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Title: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: CrucialTwinz on January 09, 2015, 12:11:27 PM
Hello everyone, and welcome to how to navigate Moonrunehell Melonbooks and BuddyDRM. I will do my best to make this as pain free as possible, with images and as detailed instructions as 6AM allows me. If anything is difficult for you to understand PLEASE do not hesitate to get a hold of me. I'm nearly always active on Skype, Steam, and the IRC (or any combination of those) through the name CrucialTwinz, and I will be more than happy to answer any questions I know the answer to. With that out of the way let's get started on this.

Step 1: Go here! http://www.melonbooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=IT0000177135

That's your lovely game you will be purchasing (today or sometime I hope).

Step 2: On the screen that shows up, you'll want to click on the orange box to the right of the box art to add it to your cart.

(http://puu.sh/ehdZR/d42bdd6204.jpg)

Step 3: The screen you're on now is your cart. You want to select the yellow "go to checkout" box on the right side near the top.

(http://puu.sh/ehegx/73577adbc3.jpg)

Step 4: Next you'll be taken to a "log in" screen. On the log in screen you want to select the big 'ol orange "New Account" button. After all, if you had an account already, why would you need me? No, but go ahead and hit that button. There's honestly NO reason to be a guest as you only can download the game again within 10 days if you lose it.

(http://puu.sh/ehevJ/1e7755da82.png)

Step 5: Start scrolling down til you find a lovely pair of boxes and another green button. In both the first and second box insert your e-mail address, then press the green button to continue!

(http://puu.sh/ehfCl/bedcf25a06.jpg)
(http://puu.sh/ehfBd/17bb2abf34.png)

Step 6: The next screen is letting you know that you received a verification e-mail. Go to your e-mail address you entered and click on the lone blue link in the e-mail from melonbooks. That will take you to THIS screen, where you fill out your information to create an account! Top to bottom it goes: ID, password, password again, nickname, Last name, First name, last name in katakana, first name in katakana, birthday. I made a mistake with the picture originally, and in all honesty, the katakana name wasn't an issue. I just punched in some words in Google Translate and copy paste it! After finished up, just select the green option at the bottom to continue, then go through the few confirmation screens!

(http://puu.sh/ehgMj/aeae047bbd.png)
(http://puu.sh/ehgMJ/acda3edb9e.png)

Step 7: If everything was entered correctly you should return to the melonbooks homepage logged in and with TPDP in your cart. When you get there go ahead and select the yellow "checkout" option on the right side of the screen!

(http://puu.sh/ehh9b/8b82272564.jpg)

Step 8: It'll take you back to an earlier screen, where you see the items in your cart. Go ahead and just click the yellow button again to continue on!

(http://puu.sh/ehNln/8406ccd2d7.jpg)

Step 9: When you click it this time, it will pull up a "Select your payment method" screen, and for the sake of sanity, we're gonna say that you're using Debit/Credit Card. After selecting CC and hitting the continue button then you'll be taken to the screen in the picture. You'll want to input your card information here. Then hit continue after inputting your info!

(http://puu.sh/ehOhx/1620e063cb.png)

Step 10: Honestly, just click the yellow button on the next screen. EZ.

(http://puu.sh/ehPld/2c6dc7167e.png)

Step 11: If everything has gone through OK then you're done with the purchase! On the final screen, which is your download screen, you will see some information just saying that your downloads will be in a ZIP. Just click the little blue box next to your game and that will get you a ZIP with a folder and a setup file in it! Save it where you like, and DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT close that tab. You need the CD key that is below the download button (what's blacked out on my picture). Everything is DONE as far as the purchase now! *claps*

(http://puu.sh/ehPKt/353cc23c7a.png)

Now, once you get the file exacted and opened up you'll get a fantastic little pop up about installing BuddyDRM. Go ahead and install that and go through the installer that pops up. When you get it installed click on the setup file AGAIN. When you do so you'll get the following image.

