Need app locale or Japanese locale?

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#1 by ramengud
2011-09-11 at 23:11
< report >Hi, I'm about to play Katahane. I would like to ask If App locale is enough to play the game or I need to be in Japanese Locale. Thanks. Also can someone link me to a walkthrough of the game. Also I would like to ask the recommended route order. Thank you very much.
#2 by izmosmolnar
2011-09-12 at 00:25
< report >Applocale is probably not enough, just change your locale to Japanese properly (better safe than sorry, the engine is such a piece of shit that I dunno whether any of the mysterious bugs we've seen so far are related due to applocale).
Walkthrough is linked directly on the wiki's project page
Route order doesn't matter, you can do Angelica/Belle or Wakana/Cero at first, whichever you fancy more, then after doing both you unlocked the last route.Last modified on 2011-09-12 at 00:27
#3 by ramengud
2011-09-12 at 03:04
< report >Thanks. I'll probably play it in Japanese locale just to be safe.
#4 by hikigane
2011-09-12 at 03:59
< report >Try using VMs to play games. That way you won't need to keep changing locale each time you want to play a Japanese game.
#5 by azathoth
2011-09-12 at 14:45
< report >Or just use Japanese unicode all the time but with an English user interface. I've never had any problems with that setup.
#6 by kiru
2011-09-12 at 15:35
< report >@5: Then you never update drivers etc? A lot of installers trying to be "intelligent" use your current "locale" for the language of the program you want to install.

Well, not all do that, some actually get it right... but I think it only happened once to me. In most cases the installer does it wrong. I mean I use a german Windows, so it should be clear that I definitely have to understand german to use it. Though to be fair, locale should work out just fine for most.

Also if you are a native whatever with special letters or stuff like that... you can be out of luck as well. I mean I can still name things äöü, and some programs still manage to depict them, but not all do. It even can totally destroy a program, if special signs were in filenames (with "wrong" encoding) thus preventing the program from finding important files. (You can't even fix that by renaming.. because the program searches garbled characters it can never find)
Well, this is rare though. Most programs don't use special characters in filenames, but if you are unlucky...

tl;dr: If you only understand english, you will probably get problems with stuff like driver-updates and certain other programs.
If you understand a language like german, with special letters, it might get even worse, with some programs interface getting destroyed and some programs not even working at all.

It's not THAT easy. Also: virtual machine... I dunno. I mean, if it works: fine. But I can see that being the cause of many problems as well.Last modified on 2011-09-12 at 15:38


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