Q: How come you don't have [name of any game or anime] covered?
FantasyAnime is maintained by just one person, so there is only so much I can do on my own. Plus I have to really like a game to have the enthusiasm to shrine it; I love RPGs dearly but not every single one.
Q: Can I copy stuff from FantasyAnime?
Yes, you may copy whatever you want from FantasyAnime. I just ask for you not to be greedy with the volume of stuff you want to copy and please do not directly link to pictures/files. If you plan to use my stuff in your own website or a project, please credit FantasyAnime.com.
Q: All your downloads are giving me a “404 not found” error!
Normally this happens when someone on another website directly links to my downloads. This is called hot linking and I can't allow it because it would overload my server. Anyway, it's very rare but sometimes a firewall or anti-virus recreates the conditions of a hot link when someone is not hot linking and just innocently browsing my site. You'll need to play around with your firewall or anti-virus to resolve this. Sometimes just switching to a different browser (I recommend Chrome) helps. If you're using a library or school computer and this is happening, you're out of luck.
Q: What is the password to download files from FantasyAnime?
Nothing in FantasyAnime is password protected. It's really strange for that prompt to come up. You need to look into your computer's settings or firewall or anti-virus. Maybe switching to a different browser will help (I recommend Chrome). If you're using a library or school computer, try asking for help.
Q: Can you translate [name of RPG]?
Unfortunately, I did not translate any of the RPGs shrined in FantasyAnime. I don't know Japanese and I know nothing about ROM hacking (besides save state hacking).
Q: How do I play the games in your site?
You need to download the game and an emulator. Each system has its own emulator. For example, if you want to play an SNES game, you need an SNES emulator. To begin with, you can download the game from the Downloads section of the given RPG shrine. Next, grab the emulator from my emulators page. Unzip/extract the emulator from its zip file, open it (from its EXE), and load the game from within the emulator. You don't need to unzip/extract the game from its zip file.
*If you need more help, check out my emulation help site, Video Game Emulation for Newbies.
Q: The game loads the title screen and I am pressing all the keyboard keys but nothing happens.
You're just not pressing the right keyboard keys. Each emulator has a different set of default keys configured, and each emulator allows to change these keys. The same screen that lets you change the keys shows you currently which keys are set to what button. The tutorials in my emulation help site, Video Game Emulation for Newbies, will tell you exactly where the keyboard configuration screen can be found. Remember, emulators are emulating a video game system so it will have the same amount of keys as the real controller (for example, the SNES controller has 8 buttons).
Q: I can't figure out how to patch.
Read my patching tutorial :)
Q: I can't figure out how to use your saves. They don't work.
Read my game saves tutorial :)
Q: The SNES emulator gives me a “Bad ROM” or “Bad Checksum” error when the game loads.
This isn't anything to worry about. Games that have an English patch or hack patch applied will always give this 'error'. All that it's saying is the game is larger than it's supposed to be, which is what happens when a patch is applied.
Q: The game just goes to a black screen and nothing happens.
That sucks. There really isn't anything you can do with the emulator to troubleshoot this. All you can do is try another emulator and hope the game runs.
Q: My game froze. When I recall my save state it still freezes in the same spot.
That sucks. There really isn't anything you can do with the emulator to troubleshoot this. All you can do is try another emulator. If you're playing an RPG and you were using in-game saving, you can copy over the SRM file to the next emulator to continue your progress. If your ROM is called "Earthbound (U).zip", your SRM file should be "Earthbound (U).srm".
Q: My gamepad isn't working.
This is tricky. There really isn't any troubleshooting you can do with the video game emulator about it. You can try your gamepad with a different emulator and see if it works or not. If it doesn't work then maybe your gamepad is bad or Windows isn't detecting it. As a last resort, I recommend purchasing one of my recommended USB gamepads - I guarantee you that those will work!
Q: How can I get girls to like me?
Um, be yourself? :p