Friday June 15, 2012 04:50

Open Beta Starter Guide for Phantasy Star Online 2

Posted by Ricardo

This is a 4-part guide introducing you to Phantasy Star Online 2. The purpose of these guides is to help new players become accustomed with the game in Japanese. This guide relates mainly with in game menus. This guide will update as the test progresses onwards.

[Menu Guide ] [Options Guide] [Basic Guide] [Open Beta Guide]

The Open Beta Begins June 21st, 2012:
[News Here]

  • 3AM Eastern
  • 2AM Central
  • 1AM Mountain
  • 12AM Pacific

Table of Contents


Signing in!

Main Menu

As you first start the game, you’ll reach the main menu.

  • SEGA IDでログイン Login with your SEGA ID
  • ユーザー情報変更 SEGA ID Management Area
  • クレジット Credits
  • ゲーム終了 Quit Game

After choosing a ship, the next screen will ask for your SEGA ID and PASSWORD.

Authentication Screen

If you logged into your account from another PC, the Authentication message in the above screenshot will pop up.  You must type in an authentication key that was sent to the email address of your SEGA ID account. If you did not receive an email, press the long bottom button, “メール認証キー再発行” for Sega to send you the email again.

Player ID Screen

Player ID Screen (Caution!)

You will type in a Player ID that you will use to represent your account on the game servers. Once you’ve set it, you will use this name for the remainder of this test and can not change it. The Player ID is separate from your SEGA ID and your actual character names. Please be careful not to put your password as your Player ID name.


Keyboard/Mouse or Gamepad?

You will then choose whether your main control scheme is
Keyboard [Left Button] or Gamepad [Right Button].


  • キャラクター選択: Choose or Create a New Character
  • サポートメニュー Support Menu sub choices: 1: Option 2: Sega ID 3: Online Manual
  • ゲーム終了 End Game


You can click on the first slot which will create your first character:

This will lead into the character creation screen, please refer to the Character Creation Mini Guide for details on creating a character.

If you have already created a character your menu will appear like the screenshot above.

  • ゲームを開始 Game Start
  • 各種手続き > キャラクターの削除 Delete Character

When deleting a character, hold the [CTRL] key then press the left button.

You can create your first character for free. Your second character requires Arks Cash payment.


Save and Load Characters

Characters you’ve created in the Character Creation Demo, or the Closed Beta Test can be loaded into PSO2′s Open Beta Test client.

クリエイトデータ Create Data

  • クリエイトデータ保存 Save Character Data
  • クリエイトデータ読み込み Load Character Data

After creating your character, you will type in a name and start the game.


Control Scheme

Keyboard Shortcuts (View Full Version)*

You can use these keyboard shortcuts in combination with the mouse to play the game. If you are switching from keyboard to gamepad, use the [SCROLL LOCK] key to enter Direct Chat mode. Direct Chat mode lets your press any key to start chatting immediately.

Moving the mouse will control the camera. Your left mouse button will either attack or select items if in a menu. Your right mouse button will use photon arts or cancel if in a menu.

The middle mouse button will access the quick menu.

*Spot a mistake? Please let me know.

 Skip Tutorial

Choose the bottom option to skip tutorial.

Even though you skip the tutorial, you still have to play the Episode Zero story quest.

Main Menu

There are 8 icons that make up the main menu for PSO2. Each of these icons are self explanatory.

アイテムパック Item Pack [1st Icon]

  • アイテム Item
  • カスタム Custom (Edit Weapons/Units/Sub-palette)
  • マグ Mag
  • イベントアイテム Event Item

装備 Equip

コミュニティ Community (3rd Icon with Chat Bubbles)

  • フレンドリスト Friend List
  • チームコマンド Team Command
  • パーティーコマンド Party Command
  • メール Mail
  • 周囲のキャラクター Nearby Characters

マイデータ My Data

  • キャラクター情報 Character Info
  • 称号リスト Title List
  • クイックメニュー Quick Menu
  • コミュニケーション履歴 Communication History
  • アークスカード情報 Arks Card

クエスト Quest (Globe Icon)

システム System (Gear Icon)

  • シンボルアート Symbol Art
  • チャット設定 Chat Settings
  • オプション Option
  • ログウィンドウ Log Window
  • オンラインヘルプ Online Help

ACメニュー AC Menu (Shopping Cart)

  • ACショップ AC Shop
  • スクラッチを引く Draw a Scratch Card
  • 購入履歴 Purchase History
  • レンタル有効期限 Rental Expiration Date

ログアウト Logout

  • ゲームを終了する Quit Game
  • タイトルに戻る Return to Title Screen


Quick Menu

To access the Quick Menu, press [End](keyboard) or [Select] (gampad) or [Middle Mouse Button] to access the Quick Menu.