(http://puu.sh/ehc9R/842d78d579.png)

This is actually quite easy to deal with now! The second and smaller box is the "Create an Account" link. After clicking on that It'll pull up the following screen. On this screen just enter your Username, Password twice, and Email twice!

(http://puu.sh/ehYaH/75690f0c9a.png)

That's the only screen you need to enter anything for the account creation. You just have to continue past the next two. One is a confirm screen, the next is the completion screen. With both of those screens confirmed through you're now able to log in through the BuddyDRM window.

(http://puu.sh/ehbNx/be6dc3311a.png)

(http://puu.sh/ei0jt/06c4a27486.png)

Alright, so from here, sign in through BuddyDRM, and it'll pull up a screen with a few boxes. This is where THE TAB YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE CLOSED WITH YOUR CD KEY IS NEEDED. Put in your CD Key and confirm it. That will pull up a confirmation screen. Here it SHOULD give you a download prompt for the setup for the game, unfortunately I had to close my Buddy and reopen it to get my download to activate. From there it's just a matter setting your folder to download the game setup, launching the setup, and installing the game! You're set! You now have TPDP officially purchased and installed!

HAVE FUN!

TO NOTE: You do not need to keep Buddy installed after installing the game. Paypal is NOT accepted. The total you'll spend for the game is $22.52. MAKE SURE TO TURN YOUR COMPUTER TO JAPANESE LOCALE PRIOR TO INSTALLING THE GAME. IT WILL SOLVE YOU FROM HAVING TO POST 9 TIMES OUT OF 10 THAT YOU'RE HAVING AN ISSUE. (I really don't know why I didn't add that sooner, sorry guys)
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Saro2775 on March 01, 2015, 11:44:22 AM
Alright, since I can't apply the updates (meaning it's a pirated game), I want to buy it since I very much enjoy it and want to support the devs.
Hooooooowever, I don't own a credit card and moonrunehell doesn't accept PayPal as you wrote.
How can I still get my hands on a digital copy?
Best regards
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: CrucialTwinz on March 01, 2015, 04:10:29 PM
There are prepaid credit cards out there that don't require to much info from you to set up BUT those cost a few bucks. Let me take a look at the payment options and get back to you.

Edit: Ok, the forms of payment they accept are BitCash, Edy (whatever that is), G-Money and some kinda Convenience store settlement cards (If I had to guess, something like getting an iTunes card or such.). Honestly if you live anywhere but Japan seems like Credit/Debit is the way to go. Sorry man. I'll see if I can scrounge up any other info but don't hold your breath... Someone else might know a little bit more than me regarding these though.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: TheBadgerKing on April 25, 2015, 06:12:30 PM
I think I might have done something horribly wrong. I did all the first things right, the game is bought, the first part is downloaded, I have a BuddyDRM account just fine, and I've entered the key correctly. There's no prompt to download the game or anything like that, though.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: CrucialTwinz on April 26, 2015, 08:09:46 PM
Badger, you didn't notice this line did ya?

"Here it SHOULD give you a download prompt for the setup for the game, unfortunately I had to close my Buddy and reopen it to get my download to activate."

If you re-launch Buddy it should get the download to go through. If not lemme know, I'll see if I can figure out the issue.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: TheBadgerKing on April 27, 2015, 02:04:03 AM
I read that line, and made sure to try it multiple times. It hasn't worked yet. Most of the time, the launcher just won't launch. The message will pop up, disappear, and then it will never open and I have to try again. Sorry if I'm being a complete idiot about this.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: CrucialTwinz on April 27, 2015, 03:17:44 PM
No problem. If you get the chance add me on Skype at "CrucialTwinz". I'll see if I can walk you through it and with it having screensharing I'll be able to actually see what's going on with it.

Or don't and struggle for eternity Muuuhahahahaha.

Or something like that.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: decondelite on August 14, 2015, 01:20:18 PM
Hello.

I'd like to bring some interesting detail regarding the BuddyDRM setup. My own launcher was giving out an error (that isn't informative for the slightest...) as soon as it started the download, thus preventing me from going any further. After some research, I came to the conclusion that the DNS that I'm using cannot resolve the address that the launcher needs to connect to, thus makes it fail to download.

