Steins;Gate – Installation/Error troubleshooting

1. Download Steins;Gate game, 1.20 patch and English Patch

2. Change locale to Japanese (XP Vista 7)

3.Right-click on SteinsGate.part1.rar and select “Extract here”.
SteinsGate Install 2

4. Once extracting process finishes, you’ll be presented with two files: SG.mdf and SG.mds . Mount the SG.mds

5. Setup window will appear. Choose “GAME INSTALL”

6. New setup window will appear – just click “Next”

7. Accept the license terms and click “Next”

8. Choose installation path and click “Next”

9. Click “Next”

10. Wait while the game is being installed.

11. Now you’re asked if you want to create desktop shortcut. Answer “No”.

12. Uncheck the tick-box (you don’t want to run the game yet) and finish the installation.

13. Run the 1.20 patch now. Select the path you installed the game to and click “Ok”

14. After few seconds you’ll get message that the patch was successfully installed.

15. Finally you need the English patch. Download and extract it.

16. Move the patch contents (two files: nss.npa and STEINSGATE-patched.exe) to the game directory.

17. Start the game with “STEINSGATE-patched.exe”.

206 Responses to “Steins;Gate – Installation/Error troubleshooting”

  1. Thomas says:

    Patch 1.2 is a lie. Just play with 1.1 patch, they incorrectly wrote 1.2 for download.

    Menu language patch just copy “cg.npa” and overwrite the old one in the instalation-folder.

    Movie patch simly copy dx folder and overwrite in instalation-folder.

  2. jimmyjohn says:

    When I click “STEINSGATE-patched.exe”, it says: “The program can’t start because libvorbisfile.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.” I followed the steps exactly and have no idea what the hell to do… Anyone?

    • Thomas says:

      Because you need to put it (like in installation guide explained) inside the folder, where you installed the game…
      In this folder is the “missing” libvorbisfile.dll.

  3. zoey says:

    hi, someone pls help me. in chapter one after kurisu’s death, the mail with white noise (nothing happened in this mail, just a “ssskkssk” sound) whenever i press enter, it just going back to the previous scene. i tried press any button yet nothing happened. is it a bug or i press something wrong? i’m using v1.10 cuz i can’t find the 1.20 patch. i can’t save it either so it just end up with repeating the same scene again and again. pls someone help me, thank you so much.

  4. Skylar says:

    Thank you for the guide and sorry if this sounds stupid, but what do you do for the movie and system/option eng patch?

  5. Nickzzz says:

    when i mount the mds image with daemon tools,why don’t anything happen ???

  6. oteti says:

    i can not instal .but when the instaler appears click on install game installshield wizard appears and error screen appears

  7. ignisterra says:

    A little tip for future users: If you press start and nothing happens, dont forget to set you non unicode language to Japanese. But those who dont want to do that, you can also run the VN with AppLocale, it’s working 😀

  8. Khonr says:

    Can someone please help me everyone time I try to run the Steins;Gate Patched.exe it comes up either saying..

    ‘The promgram can’t start because libvorbis.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.’


    ‘The procedure entry point_analysis_output_always could not be located in the dynamic link library libvorbis.dll’

    Please help Steins;Gate is my FAVORITE anime and I will be devistated if I can’t play the VN.

  9. RK says:

    I get to step 5 and the new setup window doesn’t pop up. In it’s place pops up a small black window for a split second before leaving again. Yes, I have my system locale set to Japanese, and yes I downloaded DAEMON tools, so I don’t know what the problem is.

  10. Soda says:

    I too have the, “The procedure entry point _analysis_output_always could not be located in the dynamic link library libvorbis.dll” problem.
    I still can’t play this game.

  11. Elle says:


  12. wdsd says:

    The link for the 1.2 patch updater seemed to give me the updater for patch 1.1, specifically the file is called SgUpdate110 and the file version is, is this the right file? If not, where might I find it?