  • ショートカットワード実行 Shortcut Word
  • ロビーアクション実行 Lobby Action
  • キャラクター頭上表示切り替え Change Character Info Display [Text over Head]
  • オンラインステータス変更 Online Status Change
  • スクリーンショットの撮影 Take Screenshots (Alternatively you can use Print Screen]
  • 自分のマイルームへ行く Go to my “My Room”
  • パートナー作戦指示 Partner Strategy for Photon Blasts
  • レーダーマップ表示切り替え Switch Radar Map
  • エリアマップ表示/非表示 Area map Display Toggle


Character Menu

When you press [T], you can click on characters with your mouse to access the Character Menu.

  • ウィスパーチャットを送る Whisper Chat
  • パーティーに招待する Invite to Party
  • グッジョブを送る Send a Good Job!
  • メールを送る Send Mail
  • アイテムトレードを申し込む Initiate Item Trade
  • アークスカードを見る View Arks Card
  • ブラックリストに登録 Blacklist
  • フレンド登録を申し込む Send Friend Request*
  • マイルームへ移動 Go to their My Room
  • モノマネ Mimic

An extra entry shows up for Teams Only: チームコマンド Team Command > Team Scout

 *Caution! You may accidentally delete a friend from your friend list. Please note the differences in kanji:

  • フレンド登録を申し込む Send Friend Request
  • フレンド登録解除 Delete Friend

Block Changer


Around the Arks Lobby you’ll see the Block changer to access different blocks (or channels) to meet your friends. You can access your My Room from the top-most entry in this block changer.


 Quest and Party

The Arks Lobby is separated into two distinct locations, the shopping area (lower level) and the gate area (upper level). The quest counter is located in the Gate Area:

  • クエスト一覧から選ぶ Choose Quests
  • クエスト中のパーティーに参加する Join a party in a quest
  • クエストカウンターを出る Leave the Quest Counter

Click Here for a Detailed Quest Counter Guide


Quest Types

  • アークスクエスト: Arks Quest: A quest that has specific goals. You can’t return to the Arks Lobby unless clearing or cancelling the quest.
  • ストーリークエスト: Story Quest: To unravel the mysteries of the world of PSO2.
  • 緊急クエスト: Emergency Quest: A difficult quest that shows up for a limited time.
  • フリーフィールド: Free Field: Travel through the field freely at your leisure. You can return to the Arks Lobby at any time.


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Within the quest list menu, the following are available:

  • すぐに出発する Immediately Start a Quest
  • クエスト中のパーティーに参加する Join a party in a quest.
  • クエストレコードを見る View Quest Record


Party Details

  • パーティー名 Party name
  • パーティーコメント Party Comment
  • プレイスタイル Play Style
  • 参加パスワード Password
  • パーティーへ参加のみ制限 (Radio Button) Password protect your party.
  • 他パーティーからのマルチプレイ要求も制限 (Radio Button) Password protect other parties.*
  • レベル制限 Level Restrictions (上限 = Maximum) (下限 = Minimum)
  • フレンド限定 (Radio Button) Friends Only
  • チームメンバー限定 (Radio Button) Team Members Only

*Password protecting other parties will prevent you from meeting other parties in multiparty area, provided they don’t know the password. This feature is useful for teams to host their own exclusive quests.


The Space Gate

When you accept a quest, you must enter the space gate at the center between the two Quest Counters.


 Party Command

Party Window

Press [Esc] to reach the Main Menu:  
 Community コミュニティ> party command (3rd) パーティーコマンド.

We will go through the LEFT side of this window.

  • パーティーに参加 Party Participation: Check your party invitation.
  • パーティーメンバー Party Members
  • パーティー招待拒否設定: Refuse Party Invitation Settings
  • パーティー脱退: Withdraw from Party
  • パーティー設定 [Leader] Party Settings
  • リーダーの交代 [Leader] Change Party Leader
  • メンバーの除外 [Leader] Remove Party Member
  • クエストの破棄 [Leader] Abandon Quest
  • パーティーの解散 [Leader]: Breakup Party


Friendlist and Requests

You can send friend requests through the character menu. When you receive a friend request, a menu will pop up at the top of your screen.


Friendlist Menu

You can access your friendlist menu through the Main Menu:
Menu > Community コミュニティ > Friend List (1st on list) フレンドリスト.

There are several subdivisions for your friendlist, let’s take a look at them below.

  • 未返答の受信登録要求: Unreplied Requests: Friend Requests you received without accepting/rejecting them.*
  • オンライン: Online: Friends who are online will show their block and location
  • オフライン: Offline
  • ブラックリスト: Blacklisted players.

