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The solution to all your Japanese fangames troubles are in this very thread! Links provided.
Implying you read it carefully and do stuff consequtively. Otherwise, it's your problem.
Still post here if something doesn't work.
There we go:
1) Make sure you have Japanese language installed on your system - what the hell are you doing in /fg/ without that anyway?..
In case you're still here w/out it:http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=EN&id=8289
But you most probably have it already.
2) Install Applocale - it works both for XP and Win7. http://alcahest.perso.sfr.fr/perso/apploc/applocale.html
There is also a patch and some register keys on the same page, install'em all. Well, when you read that page, it's all pretty obvious.
3) Install Japanese RTP with Applocale - if you've installed all the stuff for AppLoc from the step above, you have to just right-click the RTP installer and click "Locale Japanese". DO NOT LAUNCH IT WITHOUT APPLOCALE. http://www.famitsu.com/freegame/rtp/2000_rtp.html
4) Install 7-Zip http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
This is critical to success! WinRar won't do, it messes up Japanese chars regardless of locale. Most of the time.
5) Run 7-Zip with Applocale - right-click on 7zFM.exe, choose "Locale Japanese". YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT JAPANESE LOCALED EVERY TIME YOU LAUNCH 7-ZIP!
See second post for further instructions.
Funny thing is, that's the way it looks with Locale Emulator. I just tried re-installing AppLocale and using that to run it, and I get super moonrunes in an error message.
This is one of those things I'll need to switch locales for, huh?
It's called mojibake.
You don't just have to run the game with applocale, but also the file extractor and everything else.
And yes, if possible, change your locale, it doesn't really affect much things actually in your system actually.
Oh, I didn't even know it HAD a name. Thanks, mang.
Well, alright I guess I'll do that. Do I have to keep it in the Japanese locale every time I want to run it if this works?
Depends. Do you understand japanese? If you don't then there's no real any difference between reading mojibake and japanese. However, if you actually want to see moonrunes instead of garbage, then yes; if applocale fails, you will have to set the system language to japanese and test if it works.
Again, it doesn't really affect much on windogs since the main language of the system will still be the one it came with from installation. Some special characters (Accented vowels: á, à,é, è, ô, ü, ö, etc) will be rendered as kanji or kana or other oriental symbols, but if your mother language doesn't use those then you will find almost 0 problems. Setting it permanently to japanese may be a wise choice if you run many programs with that encoding.
Well, you guys definitely solved the problem!
Call me weird for this but I'd much rather see the Japanese than just a garbled mess.
But yeah, makes installing things a whole lot easier. Thanks for the help, guys!
Hey, was having trouble getting the RTV zip to extract on Windows 8 but no matter what I did it kept coming out as mojibake- even with jp system locale and running 7zip/winrar in Applocale. Anyway, this guy helped me out and explained that it was somehow being caused by it being a .zip, so he re-packed the RTV as a .7z and gave it to me. Fixed the mojibake, so I'd recommend it to anyone having trouble extracting the official .zip RTV (not sure what the best place to upload this would be, but I can mirror it somewhere else if anybody wants):https://www.dropbox.com/s/3tbqw4ua2z1p84t/RTPSetup.7z?dl=0
I ran .flow on a virtual desktop with Windows XP, the machine was set up locale Japanese, it worked well.
Hi. Getting an error with Yume Nisshi where the game opens, but it just stays on a black screen. Happens with both Eng and Jap versions. No error. Cause?
same poster here. fixed problem by replacing the rt_rtp.exe with yume 2kki's.
What is it with /fg/ makers leaving out required assets (system2a, vehicle, etc.)?
Its not done on purpose, is it?
They're on the RTP they have installed, so when they test it they see no problems.
That's why having testers is important.
Did you install japanese fonts for wine? I had a similar problem before.
Failed to start the game.
Please, execute directly ゆめ２っき\RPG_RT.exe
How do I run WolfRPG games in Full Screen?
I press F4 but it only makes the screen a little bigger without being Full Screen
when did you guys start learning moonrunes, did Yume Nikki or it's fangames made you do that?
i'm currently learning the kana (i figured out the hiragana in 2 days, im currently learning katakana) and it just awes me how people do something so great for something so minor, great source of inspiration
sorry if its a bit too much /ot/ for /fg/
F11 and Alt+Enter are also common keypresses to fullscreen a window. Not sure if they'll apply here.
I am a maniac for PC-98 games, it's either learn or don't enjoy anything. I've been learning since 8 years or so, but I started to study ACTIVELY over the past 2 years, I still have problems with kanji but rikaichan usually fix that.
YN games have baby tier japanese, all you need to know is kana plus the most common game words in japanese (get, start, continue, quit), and some basic vocabulary. Really, it's not really that much.
Polite sage for off-topic.
I downloaded the applocale from a different link, wouldn't run on Windows 7. Got an error half way through installing it. The link for the Japanese language didn't work, not available anymore. What do?
the guide is worthless
all you ACTUALLY need to do is just set your system locale to Japanese (read: system locale, not download app locale for windows xp) and download the japanese RPG 2000 RTP if your playing 2kki.
that's literally all
you don't need to set language to Japanese lol
Cam back to play some YN but now I cant
Getting dderr errors no matter what compatibility settings I get
Is there no hope of playing this again
Im on Win10 by the way
I don't think there's a way to fix that. Just play on windowed mode. Windowed is better anyway.
