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Waka shimeji by Karrotcakes Waka shimeji by Karrotcakes
It's what every Waka fan wants-- tons of little half-baked prophets on your screen! 8D

He walks, sparkles, climbs, plays his flute, duplicates himself, and more!

I've had shimejis for a while now, but it's about time I threw my own into the mix. In case you were wondering, shimejis are little desktop buddies that crawl around your screen and do a bunch of different things, and these actions differ between the different ones out there. It was originally just one character. I was actually thinking about doing Kirby first, since he's really simple, so I /might/ make either him, Mieu, or Oshawott next.

Waka was fun but annoying to make. His freaking geta made some parts difficult. Surprisingly I didn't have too much trouble with his hat, though there were a few stray pixels there that I couldn't really fix. While I was testing him he wouldn't do certain actions so I would be all "THROW THE WINDOW ALREADY ASDFGH" and such cause I wouldn't know if something looked right until he did it >n>

The .RAR is under "download file," while the .zip is here: [link] NOTE: If you download the .zip, there is something crucial to do in order for the shimeji to work. Instructions for this are below.

How to use (RAR)
1. Download the .RAR file. The file is named "Ushiwaka." Extract this to the desired location (you will need WinRAR to do this; if you don't have it, one search will find it for you quickly)
2. Open the folder and run the .exe file; it's the monitor with a face
3. A few moments later, a new icon will show up on your taskbar, and there's your Waka!

How to use (zip)
As far as extracting goes, the instructions are pretty much the same (you won't need WinRAR though), but you HAVE to do the following in order for it to work:
Once everything's extracted, open the folder and go to the subfolder named "conf." There, you will find two XML files. You will have to rename them because Japanese characters aren't compatible with the zipping process.
-Name the 10kb one 行動
-Name the 43kb one 動作
After you do that, run the program and Waka should appear.

Here is a tutorial on shimeji downloading for Mac users: [link] If needed, please direct any problems you may have to there. <:

You will see that a list of options show up when you right-click the taskbar icon. These are as follows:

-Add one (you can also just simply click the icon)
-Come here (calls all Wakas to your cursor. if you let him sit for a while... >u>)
-Leave just one
-Get IE windows back (shimejis may chuck your windows offscreen. this includes MSN conversations)
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Baibai (bye bye; closes program. this will also show up if you right-click an individual shimeji so you can delete it)

Please do not ask me to make a ______ shimeji! This alone took me anywhere between 40 and 60 hours to complete, so I'm pretty worn out. ;n; But if you want to make your own, all you have to do is replace the frames in correspondence to their actions. It takes a lot of time and patience, but it's totally worth it in the end!

Hope you enjoy AuA
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:iconloksuven:
Loksuven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:chairdance:
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Pomera-CP Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is my favourite shimeji kthxbai ;w;
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LizzieHD Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
does he really sparkle 
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:icondrakeeyes:
DrakeEyes Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
aww i want waka
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:iconlandshift:
landshift Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The zip file is no longer available, is there any way you would make it available again?
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:iconchibi-kage-chan:
chibi-kage-chan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Omg omg! I Love Waka SOOOO much and now that i have a little Waka(s) wandering i screen i just am so happy. I love it so much I.. (dies of Waka cuteness overdose) @\/@
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MajesticWhiteWolf99 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
The DL is dead ;-;
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Imagination-Theory Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww Q-Q the download file doesn't work
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:iconakashaloveless:
AkashaLoveless Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
It's not letting me use either download :/
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:iconskyyma:
SkyymA Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This just made my night. Thanks so much for making this. I know you uploaded this years ago but I just found it now and it's amazing. He's so adorable and perfect and slkafjaslkfj
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:iconsnowscales-icefire:
SnowScales-IceFire Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Mommy, I'm scared o_o
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:iconmeowderp:
meowderp Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's not working...and yes I uploaded java.
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:iconkarrotcakes:
Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
If that's the case, people have had success by downgrading Java, oddly enough. [link]
If that doesn't work then I can't help more than that ;~;
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meowderp Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry,I got it. Thank you!
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OkamiAmmyterasu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I currently have 25 Wakas on my screen (oh wait! 26!). They are all totally natural, I started with one, and now they are all just crawling around on my screen. A few are playing their flutes, several are blowing me kisses, three are sleeping, and a couple are flying from the floor to the wall of their own volition. Karrotcakes, thank you so so much for making this. I am weeping tears of joy. TuT This is the best thing ever ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Heehee ;;;u;;; I'm glad people are loving this so much aaaahhh
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:iconokamiammyterasu:
OkamiAmmyterasu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't even understand how much I am enjoying this right now. I left my computer on for a few hours and when I came back there were over 60 Wakas and my screen was running super slow XD I could hardly keep my brain from exploding from over-cuteness! This is quite literally the best invention ever, you need to win a prize or an award or something. XD
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OkamiAmmyterasu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did he just blow a kiss to me?
Oh my me. My life is complete, I need no other happiness *squeals like a fangirl and faints*
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OkamiAmmyterasu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god there is a tiny Waka on my screen.
I think my heart is about to explode from excitement and love.
AHHHHHHHH WAKAAAAAAAA~ *dies*
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wolfiecarrotnyaa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Waka isnt coming up ;_____;

