How to open and play .rags game files

In short, Rags is a free game engine to create visual novel and text based adventure games. Lately we have…

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In short, Rags is a free game engine to create visual novel and text based adventure games. Lately we have seen quite a few games made on this engine. It is probably easier to access compared to Ren’Py. I dont know. Anyway, this is a small tutorial that is about how to play a file with .rags extension. Here is everything you need to play Rags games.

Prerequisites: These are windows components you need to run Rags games properly. Those are usually provided with Rags installer but we are just including them to be safe.

Rags Download Links: The download links can be found in official site listed below. However we have also added some mirror in case the site is down or something.

Then Run the Rags program and open your .rags files.

Now here is some instruction for the error “This RAGS game is unreadable “. I found this in a forum and it is 3 years old. I dont know if they fixed this problem or if this method solve the issue. Let me know in comment section.

  • Turn on Control Panel > Programs > Turn Feature on and off > .Net framework 3.5.1
  • Turn on Control Panel > Programs > Turn Feature on and off > Media Features > Windows Media Player
  • Download Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 for Windows Desktop : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=5783 First install x86 then x64, as instructed.
  • Reboot.
  • Download RagsSetup.2.4.16.zip from mirror link http://www.4shared.com/postDownload/R-ami31Cce/RagsSetup2416.html
  • Click on RagsSetup.
  • First error message: “This setup requires the .NET Framework version 4.0”. Install dotNetFx40_Client_setup.exe, reboot computer, click on RagsSetup.
  • Same error message. Click on “setup” rather than “RagsSetup”, and it installs .NET Framework on its own.
  • It should Say that it’s installing Rags x86.

So there you have it

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