I'll just run the "export computer information" on the settings screen to save the new computers information?

Thank you..


July 10th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

sorry double posted my question…


July 10th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

@Girsir – Yes you can, all you have to do is just copy the SEGA folder located in C:Program Files

Or in a 64 bit OS C:Program Files(x86)

Locate the folder named SEGA there, and copy it onto an external device, then paste it into the same location on the desired computer. Then just run the PSO2launcher.exe, or alternatively right click on it and hit send to>desktop. This will create a shortcut onto your desktop quickly.

You will just have to set up the settings you want for the game on the new computer, and log in and all of your character info will be there! :)


July 10th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Thanks for the quick reply!

Thank you, I'll try to do it later….


July 10th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Hi I have a question, I was wondering if I could just copy-paste my PSO2 folder to another computer to skip the patch that was released for the official service, It took me a long time to patch it up since I was being disconnected from the updater a couple of time..

Is it possible? Will I just remove my computers saved info and when I paste it on another computer I’ll just run the “export computer information” on the settings screen to save the new computers information?

Thank you..

Worried Kev

July 11th, 2012 at 5:15 am

ok ive downloaded the freakin' patch 2 times now.. EVERYSINGLE time i click start it downloads the patch again. i even took off the firewall for pso, and i stayed up ALL night waiting.. im upset. someone plz walk me through the exact steps i need to take, thanks whoever-

Worried Kev

July 11th, 2012 at 5:22 am

nevermind figured it out :] anyone reading these, just have patience itll work out k


July 12th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Every time I try to patch it I get this error message after a while
I can't copy and paste it to google translate, so what's the issue?


July 12th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

The update failed, are you using antivirus or firewall that may be blocking the patcher from updating?


July 16th, 2012 at 11:36 am

guyss. what is the patched client for? the julian's mirror of the patched client? what is it for? :)


July 19th, 2012 at 8:14 am

need help with patching the game i get about 15% done then i get an error [no103] something like that? any1 tell me whats wrong with this shiz?


July 21st, 2012 at 1:11 pm

what are the time that i can log in


July 23rd, 2012 at 8:24 pm

ok so i just got the game installed and when i click on start game the 3 bars pop up and i c it downloading and when it gets to 40-50% an error 103 pops up in japanese so if anyone knows how to fix this please let me know asap.


July 24th, 2012 at 7:08 am

Every time i click the settings button in launcher i get "Phantasy star online 2 has stopped working". I've looked everywhere but no one mentions such a problem. Please help if you know something about it. I really need to change my settings.


July 24th, 2012 at 7:17 am

if all you want to do is change video/audio settings you can do it in notepad. ricardo has a guide for that posted too.


July 24th, 2012 at 7:36 am

I can't enable fullscreen from there, and i need it bad


July 25th, 2012 at 7:00 am

You still get the error? and which error message?


July 25th, 2012 at 10:20 am

@Crazymoon. you absolutely can enable full screen from there. Fullscreen and virtual full screen are both options you can enable in notepad.


July 25th, 2012 at 11:42 am

ok so i got everything installed but i cant play the game


July 25th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

ok when i get to the main menu site and i pick a ship and before i can type my sega id an error pop up and i dont know wat it is saying so if anyone have any idea please let me know


July 25th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

You'll have to copy and paste your error or post a screenshot.


July 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

never mind now everytime i try running pso2 a black screen pops up and and theres a error and a website pops up and shows me about nprotect gameguard


July 25th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

my same problem is happening like frankle but instead my laptop is a windows vista


July 25th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

That's the unexpected error message. What graphics card?


July 25th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

10 to 1 he's running on integrated graphics


July 25th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

well if he is running on integrated graphics he is going to have to turn all his settings down. and since he is on a laptop he will most likly need to disable his antivirus (uses alot of resources and will lag you to hell on games on a laptop) then in the task manager set the pso2 process priotity to high. on top of that he will need to go in to the options text files and set the shaders and everything to either false or 0 because when you choose the lowest settings it puts it at 1 and sometimes true when in fact there is an even lower setting. if that doesnt work update your graphics card and any other drivers you have. i kept crashing in multi party areas anytime any chat was spoken or a code event occured. my graphics driver was out of date. it said it was from like 2009 and i bought this laptop in 2011…. doing it automatically would tell me my drivers are up to date but i was clearly looking at a newer version on intels website. i had to download and install the drivers manually….. and do not uninstall a driver that is very risky. you have to choose install from disk/ run from disk as if you had an actual cd/disk drive to install it from but you would then choose the file folder that you unzipped the contents into. i repeat never uninstall a driver it is dangerous and will make your machine not work properly, because if the newer driver doesnt work for some reason you will have no previous version to return to.