*When you click on Unreplied Requests, you’ll have the option to approve or reject the request. The top entry (フレンド登録を承認する) will accept their request.


Be careful, you may remove a friend from your friendlist or a player from your blacklist by accident.

  • ウィスパーチャットを送る Send Whisper Chat
  • パーティーに招待する Invite to Party
  • グッジョブを送る Send Good job
  • メールを送る Send Mail
  • アークスカードを見る View Arks Card
  • フレンド登録解除 Delete Friend
  • ブロック移動 Transfer to your friend’s block.
  • マイルームへ移動 Transfer to your friend’s room.
  • ログインコールを受け取る/受け取らない: Turn ON/OFF friend’s sign-on notifications.
  • ブラックリスト登録解除 (Only Under Blacklist Menu) Deletes blacklisted player.



  • マイショップ My Shop
  • フレンドパートナー Friend Partner
  • 自分のアークスカード編集 My Arks Card
  • アークスサーチ Arks Search [Search Players and Teams]
  • 図鑑を見る View Collection (Weapon and Unit Collection)
  • プレイ実績 Gameplay Achievements
  • ランキング Ranking
  • アイテムコード Item Code (For Bouquet Rifle)

Changing Classes

PSO2 no longer uses character levels, instead, you will have class levels. You can switch to any class you want. (For example: If you are Hunter Lv3 and switch to Ranger for the first time, you will be Ranger Lv1. If you switch back to Hunter, you will return to Hunter Lv3.)

The Class Counter Menu:

  • クラスの変更 Change Classes
  • クラススキル習得 Learn Class Skills
  • スキルツリーの追加 Add Skill Tree (AC Required)
  • スキルツリーリセット Skill Tree Reset (AC Required)
  • クラスカウンターを出る Leave Class Counter

Skill Tree

Refer to Skill Tree Simulator for translations!


 Teams (Guild): Team Counter

Head to the team counter when your class level is 10 to create a new team!  Type in your team name to begin.


Team Counter Window

On the right side of the window:

Team Settings

  • チームフラッグ: Team Flag
  • チームマスターコメント Team Mascot Comment
  • チームサーチ検索への公開設定: Make Team Search Public: Allow your team to be searchable through the Visiphone.
  • チームサイト: Team Web Site

On the left side of the window:

  • チーム設定 Team Setup
  • 入団の履歴 Enrollment History
  • チームを解散 Breakup Team
  • チームカウンターを出る Exit Team Counter

Press [T] to switch mouse modes and click on a player to enter the Character menu. The very last option will allow you to add members to the team.

Team Command チームコマンド >> Team Scout チームにスカウトする


 Mining Minerals in the Desert 

Don’t you worry! Some Japanese players were confused about the drill in the desert mission too and failed horribly! After watching a Nico Nico video on how you actually perform the mining, here’s some advice.

The desert mission is split into three blocks. The first block is a single party area, the second block can be quite large and easy to get lost around the great wall. The third block requires you to cover pretty much the whole area until an EMERGENCY CODE: COLLECT spawns. You have a very limited amount of time to mine before you fail the quest.


Mash the “Access” button while the drill is glowing.

From the video, the player only uses the drill when there’s a glowing white orb. Simultaneously as the white orb is glowing, the drill will actually spin. Once the white orb fades away, the drill stops spinning, and you can attack the surrounding enemies. If you successfully mine with two drills, you will complete the mission.

The Bouquet Rifle is not delivered to you in the Pre-Open Beta Test, you will receive a code sometime on or after the Open Beta Test.


Changing Chat Channels


In the log window, you can filter your speech to certain chat channels

  • 1. Nearby
  • 2. Party
  • 3. Team
  • 4. Whisper

144 Responses to Open Beta Starter Guide for Phantasy Star Online 2


June 15th, 2012 at 12:51 am

Hopefully we can get a guide on what exactly to do in the beginning tutorial. The dialogue is, of course in Japanese xD

I'm stuck at a red fence and the blonde boy keeps saying something. I'm sure its what I need to do next lol


June 15th, 2012 at 1:00 am

How do I get out of this god damn Jap tutorial???


June 15th, 2012 at 3:10 am

Great work Ricardo.


June 15th, 2012 at 5:47 am

Hm.. For some weird reason it keeps giving me some kind of error when I log in. It has to do with the servers having a maintenance or something? (The servers ARE open right now, are they not?)


June 15th, 2012 at 6:05 am

Yea i keep getting an error 602 & 603 when trying to log in, anyone know what this means?


June 15th, 2012 at 6:20 am

The servers are offline right now.


June 15th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Anyone know when the servers would be back up? im on the west coast if that matters :P


June 15th, 2012 at 7:54 am

^ 3:00 AM tomorrow morning Pacific time.


