From: Winnipeg, MB
well, you see, this game is for me, evident by the fact that I played it solid for around 2 years several years ago (on a previous laptop). I played the Japanese all the way to September 46 as I recall. So I have no problem with the patience. I do have a problem with a game that doesn't work, despite repeated efforts at getting it to work.
We all started out as you have, with getting the game and thinking we can install it because we have done so with other programs without problems. But getting this game to run is like buying an old airplane that barely runs and having to take parts from other aircraft to try and make it hum. You can either do endless experimentation of your own or study the threads here in the Tech forum that refer to installation problems, display problems and slow running issues.
I went with the latter choice and read the threads at the time until I understood what they were talking about and then started doing what other players did to fix problems similar to mine. Then I experimented with a few switch changes and settings in Windows to get it to run best on my specific combination of PC, Video Card, and Windows version. When Win 10 was forced on me I had to study some more and change a lot of things in my switches but it was worth it to get it running well again.
Now there is the SeaBee program to walk you through the process but you should still read the threads to understand what the switches do so you can make choices that suit you. If, after you have done some research and tried a few things, you still have problem, take screenshots and post them here to get specific help. Good luck!
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