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[ORIGINAL 2013 SOLUTION] 

2017 UPDATE:
I have found new solutions! After purchasing a laptop and installing SAI, unfortunately, I ran across this problem again. If the tips below do not work for you please click this link and check out TWO new ones I have: NEW SOLUTIONS

2016 UPDATE: GUYS. YOU CANNOT GET PEN PRESSURE IF YOU HAVE A MOUSE. I'M SORRY. BUT YOU CAN MANUALLY ADJUST THE THICKNESS OF PARTS OF YOUR STROKES BY USING THE ERASER TOOL OR LINEART TOOL. 

Also, this is not a guaranteed solution and if this doesn't work for you I am so sorry. I am working on an updated solution so please don't fret.

Hey! Two years on I'm gonna make an edit. Paint tool SAI does not require purchase. The trial is good, too. However, if you've found a way to
download it for free, I cannot assure you it'll work, hence me emphasising on the SAI MUST BE BOUGHT stuff. lol XD

Sometimes you dig too deep. SAI is sometimes a very complicating and annoying son of an apple, but maybe you're looking too far into it. As suggested some users said, "Unplugging my tablet, restarting my computer and re-plugging my tablet works every time!" just don't forget to save.

If that doesn't work, you truly are in a shazaam and you're probably gonna have to do this stuffs 

NOTE: Reading through the comments today, I've seen testaments that this tutorial is not always the need. CHECK YOUR 'MIN' SIZE. Keep changing it and testing it as you go along. That may be the problem :)

To everyone I cannot reply to and I've helped, YOU ARE VERY WELCOME! x

Good luck :3


Now, there has been a lot of problems over this I'm gonna tell you what to do with some handy screenshots.
It gets really annoying when you lose pressure sensitivity and you're in the middle of drawing and that is because sometimes SAI can lose your settings, after you have been told to remove all preferences and that, you, like me, may get no response from your pen but only when you press hard on it. I have found a great solution.
This might not work for all users, because of the type of laptop and the type of tablet because it has no sensitivity installed on it at all., but I hope that this will work for you.
Note: Before we go on I forgot to say that you need a tablet, Wacom [preferably] and you also have to have [purchased] SAI.
Without Pressure...:
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So, that's what it looks like. yours might be different though, but the next steps will help. Go to Others - Options - DigitizerSupport
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Your settings should be at 0%, if it is at 100% then that is why you have to press so hard, if it is other than 0% then set it to that.
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Before you fiddle about with SAI, you still mustn't, for smoother lines go to Advanced settings and change your Quality to 4 (smoothest)
Size and Dens ticked. Come out of SAI (if in the middle of project save as a .sai)
Close then re open SAI and feel free to draw!
Any questions ask and I'd love to know that I've helped you ^^
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This will also work with trials, there are no more possible ways to download SAI so you must buy it ^_=

Happy 2013
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:iconliamsworld:
LiamsWorld Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont have the real version of sai i have the torrented version is there anyway of fixing this?
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Selkra Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
Changing the advanced settings worked for me, thank you!
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:iconjohnplayz123:
Johnplayz123 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017
Doesn't wok
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:iconenderhyena:
EnderHyena Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it didnt work at all...
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:iconwerewolflover221:
WereWolfLover221 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone link me to the lineart brush or give the files to me i need it i am on useing a mouse and it doesnt work though someone on youtube got it to work with a mouse idk what to do and i need this badly
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:iconthewafflewarrior123:
TheWaffleWarrior123 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If by line art you mean having pressure sensitivity (Smooth lines) than I'm pretty sure its impossible to get it on a mouse. Or maybe this has nothing to do with anything your asking. idk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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:iconwerewolflover221:
WereWolfLover221 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lineart BRUSH is the tool that has PEN PRESSURE in it 
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:iconsazixanki:
Sazixanki Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only tablets can have Pen pressure. Pen pressure is in (Mostly) all brushes so i dont think there are any way to get pen pressure with a mouse.
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:iconthewafflewarrior123:
TheWaffleWarrior123 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought a cintiq and at first it didn't work with sai (I have the hacked free version thingy don't tell on me pls). But than I went into misc and changed the whatever setting from 0 too 1 like in the extra solutions thing. And that made pressure sensitivity work. After a couple days, It stopped working again. I restarted my computer multiple times and it still didn't work. After that I rage quit and shut down my computer. I came back a day later and it mysteriously started working again and I was super confused. It worked for about a week until my computer updated automatically and the pen sensitivity on my cintiq stopped working again. I waited a day and hoped it would start working again like the last time but I have had no such luck. Than I updated the wacom drivers and it still doesn't work. It's been like 4 days since it stopped working and I am beyond confused. And I don't want to buy the legit version if it's not going to work. Plus i'm only 13 so its kinda hard to just come up with 50 bucks. I am confuzled and in need of help if you know the answer please share thanks.
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:iconthewafflewarrior123:
TheWaffleWarrior123 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it works again wtf im a confused
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:iconnachorocket69:
NachoRocket69 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
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:icondraconic-tail:
Draconic-tail Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
!! Thank you so much!!
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:iconalienatmosphere:
AlienAtmosphere Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
i tried this, but when i put it on 100 my tablet becomes completely unresponsive when in the sai window :c

im not too sure how the other technique works
sometimes when i restart it works sometimes it doesnt
completely reinstalling sai worked for the pressure for about a day

