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Running AliceSoft games on Non-Jwin OS
Author: Lamuness
Updated: 1999-12-17

Many AliceSoft games prove to be great games. However, playing them will prove to be difficult for many non-Japanese gamers. If users are not equipped with Japanese version of Windows95/98, no matter how hard they try, they will not even be able to install the game successfully, let alone running the game itself.

The problem about AliceSoft games is 2 things: first, they use Japanese filenames which other windows9x OS will not recognize, and second, AliceSoft installer programs needs to run system files that are only present in Japanese Windows95/98.

For those who are desperate to play AliceSoft games but do not have a Japanese Windows95/98, here's a way to do it. However, it's not an easy process, and requires someone who owns a Japanese Windows95/98 to do it. Also this process may result in copyright infringement because it will require sharing a computer software on 2 computers. Do this at your own risk.
  • First, find a friend who has a working Japanese Windows95/98 on their computer.

  • Ask them to install the game into their Japanese computer.

  • Compress all the installed files on the HD with WINRAR (and only WINRAR). This is because WINRAR is one of the few compression
    programs (if not the only one) that can process weird character filenames.

  • After the RAR files are done, transfer those RAR files onto your own computer, and extract the files to some directory.
  • Have your friend extract the registry file for that particular AliceSoft game and import that to your
    computer

  • Finally, run the Registry Editor and change the file locations
    of that AliceSoft game to the path that is in your own computer.

After that, you are all set!


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