Phantasy Star Generation: 1 English Translation

Phantasy Star Generation: 1 is a remake of the game Phantasy Star, originally released for the Sega Master System in 1988, for the Sony PlayStation 2. It was developed by 3D AGES, a joint venture between Sega and D3 Publisher, as the first title of the Sega Ages 2500 series of games.

To learn more about the game, visit the dedicated Phantasy Star Generation: 1 game section. This section includes everything from a walkthrough to manual scans.

Disclaimer

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The Phantasy Star Generation: 1 English ISO and patch is not released to replace the original game. You can purchase the Japanese version prior to downloading these files. You can also support Sega by buying other Phantasy Star games and licensed merchandise.

Translation Credits

Programming & Assembly:
Tryphon
OrakioRob
RodolfoRG, First documentation/decompression tools used
CUE, Compression/decompression tools ; packing/unpacking tools

Translation:
Kyence

Editing:
vivify93 (SandyLandale on the forums)

Special_Thanks:
Missagh Alami, for hosting the files and spreading the word
Wolfgang Landgraf
bokokun
Sega
...and everyone who encouraged Kyence and/or vivify93 to complete the projects!

The game credits are available.

For any questions, concerns, or bug reports, please contact vivify93 and/or Tryphon via a private message or by posting in the Phantasy Star Generation:1 English translation project thread.

If you would like to translate Phantasy Star Generation:1 to your language, please contact Kyence via her message board profile or by posting in the Phantasy Star Generation:1 English translation project thread.

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Screenshots submitted by carlsojos.

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Game versions

The translation was made to be as accurate as possible. However, the translator felt it was necessary to make one major change.

In the beginning of the game, Alisa looks over a cliff and asks Nero to protect her. While this is probably a more powerful for the Japanese, to the translator this doesn't fit the scene and feels out of character for Alisa compared to the original Phantasy Star. It was changed to have Alisa swearing to avenge her brother's death and to make La Shiec pay.

Some other minor changes have been made since then, but they're small enough that they won't affect your enjoyment of Phantasy Star generation:1. Check the readme for more information.

With this v2.10 translation of Generation:1, there are no more abbreviations; in other words, ALIS is no longer going to EQP her LACONSWD. Spell names are restored to their full nonsensical glory, character names are their original intentions, abbreviations are expanded, menu graphics have been remade, and dialogue is updated and clarified.

This is all thanks to the work of Tryphon, who patiently sat with vivify93 to make this translation of the highest quality currently possible. To be straightforward, there is no longer as large of a gap between the quality of the translations of Phantasy Star Generation:1 and Phantasy Star Generation:2. But take a look for yourself; the v2.10 update is worth it just for the more readable font.

Kyence initially released two versions of the translation: one in which the esper who joins your party is named Lutz, and another one in which he is named Noah. This is because while in the original Japanese version of the original game his name was Lutz, it was localised as Noah in the English version. In Phantasy Star II, an esper who looks the same appears, but his name is Lutz in both languages. This has led to debate over whether or not the Noah and Lutz are the same person, and is the reason for the availability of the two versions of this translation.

vivify93 plans to follow suit eventually, after Kyence releases her "official English names" version of her Phantasy Star Generation:2 translation. However, since all three of the humanoid party members—Alisa, Tyrone, and Lutz—had their names restored to their intention from the Japanese release, he plans to give each of them their name as you would've seen on your Sega Master System in 1988: Alis, Odin, and Noah. Please look forward to it.

Download

Version 2 (latest version):

Phantasy Star Generation: 1: Lutz Edition (Version 2.10) - This ISO download includes the full English translation. This is the latest version of the translation.

Version 1:

Phantasy Star Generation: 1: Lutz Edition - This ISO download includes the full English translation.

Phantasy Star Generation: 1: Noah Edition - This ISO download includes the full English translation.

We recommend using PCSX2 for emulation. This Playstation 2 emulator is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Read the Readme file in the game download for more emulation notes.

Patches

If you are interested in manually applying a patch to the original Japanese ISO, you can download XDelta patches:
Phantasy Star Generation: 1: Lutz Edition XDelta patch (version 2.10)
Phantasy Star Generation: 1: Lutz Edition XDelta patch (version 1.0)
Phantasy Star Generation: 1: Noah Edition XDelta patch (version 1.1)

Instructions of how to use the patches is found in the Readme file.

Thanks to Powerpuff for suggesting and providing the XDelta patches.

We need your help!

This translation was developed by long time Phantasy Star fans for both new and long time PS fans! The hard work has finally been done! But now we will need your help to spread the word so that old fans of the series can find their way back to the community and a whole new audience of gamers can experience the Phantasy Star series through this exclusive project.

You can support us by:

Phantasy Star Generation: 2 translation?

The Phantasy Star Generation: 2 English translation has been released! You can download it here. There is also a complete French translation available.

Any updates about this will be posted at our Facebook fan page and in the Phantasy Star Generation: 2 English translation project thread.