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Need help with making Shimejis work.

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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
OKAY.
I decided that I needed to watch something run around my desktop to amuse me. So I was all like "hey, let's try a Shimeji!".
... Until I realised that there's no way to make it work.
I downloaded a Hetalia Shimeji (don't judge me!), then did everything you're supposed to do- I unzipped the file with IZarc, extracted it to my desktop, clicked on the .exe file, and... nothing. Then I tried the .jar file as well (to no avail).
So, I downloaded two more from DA to see if they would work. Neither of them did. Afterwards, I got Shimeji-ee, which also did nothing.
I have a 64-bit Windows 7, and I have tried almost everything imaginable- uninstalling the latest Java and downgrading to an older 32-bit version, running all files as administrator, changing the .bat file slightly, restarting the computer, you name it. Not even the icon appears in the taskbar. Literally nothing happens.
... I am actually on the verge of tears. I have been at this for three hours now. Please, please help me!
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KiraDessNyaa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist
ohhh hey I dunno if you've figured out how to make them work yet but I could probably help since I've had a bunch of problems with them before and managed to fix them!
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, good :"D I haven't succeeded in making them work yet, no...
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KiraDessNyaa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Ok, so something that messed me up before was that you need to change two of the file names in it to japanese. Did you try that?
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I did, yeah
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KiraDessNyaa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
And you didn't mix them up or anythiiiing? Hm... I don't really know, like, I was just looking around at the ones I've downloaded to see if there was something I help with and I tried fixing one that wouldn't work before and got it working, which helps me but not you, heh. Are there any extra pictures besides the 46 shime ones and the icon one? I dunno if that's a problem though...
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
No *le sigh*
Oh well, I managed to get them working on my new laptop. I have a bunch of Russias, Prussias and Italys running around. xD
Thanks for being a bro, though <3
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KiraDessNyaa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Aw, lame. Maybe it was just your computer then? I DUNNO.
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconitssomethingplz: IT WORKS ON ONE, SO WHATEVS.
My other computer is just a jerk >:I
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Changeable-Destiny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Sorry I'm so late on this, but I can help you out if you need to. ^_^
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you :3
And it's okay, you're not really that late.
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Changeable-Destiny Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So what's giving you trouble with the shimeji again? Also, I can give you the link to download the English translated program so you don't have to fumble around with the Japanese.
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not exactly sure. My computer just refuses to open the program. It may start to load, if I'm lucky, but nothing will happen.
Ooh, that would be cool, thanks :3
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Changeable-Destiny Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the link to the English shimeji program: [link]

That should work a little better. All you would need to do is install Java (in English) if you haven't yet done so. ^_^
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :3
I had already managed to make it work on my laptop, but not my desktop PC... :/
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Changeable-Destiny Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay. Try copying the file from your laptop to the pc and see if that works. Also update Java on the PC as well. (~=w=)~
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RainbowRainDancer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:( Courtney! On my laptop I haven't tried it but for the moving icons I have to go into personalize, and search through there to find stuff that'll move on my screen, I have bubbles floating by in rainbow colours in front of my desktop background. :) Not sure if that would help but it's worth a try?
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, no, that's not exactly it, but thanks for the try =u=
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Be honest with yourself, a stupid little thing running around your desktop is probably not worth this much effort.
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adatacourtney Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
No, it's not, but anything to keep the depression out of my mind is nice C:
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