How to run Clannad Full Voice in Linux via Wine
August 29, 2011 § 28 Comments
Hey guys!!! After hours of tweaking and searching the net, I have figured out how to run Clannad in Linux on Wine. Usually, running Clannad on Wine would cause REALLIVE.EXE errors and the application is rated “Garbage” on AppDB here. The Limited Edition works flawlessly but I’m sure its quite hard to find a copy of it these days even on the Internet. So, I compiled a set of instructions on how to run Clannad Full Voice on Linux. This method is tested on Ubuntu 11.10 with Wine 1.2.2 but I’m sure it would also work on Fedora and OpenSUSE.
1) Install Wine here. (I’m sure many of you have installed it already)
2) Open Terminal and install additional components needed for the game by typing winetricks directx9 vcrun2005 takao. These components are needed otherwise you will get “Error: Unable to Format Text”
3) After the components are install, you would need to set non-unicode programs to Japanese in order for the game to work. Open the Registry Editor by tying wine regedit. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Language. Double click on Default and change number to 0411 (Japanese). This is the only way to set the non-unicode programs since Wine does not have a setting for that.
4) Install Rlvm, a script for Key’s game engine, RealLive which is used in visual novels. You can download it here. Run and install the DEB file as usual.
5) Install Clannad Full Voice and the translation patch as usual. (I’m not going to elaborate on this step)
6) Start Rlvm and when asked for game directory, go to /home/[YOUR USERNAME]/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/CLANNAD Full Voice (If not found, try right click and select “Show Missing Files”).
7) Volia! The game will start and you would be greeted by a smoothing music and a main menu.
So far, the sound is played and the text is shown properly. However, I can’t seem to change the fonts but it shouldn’t be a problem. You shouldn’t have problem running the game as it really works as opposed to the Wine report. Hopefully, I would post a set of instruction on WineDB soon.