1. Post #1
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    The man of "Wat"'s Avatar
    January 2009
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    What is Shimeji?

    Shimeji is a program for windows 2000 and vista, that is basically like your average desktop sitter, or that old purple monkey from the older version's if windows, minus the whole "Rogue adware" thing. They come in all sorts of skin's, its most commonly japanese skins, but recently boards like 4chan have found it, and began crafting skins for it.

    Why is it called Shimeji?

    It references to a japanese mushroom, saying like they duplicate like japanese mushrooms.

    What do they do?

    Once you run the program, a icon will appear on your toolbar, diffrent icon's for diffrent skins, usually. As they fall from the top of your screen, they will usually stand up and walk around a bit. For a minute or two they may stand still for a second to call apon coding, then they will wander around your desktop, sometimes sitting down to relax, or climbing along your monitor sides.

    Anything amazing?

    Well, the thing is programmed to be able to climb on windows, and on occasion. Pull them to the point where they can throw it offscreen. (There is a function to make it return to desktop though.) They can also duplicate themselves freely, but you can just use another function to remove all but one. And no, as far as I know there isnt a way to stop them from duplicating, unless you edit the code.


    You said something about skins?

    Sure did! There are alot of skins that have been released in the past. Some off of comic book heroes, some off of japanese vocaloid stuff. Some off of just meme stuff, like coolface, babby, 4chan stuff.

    So, where to download?

    Take your pick.

    Big Boss (MGS)
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5nyu9nfmm79u2ww
    Kazuhira Miller (MGS)
    http://www.mediafire.com/?464pwpp48vpg50c
    Rorschach
    http://www.mediafire.com/?0oothsebnnbmsyq
    Nite Owl
    http://www.mediafire.com/?2u9bfi41r73b5r1

    And for all your japanese and meme needs. (Also contains the only NON-chibi version of one of these, taokaka, uses actual blazblue sprites.)
    http://www.mediafire.com/?hzxoxff9xqqrocd

    http://haagen-dazs.deviantart.com/ar...r+Shimeji&qo=0

    Image tutorial?
    By all means!

    ]

    yes, they all have that weird chibi effect to it, but if you wish to make your own, there was a template on the original site.

    http://group-finity.com/Shimeji/

    Now, for a small comment.

    For some odd reason, many other poeple are posting how its a virus of some sort, due to a registry sweep, and trying to connect to the internet. So let me clearify.

    The registry sweep was due to it looking at the JNA library to look for reading calls, according to the source coding. No internet activity to be found, unless you are appreantly using windows 2000, then javaws.exe might appear to try to use the java web searcher, Im sure you could stop that though. It is suggested to use the jar rather then the .exe, but w/e works for you. People still persist it is a virus though, without providing any proof


    Anything else?

    It dosent work for windows seven, but it can in a specific way, you have to do something with it, that Im not quite sure what yet.

    Also, they take up 100K of memory each, so dont go crazy with them.

    And sorry if this is the wrong place, I really dont know the correct place to put it.

    So, discuss it.
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  2. Post #2
    Dennab
    June 2010
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    ...That purple monkey was adware? I loved that guy...I think...I have to go lie down
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  3. Post #3
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    January 2009
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    ...That purple monkey was adware? I loved that guy...I think...I have to go lie down
    Maybe I mispronounced that.

    People stated it was rogue adware, I dont really have 100% proof.

  4. Post #4
    Dennab
    June 2010
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    I hope he wasn't, he was my first friend on the computer...:(
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  5. Post #5
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    August 2010
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    Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do

    I'm half crazy, over the moon for you

    It won't be a stylish marriage

    I can't afford a carriage

    But you'd look sweet upon the seat

    Of a bicycle built for two


    Bonzi for life.
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  6. Post #6
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    July 2009
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    bestest buds forever
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  7. Post #7
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    January 2009
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    Btw, on the first link of the japanese skinpack, friends on steam who were using win7 reported that atleast 2 of the skins in the pack worked on win7

  8. Post #8
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    October 2005
    3,047 Posts
    ...That purple monkey was adware? I loved that guy...I think...I have to go lie down
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BonziBU...are_or_spyware

    It's debatable. Basically it collected user data (such as search terms. nothing really private), which I would not blame the company for designing it to do this, nor would I necessarily mind it doing this. It never physically harmed your computer though or put any of your data at risk.
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  9. Post #9
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    July 2007
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    Was thinking about trying it out, saw the trollface and changed my mind.
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    July 2010
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    I don't like viruses :-(
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  11. Post #11
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    August 2008
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    Was thinking about trying it out, saw the trollface and changed my mind.
    Well that's petty

    Also BB one worked right away for me on 7, got a bunch hanging on this window right now lol

  12. Post #12
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    The man of "Wat"'s Avatar
    January 2009
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    Was thinking about trying it out, saw the trollface and changed my mind.
    Thats why the trollface is optional.

