Falcom made Ys I and II Complete available for download on Yahoo! Japan a while ago. The only thing is, I've had some problems with the first game's WAV music not playing after a while (I think it happened shortly after beating the game, so this may or may not be a problem). I think someone said there was a patch that could help fix the problem, but I don't know where to get it from. Anyway, here are the links to the download pages, if you're interested:
EDIT: Links removed. See discussion below for an explanation as to why.
Are those full free versions or what? I thought they were demos?
Huh, I guess they are supposed to be trial versions, at least according to the .html files that come with the download. But I've completed both of those games a while ago, and have been able to play the games without problems (minus the music issue in the first one) for about half a year now. I didn't have to pay to continue playing, or anything of the sort.
That removing the links thing was meant to be addressed to the moderators/administrators. Guess I should've clarified that.
By having those links up, plus the ones to NightWolve's patch (if the patch really does provide unlimited playing time, which seems likely), it's like we're inviting everyone to pirate these games from Falcom, when that is apparently not what is supposed to happen via those downloads.
Alright, I've decided to go ahead and remove those links to the trial versions for the time being, just to be on the safe side. My apologies to everyone for spreading misinformation - clearly, I should have made a better attempt to translate the material on those pages before clicking the download links.
In any case, I think I'll go order a legitimate copy of Ys I and II Complete right now - I don't want to be hurting Falcom's sales if I can help it. Besides, maybe this way that music problem will finally get resolved. =p
"What would you do for a Khonsclard bar?" - Shiden
Plus you need to download a patch from NightWolve's site to fix the music problem; Ys I tunes need to be played in a different frequency than Ys II tunes, as they were both recorded in different frequencies. However, I find that I need to change frequencies whenever I switch games.