PSO2 English Installation
This provides an English program to install Phantasy Star Online 2: EPISODE 5, with a lot of updates integrated into it. It's much faster and a LOT less painful than downloading the Japanese client directly.
Quick start guide (expanded guide here)
1) Download the torrent file here.
2) Download and install a BitTorrent Client (we recommend qBittorrent).
3) Open PSO2E5JP_SETUPEN.torrent using your BitTorrent Client and add it to begin the download. The game is over 50GB in size, so make sure you select all files - otherwise, it will not work.
4) The game requires DirectX9 (an older version), click here to download it.
5) Create an account (SEGA ID) if you haven't done so.
6) Once your BitTorrent Client says the setup is 100% and/or seeding, that means the game is ready to install.
7) Find PSO2E5JP_SETUPEN.exe and open it.
8) Install the game using the default settings (advanced users may wish to change these).
9) Download and install the PSO2 Tweaker.
10) Once the setup has finished installing the game, open the PSO2 Tweaker and follow the instructions to select your pso2_bin folder.
11) The game has updates every 2 weeks, so ensure you do an update check before playing using the Exclamation Button (!) -> Check for PSO2 Updates.
|Windows 7/8.1/10 32 or 64 bit|
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 and above|
|2GB or more|
|HDD Free Space||60GB+ of free space (NTFS formatted drive)|
|Monitor Resolution||Recommended 1280 x 720 or higher|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT|
AMD Radeon HD2900XT
|Internet Connection||Broadband or better|
On lowest settings, the game isn't very demanding and still playable, so don't worry about meeting the minimum requirements. If you've bought a computer in the last few years, it should at least run the game. For a point of comparison, you can consult, this list for CPU benchmarks, and this list for video card benchmarks. If your CPU listed has a score better than 1100 (Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 is 1117) for your CPU, and 200 or better (Geforce 7800 GT is 203), then your computer should be able to at least run the game. It's not an exact science, but this method may give you a point of reference if you plan on buying hardware to play the game.
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