June 15th, 2012 at 8:04 am

I just recorded two episodes for my youtube channel. This game is SOOOO fun, I just wish I understood what was going on. When you reach the red fence, you have to go around it. To do so you must jump up on a rock, and then jump again to get on a ledge. You'll see boxes as you move closer, and then continue forward.


June 15th, 2012 at 8:17 am

You can link them. If they are good quality I can embed them into the post.


June 15th, 2012 at 9:23 am

Actually, there was a bug on the first day that put the user's password as their ID ingame. They didn't put the password in the ID select screen. Happened to me and a friend, they fixed it quickly and it reverted the name to the ID we'd picked!

I don't know if anyone who did put the password in there though.


June 15th, 2012 at 9:33 am

Oh ok thanks for the clarification!


June 15th, 2012 at 10:05 am

sure Ricardo, I have the first one uploading now. When the servers open back up tomorrow morning i'll have more for those who couldn't get in.

and yes, they are good quality. Edited with Vegas 10 Pro.


June 15th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

The loader is either taking a long time or isn't updating.

Anyone else experience this problem?


June 15th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

It won't let me login /:


June 15th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

btw if two people work on the same drill you get like a double bonus in terms of meter gain


June 15th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

yeah ..if your whole team helped with the same meter will fasten the speed


June 15th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

here's the finished product.

Tag Dog

June 15th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

So how do you get the special weapons/items?


June 16th, 2012 at 2:31 am

Well we went into the desert and mined the drill thingy but suddenly we were rejected out of the area with strange messages and we arrived in the ship, unable to go back in the zone (yellow barrier). What the fuck ?

Is the mission complete ?


June 16th, 2012 at 2:35 am

As a added piece to the drill, tapping the button rapidly works faster than just holding it. Tested with one of my friends. Hope this helps!


June 16th, 2012 at 2:42 am

I woke up at 3:00 a.m. (PT) to play the pre-open beta but whenever I choose to run the game (after it has updated) the window simply shuts down, I can’t figure out why this happens I reinstalled the game but it keeps happening.

I have a gaming PC too… T>T I really want some PSO I keep watching YouTube videos to ease the addiction but it probably is making worse lol.


June 16th, 2012 at 3:18 am

@Hisuiren thanks for mentioning that. Would've been near-impossible to solo if you didn't mention that. After that, I was actually able to get twice the required drills needed to complete the quest XD.


June 16th, 2012 at 3:38 am

You're welcome ^_^ I tried soloing it too and holding down the button…I couldn't complete one >~<


June 16th, 2012 at 3:49 am

Your user ids are case-sensitive!


June 16th, 2012 at 6:45 am

Is there any way to put techs onto the shortcut bar without being a force?


June 16th, 2012 at 10:44 am

@ Loie



Your team failed. If you failed the drill thing, auto fail quest. Yellow bar means your team had no quest to do b/c you failed the quest.


June 16th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

i have a question, if you want to make a new character can you delete your existing one and make a new one for free?


June 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Yes, and only if you've got no characters in your account


June 16th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

k thx


June 17th, 2012 at 5:20 am

Whoops. Posted this under the wrong article. Repost. 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 17th, 2012 at 9:06 am



June 19th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

please help me!

i play PSO2 with an Xbox360 Controller but

How do i invert the right control stick?

Is there any option in PSO2?

having the wrong setting making me nuts


June 21st, 2012 at 7:34 am

When i click on the create a new character button i get a message, and it takes me back to the previous screen, anyone else having this problem??!!?


June 21st, 2012 at 7:35 am

Bloodyshinta, a new post has been added discussing this issue on the front page @


June 21st, 2012 at 7:39 am

Thanks bro, man that's wack. Guess I'm gonna be rocking ship 10, I hope there are more than 20 people in there.


June 21st, 2012 at 7:50 am

"Communication latency did not occur in pre-open β test "PSO2" open β test, by concentrating Access has been reported. In the pattern that occurs prominently in the first half Ship In particular, such as cause and is under investigation. Indeed I am sorry for the inconvenience. # PSO2"

(Used Google Translate cause I am LAZY)

Sounds to me like it's a problem.


June 21st, 2012 at 11:58 am

Awessome tutorials.

But, can we delete characters? because i created a character in a ship and now a i wanna change ships, but i can't since i already have one.

thx in advance


June 21st, 2012 at 12:32 pm

hey it wont let me login? i get error 678


June 21st, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I have error 617…


June 23rd, 2012 at 5:39 am

I really wish someone would do a post on Force abilities soon! I got some new ability that shoots a lightning ball as a projectile, it seems to do no damage but it most certainly puts some debuff on the enemy, as if the lightning ball would stick to my foe. Please help me understand someone!


