New Patching system for .hack//LINK

.hackLink-patch

Greetings this a online of how the new patch system for .hack will work, this will be distributed with all the tools required to work the patch no more looking for the proper files you need. Download it here, unzip it, move the data.cpk file into the uncompressed folder and click the “patch” batch file. This will overwrite the data.cpk file in the folder. Once it is done insert the data.cpk file back into the iso using UMDTOOL 3.5. Simple right?

I tried my best to make this foolproof, but it can fail. If your Java Runtime Environment is installed in a non standard folder, please make sure the folder containing java.exe is in the system path. If you have no idea what this means you probably are safe, but there were a bunch of people with issues with this before. Leading me to to consider a tutorial post, Google system path java, and you should be safe.

Why use this over the old one? Because it is simpler and also take advantage of compression of the files that I have been neglecting at this point, which should fix a few slowdown issues we have been having. So please test it out and let me know.

Jun Bansyoya

PS This is still the same version of the patch as last time, there is not new translated dialog here. The translators are working hard I hear they may have a new release soon. This is purely something I am testing on the technical side, please ignore it until the new patch if you wish.

.hack//LINK Preview to the Fan Patch Series

Welcome all it is I Jun Bansyoya, you might remember me from such web forums as the dothackers.net, the French .hack forum, or that forum of people translating .hack//fragment. This is the opening post to what will be a series of posts about the .hack//LINK fan translation that is set to be released later this month. This series will  teach you how to get our translation running on your PSP and will include topics such as;

  •  How to get .hack//LINK.
  • How to modify your PSP.
  • How to convert your .hack//LINK UMD into an ISO.
  • How to patch your ISO.
  • Finally where to download the patch.

EDIT: This post turned out to be a one off please see the .hack link project page for the rest of the how-to

The first Subject will be a short and simple one,

How to get .hack//LINK.

We firmly believe that CC2 deserves money for their work on a great game and we also understand that what we are doing is also not completely legal. The last thing we want to do is fan the flames, so we want to stress that we do not support piracy in any way. Everyone working one this project has imported a copy of this game and we would like to urge everyone who plan on playing this game to do the same. To aide you in this I have 2 links to help you in your search for this game.

Buy .hack//LINK (PSP the Best) (Sony PSP) at Play-Asia.com – This is the Japanese equivalent to Players Choice version. It retails for US$ 37.99. It is not out yet but will ship October 6th 2011 this should be in your hands in time for the release of the patch.

Buy .hack//LINK (Sony PSP) at Play-Asia.com – This is the regular version complete historical DVD, it is currently out of stock but might not be for long. This one is more expensive at US$ ~72.00

Well that is all for tonight the next post will be more technical and will detail a crash course into hacking your PSP.