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SAI FAQ
« on: January 28, 2010, 04:11:54 PM »
Q. It is free?
A. English pack, launcher, brushes, translation - it all for free. Program itself is not free, is trialware.

Q. So major advantage of the fan made pack is that, it doesn't have a trial date because it is free?
A. Ren: Nope, the translation itself is free of course, but you have to buy Sai to actually use it :3

Q. My trial ended what can I do ?
A. hmmm... buy it?

Q. So if you pay for the full version is there still a time trial on it
A. Ren: No, of course not! Once you pay you get a code to use with Sai and the trial period disappears :3

Q. On one of my computers, I downloaded Sai 1.01. So if I buy it, I would have to uninstall Sai 1.01, download Sai 1.00 from the official site, and download the language.conf?
A. sgiff: No just register, get a license code from the download site and paste it in the application folder and your good to go.  You don't need to uninstall anything.

Q. I downloaded the paint tool sai from here, and I have a question. is this the trial one that disappers in like 30 days or this last forever. because in the Japanese SAI site they let peple download their trial one but for only 30 days.
A. This version has no differences from original one (except additional brushes and textures), so yep, it is 30 day trial.

Q. I purchase the license to have the sai program and download the program itself, and then i download this translatio, and then...
A. parfhelbelia: Replace your language.conf with restorer's file. place SAI digital license file e.g. "00000numbersblahblah.slc" in your SAI folder and ENJOY

Q. Is the software itself included ? or is it just the language file ?
A. If you will spend a second and click "[Read more...]" next to "PaintTool SAI English Pack 1.1.0 Full" on home page, you will see message: "This installer will install english pack, sai programm itself and necessary shortcuts." - yep, software included.

Q. Um, this has probably already been asked, but when you download it, do you need the real SAI already downloaded?
A. Real SAI (latest version from official site) is included into Full pack.

Q. When I try to open mine it says something about Administrator needed or something like that. Help?
A. Yep, when SAI starts first time, it need Admin rights. Right click on SAI executable, than click "Run as administrator"

Q. And I can buy the license and put it into the appropriate folder of... the English Pack? And it will work?
A. Yep, you can do it

Q. I have both of paint tool sai do i have to pay for both of them?
A. Nope. please read original license (on japanese site) for more information about licensing.

Q. Does anyone know ifthe fan-made version is compatible with the new mac os?
A. No, SAI available only for Windows. You can either install Windows via BootCamp or install Windows using some virtual machine.

Q. I don't have the smarts to convert yen to dollars.
A. Kaetemi: Just type "5250 yen to usd" or "5250 yen to eur" (without quotes) into google

Q. Whenever I try to start SAI after I buy it, my computer says that I can't open it because it's a file that my computer can't use. It's a .SLC file btw
A. You should download this .slc file somewhere, than copy&paste it in SAI installation folder (it can be "C:\Program Files\Paint Tool Sai English Pack", "C:\Documents And Settings\<User name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Zame\Paint Tool SAI English Pack" or wherever you install it).
« Last Edit: December 26, 2010, 09:34:46 AM by restorer »

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 04:13:18 PM »
Wery first version of SAI FAQ.
If you have any ideas about FAQ Questions and Answers, please feel free to post here.

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 06:54:10 AM »
can i draw without  buying it :-\

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 11:50:03 AM »
sure, 30 day trial.

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 01:23:02 PM »
C: Hi. I just wanted to let everyone know that there has been a (relatively simple!) fix for using SAI in MAC OS X.

http://biancajo.com/blog/?p=35

You can read about it there. I've checked it out, it's safe.

I just haven't been able to test it on a Mac ^-^;;;

I was just preparing for when I do get a Mac, I need my SAI after all.(sai is love :D)

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 12:57:45 PM »
C: Hi. I just wanted to let everyone know that there has been a (relatively simple!) fix for using SAI in MAC OS X.

http://biancajo.com/blog/?p=35

You can read about it there. I've checked it out, it's safe.

I just haven't been able to test it on a Mac ^-^;;;

I was just preparing for when I do get a Mac, I need my SAI after all.(sai is love :D)


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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 08:11:31 PM »
Hey, just wanted to know that after the 30 day trial and I buy the license, how long the license lasts for? Do we have to buy a new license every year, or is it a one-off payment ?

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 01:39:25 AM »
Hey, just wanted to know that after the 30 day trial and I buy the license, how long the license lasts for? Do we have to buy a new license every year, or is it a one-off payment ?

once you get license, you can use it forever.

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2010, 06:59:27 PM »
Hi there, I'm having a bit of bother with my program. I just got a new computer and every time I open Sai it tells me that the system ID in software license certificate is wrong. I've already paid for the program on my old laptop but now when I use the same file on my computer it says trial day in the top corner. Please tell me I don't have to pay for the program file again now that I'm using a new computer.

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2010, 07:05:50 PM »
You should receive new license file (you don't need to pay again, just download new license file for new ID)

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 06:48:43 PM »
How to buy a Paint Too SAI

1) go to https://www.systemax.jp/en/sai/purchase.php
2) click "Agree"
3) Fill form (Quantity: 1, Email Address: your email address, Full Name: your name, Address: address)
4) Click "Next >>"
5) DO NOT close page
6) Wait for email from SYSTEMAX (subject: "SYSTEMAX Online Shop", from: shop@systemax.jp)
7) Copy "Confirmation No." from Email and paste it on page (I hope you read item #5 and didn't close page)
8) Click "Next >>"
9) Purchase SAI via PayPal
10) You should receive another email from SYSTEMAX (subject: "SYSTEMAX Online Shop", from: shop@systemax.jp). It will look like that: http://images.detstwo.com/view/Rb5QgH.png

11) go to https://www.systemax.jp/en/license.html, DO NOT close the page.
12) Open last email, received from SYSTEMAX (subject: "SYSTEMAX Online Shop", from: shop@systemax.jp, looks like http://images.detstwo.com/view/Rb5QgH.png)
12) copy from last email received from SYSTEMAX: "Software License Number" and "Certificate Download Password" to opened page. DO NOT copy "Password Character Type" - is not required.
13) DO NOT close page
13) Open Paint Tool SAI, click "Others" (in menu), click "System ID"
14) Copy System ID and paste it on opened page in "Your PC's System ID"
15) Click "Download Software License Certificate"
16) Download certificate file ("sai-<some numbers here>.slc", for example "sai-010021195166.slc") and save this file on Desktop
17) DO NOT run this file
18) Read this: http://sai.detstwo.com/smf/index.php?topic=1515.msg4937#msg4937
« Last Edit: November 21, 2011, 02:24:14 PM by restorer »

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 04:30:35 AM »
hi, i really need help, please reply!!
so i got the trial version, and after a few days, i tryed to open it, and it said: 'paint tool sai has been moved' i ignored it.
a few weeks after that i tryed to buy the full version. i bought every thing and did everything up until the point i need my system id
thing is, i cant open my trial version to get it D':
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you so very much!

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 06:08:04 AM »
Okay i have a few questions about SAI,

I want to download the program, are their any viruses or things I should look for?


Do you pay monthly and how much?

Thank you, c: I am finished        :-*
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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 10:17:39 AM »
Quote from: Heatherheart
Okay i have a few questions about SAI, I want to download the program, are their any viruses or things I should look for?

No viruses.

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Do you pay monthly and how much?

Zero for trial version (30 days). About $50 (just once) for full version.

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Re: SAI FAQ
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 07:01:32 PM »
um, recently my sai closed its self due to an error and the picture i was doing wasnt saved  :'( but i found a tmp file but how do i open it in sai again? ::)
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