Requirements for playing the game:
- USB storage with 16GB (It will be formatted in such a way that it will be unusable for anything but the game, so it would be a waste of space to use something much larger.
- Japanese Wii, or a Wii modified to have the region, online channel, and probably language switched to Japanese. The homebrew channel alone does not cut it because you need access to the Japanese online store as well as being able to start the game from the USB device instead of a disk. This means that you have to remove your account on the Wii Ware channel, which will delete any games you downloaded from it as well. If you have an older Wii model you can use Homebrew with Any Region Changer. If you have a newer Wii Saigan had success with his model LU70 Wii with Mod Mii created by XFlak.
- Internet for your Wii to use. If a VPN is needed, please see my VPN guide.
- (Not required to play, but extremely useful) USB Keyboard. You can probably just take the one from a computer and connect it and be able to use it. A Japanese keyboard is better since pressing Shift-2 won't give you an "@" symbol since that isn't where it is placed on a Japanese keyboard, but all of the Alphabet letters are where you expect them, so normal English can be typed without issue. Pressing "Caps Lock" will allow you to type in English without it getting changed to Japanese. If you buy the slime keyboard you can use that so that the characters on the keyboard match what the game shows on the screen.
- (Not needed) Classic Controller Pro. You can use it if you really feel more comfortable with it, but if you are used to playing Zelda with a Wii Remote, it shouldn't take long to master it on Wii Remote.
The Japanese Wii system has an ambassador program where if you are helped by someone to connect to the internet you and the person who helped you can each get 500 Wii points. To be eligible you have to have connected to the internet for the first time in the last month. If this is the case, PM me and we can exchange Wii friend codes and I will help you through the process. This will give you half off a month of the game.
Starting the game
The game will need to be installed first, and updates will likely also need to be downloaded off the internet. I will give a more detailed description of the process once I have the game. Once the game is loaded you can play the offline part of the game. You should be able to change your name in the online world, but you won't be able to change your gender.
When playing the game offline
Go on an adventure
Make an Adventure Log
Erase an Adventure Log
Return the the Title
The online start window looks almost exactly the same as the offline one.
Last three commands are:
Buy a ticket to play the game
When you are having problems
This is the main menu in game
Item Battle Records
Strength (Translated as Attributes in DQ9) Strategies (Translated as Misc. in DQ9)
If someone invites you to join their party or be their friend a new command will temporarily show up on top allowing you to respond to their invitation.
Battle Menu Offline
Strategy (Also translated as Misc. in DQ9)
Battle Menu Online
The new command in the middle is Skill.
Here are some statuses
If you hold down B for a few seconds the "Common Sayings" menu comes up so that you can easily say something (rather than type it). They are also paired with gestures (which you can change). If you just memorize these sayings you can communicate with Japanese people without seeming odd.
This is the first page of common sayings.
Do your best!
Nice to make your acquaintance! (Use this one when you or someone else joins a party)
Great work (Though it is a saying you only say at the end of playing)
OK to go?
I will try and add more to the translation guide for the main commands latter. Still need to add the manner guide. Especially when using a VPN it is extremely important that we are courteous and well behaved so that we aren't viewed as a danger to the friendly community atmosphere that the game aims for. One persons mistake could also lead to the IP getting banned, so you are putting others at risk as well. Main things are saying thank you when someone cheers you on or heals you.
Edited by Mimas, 01 August 2012 - 11:16 PM.