June 23rd, 2012 at 12:36 pm

hey how do i use techniques? i keep finding disks, using them, but how do i actually set them to be used?



June 23rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Any help would be really appreciated. My login name and password matched but i keep getting this.





[ No.674 ]


June 23rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm

PSO2 deleted itself from my computer and i can't reinstall it. has this happened to anyone else


June 24th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

@ Demi

The spell you speak of is Sa-zonde. (or Sa Tsu as I prefer to call it) It is a bit of a mystery to me as well, but I think it attracts or amplifies lightning. That is what the text seems to say. Not sure if they mean the lighling when it rains or your lighning techniques though.


June 24th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

@ Teddarklord

happened to someone I know. They just re-downloaded it then reinstalled it again.

@ kuro

You need to be a force first. Then equip a force weapon (rod, pole, talis, etc). Now, set the spell up in one of the three boxes next to that weapon. Lastly, enjoy your technique.

@ klaude

Check your user ID. I suspect that is where the problem is, but I am not really sure. Some say the user ID field is case sensitive, but I got a report from someone that said they have had a username with caps & lowercase letters and the game did not let them log in unless they typed it in in all LOWER CASE.. Odd, but you might try it. Hope it works.

Mosiah Fernandes

June 25th, 2012 at 6:02 am

MAAANN I NEED HELP!! By accident I typed my password instead of my Player ID when I first logged in on PSO2 OB… I wanna know how to delete my account, please someone help!

Mosiah Fernandes

June 25th, 2012 at 6:19 am

damn it, I handled the kanjis on captcha to log in on their website but there`s nothing there about deleting the account… I`ll just try changing my e-mail and then create a new one…

Mosiah Fernandes

June 25th, 2012 at 6:34 am

ooooh yeah I`m so freaking ninja, I had 2 accounts, one with my password as player id, and other with an unset player id, I logged in with them in the website and switched the e-mails =D


June 25th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Question: How are the MAG stats listed? I want to go for a good ranger mag, but I can't really do that if I can't understand the language. ^.^"


June 25th, 2012 at 7:05 am


June 25th, 2012 at 7:08 am

it's in the mag guide


June 25th, 2012 at 7:57 am

Now even if you delete your character you will still need AC to create a new one D:


June 25th, 2012 at 12:56 pm



June 25th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Yes, if you delete your first character or try to make a second you will need to pay $ to do that, however in the beta the Arc's cash system is NOT working so you can't make another character at all right now. That said….. making a new acct is not the same as making a new character.


June 25th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I been getting this when trying to log in

SEGA IDの認証に失敗しました。

SEGA IDまたはパスワードをご確認の上、


[ No.602 ]


June 26th, 2012 at 9:58 am

I have a problem, When the launcher is updating (i think) appears an error:

WinHTTP Error:12002


What i can Do? >.<


June 26th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

"SEGA IDでログイン Login with your SEGA ID"

Easier said than done apparently. I can access my sega ID just fine from the main site, but not from the game client. What gives?

Only katakana allowed for password or?


June 26th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

You can use english passwords for your Sega ID, but there's a Katakana Captcha page if you are logging into the ISAO page. (Which will probably be used for payments.)


June 26th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

The katakana captchas are fine, but hmm, that's not it then… I don't know why it's not letting me log in. Still getting the 603 error – and reading around it looks like it's because you put in the wrong password…. but I'm able to login just fine with it to my sega ID. As soon as I'm in game, though, it just doesn't let me. Hmm! :/


June 26th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Evie, you can absolutely delete your character and make a new one


June 26th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

ha, solved it.

You might wanna pull your password down to 16 characters. Dunno why, but that fixed it for me. Just got a username. Sweet!


June 26th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I can fix ir xD.

Now i have the same problem of Selvaria :/


June 26th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

sighs wants to play and also I have a bad feeling they are not going to bring it to the usa


June 27th, 2012 at 3:10 am

Selvaria and Adrian, your Sega ID or password is incorrect, you'll need to retype it again. Or just register a new account.


June 27th, 2012 at 4:25 am

I will create a new acount u.u



June 27th, 2012 at 5:05 am

I did it! :D

I forget the 1st time select Phantasy star online 2 >.< XD

Thanxs! ^^


June 27th, 2012 at 5:42 am



June 27th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi guys, wonder if anyone could kindly help me. I'm getting an error message right near the end of the patch installation.

Days have passed and still it won't resolve itself. My Japanese is rusty, but it's basically telling me it cannot download the file (there is no http error). Then it says something I can't make out, then asks me to do something I also can't make out.

Then, [No.104].

I was a PSO nut, so really want to play this….if anyone has any ideas I'd be very, very grateful. Thanks. (Great site, by the way, thanks for helping folk play this!).


