Love Girl: Technical Help

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Illusion

all characters are at least 18


Love Girl [edit]

Gameplay

Technical Help

Modding


If you have problems installing or running the game, this is what you should read.

FAQ

  • Q: What's in DLC2?
    A: It's not officially called DLC2, but loveg_lite.exe. It's a separate application called Graffiti Lite, where you can choose between static poses and expressions for the girl. There is no interaction other than you can set her to look at you.
  • Q: What's in DLC1?
    A: It's not officially called DLC1, but love_cos.exe. It install a few extra clothing items.
  • Q: Will the game run on Windows 7 64 bit and what about Windows 8?
    A: The game has been verified by many users to run perfectly on Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8. It will run fine on any version of Windows, as long as you're using XP SP3 or newer.
  • Q: WinRAR can't extract "(18禁ゲーム) [120224] [ILLUSION] ラブガール~魅惑の個人レッスン~ (2iso+2mds+rr3).rar". Help?
    A: Rename the file to "game.rar" and you can extract it.
Run with Japanese locale
  • Q: When I run the setup I get an error with unreadable text preceded by '1155:' (see picture "Run with Japanese locale", on the right). Anyone know how to fix this?
    A: This is a Japanese game and you have to run the setup with Japanese regional settings to install it. Follow the quick step-by-step guide below to install the game.
  • Q: When I run the setup I get an error with unreadable text preceded by '1155:' (see picture "Run with Japanese locale", on the right). Anyone know how to fix this?
    A: This is a Japanese game and you have to run the setup with Japanese regional settings to install it. Follow the quick step-by-step guide below to install the game.
  • Q: What's the Love_Girl Fixed MSI for?
    A: The Love_Girl Fixed MSI is for installing without Japanese locale (or AppLocale). The install path has been fixed to not use any Japanese characters and instead use an English path. If you installed the game like described in the quick step-by-step guide you don't need the fixed MSI.

Running the game

Ghost preview
  • Q: I got the "dear customers in foreign countries" note, how do i get into the game ?!
    A: You have to run the game with Japanese locale, so right-click ラブガール.exe and select Run with Japanese locale (you need HF pApploc for the right-click options). Alternatively you can use an English launcher.
  • Q: The mouse cursor in this game is floaty and unresponsive. How can I fix this?
    A: Mouse tends to get unresponsive when you are playing on an old PC or weak laptop.
  • Q: The preview is faded/ghosted when selecting clothes (see 'Ghost preview' picture on the right). How can I fix this?
    A: This seems dependent on the game setting's anti aliasing. It occurs when it is set to 2x or 16xQ. Strangely it doesn't occur at 4x (or in some cases when it's turned off). Try the 4xMSAA setting after selecting "Options - Custom - Effects" in the launcher.
  • Q: I get an error when running the game: "Config file is not found (Data)". What can I do?
    A: You have this problem because you installed the game to the default or an invalid location. Follow the quick step-by-step guide below to install the game correctly. Alternatively you can use the Registry Fixer to fix the install location and registry. Read more about how to use the Registry Fixer and where to get it here. Alternatively, you can run the game with Japanese locale (AppLocale).
  • Q: The game freezes on the now loading black screen when I start it. How can I fix this?
    A: Update your graphics drivers. If that doesn't help try reducing the game settings and disable the H/W Processing or buy a more recent graphics card. Try running in windowed instead of full screen. When windowed if "DirectSound" and Japanese words pop-up, then connect speakers or headphones into the jack.
  • Q: I get an error about d3dx9_*.dll. Help?
    A: Install the latest DirectX 9.c from here. If you have trouble running the web installer (cabinet cannot be trusted error, etc), try the "redistributable" (aka end-user runtime) package from here.

Installing the game

A Japanese game is not meant to run on non-Japanese Windows. To get it to work you have to do some tricks: Click here to learn how to install and run the game. Quick step-by-step guide

  1. Extract the two ISO files to an English named folder, e.g. C:\Downloads\LG (do not the extract the .mds files).
  2. Rename ラブガール.ISO to DISK1.iso and make sure that you now have only two files in the folder: DISK1.ISO and DISK2.ISO.
  3. Mount C:\Downloads\LG\DISK1.iso with Daemontools Lite (other mounting software has been known to fail with Japanese games, so please use Daemontools Lite! - it's completely free)
  4. DO NOT autorun, but explore the mounted dvd and right-click Startup.exe and select Run with Japanese locale as administrator (you need HF pApploc for the right-click options).
  5. Click the button with (N) once.
  6. IMPORTANT: Change the destination to e.g. C:\illusion\LoveGirl if you want to be able to play the game! (see picture on the right)
  7. Click (N) again a few times and wait while the game installs.
  8. About halfway the setup will ask for DISK2: Mount DISK2.iso with Daemontools Lite, wait a few seconds and then click OK.
  9. Wait while the game finishes the installation.
  10. To run the game you need to mount DISK1.iso again and right-click C:\illusion\LoveGirl\ラブガール.exe and select Run with Japanese locale.