  13. Someone says:

    Hi when I try to start the game I get an error messege saying

    ” STEINSGATE-patched.exe – Entry Point Not Found

    The procedure entry point _analysis_output_always could not be located in the dynamic link library libvorbis.dll.”

    Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help whatsoever would be appreciated

  14. Uni says:

    Hi everyone. Im following this guide trying to install sucessfully the game, I have follow all the steps but in step 5 after clicking on GAME INSTALL nothing happens, athe next window doesn’t appear.

    If anyone can help me I would be grateful I have the system locale in japanese because if anyone asking

    • DarkNess says:

      yeah…same here.. ._.
      it’s just a blank screen.. *sigh..
      i really want to play SG VN, so..anyone, pls help me D:

  15. Slothua says:

    disregard my previous post a friend helped me through my problems thanks anyways

  16. Slothua says:

    so just got tis downloaded and installed, followed all the steps, set applocale to japan. installed game ran patch and set up all my patches but still when i run the game in administrator mode when i press start it just goes back the menu like what i see is posted on here a lot. any reason for tis bug? also the file on the download says 110 for the update but i see there’s a 1.2 update should i go find a copy of that?

  17. jane says:

    ok so it works i lied but the intro scene recap doesnt have subtitles which is why i thought it didnt work is it supposed to sub the recap?

  18. jane says:

    hey i followed all the steps correctly but for some reason it still comes up in Japanese i changed the locale to japan installed it and the bottom of the menu screen says steins gate in english but when i start the game its japanese audio and japanese words i tried running the patch as an administrator but it’s still all in japanese does anybody have a solution?

  19. michael fox says:

    also run the installation file in admin mode as well so there are no errors when it installs

  20. michael fox says:

    (Forget everything you just saw dammit so not going to help)
    read this install the game normally
    jesus guys look first run the games exe file in administrator mode that will solve all your problems if your local is set to japanese right click the exe file for the game and select properties go to the compatibility tab and and click the button that says change settings for all users now check the box that says run this program in compatibility mode (this option is definetly on windows 8 comps) if you dont have that option than dont worry about it now in the same window there should be something that says priviledge mode check the box that says run this program as an administrator (this is the ultimate fix for any game that fails to open files) this will give the game more rights over all its files and allow it to open them without interuption, interuptions that usaully cause the issues you are seeing

  21. Jewel says:

    Wait, actually the game is in English, but when you first run the game and that guys is talking, that part is still in Japanese. How can I fix that?

  22. Jewel says:

    I followed all of the steps correctly but when I run the game it’s still in Japanese. My system Locale is set to Japanese and I’ve tried reinstalling the game several times but to no avail. Help please?

  23. tiya novlita says:

    Ummm…so after several blue screen my computer refused to open this game
    I repeatedly install and uninstall, still no luck, and I don’t know what to do
    After I installed properly, and open the English patch the following message always pop up :

    Runtime Error !
    Program :

    This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way
    please contact the application’s support team for more information

    It doesn’t apply to the other programs. Any help would be appreciated. I want to read this VN so badly

  24. tiya novlita says:

    I successfully installed it but it gives me blue screen manymanymanymany times and I give up playing right now lol. I guess it’s because my RAM memory is only 1 GB, and this damn game takes a lot of memory when playing. I consider upgrading my RAM since it won’t allow me to enjoy this game without blue screen

  25. Kanadefan01 says:

    Whenever i press Start
    It goes back to the main menu.

  26. ShadowND says:

    Thx,it works

  27. doesntreallymatter says:

    So I am having an issue playing back cutscenes. I get a black screen and a split second of audio before it gets cut short. The game does not respond until I click, at which point it skips the scene. This happens for both of the opening cutscenes. I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Everything’s installed correctly, the locale is set. I haven’t progressed more than a minute passed the start but as far as I can tell everything runs fine otherwise.

    Any suggestions?

  28. SomeoneElse says:

    I installed the game successfully, installed the update and opened the english patch, but the game is still in japanese, what should I do?

