All works available on DLsite.com are compressed in "ZIP" format to reduce the size.
Therefore, you need to extract the downloaded file first. Tools to extract files in these formats are freely
available from many software companies or individual programmers; DLsite.com recommends the following tool.
1. Download the extraction tool
Access the following download link, and save the file
to a location where it is easy to recognize such as the desktop.
Created by: Mr. Yoshihito Takemura
[ Download Lhasa ]
2. Install the extraction tool
For Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
Double-click lhasa020(.exe) to run setup.
For Windows Vista/7When the Security Warning window appears, click on run.
Right-click lhasa020(.exe) on the location you chose for setup and choose "Run as administrator".
If User Account Control prompts for confirmation, please give consent to start installation.
Do not change the Installation Directory. Make sure the checkbox is ticked for "Create Desktop Shortcut" and start installation. When installation is complete, you will be prompted to start Lhasa. Click OK.
Choose "Desktop" for where to extract the file.
Make sure the checkboxes are ticked for "Generate folder", and "Open folder".
Click on the ".zip" button. For Windows Vista/7, the button becomes blue when selected. Then click OK.
- Now the installation is finished.
3. Extract the file
Double-click the downloaded file to extract it to a new folder on the desktop.
If the file does not respond by double-clicking, right-click on the file, then select "Extract".
- * If you do not find "Extract", select "Open With", then select "Choose Program".
A popup box appears and asks you how you want to open the file. Select LHASA from the list, then check "Always use the selected program to open this type of file." Click OK.
- * Alternatively, after you have successfully installed Lhasa, Lhasa's icon (yellow/light blue) should appear on your desktop.
You can extract the file by drag-and-drop onto the Lhasa desktop shortcut icon.
- * In Windows XP/Vista/7, you may be able to view the contents in the compressed file; however, they may not be displayed correctly. Please be sure to extract the file when viewing the contents.
StuffIt Expander (Macintosh)
Click the following download link (a new window will pop up) and download the tool.
When the installation is complete, you can extract the file by drag-and-drop onto the StuffIt Expander's icon.
How to View Doujinshi (Indie Comics)
"Doujinshi" (indie comics) are usually available in PDF format on DLsite.com.
To view these files, Adobe Reader must be installed in your PC.
Access the following download link (a new window pops up) to install the program.[ Download Adobe Reader ]
After installation, the files in PDF format can be opened simply by double-clicking it.
How to View Copy-Controlled Works
Some items on DLsite.com are copy-controlled.
To view a product that requires user authentication such as files in CPD and DLST formats, you need to install special software (for free) according to its category.
For more details, please refer to the following page.
Some products may require special software.
Please take note of descriptions or notices under Product Details for each product page.