Downloading Games, DMM

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#1 by barfboy
2019-06-16 at 06:15
So I bought a lot off DMM over the years. I want to upgrade my laptop, it's 6 years old now and it only turns on one out of four tries. It's well beyond its operating age.

The problem: DMM doesn't allow downloads of multi file games on anything but old school Microsoft IE or first generation Edge (it considers the new Edge to be Google). Firefox, Google, and Opera are not allowed (as Opera too, uses Google's underlying codes). This means that in order to download any multi file game I have to use my old laptop (so a game like Pure Marriage ~Akai Ito Monogatari - Sakura Hen~ downloads on anything just fine while Low Spec!? ~Ore to Toshishita Kanojo to Seikyouiku!~ will not since it's composed of multiple downloadable files). This means on my updated, Windows 10, Microsoft stealing all the nuclear launch codes desktop computer I can't download 2/3 of my library. I have to use the laptop and transfer the files over when I'm done.

I don't know what complaints are going on to DMM right now on the other side of the Pacific but until they wake up and realize there's a problem I can't imagine when we'll see a solution. Japan still uses video stores for Cthulhu's sake.

Anyone else faced with this challenge? Know what to do? I could use insight.
#2 by tomtheerogeman
2019-06-16 at 07:12
Gyutto seemed like this as well at first, however I realized later that they give you the option of not using their dated downloader and just letting you normally download a zip file with everything in it. Have you tried exploring your user settings, download page, etc for anything like that? For me it's a button saying 利用しない, but DMM's store is in English so I don't know. Still, this is a pretty huge issue for Japan at large if you really can't access stuff from DMM.

I haven't shopped there before because I happened to have bought the same game as you did (Shuki Shuki Daishuki!!), and Gyutto gave me it with no DRM at all so I had no issues running it. You wrote once before that you had problems with the DRM in DMM's version. That made me stay away from them and use other stores.

But in the end I have a backup plan. The Chinese VN community has a topsite that hosts almost all Windows VNs ever released in Japan, and I hoard a lot of crap from there on a couple of HDDs. I still buy stuff I like to support the industry, but the fear of losing access to my purchases somehow is one of the reasons why I'm a pirate. I don't know if I'm allowed to tell you where it is on this forum, so I won't mention it.

Edit: typoLast modified on 2019-06-16 at 07:31
#3 by mqvisionary
2019-06-16 at 07:34
Temporary solution, but consider using a virtual machine; at least this will take less time than transferring files from your laptop.
#4 by entra
2019-06-16 at 08:25
Huh, I've bought games from DMM in the past and have always used Firefox to download. When trying to use the part downloads, it warns saying DMM Downloader doesn't work in Firefox and to right click save as on the all links. Trying that now on Vermilion -Bind of Blood- in FF does get me all parts and a working game. I prefer DLsite for non exclusive games but I can't say I've had issues with DMM downloading.
#5 by gvbn
2019-06-16 at 09:39
Right-click save as. Like it says in the message box.
#6 by barfboy
2019-06-18 at 02:33
Well that's a simple solution! I saw the error once or twice and just always used my laptop from then on.

Also, dammit Japan your kanji for right and left are too freaking similar! I can't always tell them apart dammit. I had a teacher that complained about b and d for the same reason. Awful.
#7 by fuukanou
2019-06-18 at 15:10
#6, if it helps, I remember 右 by katakana ロ for right.
#8 by steamboatwillie
2019-06-18 at 15:53
Roight. My friend says that it's supposed to be the hand you use to put food into your 口 (kuchi/mouth). Except he was left handed...Last modified on 2019-06-18 at 15:54

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