  29. guepe says:

    I just installed it and VOILLA !! it works
    You just need to follow instruction guide to make it happen

  30. ottkaji says:

    When I start the game I get an error message with the heading SdAch.exe -Unable To Locate Component and in the message it says qrtool.dll was not found.

    Specifics. Win XP 32 bit. Language local already set from Chaos Head install. Had to Google how to do that in Windows XP. After attempting to to run install I made the mistake of selecting yes to the add desktop icon and not un-checking the box at the end. I then uninstalled and reinstalled according to the guide. I than ran the update install a second time to make sure. Finally I assume the game directory to copy the 2 language packs to is the program files folder C/ProgramFiles/Nitroplus/SteinsGate. If not let me know.

    The final result was said error message. Hopefully my information was thorough and any help on a work around would be appreciated.

  31. Alex says:

    About the ‘start’ problem
    You need to change system locale ( japan ) which is in Regional and Language –> Administrative
    And my problem is the game is still in japanese

  32. Flad says:


    I have the same problem. When I’m on the main menu and I press “Start” I back to the main menu…. help pls thx.

    I’m on seven 32bit

    • boboron says:

      ignisterra gave the answer to this below:

      November 19, 2013 at 12:32 am
      A little tip for future users: If you press start and nothing happens, dont forget to set you non unicode language to Japanese.

      you can do this by going to control panel -> clock, language, region -> region and language -> administrative -> change system locale

  33. ggg says:

    “sasha says:
    December 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I click start game and nothing happens not what do I do?”

    How fixed this problem?

  34. Kaancem says:

    32 bit needing for graphics options 😀

    I fixed that problem

  35. sasha says:

    I click start game and nothing happens not what do I do?

  36. Carnage says:

    I overwrited the files in the english patch folder to the game folder, but the game it’s still in japanese….what should I do??

    • Gustav says:

      the game still in japanese text when i extract and drag to the game folder, anyone can help me?

      • ona says:

        with this installation guide you have only installed the SteinsGateEnglishPatch2.rar, you must install SteinsGateMovies.rar and
        SteinsGateCGPatch.part3.rar to have the complete game in english.

        • SuperOtaku says:

          but i dont want to play is as movie. i want the options to stay. any other solution?

        • SomeKidWhatever says:

          Do these all have to be in the same nitroplus directory or? Because like the opening and the menu system options is all in the japanese language..

  37. Lewis J says:

    Does anybody have a clue on how to sort this ‘vorbis_window’ thing out? It’s driving me insane, been trying for hours now.

  38. Koala says:

    also when I try to reinstall the game it says the file name is incorrect.

  39. Koala says:

    I installed the game with everything, but when I click the game it tells me that I’m missing the libvorbis.dll
    Can anyone help me???=(

  40. keira says:

    the game keep crashing at cahpter 2, any suggestion on this?

  41. Knight says:

    Is there a 64 bit version of this? Apparently my laptop won’t install it since it is not compatible with my 64 bit Windows 7.

  42. ficha13 says:

    How do you set fullscreen? :S

  43. lion says:

    Can anyone help me? Every time a video is supposed to play, i can hear the first few seconds of it and then the screen is kept black and it freezes. If I click anywhere the video is skipped and I continue playing. I located the files on the game folder and I can play them without problems.

  44. alex says:

    well I have seen that website but I can’t download the patch, it’s all in japanese and I don’t find a download

    I have the game in japanese and the patch doesn’t work


  45. Nekome says:

    for the people with the start menu problem i instaled HF pApploc and then u run STEINSGATE-patched.exe as Run with Japanese locale as administrator problem solved u should know that woked when u see Steins gate logo in the start menu.

  46. javaris says:

    Note: The directions here aren’t quite correct because the wrong file is uploaded.

    Instead of the 1.20 update patch, the actual link is to the 1.10 update patch.
    As such, it isn’t updating to the 1.2 version, but instead the 1.1 version (and that might be causing some issues).

    The correct update patch can be gotten at

  47. reveur says:

    the game is english but the menu stay japan how do i ajust that

  48. Qrsou says:

    For everyone that keep looping back to the menu.
    Go to your control panel => region & language => Administrative => modify regional parameters (language for non-unicode software) => japan , it will ask you to restart your Comp, do so and you are all set.

  49. AysonK says:

    I keep pressing “Play” but nothing happens ._.

  50. Sho-ko says:

    For those who got the “libvorbis.dll, libvorbisfile.dll” error when starting up the game, i found a way to fix it:
    1.(IMPORTANT) Create System Restore Point since DELETING DLL FILES from Windows directory are risky
    2. Find “libvorbis.dll” and/or “libvorbisfile.dll” in C:/Windows/System32/
    3. Delete the .dll file(s) mentioned in Step 2
    4. Run the Game
    5. Enjoy
    i tried it and the game worked for me

    • Sho-ko says:

      Go to your Windows directory folder? Or search the files,Delete,Play (but create System Restore point first <3)

  51. medoli says:

    Please help!
    Its been 1 year since i’ve post my question and it doesn’t have been solved.When i play,all is fine,but when Okabe Rintarō (Hōōin Kyōma) send the message to “Daru” and return to the alternate timeline,a big white “vortex” or “shining” light appear then… nothing.Its black.The escape button still work (the screen with exit and option on it) but nothing appear.

    • desi says:

      A year? Damn. Can you register at and go to the tech support section and explain this problem? Some of the users can help you out over there and it’ll be a bit easier to trouble shoot your problem.

  52. Lawrence says:

    I have it downloaded and everything and the game gets me to the main menu and when I finally click the button to start a new game then It simply won’t start.

  53. John says:

    I’ve followed the steps one by one, and everything ran smoothly, until I ran STEINSGATE-patched.exe to run the game. Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library window pops up, with description saying:

    Runtime Error!
    Program C:\Progr…

    This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
    Please contact the application’s support team for more information.

  54. lukp says:

    it says i need a license ID to use it :p and it says there’s no room for the english patch :p can someone help me?

  55. help please says:

    can i please get some help…?

    So, i did the first two steps correctly(downloading the game and changing my location) but when i right click the file the extract option dosent appear!

    and a secons question- what do i run it on? internet explorer…?

  56. Hans Blix says:

    How to install the English messages/menu screen patch? When extracting the second one, it says that the file is the same as the file from the first one.

  57. Krisu/004 says:

    Please help me, im sure you have all heard the same problem but i simply cannot start the game, everything else seems to be clear but the start just brings me back to the menu, ive changed my region time and location, and ive ran the game as admin but it doesnt seem to clear it up, Please i love this series and id love help.

  58. hey10 says:

    after the main menu the game wont start. just the black screen

  59. Hiruandan says:

    Hello, I just tried to install this game but when I had finished mounting it and clicked the install button a windows message asking me if the program was installed correctly or if I wanted to install/repair it again with the recommended settings appeared.
    I clicked “install again” which made the game crash and now it just blackens out every time I press the install button.

    Anyone knows how to fix or reset it?
    (I’m running 32-bit Windows Vista by the way)

    • Greed says:

      sometime windows as as jerks….
      ( Notionally I just ignore it >> and program will start normally.)

  60. Greed says:

    Can anyone help me?

    Whenever I start STEINS;GATE the screen goes black and nothing is happening. If I click anywhere the game skip the first prologue goes to the 2nd and freezes there(I can see only the stars)and if I click again it goes the beginning of the story.
    (Same thing with all video from extra menu.)

    I am using Japanese regional settings and i update my video codecs. (I can see them without problem if I used VLC)

  61. Kurisutina says:

    I think I accidentally mounted the wrong file. But it looked the same as in the pictures still, so I continued the steps like that. I finished all the steps but when I click the game to start playing, it said “The program can’t start because liborvisfile.dll is missing from you computer. Try reinstalling the program.”

    Any tips that don’t involve reinstalling? The installation process was very slow, it took three days to finish.

