So as you may or may not know, Visual Art's Key produced an "after story" for Sakagami Tomoyo called Tomoyo After.
This VN was created quite a while back, but recently, an English translation was completed by Doki subs. Now the game is not 100% flawless there are minor errors that may or may not be fixed in later patches. You can learn more about them link
This is a tutorial for installing the game on a Windows system.
Doki has created patches for Mac and Linux users, but I do not own those systems and will not be able to provide help for those system users.
Before I begin, this is an 18+ game. In other words, there are NSFW scenes (typical of Key games). If you are not comfortable with such content, this is not the game for you.
Now let's begin.
These are the programs that you will need (the links are download links for programs that I recommend):
-a bittorrent client (link
-some program that can extract .rar files (link
-some program that can read .iso files (link
Change the language setting set on your pc.
The game is completely Japanese, so the file names are Japanese as well. If we try to install it, the file names will end up as weird symbols and we might get errors. The instructions for changing the language settings are link
Download the game and English patch.
(Dungeons & Takafumis is now translated)
Once you have all the files downloaded extract the files from the .rar file. You will get two files: a .iso file and a .mds file. Open the .iso file.
We will now start the game installation.
A window should have shown up.
I will show you a step by step process on how to install the game.
Press the buttons I have boxed in the images.
Choose the folder where the game will be installed.
A window should pop up with the options "yes" or "no". Press "yes".
Now more windows pop up. No worry just continue pressing "OK" until you reach the Tomoyo After Setup window.
There are 3 buttons. Press the one on the right to exit. The middle button is to start the game, but everything will be in Japanese if we start it now.
Now the patching begins. Run the English patch that you downloaded.
Make sure, if you changed where the game is downloaded
, that you choose that same folder to patch.
Patch complete, your game is now in English.
No shortcut is made in the process, so you'll have to go to the folder you installed the game to.
Most likely it will be in C:\KEY\智代アフター.
Run the REALLIVE.exe to start the game. There's also a cute bear icon in the folder. You can replace the plain .exe file icon with the bear icon.
Feel free to post on the comments if you have any problems with the game or patch.
There may be problems because this is version 1 of the patch.
Enjoy and if my tutorial helped, be a fan of this article.
All rights of the VN go to Visual Art's Key.
All rights of the English translation go to Doki Subs for its near 2 years of work on the translation project.