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Interactive Harold Gloom
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Published: November 6, 2010
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These things were brought to my attention by :iconkaitousblackwings: And I just... HAD to do one. So since I had no plans this morning, I went through and made a Shimeji!

Shimeji are these little mascots that fool around on your desktop, and of course they're interactive! See Harold Gloom, do lots of odd things! Throw him, and watch him multiply! (seriously, he does. :D) Also, apparently it only works on PC. Sorry macs.

EDIT: His brother is now available! Wallis Gloom over here! [link]

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Instructions for use
(copied and slightly edited from [link] which has great instructions. Hope you dont mine me copy-pasting it!)

1. Click download link on the side and wait for it to download
2. Double click the downloaded .rar file and a new window should pop up with a 'Sherlock' folder. If that doesn't happen, you need an extractor like winrar
3. There should be a button saying something like 'extract to'. Click it, and specify an easy to remember location. This should extract the whole folder to this location
4. Go to the extracted folder and double click the .exe to get started.
5. To remove, delete the folder
6. To edit the images go to the 'img' file and you will find all the .pngs. Edit these to your liking =]

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Right clicking the icon at the bottom of the screen brings up a menu in japanese.
The options are:
1. Create a new Harold
2. Have the Harold come over to your mouse
3. Delete all Haroldss but one
4. Return any IE screens Harold may have thrown off
5. Exit

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Common problems:
Aaaaaaah where do I download?
Over there --> (way over to the right, there is a download button up near "add to your favorites")

When I clicked the .exe a box came up in japanese and nothing happened! What went wrong?
Make sure you extract the whole folder, not just the .exe

[Nothing/something unexpected] happens when I open the downloaded file! What do I do?
You need an extractor like winRAR (or some free one.)
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Comments (151)
xskiball's avatar
xskiball|Hobbyist Digital Artist
it wont download?? :( i click the download button and i get a 404
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Yura-Suroki|Student Digital Artist
I have a problem where i cant download it, it just brings up the '404 Not Found' page, What do i do?
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Yura-Suroki|Student Digital Artist
nvm, I got it to work, Somehow...
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VTF-Animations's avatar
Frustratingly, it doesn't wanna work for me right now, despite doing the java nonsense.


But I'll try again some other time, because I really do like the character and the idea of the shimeji.
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iiTsukiko's avatar
iiTsukiko|Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my.
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MetaTheMeta's avatar
MetaTheMeta|Student General Artist
Can I just...
There are smol Harolds and Wallis' all over my screen and 
I love this so much
I haven't been this happy in ages omg
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DrawTwist|Hobbyist General Artist
Tbh, I have a chromebook and it didn't work ^^; 
But, I put this picture as my wallpaper. I aboslutely love Harold <33
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AsrielDreemurr74's avatar
Hey, i downloaded Java, but its says that i dont have the program, help me please Ghost Crying Emoticon Icon Gif - Undertale 
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YayDeadPlay|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
huh too bad shimejis cant go with macs ;-;
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mcleod0909's avatar
rar files dont work with my PC is there a zip file?
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SoleilSudou's avatar
so i have java downloaded, but when i try to run it, it says i dont have java... help?
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24195022's avatar
the link doesn't work?
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AlloraWither|Student General Artist
do you need to download Java?
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floracat33's avatar
floracat33|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes.
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ShyChaox|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing this won't work with tablets ;-;
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floracat33's avatar
floracat33|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No sorry! It works with windows laptops only.
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ShyChaox's avatar
ShyChaox|Hobbyist General Artist
Well snap Q~Q
Oh well,at least I can still read the comic and such ^^
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floracat33's avatar
floracat33|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah!
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howlbymoon's avatar
0O0 shimeji!
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raaandom456|Hobbyist General Artist
Do I still need to download Java? Because if I click the .exe, I randomly go to a Website that I could download Java.
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floracat33|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes you do.
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AlloraWither|Student General Artist
same
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raaandom456|Hobbyist General Artist
I knowww and when I click on the thing for Java, it transports me to a chinese Java site
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KittyKatz10's avatar
I is there some wre else I can download it becuase my computer won't let me access the page :(
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