    Edited:

    I don't like viruses :-(
    That's fine if its your decision. AVG/MBAM gave me clean. So whatever floats your boat I suppose.

  13. Post #13
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    July 2009
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    these two are probably the best ones
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  14. Post #14
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    Thats why the trollface is optional.
    It's more so that you actually put it in the thread.
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  16. Post #16
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    January 2009
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    It's more so that you actually put it in the thread.
    I didn't wanna make my own toolbar menu instruction picture.

  17. Post #17
    Zorgoth64's Avatar
    July 2009
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    don't yell at me or anything, but here
    http://plus4chan.org/boards/coc/res/31992.html
    they put out a new one every once in a while
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  18. Post #18
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    January 2009
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    don't yell at me or anything, but here
    http://plus4chan.org/boards/coc/res/31992.html
    they put out a new one every once in a while
    Eh, thats fine.

    Better you then me post it.

  19. Post #19
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    November 2007
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    My Nite Owl just duplicated himself.

  20. Post #20
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    July 2009
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    dammit, they are blocking the back button

    Edited:

    My Nite Owl just duplicated himself.
    there are four night owls and two rorschachs on my screen, they are all from duplicating themselves
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  21. Post #21
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    there are four night owls and two rorschachs on my screen, they are all from duplicating themselves
    :iia:

  22. Post #22
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    Yeeeep
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  23. Post #23
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    January 2009
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    Heh, hank hill.

    Also guys, any idea how to make it notice steam? I cant seem to figure out, and they aren't talking.

    Does your's notice steam?

  24. Post #24
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    November 2007
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    Heh, hank hill.

    Also guys, any idea how to make it notice steam? I cant seem to figure out, and they aren't talking.

    Does your's notice steam?
    As far as I can tell from the screenshots and official site, it seems to only work with IE.

  25. Post #25
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    As far as I can tell from the screenshots and official site, it seems to only work with IE.
    It also appreantly works with firefox. And on occasion, Google chrome.

    Edited:

    By the way, there is a new one in the 4chanplus thread, its wario!

  26. Post #26
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    Holy shit a Rorschach is taking my chrome window oh god i can't see what i'm typing.

    Now a Gabe is taking it.

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  27. Post #27
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    April 2007
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    One just slid down my scrollbar.

    What are you doing, crazy lil guy
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    April 2007
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    Rorschach doesn't like the firefox window

  29. Post #29
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    May 2008
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    D'awwwwww. I like Ror.

  30. Post #30
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    Rorschach and Nite owl are awesome
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  31. Post #31
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    October 2008
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    I get a folder called Shimeji_BB, then another one named the same, then conf, and then three files.

    Edited:

    That said, I get no exe or jar.

  32. Post #32
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    Stizzles's Avatar
    February 2009
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    Holy shit, I have to try this out when I get home from school. :buddy:

    Edited:

    I'm gonna try and make a skin of my avatar. :smug:

  33. Post #33
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    I get a folder called Shimeji_BB, then another one named the same, then conf, and then three files.

    Edited:

    That said, I get no exe or jar.
    Strange.

    Which did you DL?

  34. Post #34
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    Maximo13's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Oh, just tried another extraction program. It worked.

    Edited:

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  35. Post #35
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    This is awesome. They keep walking across the bottom of my desktop, climbing the side, then the top, then sliding down. This made my day :buddy:

    Big Boss just fucking ran away with my Firefox window! That fucker.

  36. Post #36
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    This is awesome. They keep walking across the bottom of my desktop, climbing the side, then the top, then sliding down. This made my day :buddy:

    Big Boss just fucking ran away with my Firefox window! That fucker.
    I wish they would notice more windows, like steam.

    They notice MSN though, appreantly.
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  37. Post #37
    CD drives eject stuff, my ass ejects stuff, therefore my ass must be a CD drive.
    ProWaffle's Avatar
    July 2009
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    I bet they steal someone's porn window
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    Quick! Someone work on an Adorable Heavy! And maybe a florpy Pyro, too.
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  39. Post #39
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    September 2008
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    Best buddies Rorschach and Nite Owl are making my surfing miserable.
    :iia:

  40. Post #40
    Working on windows 7



    Didnt do anything special just extracted and ran the .EXE
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