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UFO English Patch v1.0 Released!


After much testing, the UFO English patch is ready for download – get your UFOs ready! This patch, as usual, updates all in-game dialogue and graphics to English; you’ll need to be sure that you’ve updated the full version of UFO to v1.00b - if you haven’t yet, grab the patch from the Team Shanghai Alice site here – see the post below for more details.

Once you’re up to date on UFO, simply run the patcher as usual; users of the previous colorblind patch shouldn’t have any issues installing over the existing files. The colorblindness option wasn’t included in the English patch, however, as the corrections ZUN made with v1.00b should correct any gameplay issues for colorblind players. You can download the patch (as usual) by clicking the image above, or by clicking on this link.

Thanks go out to Mr_Alert for hacking and tools, Solamarle for translation, Mefidex for text editing, Halbarad for image editing, and SirAlex and Ars for testing.


  1. September 8th, 2009 | 5:32 pm

    WOW, that was fast.

    Thanks for whoever translated this so fast!

  2. LinkThePhantom
    September 8th, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    WOO! You guys rock!

    This came out much faster than I expected it to. Massive thanks go out to everyone involved in with this.

  3. Slowbro
    September 8th, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    That was fast.

  4. Slowbro
    September 8th, 2009 | 5:57 pm

    Is it only me, or does the font in the Music Room seem a bit too blurred?

  5. Starrwind
    September 8th, 2009 | 5:58 pm

    That was quicker than expected. You made me lose seven cookies!

  6. qazmlpok
    September 8th, 2009 | 6:02 pm


    So what’s next, PC-98 or fangames?

  7. Scaura
    September 8th, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    This made my day. Thanks a lot, you guys.

  8. nintendonut888
    September 8th, 2009 | 6:19 pm

    Man you guys work fast now. Great job as always! I look forward to the completed PC-98 patches. ^_^

  9. Anonymous
    September 8th, 2009 | 6:26 pm

    Patching external files…
    Error patching file(s):
    Error patching file(s) in th12.dat:

    Error: Error patching/extracting file(s).
    2 file(s) affected.

  10. Quintafeira12
    September 8th, 2009 | 6:33 pm

    And next, PC-98 games.

    Or Touhou Soccer (wishfull)

    Also, CIRNO DAY!!!

  11. Dashuu
    September 8th, 2009 | 6:38 pm

    I got the same thing as Anon did. Any help?

    September 8th, 2009 | 6:41 pm


  13. September 8th, 2009 | 6:46 pm

    > Anonymous/Dashuu

    Make sure you’ve patched up to UFO 1.00b, there’s a link in this post or you can check down two posts on the main page for another link (or two).

  14. Fubu72
    September 8th, 2009 | 6:53 pm

    Fast English Kogasa surprised me. Thank you.

  15. DaiaX
    September 8th, 2009 | 6:57 pm

    Eye didn’t see this coming in Cirno day!


  16. September 8th, 2009 | 7:27 pm

    Ok, t’was F.A.S.T.


    lol, what a bad joke XD

  17. Raizxion
    September 8th, 2009 | 7:38 pm

    My jaw dropped after I saw this. Never expected it to be so fast! Thanks for all the patches that you guys have done!

  18. DAzure
    September 8th, 2009 | 8:06 pm

    Wow, impressive!

    Just a little over 3 weeks to translate the whole thing…

    Kudos to the translation team.

  19. alphamone
    September 8th, 2009 | 8:08 pm

    wow, fast patch is VERY fast.

    also, happy cirno day.

  20. Tich
    September 8th, 2009 | 8:25 pm

    WOW, that was really fast! Thank you very much for your hard work.

  21. September 8th, 2009 | 8:53 pm


  22. September 8th, 2009 | 9:17 pm

    SO FAST! Awesome job folks!

  23. Aratta~♪
    September 8th, 2009 | 9:39 pm

    Comic updates continued with english patch…


  24. siesta_34
    September 8th, 2009 | 10:07 pm

    well~, it has been said already but, FAST IS FAST O.O
    no, really
    thank you very much guys =D

  25. Amdusia
    September 8th, 2009 | 10:29 pm

    I seem to have odd lag issues (abrupt, random slowdown, game completely freezing for a few seconds at one point) with the patch that I don’t have with the unpatched version. Any way I could fix this?

  26. passer-by
    September 8th, 2009 | 10:47 pm

    W00T! Thanks to people who translated it so fast and people who made the patch so fast! Oh and it’s CIRNO DAY!!!! as I’m sure the majority of you know but I’ll say it anyway. Oh and is it just me or does UFO give unlimited continues unlike the other games? *has a feeling Shinki is going to appear in Touhou 13*

  27. WillieGR
    September 8th, 2009 | 11:34 pm

    WOW! Thank so much for translating so fast!

  28. dgbarca
    September 9th, 2009 | 12:29 am

    HOORAY !

