EDIT: Note this isn’t necessary any longer. Patch 0.20 and later all include this fix.
If you play Japanese games regularly, you should really just set your system locale to Japanese to avoid any problems. However, if you’re dead set on sticking to your region and want to use applocale, you may have noticed that VH2 doesn’t work. I fixed this and I’ll include it in the next patch, but until then I uploaded the system file you need to change.
Step 1: Rename the game’s directory so it doesn’t have any Japanese in it. The English patch won’t install properly if the directory name is in Japanese and your system isn’t set to Japanese.
Step 2: Run the English install batch file. This doesn’t need to be done with applocale or anything; it should just work even if the filenames appear to have ???? in them.
Step 3: Copy this file, config.tjs, to the game’s directory, overwriting the original: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jrvg9tw15i5c0ar
Step 4: Launch game with applocale.
I tested this in Win7 with HF pAppLoc available here: http://www.hongfire.com/forum/downloads.php?do=file&id=329 I didn’t test it extensively, however, but it seems to work.