it stopped working, so i restarted, being successful, but then halfway through my drawing it stopped again and thats how i found this haha
 any ideas ?
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:iconcasscati:
casscati Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Still can't fix it :[
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:iconekiben2000:
EkiBEN2000 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i have a wacom intuos, updated drivers, and windows 8

ive tried a lot of methods, but i still cant get pen pressure on sai

other programs are ok, but they're almost unusable for me because I suck :'D

any help?
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:iconcaitybee:
Caitybee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a PenPower Picasso and this solution will not work for me on my Laptop. I have no idea why, if someone can help me I'd appreciate it.
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:iconcrazyjadelm:
crazyjadelm Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It worked !
I'll remember this, thank you so much for taking the time to write it!
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:iconpinecoon:
Pinecoon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hello, I am using a monoprice graphic drawing tablet (I cannot afford sai, nor a wacom tablet) 
I am using the same 'crack' version of SAI my friend has, but she has a wacom tablet and her pen pressure is working.

Do you have any solutions that might help me?
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:iconmosaladmosideboobs:
mosaladmosideboobs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Now I can get shit done without my pressure sensitivity in the way. :)
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:iconluinele:
luinele Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry that I am an idiot(I am new to sai), but all of my windows are on the right side of the screen. How do I place it to the left like the image above?
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:icon0mnitrix:
0mnitrix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hit the "Window" button at the top toolbar and go to the bottom of its drop-down. un-tick the "show layer panel to right" and the "show color and tool to right" buttons.
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:iconluinele:
luinele Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I will do that in a minute!
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:iconpechaberi:
pechaberi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If anyone is having problems (can't draw, no sensitivity, etc.) go back to the settings and change it from 100% to 50%. That worked for me, I have the latest version (cracked) and I'm using a Huion tablet. 
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:iconcloudspaint:
Cloudspaint Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
now i get it.... i only have the free version........ IHKAD ÖQW(FNQPIFN QIPFN IDQADUON CUQPFD)N QÜ)FDN )QN FUJKCINGSHITMNMKQDUB QJWSIHATMEEMYLIFEEJEKN WF PÄ FIQIFNIGWFUCVKYOUSAISDJWQDNWQFPIF
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:iconjieowo:
jieowo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, you should try to actually BUY it because usually cracked versions contain a lot of bugs and viruses

and it will really support the company who made it if you actually buy it,,, 
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:iconcloudspaint:
Cloudspaint Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
its not cracked!!
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:iconjieowo:
jieowo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh! are you just using the free trial or something?
sorry!! i misunderstood ;;
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:iconmissavv7:
Missavv7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It made it worse,I can't even draw??? Help???
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:iconpechaberi:
pechaberi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If you didn't figure out the issue, set the number you changed from 100 to 50 in the options. 
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:iconpoiibo:
poiibo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It worked fine with my old Wacom but, I just got the pro today and I'm going to try these things hopefully they work.
Bc so far so luck ;;
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:iconrimosilli:
Rimosilli Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
I have a Ugee M708 and the pen pressure still doesn't work. Yes, I am using the cracked version - and like many others, I cannot afford to spend money on the official. d'ya think there's anything I could do?
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:iconpechaberi:
pechaberi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Set it to 50 instead of 100
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:iconrimosilli:
Rimosilli Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Nope, that hasn't worked either. None of the solutions have worked so far so I might just leave it and use another program - which is a shame really. 
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:iconpechaberi:
pechaberi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you need a different crack honestly, would you like a link to the one working for me?
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:iconrimosilli:
Rimosilli Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Well, I already have two different versions of it, but I guess I could give it a go.
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:iconpechaberi:
pechaberi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
www.mediafire.com/file/po4g8ir…

I used this one and it worked fine for me, I hope it helps you ;v;
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:iconrednibbles121:
RedNibbles121 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have a surface pro 4 deviantART :| (Blank Stare) 
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:iconcookiefox-dragon:
CookieFox-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Still no pressure detection.
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:iconnacoobaboo:
NacooBaboo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
idk what to do nothing will work T-T i have the wacom tablet and I have the paid version of paint tool sai and i followed the instructions.If you can give me any help that would be wonderful 
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:iconzepumpking:
ZePumpking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using a Ugee m708. No pressure detection at all.
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:iconjafirin816:
Jafirin816 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Errrrr actually I'm trying to disable pressure sensitivity but my screen isn't big enough to reach the option so... help pls?
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:iconshaii14:
shaii14 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Hi!! I'm using Genius MousePen i608x i hace tried everything but still no pressure T^T what shoukd I do? 
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:iconburmawaffle:
burmawaffle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Is it a tablet?
If it is not, then pen pressure doesn't work.
like if you have a mouse, you can't use pen pressure.
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:iconshaii14:
shaii14 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Student General Artist
It's fixed now :'D but now i gots a new problem.. everytime I open Sai, it suddenly won't work.. i have used it on sai before and it worked fine until now.. T^T
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:iconburmawaffle:
burmawaffle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Trying reinstalling sai. I'm not so sure about other tablets since I only have a Wacom and Cintiq uvu
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:iconwolfaddict44:
WolfAddict44 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2016
Can you still have a mouse plugged in at the same time as a tablet? If not then that's probably why it isn't working for me... But I would like to know anyway.
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:iconredcurruption:
RedCurruption Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you leave your mouse still while using pen it will work.
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