A totally "Vanilla" PSO experience... with sprinkles!

Welcome to Ephinea

Hello and welcome to Ephinea, our Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst private server. We’re a group of fans trying to recreate the classic PSOBB experience, and building around that core with new content and features.

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Latest Updates -

Server maintenance concluded for May 5th, 2018

Maintenance has concluded for May 5th, 2018.

- Boss floors with experience share on now operate as they did pre-experience share, meaning each person will have to tag the boss for experience.
- One Person mode now always has experience share off.

Thank you for playing on Ephinea!

Posted May 5th, 2018, 03:09 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)


Hunters Boost Road Update

Maintenance is finished! The Hunters Boost Road is now changed.


Kinda short notice, there will be a very small maintenance (like 5 minutes maximum) to change the Hunters Boost Road from the current set to the Endless Nightmare series:

  • Endless Nightmare 1
  • Endless Nightmare 2
  • Endless Nightmare 3
  • Endless Nightmare 4

The reason for restarting the server (unlike previous Boost Road changes) is due to server changes which could cause players to potentially lose their data if they are not disconnected before the change.

Sorry for the inconvenience and we hope you enjoy playing on Ephinea!

Posted May 4th, 2018, 14:58 (UTC) by Matt (0)


Increasing PSOBB's draw distance

After today's maintenance, you can now enjoy a much better draw distance for PSOBB.

In order to take advantage of this, you must launch the options program and click "More" to increase your "Clip" distance.



Doing so will enable you to see more of the environment, enemies, objects, etc., from a longer distance away.

Thanks again to [USER=3]@tofuman[/USER] for implementing this and thank YOU for playing on Ephinea!

Edit: If you get massive slowdown with an extreme draw distance, your computer is probably not strong enough to handle your clip setting and we suggest you to back off the clip distance some.

If you get flickering and glitching with textures with extreme draw distances, it's recommended that you use "Pixel Fog" as opposed to Vertex or Emulation Fog, as those cause issues. If you're on Pixel Fog already, still get flickering and you're using an AMD FreeSync monitor, make a FreeSync profile that DISABLES Freesync with PSO.

Posted Apr 23rd, 2018, 13:13 (UTC) by Sodaboy (28)


Maintenance concluded for April 23rd, 2018

Maintenance has concluded for April 23rd, 2018.

The client has been updated, so please be sure to have whitelisted the Ephinea folder in order to make sure you can reconnect!

New features of the client include a new option.exe and new DLL which will enable new enhanced draw distance options for PSOBB. ([USER=3]@tofuman[/USER] worked hard on this!)

Thank you for playing on Ephinea!

Posted Apr 22nd, 2018, 20:41 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)


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