For some games, like Boku no Shokora, even if you have downloaded and installed the English translated version, you will still see an error upon opening the .exe file. Now to solve this you will simply have to change your locale to Japanese (Japan). But it can sometimes be a pain in the ass changing the locale before playing, then changing it again after you’ve played.
To solve this, you will simply need an app by Microsoft called AppLocale. This app will enable you to play your games WITHOUT having to change your locale to Japanese (Japan).
You can download the app HERE.
Part 1: Installing AppLocale
1. Before you open Command Prompt, first go to your apploc.msi file and move it to your drive D:\ or C:\. (This is for you to find the file easily.)
2. Click Start Button > Type “Command” in the search box.
3. Right click the application “Command Prompt”. Select Run as Administrator.
4. A dialog box will appear. Select YES. Command prompt will open.
5. Type “D:” or “C:” depending on where you put the apploc.msi file. It should look something like this:
6. Type “apploc.msi” and it should open the installer. If it asks you if you want to run this file, select Run.
7. Just follow the installer instructions and it should install with no problem. 🙂
Part 2: Opening your game
Now that you’ve installed AppLocale, you may now use it to open your game. How? Just follow these steps.
1. Open AppLocale.
2. It will show you a Welcome message. Click Next.
3. If you see a launch application option, click browse.
4. Select the .exe file of your chosen game. Like this:
5. Select Open. Click Next>Next>Finish. (Note: do NOT alter the Language of the application. AppLocale will automatically detect that it’s Japanese. Just click next until you are finished.)
6. You may now play your game. ＼（＾ ＾）／