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[Fix] Videos in Japanese Video Games
Doppleherz
Doppleherz
Posted 2015-10-07 13:32
If you like playing Japanese video games, you sure have noticed, whether visual novels or RPGs, they love using videos that CrossOver and Wine cannot play. The fix for CrossOver is rather simple:

1. Create an XP bottle
2. Install Windows Media Player 10 with the CrossTie at: https://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/crossover/windows-media-player-10
3. Install DirectX 9 (it is very important that you don't install Microsoft DirectX Runtime - Modern)

That's it, run your game and you will notice that video now plays perfectly.

It would be great if other users could post here games, that this fix has worked for, to make a nice little list for future reference. (Also, if someone can confirm it also works on linux, that'd be appreciated)

List: (so far)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1
NEKOPARA Vol. 1
Andrew Balfour
Andrew Balfour
Posted 2015-10-08 15:04
If you have a moment it could help out future users if you posted this in the forums for these app as well.

https://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/crossover/forum/hyperdimension-neptunia-re-birth1
Erik Petersen
Posted 2015-10-16 19:08
Where do you install directX to? When i try to install it asks me where to place it. Do i install it in crossover folder or the individual game I am trying to run. Are you installing windows media player into the game menu or crossover in general? Thanks for the info
Doppleherz
Doppleherz
Posted 2015-10-19 15:03
No, you first have to create a new Windows XP bottle.

Then you go here:
https://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/crossover/windows-media-player-10
And click on "Install Now"

That will open the CrossOver Software Installer window.  In that window look for "Will install into a new Windows XP bottle 'Windows Media Player 10'. Click there and instead choose the bottle you created previously.

Once Media Player is installed, right click on the bottle you created and choose "Install Software into '<bottle you created>'. Scroll down to "Runtime Support Components" and select "DirectX 9".
Erik Petersen
Posted 2015-10-21 19:02
Ok so I have done all that but it's the next step I am confused about. I have school days HQ installed in crossover. Even before I followed your directions to make a new XP bottle it would switch between playing video and going to black screen with text only. So after making the window XP bottle I ran school days as I had previously but it still ran the same. So do I have to reinstall the game into the new windows XP bottle or run it through the new XP bottle, or is just having the windows XP bottle installed supposed to help play the videos in the other games I have? I am attaching a picture so you can see what it looks like. Thanks I really want this to work as I just got into VNs and like you said I have found I have issues with the best ones. If I can get school days and shiny days to run with all video showing I will be so happy. Thanks.
Doppleherz
Doppleherz
Posted 2015-10-22 23:41
Delete the bottles you tried to use to play School Days. I posted a video in the forum for the game, which shows step by step how to get the game working:

https://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/crossover/forum/school-days-hq?msg=176839
Erik Petersen
Posted 2015-10-23 21:01
dude you are the man worked perfectly thanks so much! now if i want to install another game like cross days should I make a new bottle following the same instructions or install it into the school days one and just select cross days when I want to play it? thanks again!
Erik Petersen
Posted 2015-10-23 21:44
So unfortunately starless didn't work with this method the game opens but the screen is all messed up and just flashes repeatedly while music plays in background. Saya no Uta still only shows black screen and plays sound. Shiny days however works just as well as school days. No luck with little witch romanesque either.

I did get muv luv alternative working just using crossover normally but for some reason muv luv unlimited won't install. Not complaining though.
Doppleherz
Doppleherz
Posted 2015-10-27 14:58
I tend to create a bottle for each game, since each game needs different tricks to run properly.

Posted a howto for Littlewitch Romanesque on the forum for the game:
https://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/crossover/forum/littlewitch-romanesque?msg=176984

I'll test the other games you mentioned, later.
Erik Petersen
Posted 2015-10-27 20:10
Cool. The others I really would like to get working are fate/stay night and ever17
Erik Petersen
Posted 2015-10-27 20:44
Well you did if again little witch is running perfect. I will say that I have changed to legacy X on a couple other games I couldn't see images on and that never worked before. Not sure which ones as I have tried quite a few that haven't worked. But anyway thanks again. Like I said before you are the man.

Brendan theriault
Posted 2016-01-17 17:37
i tried to use this for the steam version of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, and when i open the game through steam, i hear audio, but theres no game. dose this not work with steam at all?
Doppleherz
Doppleherz
Posted 2016-04-14 19:07
Brendan theriault Posted:
i tried to use this for the steam version of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, and when i open the game through steam, i hear audio, but theres no game. dose this not work with steam at all?


It does work with steam.
Frank Schubert
Posted 2016-06-08 13:15
Erik Petersen Posted:
I did get muv luv alternative working just using crossover normally but for some reason muv luv unlimited won't install. Not complaining though.


I got the installer for Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative working by starting crossover in japanese locale:
LC_ALL=ja_JP.UTF-8 /opt/cxoffice/bin/crossover


After the installation I still have to start it with japanese locale:
LC_ALL=ja_JP.UTF-8 "/home/user/.cxoffice/MUVLUV_EXTRA/desktopdata/cxmenu/Desktop.C^5E3A_users_crossover_Desktop/Muv-Luv+Alternative+DVD+Ver..lnk"


Of course you have to have japanese locale installed.
William Jackson
Posted 2016-07-05 18:34
How cool is that! Thank you for sharing it man!

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