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RPG Maker Help Guide

This guide is not a complete guide and only covers the most common issues encountered when trying to play RPG Maker games. For simplicity, this guide assumes you are using Windows and the only locales are “English” and “Japanese”. Versions covered: XP, VX, VX Ace Diagnosis 1.       Does the game window load?          a.       If yes, see “Wrong locale – Game.exe”          b.       If no, continue 2.       Does the error message refer to a Japanese filename (see Figs. 1 & 2)?          a.       If yes, see “Wrong locale – File extraction”          b.       If no or not sure, continue 3.       See “RTP not installed”          a.       If your issue is not resolved, continue 4.       In the game directory, open the “Graphics” and/or “Audio” folders 5.       Are any the filenames in those folders unintelligible or appear corrupted (see Fig. 3)?          a.       If yes, see “Wrong locale – File extraction”          b.       If no, contact someone Figure 1 – English filename dialogue Figure 2 – Japanese filename dialogue Figure 3 – Corrupt filenames in folder Issues Wrong locale – Game.exe This occurs when the game doesn’t agree with the locale for whatever reason (I’m still working it out) Solution 1: Recommended for users who don’t intend to switch locales frequently 1.       See “Change system locale” 2.       Run Game.exe Solution 2: Recommended for most users 1.       Install Locale Emulator 2.       Right click on Game.exe 3.       Click “Locale Emulator” > “Run in Japanese” Wrong locale – File extraction This occurs because ZIP files created in Windows frequently use the creator’s locale and Windows forces extraction tools to use your locale. When these locales are different, the list of filenames cannot be read properly. Solution 1: Recommended for users who are not tech-savvy or don’t intend to switch locales frequently 1.       See “Change system locale” 2.       Use file extractor to extract ZIP file Solution 2: Recommended for advanced users 1.       See this post RTP not installed The RTP is a resource pack that contains many common and default assets used by RPG Maker games. This is not included in most game downloads in order to decrease file size. Solution: 1.       Go to this site 2.       Select the version of RPG Maker used for the game 3.       Download and install Appendix Change system locale 1.       Open Control Panel 2.       Navigate to “Clock and Region” > “Region” 3.       Select the “Administrative” tab 4.       Under “Language for non-Unicode programs”, click “🛡Change system locale…” (see Fig. 4) 5.       Say “yes” to the admin pop-up 6.       Select “Japanese (Japan)” from the drop-down menu 7.       Click “OK” 8.       Restart your computer Figure 4 – Region settings, Administrative tab

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