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Ys I Complete

Details

Ys I Complete is a DirectX5-based videogame for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP that was released by Falcom on 6/28/2001, at least, in its first "Limited Edition" form where it was packaged together with Ys II Complete also. This game is actually a remake of Ys ETERNAL, a prior release from 8/28/1998. The "COMPLETE" version was created by recycling the "ETERNAL" version with updated graphics, sounds, etc. and repackaging it under the "COMPLETE" label to sell again. If there's anything you can count on from Falcom, it's Ys rehashes. But I guess that's why we love them, eh??

The story doesn't stop there, though. Later on 7/26/2002, Falcom released Ys I Complete [XP] and Ys II Complete [XP] as separate packages, unlike the "Limited Edition" which combined Ys I & II Complete as one game, where beating Ys I immediately launches Ys II to seamlessly continue your quest. This mimics the behavior of the beloved Ys Book I & II for the PC Engine/TG-CD system. Anyway, as if that wasn't enough, on 12/23/2005 Falcom released Ys I & II Complete recombined once again, so that makes 3 different packages this game is available in... Purchasing of the last "Popular Edition" can be done either directly from Falcom, or possibly with YesAsia.com, an online import retailer (though they may be sold out).

So anyway, I started this translation project 'round early July of 2002. Tenchi-no-ryu (Stephen Harris) from RPGFAN had introduced me to rare Japanese imported games such as this that I knew nothing of at the time. I was very impressed at these gems, to be sure. Certainly, Ys I & II Complete held a special charm with me - I loved the series after having had the joy of experiencing Ys Book I & II on my TurboDuo system a decade ago... Imagine my surprise after seeing it on the PC with updated graphics, higher resolution, etc. Now, since I had already been influenced by the romhacking scene and was pursuing the Xak III project, I boldly decided to expand my platform reach to the PC...WITH AUTHORITY!!!! Thus, I utilized my talent on loan from God and voila! Arguably, one of the best fan translation patches is now available for your downloading pleasure... Nice story to tell the kids one day.

Screen shots

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Overview

Once upon a time there was an island Kingdom known as Esteria. In millennia past, it had been called the prosperous Kingdom of Ys. Esteria was known far and wide for the quality and purity of the silver which came from her mines. But when the silver mines began to run dry and foreign ships failed to return to their home ports, Esteria became a forgotten place.

It was to this land that Adol Christin came, a swordsman washed ashore by the might and fury of a hurricane known as the Storm Barrier. When he awoke, he found himself in Barbado Port. The local doctor had nursed him back to health after he was found half-dead lying on the nearby beach. Adol was impressed with the kindness of these villagers. But he quickly grew restless for adventure because that was his nature. This once prosperous port, now just a mere fishing village, sat at the edge of a great plain. Rising in the distance was a small mountain range with an ominous tower at its peak. "That is the Tower of The Doomed," they told Adol as they made the sign of the evil eye. "It is the place where the troubles of our land began." As Adol watched the tower, he knew that his destiny awaited there.

In the town of Minea he heard the legend of the Goddesses of Ys. In times past they had saved the Kingdom from great evil. Their feats had been written down in six magical books and then hidden from the greed of mortal man. If someone were to find all six books, they would have the power to do immense good... or incredible evil!

The wise fortune teller Sarah was desperately looking for a swordsman with the courage to save the Kingdom. In order to return peace and prosperity to Esteria, you must find and unite the six magical Books of Ys. But the evil sorcerer Dark Fact also wants the books. He has the sixth book of Ys in his possession and will use all of his evil powers to keep you from finding the other five!

Links

  • Ys I Complete Alternate Soundtrack (42.7 MB) - With the assistance of a utility I made for Deuce, he constructed a properly-looped soundtrack for Ys I Complete, making use of Ryo Yonemitsu's PC Engine arrangements where possible, or his Ys I Perfect Collection work when not. PEOPLE, I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH; YOU MUST GET THIS TO REALLY ENJOY THE GAME THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED!! (Note: You must have a fileplanet account to obtain this file and you should be logged-in in advance before clicking the final link to avoid confusion.)
  • Original Ys I & II Complete Combo Site - My original Ys translation project site you're all familiar with that I still maintain. It's how I started out for distributing my patches and making announcements to the public.
  • Hardcore Gaming 101: Ys - A fantastic and historical review of the Ys series across all platforms.
  • Ys Book I & II (TG-CD) Review by Tenchi-no-ryu - A great read I've enjoyed over the years.

Progress

Ys I Complete Project Progress as of Version 1.27:
Bitmaps (90/90):100%
Script Strings (1994/1994):100%
EXE Strings (236/236):100%
Assembly Hacking:100%
NSIS Patcher (v2.15):100% (New GUI-based)

Version 1.27 (2/22/2006):
  • Removed the last vestiges of "ETERNAL" in favor of "COMPLETE." The game is officially "Ys I COMPLETE" darnet! Falcom should've removed the "ETERNAL" references themselves! Anyway, I always wanted to edit those bitmaps and with Deuce's help, I finally got it done.
  • Somehow, I lost the work that I did with the joicon.exe file that launches Ys II seamlessly right after you beat Ys I. It was included with the previous version, but it turned out it wasn't working, so that's fixed now.
  • Minor fix to make the status info of a save file fit within the save/load screens. If you started a game on NIGHTMARE, in many cases, the LVL info would clip off to the right.
  • Recompiled installation script with the latest NSIS 2.15 version.
  • Added version checking. The patcher will check the server for newer versions and prompt you to download if present. Won't be terribly useful as I don't expect very many updates after this, but you never know. In the quest for perfection to "COMPLETE" the Ys experience, there's no reason to rule out any worthwhile future updates. ;)
  • ReadMe file was reformatted to match the newer Ys II style for consistency.
  • Added a RTF ReadMe file that's viewable within the patcher pre-installation.
  • Downloads

    Take your pick, Guest. I'm sure there must be something listed below here that you'd find useful...

    Title/FileFile SizeDownloadsDescription
  • Ys I Complete English Patch v1.27 (YsI(US)v127.exe)
  • 1252110 bytes15251 Click here.
  • Bitmap Extraction Utility (BMP-DECODE.cab)
  • 36831 bytes1419 Click here.
  • Ys I Cheat Save Slots (YS1_0.cab)
  • 382948 bytes2003 Click here.


    Ys I Complete Patch Statistics
    VersionDownloadsComputers Patched OnRelease Date
    1.271525115465Wednesday, February 22, 2006
    1.264,236??Tuesday, May 10, 2005
    1.25668??Friday, March 25, 2005
    1.24125??Sunday, March 20, 2005
    1.2310??March 19/20, 2005
    1.2265??Saturday, March 19, 2005
    1.2129??March, 2005
    1.207??March, 2005
    The last time this patch was installed: Saturday, December 9, 2017 02:37:34 AM
    Grand total of downloads for all versions: 20391! Wowser!
    ( Unfortunately, there's no data for the old YsI(PC-US).cab patch released
    on 2/10/2003, prior to the refreshed version 1.20. :-( )