How to Play Queen of Heart ’99 on Windows 10 64bit

Nov 23rd, 2015 | Filed under News

kang_wonseok, a fellow QoH ’99 fan, notified me about a blog post on how to run the game on Windows 10 64 bit. The following is an edited translation with kang_wonseok’s notes in italics:

Note: kang_wonseok found that this method also works for Windows 8.1.

Whenever there is a new OS release, it is difficult to run older games. This is especially relevant to those interested in playing older games like QoH or EFZ. Hardcore fans of EFZ have already made a revival patch, so I thought I would try to make QoH work on Windows 10.

Register Indeo 5 Codec

When QOH runs, an error occurs and the opening movie doesn’t play. This is because the Indeo 5 Codec is deactivated on recent versions of Windows. My PC runs Windows 10 64 bit. 32 bit users may need to make other modifications.

The Indeo 5 Codec can be found in C:\Windows\syswow64\ir50_32.dll, but my tests proved that what I wanted was ir50_32original.dll located in the same folder.

So, I registered it.

I ran CMD as administrator and also ran the following:

regsvr32 C:\windows\syswow64\ir50_32original.dll

The registration was successful, and the opening movie played.

Actually many players delete or rename the movie file to skip it, and there aren’t any problems with running QOH – it is even more stable when it starts.

Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit

This is the compatibility test software for old applications provided by Microsoft. Since the latest version seems to be unstable, you may download this:

Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6 from Official Microsoft Download Center

Then, run (installed folder)\Compatibility Administrator (32-bit)\Compatadmin.exe
(program name ‘Compatibility Administrator (32-bit)’).

Even though your OS is 64bit, you must run \Compatibility Adminstrator (32-bit)\Compatadmin.exe


Settings for QOH

Right-click on ‘New Database(1) [Untitled_1]’ and select ‘Create New > Application Fix’

  1. Find File Location
    Input the blanks for name and vendor, and find the location of the executable file qoh99.exe
  2. Compatibility Modes
    Check 256Color.
    QOH actually supports both 256 and 16bit colors, so you should also check 16BitColor.
  3. Compatibility Fixes
    Check ForceDirectDrawEmulation.
  4. Matching Information
    Don’t need to set here, just finish the settings.
  5. Install Settings
    After finishing the settings, save it to a location. Then Right-click DB and select Install.


  6. Play
    Try playing QOH. Full screen mode should also be available. You might have to lower Windows resolution to 640×480 for some VGAs.
    It works perfectly on my and my friends’ systems.

Fragged in LA

Apr 19th, 2015 | Filed under Anime, News

I was watching Aldnoah Zero the other day, and I noticed something curious in one of the cuts during the opening song.

KG-7 Areion getting fragged in city streets

The signage and buildings looked very familiar. After around 15 minutes of searching on google maps, I think I might have found the actual location of this cut.

Downtown Los Angeles - Wilshire & Flower

The signs, buildings, store fronts, lamp posts – all of these points seem to match up very well.

After looking at it some more, it seems like the cars are going the wrong way in the cut from the anime.


Oct 12th, 2014 | Filed under Anime, News

I was watching Baby Steps recently, and I noticed a curious pattern.

Fukuzawa Yukichi wearing ABC Shirt from Baby Steps Kageyama Koujiro wearing DEFG shirt from Baby Steps Iwasa Hiromi wearing hijk shirt from Baby Steps

I wonder if they’ll end up with the whole alphabet over the course of the series.


Apr 16th, 2014 | Filed under Animated gifs

It’s Spring Break so I thought I’d pop in and clean up a few things around here.

Sonar Blip from Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova

I mostly just removed some dead links and cleaned up the code on my other sites. I have a bunch of images that I haven’t had time to process. Hopefully, I can get around to it someday. Working is good, but I don’t have much time to update my site. ;_;

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 28th, 2013 | Filed under Animated gifs

I hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving!

Morgiana, Aladdin, and Alibaba feasting from Magi: The Kingdom of Magic

Morgiana seems a bit down… :(

Guuzen 2

Nov 24th, 2013 | Filed under Anime, News

I was watching Monogatari Series: Second Season (Koi Monogatari), and I noticed that one of the scenes looked familiar.

Kaiki Deishu in Torii Pathway from Monogatari Series: Second Season

I happened to take a very similar picture when I was in Japan.

Torii Pathway July 2012

It took a bit of setup to take this shot. I told everyone behind me to stop so I could take a picture without any people in it – I didn’t care if anyone got mad at me. This is one of my favorite pics from Japan.

For now…

HOTTO de onegaishimasu!

Sep 16th, 2013 | Filed under Animated gifs

Kiniro Mosaic is a pretty cute show. ^_^

Kujo Karen eating ramen from Kiniro Mosaic

Serving the Public

Jul 21st, 2013 | Filed under Animated gifs

Dog wagging tail from Servant x Service

Apparently, serving the public means you have to give up your dignity…

Please conserve electricity, ‘kay? Biri~biri~

Jul 8th, 2013 | Filed under Animated gifs

Even though it’s really hot outside, do your best to conserve electricity!

Misaka Mikoto saying to conserve electricity from Railgun

2 for 1

Jun 16th, 2013 | Filed under Animated gifs

A couple animated gifs I made from the current season.

Matsumi Yuu hiding under kotatsu from Saki: Achiga-hen

Excited Levia-san swaying from Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san