After looking a bit more into it, it seems that the problem is that fullscreen mode resizes stuff using bicubic as opposed to nearest neighbor. Not that I know how I'd go about changing that, but I just figured it would be good to know.
I want to run .flow on Android using an app called EasyRPG, it runs RPG Maker 2000 games, and works very well with Yume Nikki. However, I cannot figure out how to get .flow to work on my phone, as it has the same locale problems as always, and there don't seem to be any extractors on Android that could remedy this. Please help!
Never mind, I fixed it. For anyone who wants to play fangames using EasyRPG, see this guide:https://community.easyrpg.org/t/yume-nikki-fangames/173
When trying to install the RPG2k RTP, I get the following error:
Setup failed to run installation:
One or more arguments are not correct.
I have tried installing this using Japanese locale (which I downloaded and extracted the setup files in) and my home locale, but neither works, and the error message is extremely vague. Help?
OS? is that the official RTP? Japanese version? English version?
We need more info to provide an answer.
AppLocale is kind of a meme, change your system locale out right and extract the RTP with 7zip. Make sure you get it from here https://tkool.jp/assets/files/2000rtp.zip
. Run as admin too.
Apologies, details slipped my mind. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64, trying to install the Japanese RTP for some untranslated RM2k games.>>13958
I'm using Locale Emulator and 7-zip under an admin account to unpack the files. I've used Japanese locale to download, unpack, and install the files as well, and got the installer straight from the website.
I've also tried using compatibility mode, but so far none of the options I've tried have worked either. Frankly, I'm stumped.
That's a win7 error, I don't remember if disabling the firewall or reinstalling the 20xx C++ redistributable fixed it. I'd try the first method and if it doesn't work then bother to check which C++ was the one that fixes it.
Tried disabling my firewall as well as my antivirus and redownloaded, unpacked, and installed. Still got the same error.
I've tried searching for info on the specific C++ distributable used, but haven't dug up anything. Are you able to give more details on it?
Welp, I tried installing all available C++ distributables. RTP setup still refuses to run. I have no idea what it wants anymore.
From fresh installs of Windows (XP/7/10) RTP installed just fine as long as I changed my locale from the Windows settings (no isolated container meme programs) and extracted it from 7zip.
I never had to disable firewall or install C++ libraries or other hi-jinks
See, that's the thing, I already tried extracting and installing the RTP before doing all of these tricks, and that completely failed. I'm getting the error no matter what I try, and the error message is infuriatingly vague on what I need to do to fix it.
Hm…I wonder if there's something else on my computer that might be preventing one of the apparently agreements from being met? Some sort of other program or file. Could you provide more details on your systems? How about >>13962; do you remember anything else that may have helped the RTP get working on your end?
…I'm also wondering if maybe someone with the RTP could just upload the installed files for me to manually set up in the program files, without having to bother with the installer. Though I think I may need to fiddle with the registry as well, to make sure the games know it's there? Not sure how to go about that.
Ugh. It's so annoying to think about how all this hassle could've been prevented if only the creators had bothered to include the required RTP files with their games…
I'm getting these errors when trying to install the Japanese RTP for RPG Maker 2003:
I'm using Windows 7 x64.
I'm trying to launch 7-Zip using Local Emulator… And the option to launch it in Japanese doesn't appear when I right-click, despite showing up fine with everything else. How would I go about fixing this?
Change the locale of the system, extract, then change it again to your language.
That's probably because you're using the 64-bit version of 7-Zip. Either get the 32-bit version or do what >>14107
So were the problem, I tried to change the locale to Japanese to play games with that problem of Japanese locale, but it not only didnt work to play those, that I couldnt play other RPG maker games that could work under not a Japanese locale, and actually worked before doing that (it said that the files were corrupted or that important couldnt be found) so I put the locale how it was originally and those games started working again, and yet those games that needed japanese locale continue not working. I also install locale emulator (because I have windows 10 and applocale isnt compatible with windows 10) and that thing is useless, I also dont know how to use it. So I have zero clue on what to do, I need help. Help is appreaciated, thanks.
OK I've fixed my own problem (sorry). The problem I was having (for anyone else who may be unable to get their game working despite doing everything I mentioned) was that my PC was not JP localed (via control panel) when I downloaded the game, so all the files in the game with Japanese characters in their names got mojibaked, and thus the game couldn't recognise those filenames. To anyone having the same problem as me, or who simply can't get a japanese fangame working despite doing everything in here, try deleting and reinstalling the game while your PC is JP localed, to prevent japanese-named filenames from becoming mojibake. Worked for me.
Make sure to set your PC to JP locale BEFORE downloading japanese fangames.
Yeah, pretty much.
The error says "Can't open file Role_ゲームの流れ", which is more than likely a picture from the system, chipset, picture or character folder. As you pointed out, it's because your files had mojibake in the filenames and RPGmaker couldn't find that file, hence it was reporting that.
I can't get the Japanese 2k RTP to install for some reason. I've been running it in admin, Japanese locale, with various different compatibility settings, but nothing works. All I get is a "one or more arguments are not correct" error.
I'm using Windows 7 x64.
I figured out the problem: apparently I just needed to have the RPG Maker installed first. Seems pretty obvious in hindsight…