Next step

When you have successfully installed and tested the game you probably want to install official patches/addons as well as English translations and uncensor.

The easiest is to use the HF Patch. The latest version of the HF Patch includes all released official patches and addons. In addition it comes with English translations and uncensors, making it all you need to get started. You can install additional or different mods after you have applied the HF Patch.

How to apply the HF Patch:

  1. Download the HF Patch.
  2. Run the patch by double-clicking on the file you downloaded.
  3. Read the information in the beginning and make sure that you have enough free disk space to run the patch before you click Next!
  4. Click Next and review the components. The Recommended installation is all you need to get the game translated and uncensored, but you might want to check out the options anyway.
  5. Click Next and consider installing an icon on your desktop (TIP: The shortcut using AppLocale is highly recommended, because you still have to run the translated game with Japanese locale. Using the shortcut will make it completely transparent that you actually run the game with Japanese locale!).
  6. Click Next to start patching your game. Beware that patching your game will change installed files and it cannot be reversed or uninstalled. Therefore you should keep the original files, so you can restore the game to it's original state later on if needed. Having the original files might be a necessity if you plan to install additional or different mods later on.
  7. Let the patch finish. Patching may take several minutes and the progress bar may not move. Just be patient. It is guaranteed to work if you installed the game as outlined above.
  8. Play the translated and uncensored game by double-clicking the desktop icon. :)

Note: It is normally safe to run the patch again if you want to install additional components or change options. Just uncheck the components you previously installed and patching will be relatively quick.

Manual Copy

If you cannot get the above to work, you can install the game by doing a manual copy. Note: The Registry Fixer currently doesn't support this game, so until it has been updated you have to do this to set the registry:

  1. Make a new text file.
  2. Copy the below to the file.
  3. Edit the INSTALLDIR values to match where you copied the game and the maker (make sure to use double '\').
  4. Save the file as lg.reg.
  5. Double-click lg.reg and click Yes to enter information into the registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
     
     [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\illusion\LoveGirl]
     "INSTALLDIR"="C:\\illusion\\LoveGirl\\"
     "PRODUCTNAME"="ラブガール"
     "VERSION"=dword:00000064 

Improving the Visuals

Some people may not know it, but it's possible to significantly improve how the game looks just by setting a few settings in your graphics adapter control panel. These settings shouldn't impact performance noticeably unless you have an older graphics adapter or if you are running the game at a very high resolution.

WARNING: THESE SETTINGS MAY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO RUN THE GAME!!!! RESET THE SETTINGS TO DEFAULT IF YOU OBSERVE ANY ISSUES!!

NVIDIA 3D Settings

For NVIDIA graphics do the following:

  1. Open NVIDIA Control Panel
  2. Click Manage 3D settings
  3. Click the tab Program Settings
  4. Click add and browse to C:\illusion\LoveGirl\ラブガール.exe
  5. Recommended settings for maximum visual effect:
    1. Anisotropic filtering: 8x
    2. Antialiasing - Gamma correction: On
    3. Antialiasing - Mode: Override any application setting
    4. Antialiasing - Setting: 32x
    5. Antialiasing - Transparency: 8x (Supersample)
    6. Texture filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization: Off
    7. Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias: Clamp
    8. Texture filtering - Quality: High quality
  6. Click Apply
  7. Experiment with lower settings if you don't have a recent graphics card or to tweak performance vs. visuals.

ATi/AMD 3D Settings

For ATI graphics do the following:

  1. Open AMD Vision Engine Control Panel
  2. Click Gaming
  3. Click the tab 3d Application Settings
  4. Uncheck the Use application settings checkboxes under the Antialiasing and Anisotropic tabs.
  5. Recommended settings for maximum visual effect:
    1. Antialiasing - Setting: 8x
    2. Antialiasing - Filter: Edge-detect
    3. Anisotropic filtering: 16x
    4. Catalyst A.I. - High Quality
    5. Catalyst A.I. - Enable Surface Format Optimization
    6. Mipmap Detail Level - High Quality
    7. Antialiasing Mode - Super-sample AA
  • Note: Supersample AA can bring even the most powerful computers to sub 30 FPS in this game during H-scenes and conversations. If you find the FPS drop to be unbearable, Adaptive Multi-Sample AA is close to the same quality with drastically less of an impact on FPS.
  1. Click Apply