Learning a lot more about PSO, including the topic on this forum "Educate Me on PSO", I'm surprised that Episode II hasn't been released by the fan community.
Episode I & II was released on GC and Xbox, with 4 additional levels and story mode (the Episode II of the title). However these new levels were accessible in PSO version 2 on the Dreamcast exclusively in the Battle/Challenge modes.
As these levels already exist within version 2, would it be possible to retrofit/modify a copy of version 2 to become Episode 2? The majority of the assets already exist on the disc, with the possible exception of the Pioneer 2 hub replacement. If the Seabed Lab isn't available there's no reason Pioneer 2 couldn't be used as a shell for those mission areas instead.
I guess, as a layman, what I'm asking is if this is possible (however improbable or difficult) and if not what is the issue preventing it from being possible?
At the very least, could these levels not be added to the online side of the transporter on Pioneer 2 so they are playable in regular mode?
I'd love for the community to have Episode II released as a new DC title, it'd be excellent to give the online community more to do. Even if it means burning/buying a new game disc for those areas.