What do I do??

Do I just wait a while...

Or... yeah...??
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:iconkarrotcakes:
Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Check to see if Java's updated? That's all I can really tell you D:
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:iconwolfiecarrotnyaa:
wolfiecarrotnyaa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Nevermind, It's ok now, I have several Waka's and Amaterasu's and Issun's running around my desktop at the moment!

But thanks for the concern!
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Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Yay, glad it's working \o/
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:iconwolfiecarrotnyaa:
wolfiecarrotnyaa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH, Never mind! I'm throwing waka around now!!

Thanks!!!

He's so kawaii!!!! 808
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Giggles-the-Panda Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
:iconiloveitplz: oh I want! I downloaded the zip, extracted, changed the names but when i click to run i get this message in japanese and it takes me to the japanese website version for Java. I already have java and its updated i did go ahead and click the download button and it said i already had it....so i was wondering if you have come across this problem before and know how to fix it ><??
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Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Maybe try downgrading Java? o: That seems to work for some. Here's a link [link]
If not, I don't know what else to tell you ;n;
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Giggles-the-Panda Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Haha! it works! Thanks so much he's super cute owo~
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Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Yay! I'm glad it works for you now o3o
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Deitsuh Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE IT.
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skapelser Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaw, I wish there was one of Ammy...
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Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
There is! *u* [link]
In that text box, type in "tibitera" (no caps) and download. Since it's a .zip file you'll have to change those XML files but that's it!
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Fumseck73 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What do you have to put in place of the names ? The sames as Ushiwaka's ? *wants it too*

It reminds me the Sheep Shimeji :D. Was very fun too !
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Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Yes, the XML renaming is universal for all shimejis <:
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:iconfumseck73:
Fumseck73 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool ! Thanks for answering ! :D
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:iconfumseck73:
Fumseck73 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Done :) Too bad that it won't work on Xubuntu :(
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skapelser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yay
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Ssennotta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very much enjoying my prophet
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Oh yeah, I'm definitely downloading this
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:iconkida54:
Kida54 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know have Waka on my desktop
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:iconkarrotcakes:
Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
:iconyayissunplz: Enjoy your prophet ~
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:iconkida54:
Kida54 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I will. At one point I had SIX of those guys wandering my computer screen
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:iconkarrotcakes:
Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
:iconyayissunplz: Enjoy your prophet ~
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:iconkida54:
Kida54 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Will it work on a Mac? I know my sis would love it but I would liek to know if it will work on a mac
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Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I have a link to a tutorial for Mac downloading in the description, so try that and it should work fine <:
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:iconkida54:
Kida54 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ok I'll let her know.
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please do an ammy shimeji~
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna ask, Is this safe to download? I had to erase my entire computer because of viruses, And I don't wanna do it again. =_=
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:iconkarrotcakes:
Karrotcakes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
It's perfectly safe, no fear <:
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SkeletonOtaku Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
If anyone wants to know how to get one to work on mac you can just message me or reply to this comment. :)
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