SJIS.FNT Font to play Japanese ScummVM Games with Kanji

While trying to play Japanese games on ScummVM for PC-98 or FM-Towns you'll be welcomed with an Error that says:

Could not load any SJIS font, neither the original not ScummVM's SJIS.FNT

The FIX:

In order to solve this you need to Generate the SJIS.FNT and put it on the ScummVM folder.

How to Generate SJIS.FNT?:

To Generate your own SJIS.FNT you first need to:

  1. Download ScummVM tools from daily builds.
  2. Extract it to a folder.
  3. Download a Japanese font like sazanami-mincho.ttf (Scrolldown)
  4. Copy sazanami-mincho.ttf to the same folder you have all the tools.
  5. While in that folder hold Shift and select "Open command window here".
  6. Then type this command: create_sjisfnt sazanami-mincho.ttf SJIS.FNT
  7. Done. SJIS.FNT was generated you can copy it to ScummVM folder and play.

Where to download sazanami-mincho.ttf or SJIS.FNT ?

We offer sazanami-mincho.ttf and an already compiled SJIS.FNT ready to use for your so you don't have to do anything more than download it and copy SJIS.FNT to the ScummVM directory.

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