Touhou Patch Center:Standalone Patches

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This page is a translated version of the page Touhou Patch Center:Standalone Patches and the translation is 43% complete.

For your convenience, this wiki is now offering pre-packaged English patches based entirely on thcrap.
Please follow the instructions below.

NOTE: This method is NOT the recommended method for using thcrap, ESPECIALLY if you have more than one Touhou game.

It is recommended that you install thcrap following the instructions on the Download page so you can prevent duplication of content and have a central application to manage your patches for all your Touhou games.

Packages (lang_en-literal based)

Package dates:
Touhou 6-9(except 7.5): 9-12-2023
Notes:
Vpatch included for extra functionality
Only Touhou 6 has a complete translation. Missing stuff is filled in by lang_en

Instructions

Each package contains a folder called "thcrap" and a launcher called "thxx (thpatch-en-literal).exe".

1. Download the package.
2. Extract the folder and launcher into the directory of its respective game, where the original exe for the game lies.
3. Launch the game with thxx (thpatch-en-literal).exe.

Disclaimer

These standalone packages are entirely based on thcrap and all its features.
They are self-updating, which means that every time you launch the game, they connect to the internet to check if new translatable content is available for download.
This is useful, because translated content from thpatch is never final and always due to changes and improvements.

About

It has come to our attention, that the self-updating nature of thcrap has lead to English static patches of the Touhou games becoming a thing of the past.
Though thcrap comes with a great set of features, including but not limiting to self-updating and patch stacking, some select users take issue with a few things about thcrap:

  1. Usability: the thcrap configuration tool is a lot more easy to use than it used to, but if it's still too hard for you and you find these easier to use, go ahead.
  2. Portability: In its current form, thcrap is like a patch central on your hard drive that creates shortcuts with absolute file paths to the respective games.
    Though this provides a central location to manage your patches, this comes with the issue that, if for example you wanted to take the patched game along with you on a USB-stick and show it to a friend, you will have to rerun the thcrap configuration tool to generate the new shortcuts, or in the worst case, download all translated assets all over again.
  3. Steam Deck support: the Steam Deck tend to struggle with the shortcuts generated by the thcrap configuration tool, and the shortcut-like exe files in these standalone patches are easier to manage for it.

Therefore, we are now offering easy to use, pre-packaged and pre-configured standalone patches for all supported English translated games.
These standalone packages are entirely based on thcrap and thus, self-updating, meaning that these packages are not static.

Please take note that this is not the recommended way to use thcrap.
These patches are only meant to fulfill the demand for people who want nothing more than to play the games in English and can do without any additional features or patches.