READ THIS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO PLAY A JAPANESE AND/OR RPG MAKER GAMEON JAPANESE GAMES IN GENERAL
Japanese games should always be played in Japanese locale and format, because they're not guaranteed to work otherwise.
To change your system's locale and format to Japanese, follow the guide below:http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/products/software/packaged-software/translation/atlas/faq/setting-locale.html
(The process for Windows 10 is identical to 7. The only difference is that you have to go to "Region" instead of "Region and Language" at "Clock, Language, and Region" on the Control Panel.)
You can alternatively use a locale emulator like Locale Emulator ( http://pooi.moe/Locale-Emulator/
) or NTLEA ( https://ntlea.codeplex.com/
) to play games in Japanese locale without changing your system's settings, though the former method is far more reliable.Note
: The above also applies to games from other locales. For example, for Chinese games, you'll have to change your system locale and format to Chinese to play them.Also important
: If a game is in a zip/rar/7z/etc archive, and you're using a locale emulator instead of changing your system settings, you should also run the archive extractor you're using (7zip, Winrar, etc) with the emulator. The reason being that Japanese games often have files with Japanese filenames that get garbled during extraction if the extractor isn't running in Japanese locale, leading to crashes or other strange behavior.ON RPG MAKER GAMES
Some RPG Maker Games require Run Time Packages or RTPs to be installed on your PC in order to work properly.
There's multiple RTPs - one for each RPG Maker version - and it's recommended that you install all of them, so you won't have to bother doing so later on:
RPG Maker 2003 RTP: http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/download/additional/run-time-packages/thankyou-rtp-2003
RPG Maker XP RTP: http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/download/additional/run-time-packages/thankyou-rtp-xp
RPG Maker VX RTP: http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/download/additional/run-time-packages/thankyou-rtp-vx
RPG Maker VX ACE RTP: http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/download/additional/run-time-packages/thankyou-rtp-vx-ace