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Ys II Complete


Ys II Complete is a DirectX5 based game 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 I Complete also. This game is actually a slight remake of Ys II ETERNAL, a prior release from 7/6/2000. 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, as it was for the "Limited Edition," so that makes three different packages this game is available in... (Purchasing of the current "Popular Edition" is possible either directly from Falcom, or Himeya Shop, an online import retailer.)

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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Ys II Complete Project Progress as of Version 1.02:
Bitmaps (273/273):100%
Script Strings (6254/6254):100%
EXE Strings (573/573):100%
Assembly Hacking:100%
NSIS Patcher (v2.22):100% (New GUI-based)

Version 1.02 (1/5/2007):
  • 1-2 minor script corrections thanks to Agent_K64 & wyrdwad, and a rare untranslated string was fixed thanks to ranzor & zaratus.
  • Removed the last vestiges of "YS ETERNAL" in favor of "YS COMPLETE" for the title screen and ending, all thanks to johnnybleu, who recently came onboard the team to help out starting with the Felghana project.
  • If you bought the new Ys I&II Complete bundle from Falcom recently and received a "Version is unknown... This patch cannot help you..." error message preventing you from patching, that has now been fixed. You no longer need to use the "YsII(US)HotFixV100.exe" file I released a while back as a temporary measure to get passed this error.
  • The AVI link for our translated opening video was updated. The old link was broken after the site that hosted it was shut down. Unfortunately, as a result, the patcher would delete your original AVI, leaving it at size zero. This would result in crashes when starting a new game. Needless to say, that behavior was altered. The patcher will make sure it has completely downloaded the new AVI by checking its file size, and it'll rename the old AVI to something else to save it. Also, it'll check my server to see if there's an updated link available should the current one compiled within the patch fail.
  • 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. ;)
  • Added a RTF ReadMe file that's viewable within the patcher pre-installation.
  • Removed all references to the now defunct RIGG/"Retro ISO Gaming Guild" in the game's ending and in the ReadMe.
  • Recompiled installation script with the latest NSIS 2.22 version.
  • Downloads

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

    Title/FileFile SizeDownloadsDescription
  • Ys II Complete English Patch v1.02 (YsII(US)v102.exe)
  • 2273240 bytes9665 Click here.

    Ys II Complete Patch Statistics
    VersionDownloadsComputers Patched OnRelease Date
    1.0296659073Friday, January 05, 2007
    1.012,965??Monday, October 17, 2005
    1.001,788??Wednesday, August 24, 2005
    The last time this patch was installed: Monday, September 18, 2023 12:17:14 AM
    Grand total of downloads for all versions: 14418! Wowser!
    ( Unfortunately, there's no data for the old YsII(PC-US).cab patch released
    on 11/16/2003, prior to the refreshed version 1.00. :-( )