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Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Earth Defense Forces 2 Portable on PPSSPP

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.

Update

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.

 


Posted by zenade at 12:05 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 8 February 2022 3:37 PM EST
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Wednesday, 9 February 2022 - 11:42 AM EST

Name: "Darth Fandom"
Home Page: http://darthfandom.blogspot.com

Hi Zenade. Thanks for seeing my comment. I have tried your steps but I still cannot get the game's English version working. I am using PPSSPP 1.12.3 (Installer version, https://www.ppsspp.org/files/1_12_3/PPSSPPSetup.exe), and by memstick I assume you mean the PPSSPP folder in My Documents? Within that folder I created a folder called EDF2 PORTABLE and pasted in the GameSequence and Mission folders, but still no luck. Would it be possible for you to create a video tutorial/a tutorial using screenshots? I have got a few people interested in this game with my latest blog post.

Thanks 

Saturday, 12 February 2022 - 8:45 AM EST

Name: zenade
Home Page: http://zenade.angelfire.com

Hi. Thanks for the comments. One thing that may be wrong is the location of your memstick folder. It should be in the same directory as the PPSSPPWindows.exe file. Also, does the Mission folder have the numbered subfolders, each with at least a MISSION.BVM and a MISSION.KKPS file? Other than that, I'm not sure what else the issue could be.

Saturday, 12 February 2022 - 2:34 PM EST

Name: "Darth Fandom"
Home Page: http://darthfandom.blogspot.com

Hi Zenade. Thanks again for replying to my comment. I have used the other version of PPSSPP and I have found the correct memstick folder (for me it's C:\Users\Timothy D'Alton\Downloads\ppsspp_win\memstick), which is where the EDF2 PORTABLE folder now sits. I was using the documents folder in the Installer version of PPSSPP. First off, I opened the ROM in PPSSPP, then exited. On the PPSSPP main menu, I right clicked on the game, selected cheats, selected edit cheat file and I currently have the following:

 _C0 LEVEL SELECT

_L 0x2077E2D4 0x0000009B

_C1 EDF EXTRA MISSIONS

_L 0x100D9090 0x00000000

_L 0x100D9208 0x0000FFD3

_L 0x201B1BD8 0x6D746166

_L 0x201B1BDC 0x2F3A3073

_L 0x201B1BE0 0x32464445

_L 0x201B1BE4 0x524F5020

_L 0x201B1BE8 0x4C424154

_L 0x201B1BEC 0x694D2F45

_L 0x201B1BF0 0x6F697373

_L 0x201B1BF4 0x73252F6E

_L 0x201B1BF8 0x2E73252F

_L 0x201B1BFC 0x006D7662

_L 0x201B1C1C 0x6D746166

_L 0x201B1C20 0x2F3A3073

_L 0x201B1C24 0x32464445

_L 0x201B1C28 0x524F5020

_L 0x201B1C2C 0x4C424154

_L 0x201B1C30 0x694D2F45

_L 0x201B1C34 0x6F697373

_L 0x201B1C38 0x73252F6E

_L 0x201B1C3C 0x2E73252F

_L 0x201B1C40 0x73706B4B

_L 0x201B1C44 0x00000000

_C1 ENGLISH MISSION TEXT CODE

_L 0x20141B24 0x27A4FE00

_L 0x20141B40 0x0A200400

_L 0x20141B4C 0x8E040004

_L 0x20141DC0 0x34020000

_L 0x20001000 0x27BDFE00

_L 0x20001004 0x3C050880

_L 0x20001008 0x34A51038

_L 0x2000100C 0x0E24516C

_L 0x20001010 0x02203025

_L 0x20001014 0x02002025

_L 0x20001018 0x0E250730

_L 0x2000101C 0x27A50000

_L 0x20001020 0x10400003

_L 0x20001024 0x27BD0200

_L 0x20001028 0x0A250728

_L 0x2000102C 0x34020001

_L 0x20001030 0x0A2506D2

_L 0x20001038 0x6D746166

_L 0x2000103C 0x2F3A3073

_L 0x20001040 0x32464445

_L 0x20001044 0x524F5020

_L 0x20001048 0x4C424154

_L 0x2000104C 0x73252F45

_L 0x20001050 0x00000000

_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 made the four cheats appear in the cheats menu (LEVEL SELECT, EDF EXTRA MISSIONS, ENGLISH MISSION TEXT CODE, CUSTOM MISSIONS CODE). I then opened the game,  created my profile and appeared on the main menu, with the image of the two tanks. Here I paused the game, selected cheats and turned on ENGLISH MISSION TEXT CODE and then EDF EXTRA MISSIONS. I unpaused the game and selected the first mission (which the ant next to Big Ben in the thumbnail) and chose EASY difficulty. I skipped the cutscene, pressed start and exited the level. However, instead of this causing the Mission Briefings to be in English, the music stopped playing and the Briefings are still in Japanese. What I find interesting is that I can use the CUSTOM MISSIONS CODE to load the extra missions, meaning that I have the files in the right place, something just does not want to click with the emulator.

My apologies for pestering you 

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 - 12:33 PM EST

Name: zenade
Home Page: http://zenade.angelfire.com

Thanks for letting me know. I don't know if it's the emulator or what, but it seems iffy when using these codes. I just tried and it worked once, then stopped. Try using just the EDF ENGLISH MENUS(USA) code at the main menu, load a mission and exit. The menus should be in English now. Let me know how you get on.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 - 2:18 PM EST

Name: "Darth Fandom"
Home Page: http://darthfandom.blogspot.com

Thanks for helping me out, Zenade. Interesting that you talk about an EDF ENGLISH MENUS(USA) code. I have no such code, and can't find any on the EDF2 page on the main site. Could you by any chance paste the code as a comment here? I would be very grateful.

Thanks once again 

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 - 4:45 PM EST

Name: zenade
Home Page: http://zenade.angelfire.com

Bah! Sorry, my mistake. That's just my own name for the ENGLISH MISSION TEXT CODE. Try that code on it's own.

Saturday, 19 February 2022 - 6:57 AM EST

Name: "Darth Fandom"
Home Page: http://darthfandom.blogspot.com

Hi Zenade. Sorry for the late reply. I've tried tons of things, but still no luck, other than a couple of images disappearing and some things crashing. There are only a number of things we can try, but what I have done is screenshotted my folder structures and pasted my cheat file's text so that you can compare to your own. If you find any differences, I will test them out myself.

Thanks once again 

Saturday, 19 February 2022 - 6:59 AM EST

Name: "Darth Fandom"
Home Page: http://darthfandom.blogspot.com

Sorry, forgot to post the link. https://darthfandom.blogspot.com/p/edf2-portable-english.html

Saturday, 26 February 2022 - 10:37 AM EST

Name: zenade
Home Page: http://zenade.angelfire.com

Thanks for the info. I can't really see what the problem can be. The only difference I can see is that MissionCommentListText.Vfs is in lower case on my machine. Other than that, I don't know.

Sunday, 27 February 2022 - 8:33 AM EST

Name: "Darth Fandom"
Home Page: http://darthfandom.blogspot.com

Thank you so much! I've found the problem, and now the English is up and running. A quick run down:

In the memstick\EDF2 PORTABLE\GAMESEQUENCE folder, I didn't have a file called "MissionCommentListText.Vfs", only MissionCommentList0/1/2/3/4.Vfs and MISSIONCOMMENTLIST.VFS. What I did was copy the MISSIONCOMMENTLIST.VFS file and paste it in the same folder, rename it to MissionCommentListText.Vfs, open the game, load my save, load the first mission, enable the ENGLISH MISSION TEXT CODE Cheat, exit to main menu, and voila, the briefing is in English!

Thanks again for the info, I'll be sure to tell my friends about this ha ha. Would you mind if I posted this info on my blog? Don't worry, I'll give you all the credit you need.

Keep up your amazing work

Sunday, 27 February 2022 - 10:54 AM EST

Name: zenade
Home Page: http://zenade.angelfire.com

Great news! Glad you have sorted it out. Yes, please post it on your blog. It'll help other people to get the other missions and versions of the game running. I'll also have a look at the main EDF2 page on Tech Demo to see if I can update anything.

Thursday, 10 March 2022 - 10:12 AM EST

Name: "Darth Fandom"
Home Page: http://darthfandom.blogspot.com

Still needs a bit of a touch up but I've posted my tutorial: https://darthfandom.blogspot.com/2022/03/how-to-play-in-english-earth-defense.html

Monday, 14 March 2022 - 12:03 PM EDT

Name: zenade
Home Page: http://zenade.angelfire.com

Looks like an excellent guide to modding the game. I'll post a link on the EDF 2 page on the website.

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