So here is my warning for everyone: if like me, you use the DNS of OpenDNS or something similar, switch back to the default DNS provided by your ISP before running the BuddyDRM setup.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Ssbmfreak36 on September 23, 2015, 06:28:47 AM
So it's possible I'm the dumbest man alive and am missing something easy, but I can't seem to get the buddy client to accept the CD code.  When I get to the part after launching the client and signing in, the window with a bunch of boxes does pop up...only they're all greyed out and I can't enter anything and only can close it.  Am I just missing something easy here?

EDIT: The main issue I keep getting, besides the one stated above, is that trying anything after logging in via the client gets me a "Server Busy, please switch to the busy program to try and connect" with the options "Switch to" and "Retry"
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: kirby5790 on November 27, 2015, 05:54:42 PM
I bought TPDP yesterday (with the news of the translation being finished), but I'm stuck after the initial download - I can't even launch BuddyDRM. When I try, it shows an error dialog with a bunch of question marks and a pointer (0x00010006).

I run Windows 8.1 (though I can also try my XP machine) and I already have the regional setting to Japanese.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Elyk on November 27, 2015, 09:50:03 PM
I bought TPDP yesterday (with the news of the translation being finished), but I'm stuck after the initial download - I can't even launch BuddyDRM. When I try, it shows an error dialog with a bunch of question marks and a pointer (0x00010006).

I run Windows 8.1 (though I can also try my XP machine) and I already have the regional setting to Japanese.
Do you have region settings set to Japanese or system locale set to Japanese? You need your system locale set to Japanese for non-Unicode languages.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: kirby5790 on November 27, 2015, 10:13:21 PM
I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between those two things...? The Region -> Administrative -> Non-Unicode setting in the Control Panel is what I set to Japanese.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Elyk on November 28, 2015, 05:41:59 PM
Oh, you should be okay then. I don't know what the issue would be.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: kirby5790 on November 28, 2015, 07:30:02 PM
A couple Google searches (one of them Translate-assisted] suggested I might need to update my graphics card or to get DirectX 9.0c specifically. Tried both of those, didn't work. Same error.

EDIT: Turns out I was just stupid; maybe I should have put it in Japanese locale -before- extracting the ZIP.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Masgalido on January 08, 2016, 09:16:54 AM
Thank you very much.
I got this product already.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Zeta Kaguya on January 11, 2016, 04:48:45 AM
Would it be possible to buy this game for someone else? If so, then how?
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: sgtturret17 on May 15, 2016, 05:49:36 AM
Can someone explain what is meant by reopening buddy afterwards?  I can't figure out how to work the buddyID app thingy, and I can't get the exe I downloaded to reopen either.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: PhantomPilot on May 15, 2016, 07:28:45 AM
Can someone explain what is meant by reopening buddy afterwards?  I can't figure out how to work the buddyID app thingy, and I can't get the exe I downloaded to reopen either.

how far have you gotten? iirc you should be able to run the exe you got from melonbooks and it'll bring up the buddy login, then once you log in and enter the license key you got from melonbooks it'll give you a prompt to extract the game installer somewhere.

if the exe you got from melonbooks doesnt work, maybe your antivirus or something is blocking it? if all else fails you can try re-downloading it, it should still be in your purchase list on melonbooks (log into melonbooks, click your username in the top left, and click on "注文履歴 / ダウンロード" in the panel on the left. the download button and license key will be on the right)
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: sgtturret17 on May 15, 2016, 05:33:56 PM
I tried re-extracting the exe, won't open. the original exe tells me it can't find itself.  I already inputted the code.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: PhantomPilot on May 15, 2016, 07:23:49 PM
I tried re-extracting the exe, won't open. the original exe tells me it can't find itself.  I already inputted the code.

have you set your computer to japanese locale? you may need to do that.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: sgtturret17 on May 15, 2016, 11:04:16 PM
have you set your computer to japanese locale? you may need to do that.