  29. grgspunk
    September 9th, 2009 | 1:46 am

    WOW, I thought the TH11 patch came out really fast–This one’s a world record!

    Thank you so much, and happy Cirno day!

  30. September 9th, 2009 | 2:25 am

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  31. Jess
    September 9th, 2009 | 4:08 am

    Holy crap, that was fast. And just in time for cirno day :] Thanks to everyone who worked on the patch!!

  32. Anoobis
    September 9th, 2009 | 4:33 am

    Wow, that was very fast indeed. Thank you so much guys.

  33. Cirno
    September 9th, 2009 | 8:08 am

    Holy heck! I log onto the site due to the fact that it’s ⑨/⑨/⑨ today and what do I get?

  34. EverardXavier
    September 9th, 2009 | 8:10 am

    Happy Cirno Day everybody!

  35. wordspoken
    September 9th, 2009 | 8:17 am

    Hey guys be careful! Too much awesomeness might break the Internet!

    Also GJ and happy C-day.

  36. September 9th, 2009 | 8:35 am

    Nice. Incredibly fast too. Lets go play UFO right away!

  37. universalperson
    September 9th, 2009 | 9:59 am


    You guys are awesome! Hope 12.3 also comes out soon.

    Then you can do the PC-98 games.

  38. Nanashi
    September 9th, 2009 | 12:18 pm

    Holy shit, that was fast, huh?

    Thank you so much, guys.

  39. NyuChu77
    September 9th, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    Hooray! Touhou UFO English Patch is out! \(^o^)/

  40. Vale
    September 9th, 2009 | 4:38 pm

    Awesome patch!

    But Extra is untranslated..

  41. Vale
    September 9th, 2009 | 4:40 pm

    Oh wait! Belay that comment!

    I am a moron, let’s leave it at that.

  42. Saffielia
    September 9th, 2009 | 9:08 pm

    Holy shnaps that was fast! (Happy Cirno Day!)

    But I’m getting trouble with the patcher for 1.00b… Any help?

  43. Jelly
    September 10th, 2009 | 12:08 am

    The spellcard list in the Result screen is untranslated, it turns into what Japanese looks like online when a computer doesn’t have a language pack. Still, great job regardless.

  44. Jelly
    September 10th, 2009 | 12:29 am

    Never mind, it’s the same problem several of the patches have, all I have to do is encounter the spellcard again.

  45. Maiku
    September 10th, 2009 | 3:10 am

    Wow! So fast!
    Touhou community became so aweseome these days!
    Thank you for everyone who worked on this patch!!!

  46. KamuiK
    September 10th, 2009 | 3:33 am

    Awesome. Clear translations ftw. Thank you to everyone who made it.

  47. aieeeeee
    September 10th, 2009 | 9:11 am

    What the… Translation ninjas!

  48. Haganeren
    September 11th, 2009 | 6:15 am

    Thanks a lot for this patch… Really…

  49. hado
    September 11th, 2009 | 11:31 am

    Error: Error patching/extracting file(s).
    2 file(s) affected.

  50. gamemjoe
    September 11th, 2009 | 11:39 am

    That was amazingly fast. WOAH. and on the day before Cirno Day, too.

  51. September 11th, 2009 | 11:46 am

    That was… incredibly fast. O_O

    Thanks for the hard work!

  52. acabaca
    September 11th, 2009 | 12:43 pm

    holy cock

  53. 1412
    September 12th, 2009 | 1:52 am

    cant patch because i dont have 1.00b
    cant patch 1.00b because i dont have 1.00a
    wait…. since begining i dont have 1.00a my file is 12c.exe

    where i can found patch for 1.00a?

  54. September 12th, 2009 | 10:38 pm


    With that said, must…play….

  55. anonymous
    September 13th, 2009 | 3:40 am

    anyone knows where to get ver. 1.00a? I can’t find it in zun’s site

  56. September 13th, 2009 | 5:04 am

    >> anonymous

    1.00a is the original release of the full version of the game.

  57. September 13th, 2009 | 1:16 pm

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  58. VGJ
    September 13th, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    Any plans to translate SMW down the road?

    Technically it doesn’t need a translation, but neither did MegaMari

  59. anonymous
    September 14th, 2009 | 3:49 am

    mine’s ver. 002a

  60. moldy_tomato
    September 15th, 2009 | 11:25 am

    It’s done already?
    That was fast.

  61. qazmlpok
    September 15th, 2009 | 4:07 pm

    Then you only have the trial.

  62. Noskire
    September 18th, 2009 | 8:37 pm

    son of a b****! AGAIN with the missing DAT file!! WHO HAS THE DAT FILE!! THEY SHOULD INCLUDE A DAT FILE!!

  63. EDGE
    September 22nd, 2009 | 12:44 am

    I’m having issues with the ver1.00b updater. It’s not updating…It’s still stuck at 0% even when I have it directed to where the game is…

  64. Beholder
    September 23rd, 2009 | 6:14 pm

    Zoooom, the translation team rocks! Kudos for all!

