Part 5: Installing and Updating PSO2
Once you've registered your SEGA ID, run the PSO2E3JP_SETUPEN.exe file. This will walk you through installing Phantasy Star Online 2. This install WILL take a while, this is normal.
Once it's finished, download the PSO2 Tweaker
. Open it, and you'll be asked to find you where you installed PSO2, and the pso2_bin folder inside of there. If you used the installer I've linked, it should be C:\PHANTASYSTARONLINE2\pso2_bin\.
Once selected, the main window will open. Using the menu on the top left (the circle), select "Check for PSO2 updates" and hit "No" on the pop-up window. The Tweaker will now check for any missing or outdated files, and update them as necessary. Depending on how many patches and your download speed, this may take quite a while. (At the time of this writing, there are over 27,000 files in the game's win32 directory.)
Once the Tweaker reports that you have the most current version of the game, you may install the English patch (translates core text, gui stuff, etc), the story patch (translates the story and extra NPC chatter), large files (extra translation stuff), item translation patches, and more!
Part 5.5: Fixing PSO2JP Connection issues
Due to recent issues with their Internet (read: NOT AN IP BLOCK), you'll need to do an extra step to connect to the game. Go to http://pso2proxy.cyberkitsune.net/
and click "I am blocked from PSO2 and just want to play." (To just play) or "I am interested in helping research and analysis for a private server." (To play and have your stuff logged to help CyberKitsune's development). Follow the directions on the page (it's easy, I promise!).
If you'd rather use a Private IP and server, you can also follow the Amazon AWS Method here - http://www.pso-world.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220299
(Requires a valid credit card, more complicated than the above method)
Once you've done either one, you're all set!
Click "Launch PSO2" on the Tweaker to play! If you get an error message from Gameguard (NP anything) or get redirected to their website (http://www.gameguard.co.kr/gameguard..._reinstall.htm
or any variation of it), just open the Tweaker back up, click the ORB -> Troubleshooting -> Fix Gameguard Errors. After it finishes, click "Launch PSO2" again and it should work.
Part 6: Logging in for the first time
Once you get to the title screen of PSO2, hit enter. Click "Agree to terms" or the leftmost button.
Click "Login SEGA ID" and select your ship (Ships are servers - Ship 02 is currently the "main" English ship). Enter the SEGA ID and Password you created above, and you'll login! Congratulations!
You'll be asked to select a Player ID (The ID everyone will see and use to look you up). You're almost done now!
Upon attempting to make your first character, a screen will pop up like this:
This is asking if you're been invited to the game by another player - There are bonuses for BOTH players (the person who invited you, and you) if you put an ID number here - I'd appreciate it if you could use mine (assuming you're joining Ship02), although it is completely optional
My ID is 10066062. Just copy that number, and paste it in the box. Then, click the left box to begin. That's it!
You'll now be prompted to create your first character!
I hope you found this guide helpful, and I wish you the best of luck (and fun!) on Phantasy Star Online 2!