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106730 No.1381   [Delete]   [Edit

Hello and welcome to the .flow Help Desk! This thread exists so we don't have to deal with an influx of threads claiming that they have problems with the game. This is a thread to help with problems of installing the game, NOT "Where do I find [effect]" (For that, see here >>1256).

If someone could write a guide for general installing tips/instructions, that would be great. I would copy and paste the one from /2kki/, but that board's threads all lead to 404 pages.

We are here to help you with any problems that you may have with .flow, such as missing files, locale errors, or various problems with RPGMaker.
[If a mod could sticky this, that would be wonderful]

Game Download:
http://www.mediafire.com/?u5oxw5vq8sh9koh (English Locale Version)

RPG Maker 2000 Runtime Package (RTP):

Last edited 11/07/23(Sat)10:50.

>> No.1394   [Delete]   [Edit]
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i deleted the other post from the old main .flow thread.
i tried running the english version that required no additional rtps or locale changes or anything, and i got this right before i could get into famicom world. it happens every time.
i just tried running the .lzh file of .flow, and I get the familiar old "????RPG????2000???" message. do i need rpgmaker2000 for this again? i'd rather not have to download it again. (i'm on a new computer and i've yet to transfer my folder of the rpgmaker crap i need to run these games)

first, if someone could just tell me the OLE error. do i need to do the vehicle thing or something like it?

>> No.1397   [Delete]   [Edit]

As far as I know, you'll always need the RPG Maker 2000 Runtime Package (RTP), so getting that would probably be a first step. Click where it says RTP 1 here to download: http://2drpg.com/2000.php

As for the OLE error, I've never seen one of those before. :( I'm not very experienced working with RPG Maker anyway. Incidentally, are you using a Mac? I've read that RPG Maker games don't run well on Macs.

>> No.1417   [Delete]   [Edit]

I tried downloading it, didn't work :c
And yes, I'm running this on a mac. Funny thing is, I was able to play .flow perfectly on my old 10.4.11 mac, but I recently got a macbook and I wanted to be able to play it in bed and such, and now I'm getting all sorts of shit.

I still get the same errors. I'll try to mess around with it a bit more once I get back home from vacation. Thanks for the help though c:

>> No.1420   [Delete]   [Edit]


Aw, that's sad to hear. :c

>> No.1454   [Delete]   [Edit]

where to download game

>> No.1456   [Delete]   [Edit]


Click "Download"

>> No.1465   [Delete]   [Edit]

I played this game and now I'm depressed. How do I make that stop?

>> No.1468   [Delete]   [Edit]

Re-posting the link for all of you lazy fucks who can't find it yourself:

You play it more.

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>> No.1527   [Delete]   [Edit]


Try this and stop spamming caps

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ok i tried that file but, it just gave me japanese? i am not sure if it's my applocale or what

>> No.1533   [Delete]   [Edit]

Add the following line to RPG_RT.ini:
If after that it gives you an error, duplicate a file in the CharSet folder, rename it "乗り物.png"

Or just install the RTP...

Maybe someone ought to make a troubleshooting flowchart.

Last edited 11/07/18(Mon)16:31.

>> No.1535   [Delete]   [Edit]


Did you ever install the japanese RTP? I see you're using the pre-packaged English version which didn't need it, so as anon said, that just might be it

If I'm not mistaken you can get it here http://www.famitsu.com/freegame/rtp/2000_rtp.html and you'll have to use the applocale program to install it. Let us know when you try it

>> No.1542   [Delete]   [Edit]

me again
i honestly haven't played with the other areas to see if i still get errors, but this issue is one i've been having with a lot of fangames.
they automatically go into windowed mode, and sometimes i won't let me hit alt+enter.
i'll get that frustrating noise on macs when you can't hit something, and i have to force quit crossover.
any ideas?

>> No.1543   [Delete]   [Edit]


How do I open this? I downloaded this file (can't get at the mediafire link because it's blocked where I am) but I don't see any obvious means of starting the game. I think I downloaded RPG 2000 for an earlier version of .flow.

>> No.1549   [Delete]   [Edit]

F4 is alt+enter in rpg maker games

>> No.1583   [Delete]   [Edit]

F4 doesn't do anything.
This really sucks.
I get the title screen and the music, but I can't do anything else.
Did I install something wrong or something?

>> No.1584   [Delete]   [Edit]

there's a stand alone version of flow around. maybe look for that instead

>> No.1591   [Delete]   [Edit]

Hey i was wondering why music doesnt work in some places, but it does in others, how do i fix this?

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Not every area has music. Unless of course the game is crashing on you while trying to enter an area because of its music.

>> No.1602   [Delete]   [Edit]

I downloaded the file from >>1456 but I can't quite get it to work. I have RTP 2000 installed, but I can't open the .rtp files in the game folder. I see no other means of opening the game. Could someone please help?

>> No.1606   [Delete]   [Edit]

Do you mean there's no launch .exe in the game folder?

>> No.1611   [Delete]   [Edit]

Can this maybe get stickied?
Just so it can smack people in the face with its THIS IS WHERE WE TALK ABOUT RUNNING/LAUNCH PROBLEMS
I think that'd be useful

>> No.1616   [Delete]   [Edit]


Yes. I looked through all of the game files but couldn't find an .exe file.

>> No.1618   [Delete]   [Edit]

the thread linkback leads to a loda 404 page which version is it?
see if this helps, it has some useful things on it.

>> No.1621   [Delete]   [Edit]


It was 0.15, and I think it was the link with the "4" in it.

>> No.1622   [Delete]   [Edit]

did you read the instructions/ try what it says under Ver. 15?

>> No.1625   [Delete]   [Edit]

Okay, noob here, so please pardon me. I just got and set up .15, right? I had a nearly completed game of ver .10's english version saved. I know that it was saved because I'd had to close out of it and load it back up before.

... after installing and playing .15 for a few minutes, I went back to try and finish .10 completely, and, uh... my save is gone. It won't even let me select Record from the main menu, as if it were the first time I'd ever played the game. What happened to my save? D:

>> No.1626   [Delete]   [Edit]


Oh wait, nevermind, I turned my UAC back on and it... miraculously reappeared.

>> No.1630   [Delete]   [Edit]
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Okay so I can't play version .15 because this thing keeps popping up. I don't know what to do because I'm a total noob. Can someone please help?

>> No.1631   [Delete]   [Edit]


I think you're having the same problem my girl had. Delete the ?? on that "flow0.15??" folder and it should run fine

>> No.1635   [Delete]   [Edit]


I can't exactly read Japanese, so I don't really know which instructions you're talking about.

>> No.1636   [Delete]   [Edit]

I meant on the downloads page, it said Note: This version does not contain the launcher for the game (RPG_RT.exe) To fix this either use the RPG2k editor to make a blank project and put it in the .flow folder, or use another RPG2k game launcher (the .exe) to start it correctly.
Do not use the english locale .10 version for the new RPG_RT, it will cause errors as it is made in RPG2003 and you can not use effects or the menu properly.
tell me if that helps

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Now I'm getting this message when I try to open the game. I think it's hopeless...

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>> No.1642   [Delete]   [Edit]


Are you using Applocale? Have you unzipped the game using an Applocaled program?


Can you please post the full path to your .flow folder? The program has problems reading weird letters/characters, so that may be it

>> No.1643   [Delete]   [Edit]


>> No.1645   [Delete]   [Edit]


I just have the RPG startup. I'm not really sure how to use the maker directly.

Maybe I should wait until I'm back in the States and download the English one. Mediafire's blocked where I am.

>> No.1647   [Delete]   [Edit]


try deleting the "修正" in there. Also, does your username have any letters other than standard alphabet ones (like ü, ê, ñ)? If it does, then put the .flow folder right in C:\, and try running the game

>> No.1648   [Delete]   [Edit]

I deleted the characters (and moved it to C:, even though my username is just 'trauma'), and I get the same error.

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The FUCKING "Vehicle" image strikes again, now in Japanese

Download this image and rename it 乗り物.png
Then put it into your charset folder, and you're ready to go

>> No.1658   [Delete]   [Edit]

I've gotten all of the effects is 0.1, but none of them work. I can equip them just fine, but I can't get them to function. (Like the watering can changing the weather, the cyclops eye blinking, etc.)
Has anyone else had this problem, or is my computer just fucked up?

>> No.1659   [Delete]   [Edit]


What are you pressing? It's a different button to activate effects in .flow than in other games. I believe that shift is activate effects.

>> No.1660   [Delete]   [Edit]
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i really want to know why alt+enter doesn't work for .15.
i'm on a macbook pro, and f4 is the dashboard key, so that doesn't do anything but that anyway.
all i get is the funk.aiff error sound. funny thing though, it doesn't happen for v.1.
pic related because it will be me if this issue fucks up my chances of ever running the new updates.

>> No.1662   [Delete]   [Edit]

Which version of 0.10 are you using?

Try using the launcher from 0.10 with 0.15. If it still wont go into fullscreen, replace the other three RPG_RT files with those from 0.10. Edit: this isn't intended to be a permanent solution.

I guess a ghetto solution would be to set your display resolution as close to 800x600 as possible.

Last edited 11/07/25(Mon)01:19.