  62. otaku says:

    Sorry for double post, but when I “reinstall”, in my case just extracting all the 2Gigabyte of files to another folder 7-Zip told me there were failure:
    it shows me this for basicaly every file:
    can not open output file C:¥Program Files¥NitroPlus¥STEINS;GATE
    and so on.
    I am very confused know. I’ll try changing my language back from Japanese and then to Japanese AGAIN.

  63. otaku says:

    I have downloaded a patched version 1.20, but now it crashes instantly after starting.
    I have changed the language to Japanese in Windows 7 and restarted the computer before running the game.
    Could it be that I don’t have the game under program files?

  64. Vennis says:

    okay, somehow managed to switch it 😀

  65. Vennis says:

    hmmm, everything works but it’s still japanese 🙁
    and i started the english patch 😉

  66. Melody says:

    Yes, I’m also having the same problem while trying to start the game. I’ve tried all the given solutions but nothing seems to be working. I was really looking forward to this game so if someone can help, I’d really appreciate it.

  67. Dayan says:

    as many others i’m stuck in the main menu. i click start it goes back to main menu again, runnig as administrator won’t do the trick. i’m using windows Vista. if someone could help me i’d be the most gratefull person in the world D=

  68. khorne11 says:

    LOL NVM, I forgot to run the patch XD now its all in English thank you 🙂

  69. khorne11 says:

    ok everything works but… THE PHONE

  70. Sophie says:

    To the guys who are stuck at the main menu, I had the same problem on Vista and running it on compatibility mode for XP and as administrator fixed the problem.

  71. Warsheeper says:

    when i start the english patched exe it says it can’t be started because libvorbisfile.dll cannot be found and i reinstalled it twice already..

  72. Jelo says:

    Just like most people are getting im stuck at the main menu. Changing local to Japan did nothing. Help please =)

  73. lulu96 says:

    I’ve changed my local but it didn’t work.
    I mean, I succeeded the installation part, but when I click “START”, it just came back to the main menu over and over… .__.

  74. Nick says:

    I just keep clicking start over and over TT_TT

  75. lulu96 says:

    I got the same problem as here.
    I click the START menu but it’s only take me back to the main menu. But other options such as LOAD, CONFIG etc. are fine the way they are… oh, and is some words (like config, etc.) will still be written in Japanese?

    I would appreciate any of your answer/solution. Thanks for your time =)

  76. Ichigo1750 says:

    hi. I installed all what I can download and I have a strange problem. I click start , I wait a moment and game back to menu please help ;(

  77. yande says:

    Every time i try to extract SteinsGate.part1.rar it say that it is broken or split file is needed i already have the rest of the files needed what should i do to fix this and thank you for helping me

  78. coldeye says:

    hi i have a problem, everytime i try to start the patch 1.20 there is a error message saying: “vorbis.dll doesnt have vorbis_window”
    where can i get vorbis.dll with vorbis_window?

  79. Ookami says:

    Hi I’m using a mac and installing with Crossover Games but when i select the same pathway for the 1.20 patch i just get a message in japanese and thats it, does anyone know what my problem is and how to help?
    Or did any one els using a mac use some other app that worked for this?

  80. Roku says:

    SteinsGate.part1.rar is not complete.

  81. Roku says:


  82. Roku says:

    I’m trying to extract SteinsGate.part1.rar with WinZip but it says that there is an incongruenze CRC (?!?!) with SG.mdf.
    I’ve tried everithing! Please help me! do i have to use another program?

  83. kalbob says:

    i installed everything and the game starts up fine but when i press start it just takes me back to the menu!

  84. flam94 says:

    I’ve the same problem who has Newbie…

  85. Mock says:

    Hey, I’m having a bit of trouble with the game. I’m running Windows 7 on Bootcamp, and I did everything the guide told me to do. But whenever I try to start up the game, it says that the app crashes. My locale is changed to Japanese so I really don’t know what’s wrong.

