Darth Fandom left a comment on the blog a day or so ago, asking about running the EDF 2 USA mod and codes on the PPSSPP emulator. This is an excellent question and one that I hadn’t tested out yet. So I had a quick look yesterday, but had no luck.
However, with a bit more testing, I found that the English missions do load. You need to have the extracted archive folders as follows:
memstick->EDF2 PORTABLE->GameSequence and Mission
In the Mission folder are a bunch of different level folders:
Missions 1-71 - EDF 2 (Global Defense Force)
Missions 101-125 - EDF 1 (Monster Attack)
Missions 126-156 - Assorted missions of unknown origin
Mission 999 - Multiplayer mission
The first group is the PS2 version of EDF 2, with English mission briefings. The second group is the PS2 version of the first game, Monster Attack, but with no mission briefings.
To access the English briefings, use the EDF EXTRA MISSIONS and ENGLISH MISSION TEXT CODE cheats from the EDF 2 webpage on the main site. Activate these at the main menu of the game, otherwise the game gets stuck in a loop on the game save screen. Load a level, then exit and go back to the Mission Select screen. The briefings should be in English now.
I’m having problems with the Level Select code at the moment, which is needed to access the Monster Attack missions. I’ll post an update once I get this sorted.
Okay, using different codes, the EDF EXTRA MISSIONS and the CUSTOM MISSIONS CODE (see below), the additional missions can now be selected from the main Level Select menu. A few values may not load, but the main group should be there.
The additional code is as follows:
_C0 CUSTOM MISSIONS CODE
_L 0x200D30EC 0x24B00064
_L 0x200D3144 0x24B00064
_L 0x200D319C 0x24B00064
_L 0x200EF1E4 0x26260064
_L 0x100EFD50 0x00000065
_L 0x100EFE18 0x00000065
_L 0x201B3AC8 0x316E6F69
_L 0x201B3ACC 0x64323025
_L 0x201B3AD0 0x7469545C
_L 0x201B3AD4 0x742E656C
_L 0x201B3AD8 0x00007478
This is not my code, but one from a Japanese forum thread that I linked to on the main EDF 2 page. For some reason, my Level Select cheat doesn’t work on the emulator, but the above cheats enable access to the remaining missions.