I tried to play Action Mogura, a Japanese freeware game, on Windows 10. The game itself runs fine, but the Japanese text in the game is mangled, i.e. seemingly random characters are displayed.
I've tried the following so far:
- installed two Japanese fonts included in the game's files (cinecaption227 and nukamiso_2004_beta08)
- tried to switch the Windows system language to Japanese
- put a file with Japanese characters in the file name on the desktop, as has been suggested to people having trouble with Japanese fonts in this question.
None of the above seemed to have an effect on the rendered text.
The game apparently runs on DirectX. Before the actual game starts, there is a setup window; parts of that window's text display Japanese text correctly, parts display the same mangled characters as the game itself.
I have no prior experience with running Japanese software on a Windows machine; possibly someone has experienced similar issues and can help me locate the cause?