>> No.1664   [Delete]   [Edit]

I'm pressing shift. And I tried all of the other buttons, for good measure.

>> No.1678   [Delete]   [Edit]

press f4 macfag

>> No.1727   [Delete]   [Edit]

No .exe guy here. I just copy/pasted the .exe file from my old .09 version of .flow and it worked like a charm.

>> No.1870   [Delete]   [Edit]

bumping (seriously we need this stickied :T)

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SO.... I download .flow .10 English version... The exe included tells me "RPG????2000??????????????????????" . So yeah, I get the RPG 2000 RTP thingy. And that needs applocale? WELL....
Applocale gave me a big huge "EFF YOU" when I tried to install it. WHAT NOW? D:

>> No.1905   [Delete]   [Edit]

i am having the exact same problem. Shift does nothing. Except, I am playing flow using virtualbox loaded up with WindowsXP, since I have a mac... so I thought that was the problem.

I am playing version 0.15 in JP. Everything works fine except for shift.

>> No.1913   [Delete]   [Edit]

To those having problems with the Shift key, try using these exe files. One of them should work for you



>> No.1914   [Delete]   [Edit]

The second one fixed it! Shift works, and also the text became larger... Thank you so much for helping!!

>> No.1916   [Delete]   [Edit]


Haha you're very welcome mate. Just be sure to enjoy it, it's long overdue

>> No.1922   [Delete]   [Edit]
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Help? I have downloaded the .flow ver.15 patch, rar'd it, copied the 0.09 exe into the folder to play it, removed the japanese symbols, added the vehicle image with the correct name and stuff like that, and I'm getting this error message.
If someone would help me with this, I'd greatly appreciate it!

>> No.1923   [Delete]   [Edit]


Are you starting the game with applocale?

>> No.1926   [Delete]   [Edit]
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I have this gross problem with both YN and .flow where my games have a nasty, stretched out resolution? I just recently got a new computer and I have no idea how to fix this but I can't play my games when they look so gross, I'm picky. This never happened on my old laptop even though it's the same, 1366x768

>> No.1928   [Delete]   [Edit]


No. Should I get this Appolcale thing to run the game?

>> No.1929   [Delete]   [Edit]


Have you tried playing in window mode?


Yes, you need to or it won't work. Applocale lets you run applications while emulating a different native language

All you have to do is run applocale, select the RPG_RT.exe in your .flow folder, and then choose the very last language on the list, which is Japanese. After that, check the "make a shortcut" option. A shortcut for the applocale'd .flow will appear in the "Microsoft Applocale" folder of your Start menu. This way you'll be able to skip this process in the future

Tell me if it worked later on, if not then post the new error message so we can continue troubleshooting

Last edited 11/08/20(Sat)17:36.

>> No.1930   [Delete]   [Edit]

Yes, but I hate the distraction of playing without it being full-screen.

>> No.1931   [Delete]   [Edit]


Try changing resolutions with F5 then. It may solve your problem. If not, then at the very least it'll clear the distractions

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it just shrinks it and it's still stretched but i'll get used to it, it's not so bad after a while. thank you though.

>> No.1935   [Delete]   [Edit]


I'm feeling stupid now

Right-click the shortcut -> Properties -> Compatibility tab -> Check "Run in 640x480 screen resolution"

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fuck i need help

>> No.1982   [Delete]   [Edit]

see >>1649

>> No.1998   [Delete]   [Edit]

How to you get an RTP with the fixed Shift key fixed font, and fixed Enter Hero Name?

>> No.2000   [Delete]   [Edit]

I have the 0.9 eng ver, and I was wondering wtf do you click on? the RPG_RT Application gives me a fricking error message.

>> No.2002   [Delete]   [Edit]

Is the latest version still 0.15? I've... been slightly out of it for some time.

>> No.2003   [Delete]   [Edit]


Well... Yeah. lol can't update every month, you know.

>> No.2004   [Delete]   [Edit]

macfag back again
i had to dig around my shit and locate an ancient keyboard to be able to use f4 and now i get no errors at all

anyways, is there anyone working on a version of 1.5 in english that requires no additional rtps?
it'd just be helpful because i'm just too lazy and i have too much school work to do to be fucking around with rpgmaker stuff.

>> No.2005   [Delete]   [Edit]

I am. I still haven't managed to translate everything, though.

>> No.2006   [Delete]   [Edit]

I think I'm gonna go insane. I have downloaded and installed both the .flow version .10 english locale version and the RPG2k runtime package, and when I go to save or when I try to go to certain worlds, the game crashes and there's an endless stream of "Not implemented" dialogue boxes that pop up. I have even taked the "Vehicle" image and placed it in my charset folder. Help please?

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