You can place the folder anywhere in your computer, however it is not recommended to place it in drive C:.
You will find these folders when opening the simulator's folder.
Put the songs you have downloaded into the right folder, based on their genre. Example: Put Aitakatta into J-POP folder or put New Super Mario Bros. U into Game Music folder.
You can find the genre of the song in Song List page, Notechart Data page, or its Youtube video description.
I'd like to group my favorite songs/I'd like to make my own set of genres/etc. Can I make my own folder?
Yes. You can create your own folder. But, in order to make it "readable" by the program, you need to create a file named "genre.ini" (without quotes) in it and put these simple configurations.
They are for storing images, language set-ups, and sound files respectively. Please do not modify them to make sure the program work correctly, unless you want to customize it to your likings.
Until people who own operating systems other than Windows give report about the simulator's compatibility, it can't be decided if it's compatible or not. For now, you have to use it on Windows.
In gameplay screen, press F and J keys for center of Taiko (Red notes/Don) and press D and K keys for rim of Taiko (Blue notes/Kat). For second player, press V and M keys for center and press C and , (comma) keys for rim. Press Space key to start the song.
In song select screen, press D, K, up arrow or down arrow key to select a song. Press Space, F or J key to choose a song.
Yes. Open keyconf.ini and change these configurations.
L_KaP1 is first player's left rim, L_DongP1 is first player's left center and so on.
The numbers after equal sign are decimal code of keyboard keys. This table will help you determine what keys you want to use. (Table picture from ZMY's Taikojiro blog)
Yes, you can. But, you need JoyToKey or similar program for that.
The song is too hard/I'd like to see how hard the song is. Can I make the simulator to play it by itself?
Certainly. On "Press Space Key" screen, press F1 to activate Autoplay.
Do note that the score won't be saved if you use autoplay.
Sure thing. On "Press Space Key" screen, press K key several times to activate one of these modifiers. They will rise the difficulty of the notechart, but won't affect the score (except one).
x2 Scroll (Baisoku, ばいそく in Taiko no Tatsujin): Doubles the notechart's scroll speed.
x3 Scroll (Sanbai, さんばい in Taiko no Tatsujin): Triples the notechart's scroll speed.
x4 Scroll (Yonbai, よんばい in Taiko no Tatsujin): Quadruples the notechart's scroll speed.
Doron (ドロン, Invisible in Taiko no Tatsujin): All notes become invisible, leaving only the words under the scroll bar available.
Stealth: Both notes and words under the scroll bar become invisible.
Turn (Abekobe, あべこべ in Taiko no Tatsujin): All red notes (Don) become blue notes (Kat) and vice versa.
Shuffle (Detarame, でたらめ in Taiko no Tatsujin): Some red notes become blue notes and vice versa, creating new note patterns. Different patterns are created every time the song is played using this modifier.
Reg. Speed ###: Specifies the notechart's scroll speed. The scroll speed can be adjusted by pressing F or J, with speed range from 40 to 300. Note that the base score and score increment are reduced by half when playing with this modifier turned on.
You can also press D key to activate modifiers, with the order reversed.
On Song Selection screen, press F5 to activate Two Player Mode.
You can also press F5 on "Press Space Key" screen, however you need to wait for few seconds in order to make the screen change.
Either during the gameplay or on the result screen, press Q to go back to "Press Space Key" screen.
- Hard Gauge/Health Bar mode:
On Song Selection screen, press F4 to activate "Hard Gauge" or "Health Bar" mode. The bar will decrease every time you miss a note. If you miss when the bar is completely empty, the song automatically ends and you are instantly failed. The only way to replenish the bar is to keep hitting the note accurately.
In two player mode, the song will continue to play as long as at least one player managed to survive. However, no more notes appear on failed player's field.
You can also press F5 on "Press Space Key" screen, however you need to wait for few seconds in order to make the screen replace the Normal Gauge.
- Duet Notechart:
Duet Notechart is notechart in which the note patterns between first and second player are different. Currently only few notecharts have Duet Notechart.
There is also a Special Duet Notechart mode, in which the Duet Notechart can only be activated by pressing D and K keys alternately, 20 times. By doing so, "Ex Mode" will appear and you can play Special Duet Notechart mode. To return to normal mode, press the the same keys again.
- Adjusting Auto mode's accuracy:
By pressing left or right arrow in Auto mode, you can adjust the accuracy or "Level" of Autoplay from 000 to 100, with 000 being 100% Good notes.
- Stable Score Mode:
Stable Score Mode (known as Shin-uchi Mode in Taiko no Tatsujin 14 and later) is a mode where combos no longer affect the score. The score will always be the same, even during Go Go Time. Press F6 to activate Stable Score Mode.