EDIT: I *think* I got it to work by extracting the setup from inside the archive you download, using 7zip.  Working on patching it atm.
Title: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: decondelite on July 07, 2016, 12:22:02 PM
Hello.

Just a head's up: as far as I can see today, BuddyDRM isn't necessary anymore, as there isn't any key given anymore and we can install the game straight away by downloading it from Melonbooks. It goes the same with the game extention "Yume no Kakera". We just download the game, unzip, launch the installer, and it's already working.

You may want to include the link to YnK in this tutorial by the way.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: CrucialTwinz on July 19, 2016, 04:20:11 PM
Ahh, yeah I didn't even think about that! I will do that asap (little busy at the moment, just happened to check on here). Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Iceassassin25 on August 30, 2017, 07:50:17 AM
This is a fan game right? Why should people be paying for something that should be free?
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Spar on August 31, 2017, 03:44:52 AM
Correct this is a fan game. And like a lot of games it is not free. Out of curiosity why should it be free? As far as I know ZUN hasn't told fan artists that they aren't allowed to make any money from their work.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Iceassassin25 on August 31, 2017, 11:54:44 AM
The thing is that someone is gaining money by using somebody else's work.....it just seems scummy
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Spar on September 01, 2017, 10:29:20 PM
All ZUN provided is the base characters (which he allows others to use), and the base music (which he allows others to use), as well as some of the storyline and world elements (which he also allows others to use), while Gamefreak's Pokemon franchise is little more than inspiration and nothing beyond basic concepts remain. It's not like FocasLens didn't put in any effort into the game, making the engine, the artwork, the sprites, the maps, the enemies, the story, and providing online competitive play. If you feel that they don't deserve to turn a profit on something that they put time and effort into, that's your own opinion.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Iceassassin25 on September 05, 2017, 11:09:28 AM
Fan games should be free though as in the end the game is just pokemon with the sprites, music and story changed.......its pretty much a ROM hack but made from scratch like a lot of the pokemon rpgmaker games
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Spar on September 08, 2017, 04:51:13 AM
So... A ROM hack, minus the ROM and the hack parts? Doesn't that just mean it's a game? It since it solves a lot of my annoyances I've had with the Pokemon series (like having only three starters to choose from, the crap shoot breeding system, getting no experience when catching new Pokemon, as well as removing the garbage HM moves, the useless single-use hold items, and the huge pile of trash Pokemon that are not even remotely competitive), so for me it was much better than Pokemon has ever been. And RPGmaker Pokemon spinoffs aren't made from scratch. They're made in RPGmaker, in which most of the work is done for you.

Regardless, don't pay for it if you don't want. Nobody is making you play it. Just ignore it and play something else.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Iceassassin25 on September 09, 2017, 04:56:04 AM
I want to play it but I will probably end up torrenting it at some point

I know torrenting is looked down apon but look at ROM hacks, nobody pays for those
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Spar on September 13, 2017, 02:48:30 PM
I don't look down on piracy, as I do it myself (I did it for this, though I also bought it afterwards as I feel it was worth supporting). It's somewhat amusing that you mention that nobody pays for ROM hacks, since websites mention that you need to own the original games (as in you need to have paid) to legally play the ROMs.
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Iceassassin25 on September 26, 2017, 11:56:03 AM
But does anyone really own those original games? Also not many people seem to care about having to own the game first before playing the ROMs as what about ROM hacks?
Title: Re: How to buy TPDP and work BuddyDRM
Post by: Spar on September 28, 2017, 08:06:39 AM
I own the originals for many roms I have. Ones I don't own I tend to delete after I beat the game, or if I really like it I buy a legitimate copy when I happen to find one. You are correct that not many people care about owning real copies. It's just piracy, like downloading music or movies. Almost nobody cares and the ones that do, only care on the surface. There are much bigger problems in the world than an illegal download. Also I own Pokemon Emerald and Fire Red, despite not owning a DS nor have I ever played non-hacked versions before.