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Shimeji English Enhanced

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Published: November 11, 2010
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Shimeji is japanese desktop mascot program that makes a bunch of characters wander your screen and play around. You can get it at [link] I took the Shimeji source code and made a Shimeji English Enhanced (Shimeji-ee) version. I translated everything to English (including the configuration files), added a right click menu to force the Shimeji do the actions you want, and added support for using multiple types of Shimeji characters at once. It's all working.

You can download it from here: [link]
But make sure to read the readme first: [link]

If someone would like to write some guides, program in more features (or take much needed look at memory usage), or add new image sets, you can join the project and contribute at the Shimeji-ee home page.

Here's the project's homepage: [link]

I also converted a set of Shimeji I had on my hard drive (I don't remember where I originally got them though) to Shimeji-ee image sets. To use them, just copy the character named folders to the Shimeji-ee img directory. It's really easy to convert Shimeji to Shimeji-ee image sets yourself, you just need to rename and copy the old Shimeji img folders to the Shimeji-ee img folder. See the program readme for more information.

Here's the large file of 80 or so Shimeji-ee image sets: [link]

Characters like Adachi and Aizen have special configuration files, so you may want to take a look at their folders.
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JionJesk's avatar
When I click "Use Selected" it doesn't do anything except add the little icon in the up arrow task bar thing next to the volume icon. If I right click the icon it has options add more shimejis and get rid of them, but nothing is on screen. It's like they're invisible. I've tried to right click in various spots on the screen to see if they were somehow invisible, but didn't find anything.
GraceTheOtaku's avatar
How do I add them to the IMG file? -confused-
SupahKidRobot's avatar
SupahKidRobotHobbyist General Artist
My shimeji spain ain't working...At least I got denmark shimeji ^^
Mochi-Neko's avatar
Mochi-NekoHobbyist General Artist
i have a shimeji italy!
GoEmmanuel's avatar
Awesome, thank you! However my shimeji only interacts with the internet window, but no folders or any other things. Is this normal or a glitch?
chattysoul890's avatar
oh i have a question! when u turn off the computer and back on again will u be able to see them again or will you have to download again?
CMSensei's avatar
CMSenseiHobbyist Digital Artist
Nice English version thanks. I also was wondering to have them interact with different windows but so far no luck.
ThatsNotABase's avatar
Hi, I have noticed that you submitted this Shimeji into the wrong category. The category you have submitted it into is for Digital Dolls and Bases (pixel art done with body templates provided by other people)

The correct category for this would be Designs & Interfaces > Mascots

For more information, or if you still think that your piece should be in this category, more info is here - [link]

Please don't take this offensively, I am sorry if you do. I am just trying to help out and keep the categories organized.
okamifuyu's avatar
So the only way to get all the actions for Aizen and Gin is leave their action and reaction commands as they are? which makes it impossible to tell them wether to sit down or not D: aww to bad, but thanks for the english version non the less
Lyxria's avatar
Thank you so much! This is so much easier to use and manage, and you even made it easy to bring over old Shimeji too. You're awesome!
blumarine's avatar
I downloaded the file and clicked on the Shimeji.exe. I get a window asking which one to use so I picked the white one. Nothing appeared. I see an icon in my system tray though.

Do I have to extract the contents of the RAR into a separate folder?
ChibiEdo's avatar
Thank you so much for creating this English version! I'd actually love to help but I don't know squat about java .. so for now I'll just try if I can figure out what the java files seem to do and see if I'm able to play with them or not..XD And if yes I might think about the possibility of shimeji interaction.. that would be aweseome.XD
relic-nt's avatar
Good luck! Shimeji interaction would be tough, but I think that having them interact with different kinds of windows wouldn't be too hard. Any help (even guides) would be great!

By the way, if you're looking for more Shimeji-ee characters, take a look at [link]
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