Please note the SoM editor has issues running on some PCs with fast video cards. Also, since SoM was designed for Japanese systems, some computers might need Asian language packs installed. Below are some troubleshooting steps for those who have issues after the installation.





 Download SoM RPG Maker from the link to the right. Download SoM Installer


 Download the latest translation patch from the link to the right and apply it to convert Sword of Moonlight to English.  Download Translation Patch


It is recommended that you also install the editing tool collection from the link to the right. Download Editing Tools


 Troubleshooting and Fixes


PROBLEM: The Sword of Moonlight buttons buttons are in the wrong place and screen size is messed up. 

CAUSE: You are missing a needed font that is included in Window's Asian language support files.

FIX: Install "Eastern Languages" for your specific version of windows. 

For Windows XP Users: You should be able to simply copy the "MS Gothic.ttc" file into your C:WINDOWS\Fonts folder.  However, if this does not work for you, follow the steps listed below.
-Click on "Start" on your PC.
-Click on "Control Panel".
-Next locate the "Regional and Language Options".
-On the "Languages" tab check the box for "Install files for East Asian
-When prompted for Windows a service pack 2 disk,  browse to your SP2 disk that came with your Windows XP install.

For Vista or 7 Users: Enabling eastern languages on Vista is easy since Microsoft decided to be smart and actually give their users access to multilingual support by default. The language pack should already be installed, but if it is not, the following should work.
-Click on "Start" on your PC.
-Click on "Control Panel".
-Locate the "Regional and Language Options".                                                         -Select to install the "Eastern Asian Languages" of which Japanese should                be available. Once you have it highlighted just click next and finish.


---Installing Eastern Languages---


PROBLEM:  When I try to view a model file or run the map editor in SoM, I have display problems or the program crashes.

CAUSE: Computers with modern graphics cards sometimes have a problem displaying the 3D previews in the Map Editor and Parameter Editors. Preview windows will be blank or the editors will even sometimes crash. Below are some workarounds fix this.

FIX: DisableDirect3D Acceleration as described below

For Windows XP Users: You can temporarily disable Direct3D Acceleration. Remember to re-enable direct-X to test play the game!
-Click on "Start" on your PC.
-Click on "Run".
-Type "dxdiag" in the dialog and hit "OK".
-DXDiag will run, click on the "Display" tab and push the disable button next to "Direct3D Acceleration". It works well to leave the DX window open so that you can easily turn DX3D back on before test playing your game.

For Windows Vista or 7 Users: If you have a problem with the 3D previews on Vista or Win7 it can be tricky to work around since the ability to disable Direct Acceleration was removed after Windows Vista onward. If your Vista / 7 machine has an issue, you can try to disable your graphics card driver when using the Map Editor.
-Click "Start" on your PC.
-Click on "Control Panel".
-Find "System" and go to the "Hardware" tab.
-Click "Device Manager" and locate your graphics card.
-Right click the adapter and select "Disable", this should cause Windows to run in a generic non-accelerated mode which should and allow you to run SoM Map Editor without a problem. A Restart might be necessary to get the new driver to be properly functional.

Another option: is to run the SoM editor on VirtualPC or VMWare. They let you run a copy of Windows on an emulated PC. Since the emulated PCs use software video cards, they will not have issues with Direct3D Acceleration. If you would like advice on setting up a virtual PC, please ask on the forums here.










---Direct X Related Help---


 Other Questions and Answers
  Q: I am using windows Vista and I can't use MapPieceViewer.exe (the tool for viewing and exporting map Piece textures).

A: Some Vista PCs have trouble running the program. And there is currently  no way around the problem. One of the tool's main uses was converting TXR files into Bitmaps. The PRF Editor which is included in the Editing Tools bundle (link above) can do the same function.

Q: I have general questions about the usage of Sword of Moonlight, how to create events, add map pieces etc. What can I do to get started.

A: Included with the SoM installation is a sample game project for learning purposes. Load the sample project in "[install folder]\SAMPLE\KING'S FIELD" to browse how other programmers have set up different aspects of the game. If you need more help feel free to ask questions on the forum here.



---Further Troubleshooting---