Tutorial / Set Windows to run japanese games

Change Windows locale

Windows 10

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Region and Language
  • Click on Administrative tab
  • Click on Change system locale button
  • Select Japanese from the list and apply
  • Restart your computer
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Windows Vista | 7

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Region and Language
  • Click on Administrative tab
  • Click on Change system locale button
  • Select Japanese from the list and apply
  • Restart your computer
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Windows XP

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Region and Language
  • Click on Languages tab, check the box "Install files for East Asian languages" and apply/ok.
  • Windows will ask you to insert Windows XP CD Rom, when you've done it, click ok button and wait while the copy is processing.
  • Download Asian Language Pack Windows XP
  • Go to Advanced tab, choose Japanese in the list and apply
  • Restart your computer
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Set Windows Format to Japanese

Windows Vista | 7 | 8 | 10

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Region and Language
  • Select the format tab
  • Select Japanese from the list and apply

Windows XP

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Region and Language
  • Select the format tab
  • Select Japanese from the list and apply

Windows Timezone

Some games require to have your timezone set to a japanese one, to do so follow this tutorial: