Windows 7/8/10 + .NET 4.6.1
Linux/Wine + current Mono release
How to apply the patch:
- Download and unpack the patcher.
- Download and put the unpacked image of the MS-DOS 6.2 installation disk from the Tools section in the unpacked patching folder.
- Run the patcher and make sure that the patch is selected (the game logo is shown at the top of the window) and the MS-DOS disk field is set to OK.
- Press the Source button and select the folder containing the game installation floppies.
- The patcher then checks whether the floppies contain the necessary files, and afterwards, assuming everything was done correctly, the Source field will either display the “OK” message, or specify which files are missing.
- If everything is done correctly, and no files are missing, the GO! Button will be activated. Clicking on it will be necessary to choose where to save the HDI file with the patched game.
- The created HDI-file is self-booting and does not require any further actions; it simply needs to be opened in the emulator (as the HDD image).
At the moment, the most popular PC-98 emulator is Neko Project II and its modified versions, we recommend you to use it. The games we’ve translated so far work best on that emulator, and so it’s definitely the most reliable choice. To run the games, you need to perform the following simple steps:
- Download the emulator on the official NP2 website: http://www.yui.ne.jp/np2/
- Unpack the emulator and put the file FONTS.ROM in its folder. It can be downloaded here.
- Start the emulator and select the HDI file: Harddisk -> SASI # 0 -> Open
- Set the required CPU speed: Emulate -> Configure … -> 2.4576Mhz x 10
- Increase the amount of RAM: Device -> Memory -> 7.6MB
- Reload the emulator: Emulate -> Reset
- To control the mouse, you need to use the middle mouse button – the cursor will be captured by the emulator; to restore the cursor, you must click the middle mouse button again.
- You can change the size of the window by right-clicking on the title of the window of the running emulator. You can switch to full screen mode using Alt + Enter.
On each subsequent emulator launch you won’t have to do steps 1-6, as these settings will be saved after you close your emulator.
More in-depth guide can be found here.