Before anything can be done as far as Installing the PSO2 Straightaway, You will need to follow other steps that will ensure that you have a Flawless install that will Let you enjoy PSO2 to its fullest. Understandably, there is much frustration, Players then scramble in an attempt to be able to get back into the game as quickly as possible. It my deepest sincerity , that this information will be of great use to you.
|WINDOWS 10 64BIT||Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or better|
|At least 2 GB RAM or higher||Storage : 60 GB or higher (Formatted NTFS)|
|Native Resolution :1280x720 or higher||Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT or better AMD RADEON HD 2900XT or better Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better|
|Direct X 9.0c or better||Direct X compatible sound card|
|Additional notes:||A high speed broadband connection is required. Storage and graphics requirements will change without notice.|
|MAKE SURE ALL WINDOWS UPDATES ARE INSTALLED FIRST!|
This is part that may or may not take up most of your time, Depending on what type of Updates you may need, I would advise that you go ahead and DL' them all, Re-start your PC is needed, Cause let's face it- The last thing that you want is to have Windows suddenly start DL' windows updates while you are installing PSO2, not only will your Internet be much slower, It will also spell trouble is something goes astray. The next thing to do is to check for any BIOS updates. ( BIOS - Basic Input and Output Settings), You can find that update from your manufacturer's website. An updated Bios will provide smooth performance.
|UPDATE YOUR GRAPHICS DRIVERS|
Another important step is to update and or getting the latest updates for your graphics drivers, IF you have not done so, I would go ahead and check for those install them and re-boot your PC as needed.
|MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A VALID XBOX ACCOUNT|
This is an IMPORTANT Step of this process. If you DO NOT have an Xbox Account, Please go ahead and make one HERE, Log in and ensure that your write down your user name and password, IN case you need to log-in again. But, be sure to stay logged in for this step. PLEASE NOTE: please, also add a second means of security, i.e. adding a Phone number or cell number to make your account more secure.
|USING THE MS STORE APP TO INSTALL PSO2|
You will need to install the MS store APP to DL and install PSO2. Once you have it installed Make sure that you "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR" The game might ask for an install path, In this case it should be your C drive where the folder will be created as : PHANTASYSTAR ONLINE 2. DO NOT INSTALL PSO2 IN YOUR DOCUMENTS FOLDER, THE DOWNLOADS FOLDER OR ON THE DESKTOP. WINDOWS 7 AND ABOVE RESTRICTS PROGRAM PERMISSIONS IN THOSE LOCATIONS AND CAN CAUSE ISSUES WHEN ATTEMPTING TO START THE GAME. THE DRIVE SELECTED MUST BE FORMATTED TO NTFS. YOU CANNOT INSTALL THIS ON TO A DRIVE THAT IS FORMATTED TO FAT32, DUE TO FILE SIZE RESTRICTIONS
|LAUNCHING THE GAME|
Note that the original game is still NOT being installed, the initial 11 GB or so is the game Launcher that is first installed. After the Launcher is done installing, It will then install the game itself, This is where its going to take some time, just be patient, You are almost there.! Once the game has finished installing you should create a Shortcut on your desktop, For easy access. ( Note DO NOT LAUNCH THE GAME VIA THE MS STORE APP, - in most cases it will trigger a Re-install and erase all of your hard work.
CONGRATUALTIONS! YOU MADE IT! See you in game in Ship #1