June 27th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Thought posting the error may help, rather than my lacking descriptions!


June 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I can't get passed the registration cause it keeps giving me this error: 生月の書式が不正です(01~12で入力してください)

Which is like some ikitsuki format thing?


June 28th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Just a noob question, how can you send a friend request without having the person in your view? Correct me if I'm wrong but I only see how to send friend requests through the character menu if they are right there and can click them.


June 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm


June 28th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

How do I cycle the sub-palette ?


June 29th, 2012 at 2:11 am

does anyone get this error?

-the instruction at 0x00ecd9e9 referenced memory at 0×00000084. the memory could not be read.( windows – application Error)-

please help


June 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

@Ricardo Ah I see, I see. Alright, thanks a lot!


June 29th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

When i click on the Sega ID option right after the main screen i get an error where it says that the memory could not be written. i dont know what to do and i know that i do not have RAM issues. please help


June 29th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

@xShugar I also get that error (but different memory address) at the character creation screen. Maybe it's a corrputed install file? It's a pain to reinstall and re-patch tho ~_~


June 29th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

So I broke it. I tried to accept a party request, clicked something wrong, and now I can't recieve any more requests. I already went through and made sure that box was unchecked that prevents invites. I've tried logging off and back on again, and I don't know what to do. Please help!


July 1st, 2012 at 6:29 am

I keep getting the №640 error whenever I try to log in inside the game. Anyone have an idea how to fix this?


July 1st, 2012 at 7:15 am

Mine shows error N° 603, someone can tell me what is it?


July 1st, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I am getting:

"[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.


If i try to log in with the same username and the incorrect password it gives me the 603 error

I followed the directions and confirmed my email so what gives?

Pso2 black man

July 2nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Blood beef you have to log in your sega ID and acept the terms and rules


July 3rd, 2012 at 7:39 am

Fixed the 640 problem. Got the 632 error now. Does this mean that the server is offline?


July 3rd, 2012 at 8:12 am

Hey Ricardo. You might want to add that for Team leaders, there is an option to promote members up to two times in the Team menu. Under Team menu, click the player's name, and go to the last option (the only dropdown menu) and choose the first option (for the interested). Do it again to promote the second time.

The first promotion seems to give only limited powers (not sure what they are since I cannot read Japanese, and I tested this out with a friend who was willing to help out), while the second promotion allows said person to also recruit people into the Team.

This might be helpful for those who want to recruit more members but have no idea how to delegate the authority to friends who can do it too. Not sure if there is a limit to the number either, but I felt it might be good to let everyone know for those who have not yet noticed it.


July 3rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

My friend have a Problem:;…
Anyone knows what is it?


July 3rd, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Question. I entered in random letters/numbers for the player ID screen in the Open Beta. I still have this as my main ID in the game. Can it be changed or am I stuck with it permanently?


July 4th, 2012 at 11:14 am

Hey guys,

I was wondering, this is my first time hearing about this game. I signed up for the game and followed the instructions and downloaded the game. But is this game free? and can i play it at the moment? Also, will this game come out for North America and is this game on a private server? Please message me back thank you!


July 4th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

umm iwas wondering is there a guide that tells what the menu on the quests says the one where u select the quest then go to the 3rd option and u see a bunch of weapons and items?


July 4th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I have the same problem as Paul.

When the patching of the game is half way or near the end of it it gives me an error message of 104 :/ When I press OK I have to patch it again as if I didn't do it in the first place..


July 4th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

i've got error 674 if anyone knows how to fix it plllsss help


July 5th, 2012 at 6:15 am

Ricardo, please add this to your "Options Guide":

At the "Drawing Setting", you might notice a greyed option.

This option will be available, when you set the Texture/Shaders in the Launcher "Drawing" Options to "Normal"/"Standard".

These locked settings are the "Graphics and Shader Settings", so you can turn on/off settings while being ingame.

But if you prefer to edit the graphics options by notepad, you can do that.


July 5th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

kinda curious can blacklisting affect the people u invite to party?


July 6th, 2012 at 1:31 am

having trouble accepting new story quests. i don't have any active quests, but when i try to get a story quest, there's red text at the bottom of the quest select screen. arks quests work fine… anyone know what the problem is?


July 6th, 2012 at 11:19 am

Wondering if there is a link to configure/reconfigure your gamepad set up. It only lets me move in two directions…and yeah… is messed up. Thank!


July 6th, 2012 at 11:47 am

ingame options menu (gear icon, third option down) -> second [+] set of things -> first thing that says ゲームパッド -> upper button. that lets you redo your gamepad calibration.


July 6th, 2012 at 11:48 am

Frolik: No NPCs or other players can be with you when you run the story quest. that's the only thing I can think of that might be preventing you from running it.

