Digiket and WebMoney
I've recently discovered quite a bit of artwork on Digiket that I like, and found a way to purchase it. Credit cards weren't going through becuase they decline non-Japanese cards. I think if you have a JCB card, then you should be ok. I didn't want to sign up for a credit card just to make these purchases, so I decided to look at some of the online PayPal-like processors that they use. In the end, I've found that WebMoney ( not to be confused with WebMoney Transfer ) works best for me.
WebMoney, like BitCash, NetRideCash or Edy, are prepaid cash card services. You walk into a shop in Japan, pay for your card, and there's a code on it which is redeemable at any online store that accepts their money. There are a three reasons I like using WebMoney with Digiket. Firstly, Digiket allows you to use a guest account to pay with WebMoney, so you don't have to set up an account at Digiket. Secondly, the server is smart enough to prompt for a second WebMoney card when the first runs out of points. And lastly, unlike some of the other services available, WebMoney cards can be purchased on eBay.
Digiket, unlike DLSite, allows you to purchase on their site anything via WebMoney. Even though DLSite accepts WebMoney as payment, it seems some things are restricted from this type of purchase and I'm not sure why. Since Digiket's site is all in Japanese, I've put together a step-by-step guide on how to order stuff through there. My Japanese is limited, so please feel free to correct anything I say if it's wrong. Once you've gotten your WebMoney card, go browse through the catalog at Digiket. Digiket's guest checkout system doesn't allow the use of shopping carts as far as I can tell, so you'll have to repeat this process for each item you want to purchase. My example here uses KENGOU's Medley as the item for purchase.
Sometimes the download link doesn't work, and you have to sign into a URL with an ID and password that digiket sends you automatically as part of the transaction. Even if you don't read Japanese, you should be easily able to identify the download link and ID/Password in the e-mail. Downloads are usually .lzh files, and you'll need to extract them using something that understands this archive type. If you don't have one, I recommend 7zip. Happy shopping!
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Eclipse and Updates
DeviantArt has made Eclipse the default interface. There's some good things and some bad things about it. I do like the way galleries look in the new interface, and it's nice that they have a dark mode. Some of the bad things are that you can't use HTML in journals, you don't have as much customization options on your profile, going through message center is so much slower now, and there's no indication of how many more unseen items you have. Without HTML and profile customization, I will not be able to bring you the Pixiv Archives or the Awesome Pic of the Day for now until I find a workaround. I'm really having a hard time getting used to the new way of doing this. It's partially my fault for waiting so long to think about it. DeviantArt made Eclipse available to beta testers a long time ago. I just kind of hoped that they wouldn't take away features that I was using. I know a lot of people are very vocal in their complaints about Eclipse. I'm going to give it a chance and use it
Would you know how to purchase from Digiket today? I've tried signing up for Bitcash but I need a Japanese postal code (even if I select foreigner -_- ) and when I tried to register on Digiket I'm always directed to a page that says forbidden. I rather not have to try all the digital money services lol.