Phantasy Star Online 2's PC version is finally available in North America, however, its launch on the Windows Store has been anything but smooth, players bumping into Error 1813 and its peers.
If you've been waiting for eight years to play the MMORPG, being unable to do so because of Error 1813 can be infuriating. Here's what you can do to get past it and set off on your journey in Phantasy Star Online 2.
Phantasy Star Online 2 Error 1813
Far from the only one that players have to deal with, Phantasy Star Online's Error 1813 seems to appear due to issues with account ownership.
Reddit user DozyVan has put together a massive bugfix thread which contains a few fixes for Phantasy Star Online's Error 1813 both when appearing alone and in tandem with error 104:
- 1813 AND 104: on the drive you installed it to from the MS Store, Program Files>ModifiableWindowsApps and right click the pso2_bin folder, Properties, then Security tab and click Advanced. Change Ownership to your admin account, whatever it's called and click the Check Name so it finds the proper full admin account name. Then Ok it and click the checkmark right underneath the ownership about applying it to everything. Then when it's done, you might have to close that window and reopen Advanced so it lets you Add a new account, add the Admin account to this via the link at the top of that window, and after you do that, click the Full Control checkbox and Ok that. Then Ok out of all of the windows and go into the pso2_bin folder and rightclick the pso2startup.exe and Run it as Admin.
- 1813 AND 104, Follow these steps (not only on the WindowsApps folder, but also on "Mutable" folder, "otp_notice_na.rtf" file AND on pso2.exe file)
you have to take full ownership of the parent folder, ModifiableWindowsApps or it would reset your permissions at runtime
- Fix 1: Sign into https://pso2.com/signin. If it says "No account found", head over to http://xbox.com/ and sign in and make an account there.
- Fix 2: Change the owner of the otp_notice_na.rtf file that is inside the 100B7A24.oxyna_22.214.171.124_x64__wyfsmff9ynw7j folder from trustedinstaller to admins, and set the admins to have total control of the file.
It's worth noting that, although laborious, the above fixes haven't worked for all Phantasy Star Online 2 players trying to get rid of Error 1813. Things, at the moment, are quite messy.
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