Andriod:… please try to use the guides section. Ricardo's got guides setup for just about everything you can think of


July 6th, 2012 at 11:52 am

@Nilko Thanks! I can't believe I missed that been looking right at it! >.<


July 6th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

does anyone know what this menu is?


July 6th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

The item record to see what dropped

Phonik (Ragnarok ing

July 6th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

"Password protect other parties.*" OH. That would explain why I kept running into random people who had NPCs everywhere. I was pretty pissed and confused as to why it kept happening! I'll be sure to select that next time haha.


July 6th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hi Guys,

me and a friend blacklisted eachother by accident (randomly clicking every options ^^),

now and thanks to this guide we know how to remove player from blacklist,

problem is, I don't see him in my blacklist and neither does he…

I'm guessing someone who blacklisted you doesn't appear in your friend list / blacklist anymore,

any clue?


July 6th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

i cant find my post here the yesterday so ill post again…. can anyone know any translation guide on quest here or any quest guide that can help me do the quest that i cant understand… ?? thnx ^^


July 6th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Nilok: thanks, but that wasn't the problem. still stuck. even remade my character to fix it, since i wasn't that far. still have the same problem though…


July 6th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

is there a guide or anytihng for what to do with fun and where to do it at?


July 7th, 2012 at 6:56 am

furulu: The only way I've found to cycle the sub-palette is to press F/R/mouse wheel as if you're cycling your weapons, when press G/H. It's kind of impractical though.

Francisco de Almeida

July 7th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Desde já dou te os parabens pelo exelente guide que aqui tens, pois honestamente, o PSO2 perde muito em nao ter lançado em simultaneo quando o jogo saiu , opçao de mudar os menus e quest para Ingles, como sei que ja pensaram nisso, mas ainda nao o fizeram. Eu estou plo Block 02, lobby 21, 22 ,23,se quiseres jogar manda me um email!abraço;)


July 10th, 2012 at 1:32 am

Would you happen to know what the items, displayed beneath the mob pictures on the quest window as you accept it, are for – Or rather, what purpose they serve being there?

I assume they're a reward for something, but I don't think I've gotten any of them yet.


July 10th, 2012 at 3:42 am

Those items, are potential drop items from the missions. Just serves as a means to show what could drop.


July 10th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

So I had to remake my character because the first ship filled up before my friend could make one.

On my second character I am trying to complete afin's first client order clear subdue fongalf in under 20 minutes at s rank. I have done this mission about a dozen times, timed to make sure it was 20 min, and got s rank. I didn't have any problems getting credit doing it on my first character but now I can't get that green complete bubble for the life of me.

This brings me to my question. Is there a way to reset and drop a quest? Any help would be greatly appreciated I hate being stuck on something so easy. If it is already in a guild somewhere and I couldn't find it I apologize in advance.

Worried Kev

July 11th, 2012 at 6:12 am

again im having trouble, it wont let me create a char. plz help me ive spent a LOT of time trying to make this work and im stuck..

Worried Kev

July 11th, 2012 at 6:18 am

^ p.s.


June 21st, 2012 at 12:34 pm

When i click on the create a new character button i get a message, and it takes me back to the previous screen, anyone else having this problem??!!?


June 21st, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Bloodyshinta, a new post has been added discussing this issue on the front page @
YES this is the problem im having, the link u posted rico, didnt help. plz plz plz help me out..


July 11th, 2012 at 7:23 am

Worried Kev, make sure you read through the front page and keep going back previous pages so you can keep up with the latest news.

In regards to why you can't create a character.


July 11th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Eh… sorry, I just realized there's no such things as "rooms", sorry


July 12th, 2012 at 3:57 am

Hi, I have a doubt regarding quests
What should I do with I dont want anyone to join the quest? I jsut need to set a password? I was playing my mission with a password on and sunddenly a chinese player showed up midway. I left the room immeadiatly, I hear a lot of reports of chinese hacking, I was afraid he was hacking his way into my room.


July 12th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

err.. how to set the team flag? my 'spaces' are empty…


July 12th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

You need to have the Symbol or Emblem in your Symbolart list. Those "spaces" you refer to, are your symbolarts.


July 12th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Mmh, ok… i got 2 images in the Symbolart folder… but the game won't load them… why? one is 50×50 .bmp, and the other one 50×50 .png … named "flag" :s sorry for my poo english, and thanks for the answer XD


July 13th, 2012 at 4:43 am

noooo.. both ship 2 and 10 already full.. i can only create char in ship 9.. anyone play there?

@Worried Kev, i think that message u got is about that ship is already full. How about join me in ship 9. :)


July 15th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

is there some option to enable gamepad use. i tried both my 360 and ps3 controllers and none of them work.