July 25th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

yes nilok ur right


July 26th, 2012 at 12:28 am

I opened the game 30 minutes ago and it worked perfectly. I closed it and turned off my CPU.

Now when I launch it, I have this message:….

And when I click "Ok":

Here is a translation of the first one:

Windows can't access the peripheral, the access road or the specified folder. Perhaps you don't have the autorisation to access this element.

(I tried to run as admin too, same error.)

Seconde one only appears when I try to launch it by clicking on it on the tab, at the bottom.

Can't open element, maybe he's been moved, ranamed or deleted. Would you like to delete this element?

Thank you.

Absent Ricardo

July 26th, 2012 at 5:58 am


July 26th, 2012 at 6:33 am

Is this for me?


July 26th, 2012 at 9:49 am

If you're running windows XP there have been some issues with running the game after the latest patch. I'm not sure if they're all related to it being installed on a FAT32 formatted drive or not, but as I recall you need to allow administrative access for the game.


July 26th, 2012 at 10:00 am

@Nokeo: Depending on the age of your laptop, the game might not be able to run. update your drivers for your GPU and make sure you have your graphics settings turned down as low as they can go. if it runs after that and is playable, you can try to up the graphics settings until you're satisfied.

Most laptops aren't really designed for any kind of gaming and if you're using intel integrated graphics pre-sandybridge it's going to be really tough on the system. if it still doesn't run after all this, you'll want to close and programs and processes you can to free up resources and try again. I'd strong recommend looking at a new computer though


July 26th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I simply cannot download the game from the main site at all. I cannot connect to the server to patch even if I wanted to torrent it, in which I have already tried. Every time I attempt to download the pso.exe file, I'll always end up at a could not connect screen. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.


July 26th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Aw man, it pisses me off. I think I'll have to wait until the official release. Thanks to everyone!


July 27th, 2012 at 11:25 am


I have found the solution to the unable to connect to the server. Evidently the pso servers blocks ip addresses to keep foreign countries out of the game. The problem with this is, its very narrow and some of us are just apart of the unlucky ones. In order to get the pso working follow the guide on this forum.


July 31st, 2012 at 8:56 am

i can't save the settings


August 4th, 2012 at 10:28 am

What should i do i get thrown out of launcher when i try to open options from launcher and i can't change resolution or make it full-screen, could anyone help me?


August 7th, 2012 at 9:16 am

thnks for your info guys real big help trying to help friends also with the patch error on yours also


August 9th, 2012 at 8:26 am

is there a page for problems i have downloaded it and clicked play attempts to download patches but doesnt work.


August 12th, 2012 at 7:27 am

Hey, I get this error message when I try to run the patcher any advice?

Mr Vokan

August 12th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

If anyone get errors related to permissions and such, check out the second post here:

Kian Grey

August 12th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I have a concern i downloaded it and installed the patch , i got the sega iID and everything but i cant enter the game.

i get an error message and when i looked it up online it said that the servers are down are they actually down right now?


September 13th, 2012 at 7:16 am

Okay, I updated the game last night then i replaced the japanese patches with english patches and now the game doesn't work. Anybody out there that can help me get back to the game soon?


September 13th, 2012 at 7:53 am

@Lunith: restore the JP files. Then go to psumods and get the 9/12 patch only, extact it to a seperate folder from the 8/9 patch, DO NOT GET THEM MIXED, then move only the 9/12 files to your win32 folder.


November 26th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

i have this problem when i try start pso 2 launcher then i see the box phantasy star online 2 and the nprotect gameguard updates then after a few seconds the box dissapear and no error someone know the issue? :)


December 10th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

what is url?


December 10th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Errr….which url??


December 11th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Are large .tmp files a regular part of downloading? I have like 4 of them by the 32% complete mark…and the downloader keeps stopping and giving me a ???????? HTTP ????????[12152] message..I think that’s normal since I can continue the download and it only says standby on it..
(It just stopped when i temporarily lost my connection but continued which is awesome..kinda scared me a bit though).

I’m really excited about playing this game and I’m trying to nip things before they go wrong so any help you all can give would be excellent.


March 15th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I don’t know why but I can’t launch the game, I kep getting this message:
and then the download of the new update freezes. =/


March 15th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Ok problem solved, it works now. ^^’

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