School Days HQ Available for Download

August 6th, 2012

The digital download version of School Days HQ is ready! You can order it at

We’re also offering a Collector’s Edition + Download bundle. Order the Collector’s Edition and you can get a download code for just $5.00 more.

You do need to apply the 1.01 patch, which is found at




  1. Faddict
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    i’m right in the middle of the game. Just want to make sure that this doesn’t affect any of my saves.

  2. Desperate Downloader
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Bought the download. Site says it’s processed and you certainly took my money, but I’m not seeing any option to actually download the game. Don’t recall this being a problem with ‘A Drug That Makes You Dream’, which I also bought by download, but as a guest.

  3. TD
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Also am in the same boat (no pun intended) as Desperate Downloader. Bought DL on monday, payment completed on wednesday and still have not received any indication of how to dl my copy even though its been far longer than the 24 hours its supposed to take.

  4. Makoto
    Posted August 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    @Desperate Downloader, TD: If you haven’t already, please open a ticket at with your order number.

  5. Otamega
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Hello guys. I have a question. When I go to the link of SDHQ Collector edition and select “Add to cart”, ask me the for an option for purchase but the only one is download it, and i want it in C.D. Is this some kind of error or you just have not anymore collector pack + C.D for sell?

    Waiting for the answer.

  6. Makoto
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    @Otamega: That’s an additional option. You don’t have to check it off. If you do check it off, you will get the physical collector’s edition along with a download code.

  7. Johan
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I have decided to buy the collectors editition aswell. But when clicking the “click to add to cart” button it tells me that I need to check the checkbox for a $5 extra digital download which is not in my interest. Any ideas?

  8. Makoto
    Posted October 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    @Johan: Ok, I just checked the store and I see what you mean. We’ll fix it now.

  9. StarGazer
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    I really want to buy this game, but I wanted to make sure my laptop will be able to handle it before I make the purchase.
    I just finished Kira*Kira with no problems whatsoever and I had played the Trial Version of “Ef – A Tale of the Two” with no issues either. Would that indicate any difficulties in running School Days HQ?

    Also, how hard is it two download and use the patch (Version 1.02) ? Not confident in figuring that out on my own…

    Thx in advance!

  10. Makoto
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    @StarGazer: Your laptop should have no difficulties running School Days. The patch is very easy to install. Also, the download version comes with the patch installed.

  11. StarGazer
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    It’s the oldest Hp Mini out there though, the HP Mini 1000 -
    Intel Processor, 1.60Hz (I believe it’s also a single core)

    Thats awesome the download comes with the patch installed though! Thats awesome effort on your part!

    If I did have difficulties running it on my Mini after download, would I be stuck in that situation?

  12. Makoto
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    @StarGazer: Sorry, I spoke too soon. With that machine, it is likely that you will experience lag. I’m told the Intel Atom is a very underpowered processor, and School Days wants a Pentium 4 2.0GHz minimum.

  13. Dave
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    For those of us who preordered the CE and have been enjoying it since release – is there a $5 “upgrade” to get the download as well?

  14. Makoto
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    @Dave: Thanks for your preorder. Yes, you can get the download for $5. Please open a ticket at and we’ll set it up.

  15. animefan
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    How long does it take before you get the download link? Its within 24 hours of getting the invoice for the order in your email right?

  16. Makoto
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    @animefan: If the invoice says Complete, then you should get your code shortly after that. If you don’t, please open a ticket at

  17. Forrest
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    I have saved all the downloads to my computer but when I want to run the final install is keeps telling me that the publisher is not verified. Am I doing something wrong or do I need to disable something on my settings to allow the install to activate? I don’t know if it helps but I’m running windows 8.

  18. Makoto
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    @Forrest: There’s no button that you can press to ignore the warning and proceed?

  19. Forrest
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    When I open the install it asks “how do you want to open this file?” I choose Internet Explorer. Then it asks if I want to “open” or “save” the file, since I already saved the file I choose “open”. After that is says “The programs publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this program?” I choose “open” again and it takes me back to “How do you want to open this file?” and continues like this in a loop. Unfortunately it does not give me the option to “ignore and proceed”, so is there something I should disable? Or should I open it in something other than Internet Explorer. I am rather new to windows 8 so pardon my ignorance. Thanks for the help.

  20. Makoto
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    @Forrest: You probably have a file named “SCHOOLDAYS_Install”. Please rename it to “SCHOOLDAYS_Install.exe”, then run it.

  21. Minsu
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    If you run the game after installation Exe Module SoundBase intialisation error Failed to load properties information

    Solution to some error in this way tteugu window by pressing OK, right off the top Why geureongayeo been the one installed

  22. Makoto
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    @Minsu: Sorry, couldn’t understand that second line. For the SoundBase initialization error, you probably need to install DirectX 9.0c. Please download, extract the files, then run DXSETUP.exe.

  23. Griff
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I ordered this game in cd form about a month ago. How long does it typically take for the game to come to the U.S.?

  24. Makoto
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    @Griff: Your package was shipped on 2/1. Please check your confirmation email to make sure it was sent to the right address. If it was, please check with your post office.

  25. Leoss
    Posted June 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink


    I have the “Soundbase problem” too (

    I downloaded DirectX 9.0c. and DXSETUP.exe but there is no change…

    Any idea ?

  26. Makoto
    Posted June 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    That should fix it. Did you download this file:

  27. Leoss
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry if I wasn’t clear enough but I am saying that I already tried that (I read what you responded to Minsu in February, I tried it but no change…)

  28. Makoto
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    We’re looking into the problem. Please stand by.

  29. Makoto
    Posted June 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    @Leoss: It looks like you’re missing DX8Sound.ini. Please try installing this:

  30. Houjuu
    Posted November 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Are you shipping to Germany? I need to know, because I’m interested in the Collectors Edition if still available.

  31. Makoto
    Posted November 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    @Houjuu: Yes, we ship to Germany.

  32. Jacky Ha
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    same thing, Exe Module Sound Base initialization error Failed to load properties information

    I download these two driver as you mentioned above, but still doesn’t work……….really wanna play this game, plz
    direct 10

    Product Model: Aspire 5560 (15”)
    System: window 7 64 bit

  33. Makoto
    Posted December 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    @Jacky Ha: Please download and extract it to your SCHOOLDAYS HQ\Packs folder. Overwrite the existing Ini.GPK if one exists.

  34. Merlin
    Posted October 30, 2014 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I have received my invoice email a day before and it says the transaction is complete. But j still don’t see any download code. I bought school days Hq

  35. Thomas
    Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    Hi, I will check into this ASAP, but it’ll be tomorrow when the business day starts.

  36. Thomas
    Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    It was the weekend, perhaps the delay was related to that.

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