Playing As-Is In Japanese
(if you patched your game in the step above, ignore this step)
Let's say you don't want to play .hack//fragment in English and play the game as it originally is, in Japanese. Well you can, but regardless the game disc will always point to an IP address that points to a server no longer being hosted. You have many options to choose from in this instance by either using an ELF file prior to loading the game on an emulator or by changing your DNS to point to a specified IP address.
Using an ELF File
For emulation with PCSX2 standalone emulator, download the latest file from 1UP's Github page.
Load the ISO or the game from your DVD drive, and go to System and select Run ELF...
Then find the file that you've download and as long as the game was previously selected in CDVD, the game will now launch.
- That pretty much handles the rest, the game will display Japanese characters as normal except now when you connect online it will point to the new server.
Modifying Your DNS Address
If using an emulator, you can just use the default tools given to you through the CLR_DEV9 ethernet plugin. Select Config, Dev9, Plugin Settings...
Doing so will give you a tiny window, select the Options button on the top right, across from Enable Ethernet.
By default the bottom two DNS IP's are set for Auto, you can uncheck these two and enter 184.108.40.206 for DNS1, and enter 0.0.0.0 for DNS2
- Then press Apply on both windows and launch the game like normal. If you encounter an error code -611 while attempting to play online, it could be that the second DNS2 IP needs to be exactly the same as DNS1 IP, or the third-party DNAS host is currently offline.