I own YsF, but after reading about the pirated copy where data.ne was removed, I decided to test some stuff out. First, I ripped the ISO like normal, but using UltraISO, I removed the data.ne file entirely. With this image, YsF didn't work. So I generated a completely blank file with Fsutil. For those who don't know how to use it, I input fsutil file createnew C:\data.ne 3221225472 into the command prompt. This generated a 3gb junk file. With UltraISO, I put this blank null file into my YsF image into /YSF_WIN/RELEASE/ When I ran YsF again with my new image, it worked.
Note: I'm not posting this for the sake of privacy, merely for the sake of curiosity. Good day!
Edit: By the way, where is the very easy patch on falcom's site. I can't find it. Also under the patch 184.108.40.206 link, there's a link to lhasa.exe. What is that?
It was on some "hidden page" only found in the Falcom News Express e-mail. It was released at the same time as the 220.127.116.11 patch. I thought it was included in the 18.104.22.168 patch but apparently it wasn't.