  86. Newbie says:

    I’ve installed the English patch but the game still run in Japanese..
    Help please… please…

  87. star says:

    I fallowed all the steps but when I click play it turns black for a few seconds then it comes back to the same screen

  88. Yaroumme says:

    I installed the game such as instructed and wanted to play now,but when I click “start” it shows me a black screen and then goes back to the main menu
    I can’t play somehow,Ive tried out the solution someone else had but it still wont work. Could you please help me?

  89. little snowman says:

    is it possible to play this game on macbook pro?

  90. Kaoru says:

    First thanks for the hard work

    I have a problem the game run but when I click start a black screen appears and I can’t play.. I do something wrong? Or Any Solution?

    pd. (sorry for my english)

  91. SuouAoi says:

    The same problem as above! It says that SG.mdf is broken and when I try to mount the SG.mds it says “wrong file size” (or whatever it’s in english >.>)

  92. bob says:

    while i am doing step 3, after some time extracting files, it says that SG.mdf is broken. i tried to download part1.rar many times. it is the same

  93. yuiko says:

    At the beggining I first installed the English patch, then the 1.20 version, but the game was still in japanese.
    Then I re-installed it, first with the 1.20 update, then the English patch. Now the screen is black and only the music is played :/ After a while the opening movie is showed, but the menu still doesn’t work 🙁
    Anyone can help?

  94. bro- says:

    it’s strange, during chapter 3, about loto 6, i don’t have the option “not to check”, after the change of divergence (sent the loto 6 to the past), the story will force me to check the loto 6 mail. And then, after that, about John Titor, after Suzuha told me to ask John Titor about the future thing, I don’t have the option not to send either. The story forced me to send as well.

    How to fix that ?

  95. Matthew says:

    Uggh, I don’t have an MDF, it won’t let me extract because there is no DVD/CD and the MDS file can’t be mounted.

  96. randomperson says:

    can someone help me? i try to play the game but it is still in japanese. i dont know what to do to fix it

    • randomperson says:

      okay i got the first part to work when okarin talks but when it gets it when he is using the phone the rest of it is in japanese

  97. Yunnan says:

    I have a problem with the same Error code that “Count Mounty”.

    Check up to see the image of the Error code in “Count Mounty” Reply.

  98. excel says:

    I have a problem when okarin send a message to taru telling that kurisu is dead the cellphone gets stuck and the only thing that I can do is exit the game

  99. Vy says:

    part 5 of the game installation file keeps coming up as corrupt when I try to extract it. (sg.mdf)

  100. Count Monty says:

    Nevermind, I’m getting that error again.

  101. Count Monty says:

    Okay, now when I try to do it, it just says it encountered a problem and had to quit.

  102. Count Monty says:

    Yeah, so every time I try to use STEINSGATE-patched.exe I get this message:

    I’m using windows XP if it helps.

  103. Count Monty says:

    Yeah, did you get that fixed? I get the same error.

  104. BTVolta says:

    I’ve mounted the the sg.mds,but when i click install game it just show a black screen for a split second and nothing else happens.also I’m using a windows 7 32bit.

  105. otabuo says:

    hi i tried dl this but when i get to the end it says that the program cant start because the libvorbisfile.dll is missing from my computer and i should reinstal the program to fix the problem i reinstalled it but it still says what exactly is the libvorbisfile.dll and what can i do to fix this?

  106. MAGISTER says:


    Thank you for this awesome upload but i have one problem.
    I installed game and it working good but when i want to save nothing happen, and when i want quicksave game just crash… I have win7, i run patch and game as administrator. I reinstalled game, doesnt help too.

    Pleas help me, and sorry for my bad eanglish ^^’

  107. ConcernedBystander says:

    I make it to the Mayuri part but the text is still in Japanese. I’ve downloaded/installed/placed everything available O:

    • ConcernedBystander says:

      I replaced the English patch with itself and it worked this time. I suppose that I couldn’t >add English patch then update, it had to be the other way around only.

