Hello everyone. First of all, I want to thank you Pyriel
for your wonderful work. I can easily call Suikoden II the game of my life, but since 2001 I replayed it so many times that I just lost my motivation, especially since I don't have that much time anymore and I can't even play it properly (on PSN you can only choose between slow letterboxed EU version and bugged USA version).
But now that we have the possibility of playing the NTSC version without the glitches, I'm really looking forward to replay the trilogy once again. Thank you very much Sir.
Before I patch the games, I have a few little questions:
1) I have BIN + CUE files of the game and I also rendered IMG + CUE with ImgBurn. Which option will be more suitable?
2) Does it matter that there are two files - BIN/IMG + CUE?
I remember patching Genso Suikogaiden games (translation) with IMG + CUE files and they work fine despite advice in 'readme' to use ISO file.
3) Can you confirm that I will be perfectly fine with my v1.0 of Suikoden 1? Or is there any specific reason to look for the v1.1?
The rest of the questions aren't really any issues, it's more like I would like to know your opinion.
4) You gave my OCD really hard time with the Kindness Rune thing. I don't know whether to choose the option with 'penalty' or not..
Putting aside guessing the programmers intentions, which option seems better for the fair gameplay in your opinion?
5) Just out of curiosity - is there anything that your patched NTSC-U version is missing compared to the PAL version?
Is there any reason to choose it over your repaired one?
That would be all. As for the patches I decided not to use:
- Krin and Stallion escape talismans - I think that it suits their characters to have those items glitched that way.
- Gozz Rune and True Holy Rune names - I rather have those consistent with the other games from the trilogy (THR in S1 and Goss Rune in SIII). Besides, I'm so used to them that it can't bother me.
One more time - thank you for your precious time and effort to make this beautiful game even better. It's great to have such talented people as Suikoden fans