ok guys i really need your help on this one. I just got this game in the mail today and if someone could give me step by step instuctions on how to get this going that would be great. Yes i want to use the translation patch and i also have a gamepad almost the same as the duel shock ps2 controller. Thanx to all who help. I really need to play this!!!
Dawn of Ys is one of my favorite games! I will try to help out.....
First you either need a PC engine Duo-R or a Turbo Duo or an emulator......I am guessing you dont have a machine so you will need an emulator....I highly recommend Magic Engine, download it at www.magicengine.com (note: to register it, you need a key to unlock the trial version which is $16)
Once you receive the key you will be able to play the game...... but wait, its not yet in English so you must download the English patch which I am sure you already have. Get the English patch here ----> rigg.arrowsmash.com/translations/ys4/ . You First need to put your Ys 4 CD in your computer and save it as an ISO file on yhour hard drive so you would need to download CD-R WIN which you can search for on google, its free. Download CD-R Win here ----> www.goldenhawk.com. The instructions in the patch tells you how to use CD-rWIN to convert your game to an ISO file on your computer and also apply the patch to the ISO file turning the Japanese characters to English. You might also need to download WINZIP to unzip the patch. Download WINZIP here ----> www.freedownloadhq.com/WinZip.html . Once you apply the patch you have an English ISO file. Next you will need to download Daemon Tools which is a free CD rom emulator. Download Daemon tools here ---> www.cd-rw.org/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/daemon_tools.cfm#download . You place the new English ISO file into Daemon tools and it acts as a CD playing but actually it is a program that makes your computer think it is playing a CD. This is how I played it in English.... I don't know of any other way....I really hope this helps!!
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2005 19:38:40 GMT -5 by LordDarm
ok i got her working. My friend on msn spend like 5 hours working with me to make this all possible and god im loving it. I could make a damn movie as to how long this took and the many diffrent programs i had to use to make this all happen! Still the game is no mask of the sun but im so damn happy to finally be able to say i am in the middle of playing this....IN ENGLISH!!! Unfortunatly I got a hold of Ys 3 for ps2 and also oath....so yeah not going to be using the magic engine for a bit, but thanks to ALL who offered help, this wouldn't have been possible without you!!
Last Edit: May 25, 2008 18:29:52 GMT -5 by FM-77AV