  108. Noob says:

    Hi I have window 7 and I can start the game

    but once it starts, all I see is time machince rotating and

    music playing. Nothing else. Did i miss something?

  109. Ranclanclank says:

    I successfully installed the game, but when I try to launch the patch executable, I have this error :
    I already tried to execute it as administrator, but it doesn’t work either…
    Could anyone help me to solve my problem ? Thank you !

  110. c0de_da1sy says:

    I’ve done everything that it says, but for some reason when I click on the patched version, the original (JP) version starts up, so I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong?

  111. eko says:

    i cant open the game when i click on steinsgates/patched it gives an error, i tried to run as administrator but it didnt work, give the same error can someone help me?

  112. Mad says:

    hi i have a problem i can’t save game when im try nothing hapen and wen im try quick save my computer need reastart 🙁 also i can’t chanege any option in “config”:((

  113. MadHatter says:

    I have a problem witch this game when i’m try to save game nothing hapen and wen i try use quicksave i can’t do anythingand i’m need to restart my computer:( (sorry for my english)

  114. sdfgh says:

    where do I get libogg.dll, libvorbis.dll, and libvorbisfile.dll from? I can’t find them anywhere.

  115. Silent.Evil.88 says:

    ummm im on step 16….. and i dont get where the game directory is… someone please help!!

  116. Kali says:

    I installed the game without any problems but then the game wouldn’t run (I use Windows 7). I tried to “run as administrator” (right click on STEINSGATE-patched.exe) and this way it works correctly.
    I hope this can help anyone with the same problem^^

  117. Someguy says:

    Nevermind, looking back over the comments in the download page, I see we aren’t supposed to have that translated. Sorry about that.

    • randomperson says:

      i dont get what you mean it wasnt suppost to be translated? i have the same problem that it still in japanese. and i dont know how to fix it

  118. Someguy says:

    I followed the instructions, have my locale set to Japan, but when I ran the STEINSGATE-patched file, the game is still in Japanese. Anyone know why this might be?

    • Someguy says:

      Oh, and I should mention, I can’t uninstall the game. When I try I get an error saying the filename, directory name, or syntax is incorrect. The path it shows is STEINS;GATE\?\

  119. admin says:

    Personally i’m using daemon tools lite.

  120. SimplyLucky says:

    hi im just wondering what program do you use to open the SG.mds file? Alcohol 120% or?

  121. medoli900 says:

    I have an other problem.
    When he look at the radio tower where the “thing” (i don’t want to spoil) crashed for the first time,after the white spiral,the screen turn black then nothing.

  122. Aon says:

    I have a problem; Installed fine and all, played for a bit. I get to a part where Okarin is using the phone microwave. He is looking for his cellphone

    “now where did i put it”
    i look through the pockets of my trousers and lab coat

    But then when I click to continue, a message comes up, and if i click again, it goes back to “now where did i put it”. I’m in this loop, and i can’t read the message that comes up because it’s in Japanese.

  123. medoli900 says:

    i have installed the 5 part of the game but its tell me the SG.mdf is corrupted.
    Anyone can help me?

  124. randylaehy says:

    I’m at the last step but when I try to run steins gate patched it tells me I don’t have libvorbisfile, I already downloaded this but what am I supposed to do with it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • random says:

      copy libogg.dll libvorbis.dll and libvorbisfile.dll from your install folder to either c:\windows\system32 or c:\windows\sysWOW64 (shouldn’t matter). It should work then.

  125. DonnieDarko says:

    For the problem of Voodoo, I find the solution on an another post (and that’s work !)

    Download applocal for you pc, and lunche the game with him.
    When Applolac ask you to choose the language, choose japanees, and thath’s work !

