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Latest Updates -

Patch Server Changes, January 17th, 2021

We made couple of changes to the patch servers today.

1. The patch server which services the internal patch client of PSOBB will no longer send out patches for the default PSOBB "quest" script nor will it patch any of the Unitxt files on the client. It will still send updates of online.exe as needed, should we ever update the launcher.

2. The patch server which services online.exe will now patch the default PSOBB "quest" script and send out Unitxt patches, but ONLY if your language is NOT set to Custom.

These changes enable you to use your own Unitxt files again, should you want to go back to ALL CAPS RAREZ, or use an entirely different language altogether as previously we'd still send out the English Unitxt and script data even on "Custom" because of item changes. (Ex: Badge additions and such.)

Since we are no longer planning to add items into the game, not even badge additions, we won't be patching the Unitxt file as much.

I believe we only have one more Unitxt modification planned and that's to change a set of the anniversary badges and remove the actual year from it and that set be used for future anniversary events for this year and the years to come.

If you'd like to download the current data so that you can modify it to your liking, you can find the default English data at https://files.pioneer2.net/ephinea_psobb_default_english_data.zip

You can also find the default Japanese data at https://files.pioneer2.net/ephinea_psobb_default_japanese_data.zip

After setting your language to Custom in the launcher, you can extract the files from these archives, modify them, and plop the modified files into the "data" folder of Ephinea's PSOBB installation. You will be able to see your changes after restarting the Ephinea PSOBB client.

We hope this change helps people to use their own language on Ephinea.

Thanks to all the players and we hope you enjoy playing on Ephinea!


Posted Jan 17th, 2021, 23:50 (UTC) by Sodaboy (3)

 

Server maintenance completed for January 10th, 2021 (UTC)

Server maintenance has been completed for January 10th, 2021 (UTC).

The Christmas event has ended. Also, the Hunter's Boost Road has been changed to Mop-up Operation.

We hope you enjoyed the event and thank you for playing on Ephinea!


Posted Jan 9th, 2021, 13:38 (UTC) by Sodaboy (1)

 

Server maintenance completed for January 5th, 2021

Server maintenance has been completed for January 5th, 2021 (UTC).

There was a version update to the game and you'll have to type your password again in order to connect if you've had it previously saved in the client.

If you've forgotten your password, you can always reset it by using this link: https://ephinea.pioneer2.net/reset-password/

If you have trouble connecting, be sure to update your game via the launcher.

Apologies for any inconvenience!


Posted Jan 4th, 2021, 19:48 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)

 

Explanation and extending quad boosts

So there was a move of the VPS at NFOservers which caused some issue with the MySQL database.

Server is back up now, but I imagine it caused a lot of inconvenience for you all.

Therefore, we will be extending the quad boosts for 2 days in about 4 hours. (They will be ending in about 10 minutes from this post, but I need to do a quick maintenance to enable them again.)

So, the boosts will stop in 10 minutes, be gone for 4 hours, then back for 2 days.

Apologies for the inconvenience!


Posted Jan 1st, 2021, 23:50 (UTC) by Sodaboy (2)

 

Unplanned Server Downtime 1/1/2021

There was a maintenance event at the server provider about 80 minutes ago, and there is an issue with bringing up the login server. Sodaboy is currently looking into it.

This post will be updated when we know more.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have this resolved soon.


Posted Jan 1st, 2021, 23:15 (UTC) by Ender (0)

 

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