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Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work – Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work - Step-by-Step WalkthroughThis is a 3rd port in the series of detailed explanation of how to get your hands on Alicia Online. The first was on how to register an account for Alicia Online and then the second on how to download Alicia Online. Let’s assume you have already registered an account, downloaded and installed the game, now i will explain what you need to do in order to run it. If you’re going to do that win Windows 7 OS, you must either own an Ultimate or Enterprise version, because you will need to install Korean Language Pack. Other versions won’t let you install the language pack so Alicia won’t run. So far i haven’t heard of a successful attempt to run Alicia with Vistalizator or something like that, but i can’t verify that it’s 1000% impossible, because i own W7 Ultimate and can’t check for myself. If you were able to run Alicia under other versions of W7 OS, please let me know!

Step 1 – You need to install Korean Language Pack.

If you have Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise.
How to install Language Packs you can read in Microsoft’s support website. You will need to install MUI – Multilingual User Interface packs, which are available only to W7 Ultimate/Enterprise versions.

If you have OTHER versions of Windows 7.
Go here: Alicia Online: Step-by-step guide on how to run it on Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Home using Vistalizator

If you have Vista.
You poor tormented soul, i cannot help you… Okay, as far as i know, only Vista Ultimate and Vista Enterprise are allowed to install MUI packs. There is a help page on Microsoft on how to install additional language packs in Vista. Vista Basic, Premium and Business are pretty much screwed just like the corresponding versions of Windows 7. I have heard of a tool called “Vista Multi-User Language Interface Hacker”, you may want to check it out. But generally, you’re on your own here, because i don’t own any Vista versions and i never did, i know nothing of this abomination of Microsoft.

If you have Windows XP, NT or 2000.
Language Packs on any systems below Vista had no version restrictions, so if you own any of these you can install new languages easily. Microsoft also has a help page on how to install language packs in XP, NT or 2000.

If you’re trying to install MUI via Windows Upgrade and it’s not in the list:
1) Check if maybe you have it already.
2) Google for direct download links. There are plenty of them.

Step 2 – Setting language setting in order to run Alicia Online
All of the example screenshots below were taken in Windows 7 Ultimate. If you own Vista, XP, etc. look into your system, it’s not so very different from what I’m showing here.

Go to Control Panel > Region and Language and set Current language for non-Unicode programs to Korean:

Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work - Step-by-Step Walkthrough

You will have to restart your system for the changes to work. After that, you can try to launch Alicia, proceed to this post:
How to run Alicia Online – Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Fixing problems in case Alicia won’t run.

If after doing Step 2 Alicia won’t run, you may want to try taking some of the following measures, or if it keeps refusing to work, do all of them at the same time.

Change font settings.
Go to Control panel > Fonts > Font settings and UNCHECK “Hide fonts based on language settings”.

Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work - Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Change system location.
In the same dialogue as in Step 2, change Current location to Korea:

Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work - Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Change system language.
You can do it in the same dialogue as in Step 2, in a list below “Choose a display language”.

Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work - Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Note, that after you press Apply, the system will ask you to restart in order to apply the changes, and when it starts again, all interface will be in Korean. So you may want to save a shortcut to Region and Language settings somewhere.

How to change system language back to your while your Windows is all Korean.

Open Start and select the fifth option from the top, Control Panel:

Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work - Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Go to Region and Language:

Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work - Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Open 3rd tab from the left. It’s the same screen where you set Korean as system language.

Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work - Step-by-Step Walkthrough

A list of other posts about Alicia Online can be found here:
Alicia Online: Fresh News, Tips and All You Wanted to Know

  • CalliCat

    I am not sure if I posted this somewhere else earlier or not, but I can’t find it.
    I downloaded and successfully installed and played Alicia last night with the translation from MLoacale. It worked great.
    I go to play this morning at about 9:00am and it’s almost done loading as of 2:27pm. What the crap? Is this an update? I played it three times last night (started up three times) with no issues. The GameTree launcher (which took forever to load today) took about 45 seconds to load last night, all three times I launched it. I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with Asus desktop o3o

    • CalliCat

      Alright it took 5 hours to load and I got the error about the flag blah blah so I ran the game again from chrome and it worked in less that 2 minutes and I got into the game- it’s not translated into English like it was last night. Is this because I didn’t start from the MLocale AliciaKorean application on my desktop, or is it because MLocale needs to be updated? Because when I run the MLocale AliciaKorean, nothing comes up. I login to it and it says connecting then disappears. Nothing after that.

      • CalliCat

        MLocale is the version- the most recent version of it. Dafuq?

        • Elthar

          sorry, I wrote you an answer on your other comment before seeing this chain.

          I really can’t say anything about MLocale because I never played Alicia with it and I have a very basic idea of how it works. You should ask that person who started the MLocale project, I know a guy who works on Russian for MLocale, but I am not sure if he’s the same one who created the English version.

  • EmmyPichu

    Hello…. I have recently encountered a problem with installing Alicia, I was able to install it but now I can’t open it! Here is a picture of the error when I try to open it on the main page.

    • http://twitter.com/StrawberryKJJ Elisabeth Petersen

      it says you have to log in

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