    And really thanx for thise game ^^

  126. DonnieDarko says:

    I have the same problem of many people:
    Install => clear
    Lunch the game => clear
    Start the game => impossible, I turne back to the main menu when I click on “start”
    (I’m on windows seven 64bit)

    there is any solution ? :/

    (sorry for my english, i’m french and I don’t speak very well english ><)

  127. simplastic says:

    hey admin im really new with this for some reason the 1.20 patch wont install it keeps saying something like a error im usuing windows 7 nd wen i was installing the game some of the things looked different from here is their any advice you could give me on how to get this to work?

  128. Saski says:

    Hi, i have a little problem, when I try running the game the next massage a pears:

    The sistem doesn´t found the entry of the prosses vorbis_windows in the library of dynamic links libvorbis.dll.

  129. Voodoo says:

    Hello. The game was installed as says in this post, and everything went fine. The game opens, the options menu works fine, but when I click “start”, the screen turns black, and it returns to the initial screen. There’s no way to beggin the game. Why?

    Another thing that happens: when I exit the game, a window appear saying that the game crashed. I’ve tried to run the game as administrator and with compatibility mode, but is the same thing.

    • Friendly Guy says:

      Yeah, same problem here

    • someone says:

      same problem here too

    • crrstle says:

      same here 🙁

      • Apocist says:

        I have a solution when I recieve the issue in my case….it may change depending on how u install/run the game. I use Win7 and I didn’t set jap as my locale, instead I used Microsoft AppLocale to emulate a jap environment…if u do this you also need to run the game using AppLocale or things just dont work properly

        • crrstle says:

          so I don’t have to redo the installation and just play with the AppLocale?

          • DrGonzo says:

            Download Applocale from Microsoft. Google search it. When installing AppLocale in Win 7 you may need to run initial setup using compatibility mode with exempting version check.
            For Windows 7 users run compatibility mode as Windows XP SP2 to use AppLoacale.
            Use AppLocale to run program. Should work from there

          • Mijou says:

            Same problem, but when i try using Applocale to open the game,it open a black screen and show an error message … (With windows XP)

    • crrstle says:

      Figure out the problem. After changing the locale to japan and if it give you a black screen instead of returning to the main menu when you start the game, try going to the game files then the folder dx and change the name of prologue01.ngs > prologue1.ngs and prologue02.ngs > prologue2.ngs

  130. Grandia says:

    I tried as every step as you said.

    Install completed, but the game won’t run.

    When I Start the game with “STEINSGATE-patched.exe” as step 17, nothing happened.

    Anyone know how to fix this ?

  131. DLee says:

    I tried as you said but it keeps on repeating “The file name, the directory name, and the volume label is different.”

  132. DLee says:

    @admin: I’m a amateur on these kind of stuff so do you mind rephrasing about the “You can install the game in any other location, like C:/SteinsGate” I still don’t get what to do when it says that the file name, the directory name, and the volume label name is different on step ten.

  133. K says:

    For some reason i have a pop up box wit “the procedure entry point analysis_output_always could not be located in the dynamic link library libvorbis.dll” everytime i try to strat the program. Any solutions?

  134. Sky says:

    Hey admin I’m having a problem with running the 1.20 update. when I try to run it I get an error saying “The requested operation requires elevation.” .. I uninstalled it once already so it’s my second try I tried to run the previous update 1.10 exe but that didn’t help.. so I was wondering if you could help me out with that… Thanks 🙂

    • admin says:

      That’s the windows vista/7 thing – they need your corfirmation if not-digitally signed apps want to modify filesystem. Right click on patch exe and use “run as administrator”.

  135. DLee says:

    Also on step nine picture it says C:yenProgram Files (x86)yenNitroplusyenSTEINS;GATE but mine doesn’t have the (x86) included. I’m just wondering if this may be the reason why it’s not continuing onto step 11.

    • admin says:

      “(x86)” exists only on 64-bit systems (they have two separate “Program files” folders for 32 and 64 bit programs. You can just install the game in any other location, like “C:/SteinsGate”.

  136. DLee says:

    Hi, I just started installing this game but when I’m at step ten it says that the file name, the directory name, and the volume label name is different and it doesn’t continue onto step eleven. What should I do?

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