July 16th, 2012 at 8:38 am

So far so good but I hit a snag, anyone think they could help me out?

I was able to get into the ship and log in using my SEGA ID but when I click create character I get this lovely message :

Then is sends me back to the 3 options.


July 16th, 2012 at 8:43 am

that message means character creation is locked on that ship. You can either go to a different ship (I play on 8), or wait until after the maintenance tonight.


July 17th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

hi i was wondering if anyone else was having trouble loading there character that they made in the character creation demo into the actual game?


July 18th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Hey I was wondering if anyone knew what error no.678/242 are about. I even reset my password encase I magically forgot it or something, and I still get the errors. :| Anyone know what I need to do? Is my firewall in the way or something?


July 20th, 2012 at 1:26 am

With regard to emergency maintenance has announced in the following, further news will tell.

Extraordinary maintenance for the server immediately after 7/20, urgent bug has been discovered,

Emergency server maintenance at present we conduct, we have done to correct the problem.

The end time is as follows.

July 20, scheduled to be completed emergency maintenance time 22:00 (Fri.)

※ end until there is a maintenance notice, please do not attempt to connect to the game server.

In addition, the end time maintenance is scheduled for 22:00, but we have, may be around by the situation

Please note there.

And maintenance for a long time, I am sorry indeed.

We look forward to everyone who is, We apologize for the inconvenience we will continue


July 25th, 2012 at 8:37 am

hey GUYS PLEASE HELP ME! it’s july 25!!! and i keep getting this FU**ing error message with No.640 whenever i try to log in and im 100% sure that my ID and pass are correct


July 25th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

When the last patch hit, it got rid of the automatic keybinds we used to have for keyboard chat settings for new accounts created after the patch. I couldn't find any translates so I used my original account to find the correct keys and hopefully this image can help others too or if you could edit it to make it more fitting.


July 26th, 2012 at 9:14 am

Sparta -> I think the servers are offline, but I'm not sure.


July 26th, 2012 at 10:34 am

Error 640 is a Game Client Mismatch.

Repatch the game and try again.


July 26th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

how do you use items ??


August 16th, 2012 at 6:56 am

For those of you being frustrated logging on, lower-case your ID, then proceed with your password. It took me a while to figure that out. D:


August 17th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

i accidentally deleted a friend from my list . if doing so, is my name removed from theirs? hoping they msg and i can readd.


September 12th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Im getting WinHTTP Error: 12152 [No. 103]

any idea how to fix this? ive been downloading the new patch since yesterday…

ty in advance.


September 15th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

This sucks, this means that if we delete then we can;t create


February 10th, 2013 at 3:47 am

They need to hurry the hell up and make an English version already. It’s been years waiting. Enough is enough, lets get it done…


February 10th, 2013 at 3:51 am

Darling. PSO2 hasn’t even been out for a full year yet. You have a very distorted view of time; I advise medication.


March 30th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Can’t wait for the NA version to be released. are these 4-8 month old guides still accurate?


April 3rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

okay im on the last patch before the game and its says WinHTTP Error 12152 NO.103 And Ima Big Fan I Have To Play This Game Any Help Would Be Gladly Appreciated


April 6th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I have a question. I accidently logged on to my old pso2 account how do i log out of it on my vita it keeps auto signing me in please help I would love to play my main again :’(

Adam VM

April 24th, 2013 at 11:16 am

the team stuff info is out of date.


July 18th, 2013 at 10:05 am

What does:
which translates into:
(Please enter at 01-12) format Ikitsuki is invalid

What does this mean? I’m trying to create an account and I have no clue as to what this is. . .Can anybody help me?


August 4th, 2013 at 4:51 am


Your birth month is invalid.
(Please enter 01~12)


August 4th, 2013 at 5:02 am

This site is wonderful. It helps English speakers. But, PSO2 (Phantasy Star Online 2) is written by many and many Japanese language. Do you really translate all of the words? It is hard to say, but I recommend that you wait until release of “PSO2 English-language edition”. Until that time, you can play other games written with English.

このサイトは素晴らしいです。英語を話す人を助けます。しかし、PSO2 は多数および多くの日本語によって書かれています。実際にその言葉をすべて翻訳するのですか? いいにくいのですが、私は「PSO2 英語版」のリリースまで待つことを推奨します。その時まで、英語で書かれた他のゲームを遊べばいいだけです。


April 12th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Hi can any one help? I can play PSO2 with no issues except when I begin an emergency quest and enter the room to jump down to begin quest I lose virtually all keyboard controls except screenshot and Alt+F4 to exit the game. If anyone could help me resolve this it would be great, pretty annoyed I cannot do these missions and its the only time this happens.

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