Now, after setting exceptions in our antivirus software, we will need to check the integrity of the game files itself. While you may or may not need to do this if you've downloaded using the Tweaker, it's a good habit to do so just in case something went wrong during the download process.
To do this, click on the button labeled
Troubleshooting and then click on
Once it has finished file checking, it will then move on to the updater. The Tweaker will now download the files it needs to update your game. The speed of this is determined by your CPU speed.
Once it has been completed, you may now play the game as is by clicking on "Start PSO2". However, there are more features that the PSO2 Tweaker that you can enable and install. If you wish to configure your graphics settings, click here to jump to the Graphics Configuration section of this guide.
The PSO2 Tweaker offers extra add-on plugins that enhance the overall gaming experience for PSO2. Things such as an Item Translator, or a built-in proxy for those who are affected by an IP block.
To access these plugins, click on the button labeled "Plugin Settings" on the tweaker.
You will now be greeted by the Plugin Menu. A checked box means that the selected plugin has been enabled and an unchecked box means the plugin is disabled.
By default, the Block Translation, Item Translation, Plugin Loader, Text Translation, and Title Translations plugins are enabled.
If you're in a country that SEGA IP blocks, then you can configure your PSO2 Proxy of choice and enabling the Proxy Plugin. (more on that below)
Here is an overview of each plugin:
|1||Block Translation||Allows for the translation of the Block (lobby instance) names. SEGA has these handled server side, so this translates them for you.|
|2||Crash Debugger||A crash debugger for PSO2 which should only be enabled if a volunteer tech support staff member asks you to enable it. It assists with identifying how or when PSO2 will/can crash.|
|3||Item Translation||This plugin allows for the translation of the various in-game items you may encounter and use. The English patch only handles the in-game text, but the items aren't handled by the patch.|
|4||Large Address Aware||An unofficial modification to the game's exectutable that allows the game to use more than 2GB of system memory. As a 32-bit application, PSO2 is only limited to use a limited amount of system memory (RAM). While running on a 64-bit system, applying this patch can help with general unexplained crashes caused by game mods or unoptimized textures from SEGA's end. Only enable this if you're using a copy of 64-bit Windows with more than 4GB of system memory.|
|5||Proxy Loader||This allows for users who are blocked by an IP Block, or other type of network interference (such as a country wide firewall or internet restriction). If no PSO2 Proxy URL is not configured, you will be routed to the Telepipe Proxy instead. More info on the Telepipe Proxy here.|
|5||Plugin Loader||This is the bread and butter of the entire plugin system. It's required to use all plugins and they will not work if this plugin itself is not enabled.|
|6||Text Translation||Dubbed the "Raiser" plugin by Arks-Layer, this plugin allows the fan translation patch to function. Disabling this plugin will make the game be in its default language of Japanese.|
|7||Title Translation||Enables the use of translations for the various in-game overhead titles (achievements) you may randomly acquire through various tasks.|
After selecting which plugins you wish to be enabled, click on the "Save" button to save your settings and close the menu. Clicking on the Plugin Check button will check for updates on all plugins.
To configure the graphic settings for PSO2, click on the button labelled "PSO2 Settings".
Unlike other games, PSO2 has different preset graphics options that enable and disable certain settings. These settings do not allow you to customize them completely, except for the post-processing settings that you can enable from within the game itself.
Below are the following overview of the different settings that can be configured in the PSO2 Settings menu:
Once you have configured your desired settings, click on "Save Changes" to exit this menu.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed PSO2 and you are now ready to play the game. Check out our (Arks-Layer) Discord server located here. If this guide helped you, be sure to tell us!
If you encounter any issues, be sure to visit the Arks-Layer Discord Server located here:
https://discord.gg/pso2 and join the channel
if you're having issues relating to GameGuard or weird in-game issues, or
#project-support if you're having issues
with the PSO2 Tweaker itself. Be patient however, everyone there is a volunteer and not paid or sponsored by SEGA
in any way, shape or form.
If you encounter an issue (untranslated item/dialog box, possible weird translation) with the translation, also join the Discord and
report said issue to the