DQX Translation Tools

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Dragon Quest X is written entirely in Japanese. For those who don't read or understand the language, this can prove daunting at first. A couple of third-party tools exist to help players that don't read the language still get a general idea of what's going on. These tools are only relevant for the PC version of the game.



  • Reads the dialog text from the game, sends the untranslated text to a translation service and sends the finished, translated text to a customizable overlay for you to use
  • Available in two flavors: ahkmon and ahkmon_desktop
  • What's the difference?
    • ahkmon is the latest version of the tool with the newest changes. This version of the tool requires you to sign up with a translation service to receive an "API Key", which is really just a password to talk to something. Signing up for these services requires a valid credit card, but they have no costs associated with them. You can find more information about how to use this on ahkmon's Github here, as well as installation of the application here. This is the recommended version to use as it's much more stable than the version below
    • ahkmon_desktop is for those who don't have access to a credit card, so they are unable to sign up for a translation service mentioned above. This version interacts with a desktop client called "DeepL Translate", which sends the text to the desktop client to translate and puts the completed text into an overlay. You can find more information on the requirements needed to use this version here, as well as the installation of the application here


  • Directly translates the UI elements of the game (menus, items, etc.). Instructions on how to install and use dqxclarity can be found on its Github page here