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Old 25-03-2002, 18:00
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Reading a non-English CDROM in English Windows

Sorry, I am not sure where to post this, so I am posting it here and in CDROM utils

Hi, I just bought a few Chinese/Japanese games based on recommendations from a friend. However, he conveniently "forgot" to tell me that they require Chinese/Japanese Windows ( I have ENG 98 SE ). I have managed to get the appropriate dlls and freeware programs from him to display Japanese/Chinese text, however, I am having trouble with the installation, as the MSI installer filename is ___~21 in both DOS and Windows, and Windows doesn't seem to allow me to copy them ( either in command prompt mode, or in the Windows view ). I could DIR the filename, but copy or any other file transfer command says something like file not found.

I was wondering is there any software that can translate these filenames so that Windows will allow me to copy them like normal files ( eg setup.exe, or whatever non-English characters they represent ? ). I can't afford to install another OS as my HDD is almost full and I am not too knowledgeable at doing it, even if I wanted to.

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Old 26-03-2002, 11:42
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Um, buy a few English games??? The Jap games can't be that fun with different language and all, can they?
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Old 26-03-2002, 12:56
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forget the games.....waist of money...
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Old 27-03-2002, 16:56
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you guys were right Might as well go back to my English games ( gave up after trying for the umpteenth time to search for a program that displays proper foreign filenames in my Windows ).
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Old 28-03-2002, 13:12
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waste of money...don't trust all your friends...
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well, does your friend have a japanese OS? If not, ask him, he should know. But if he is using a jpn OS, then sry, your out of luck.
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I just thought of something. You can make your PC have multiple OS's. If you can find a jpn one cheap, maybe the games would work.
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Old 28-03-2002, 13:19
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if you still want to play the f***n game just ask him to lend you the cd of the os...
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well, I did something else, I tried the game in his house Turns out it wasn't my taste, so I sold it off to someone else ( who has the proper OS ) . Thanks for all the good advice and suggestions , really appreciate it ( that will teach me to read the requirements on the game box more properly next time! )
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don't worry....next time you should just be a bit more careful...
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