  65. Brian
    September 26th, 2009 | 11:03 pm

    Great patch! One thing that bothers me is that the bomb count is labeled as “Spellcard” when ZUN uses “Spell Card” (with a space). Maybe a task for any future versions?

  66. Kowze
    October 6th, 2009 | 10:02 pm

    I’m not sure if it was the English patch or the version b patch, but suddenly I can’t play windowed mode at normal FPS. It jumps up to 80 in windowed. Anyone else with problems like this?

  67. Guy
    October 21st, 2009 | 10:32 am

    the Patch is saying “OH! NO!” and dosen’t work. every time i open it, it just patch some of the files and some dont

  68. Some random person
    October 28th, 2009 | 11:53 am

    OMG YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! UFO, PREPARE TO BE PATCHED!!!!!!!! :D

  69. D:
    November 9th, 2009 | 2:39 pm

    The 1.00b patch is stuck at 0.0%, any advice?

  70. Keethroolz
    November 26th, 2009 | 3:00 am

    Trying to run the patch… th12e runs fine and transferred the font to my fonts folder, but everything still shows up as question marks. Any idea why that is?

  71. Phoenix Angel
    December 10th, 2009 | 8:30 pm

    For me the game works fine aside from the music not working.
    Both 11 and 12 have been having this problem, how can I solve it?

  72. U.N Owen Was Me
    December 13th, 2009 | 9:26 am

    when i click on the th12e.exe or the th12.exe icon to run touhou this window pops up and says
    th12e.exe-Unable To Locate Component
    This application has failed to start because d3dx9_40.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem
    i tried reinstalling but it doesnt help any advices?

  73. U.N Owen Was Me
    December 13th, 2009 | 9:29 am

    o yea after that this window pops up
    Microsoft Windows
    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
    Close program
    i use vista cud that be a problem? and is there a way to solve this on vista? or anyway to solve this at all?

  74. Phoenix Angel
    December 13th, 2009 | 8:07 pm
    Here U.N Owen. Install this and it should work.
    Place it within your WINDOWS file in the C Drive.

  75. Technature
    January 2nd, 2010 | 2:08 am

    For some reason, I can’t get the patch to work (the 1.00b patch). Do I need a special program to get it patched?

  76. meowrev
    January 24th, 2010 | 5:03 pm

    Aw man, still can’t tell the difference between the red and green UFOs.

  77. Bren
    February 3rd, 2010 | 6:06 pm

    Uhm… when I try to open the Th12e.exe it always stops working… :(

  78. Bren
    February 3rd, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    Er… nvm forget that last statement. It works now xD

  79. Bren
    February 5th, 2010 | 7:20 pm

    Um I have a problem where every time I try to exit Touhou 12 or even 11 it gives me an error saying a usable gamepad could not be found. However, this never happened to me before the patching… what’s wrong? Can anyone help please :(

  80. Bren
    February 5th, 2010 | 7:26 pm
  81. Bren
    February 5th, 2010 | 9:53 pm

    Actually my main problem is the error of not being able to write a score.dat :( Someone please help, and sorry for mass post spam >.>

  82. ds
    February 14th, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    ok im new to this do i even download this patch

  83. ds
    February 14th, 2010 | 2:08 pm

    …nvm lol saw how to

  84. udonge
    February 25th, 2010 | 11:03 pm

    how do i patch the game from a to b? i got the patch from the site, but dont really know what to do with it.

  85. Chirno
    March 7th, 2010 | 2:08 am


    even I patch this

    this isnt working

  86. udonge
    March 7th, 2010 | 10:24 am

    i figured out how to patch from a to b, it was easier than i thought. now i just need to eng patch it.

  87. Arkangel
    May 13th, 2010 | 9:10 pm

    Can anyone tell me how to patch from 1.00a to 1.00b please? I hve the patch but i don’t understand how to use it.

  88. im a random guy who likes aeroplanes
    June 11th, 2010 | 2:17 am

    woooo yayyy patch :D

  89. Dyllox
    July 16th, 2010 | 11:45 am

    I have the Updater, and ENG patch, and ran them both. the updater will not update, and the patch gives me this :P atching external files…
    Error patching file(s):
    Patching DAT file…
    Error opening source DAT file.
    Extracting files…
    . -.
    ‘- ‘- ._…_ ___
    OH /_’.m,::–,- .-’ ,,,, ‘.
    .’`. ,. ”. /”"”"”"”" “”** |
    NO! ‘-,//-” /’-./ ‘;’ ‘-.
    . /./.,O../ /_,’,,’,_______ ‘.
    -’-’ |`-::::’;”‘-________,,,,..-” |
    ‘. .’
    ‘-.._ .-’
    / ‘.___
    –.;;;.-….—.’ | | _ | | ‘;–’–
    “”"”"—– .–…_
    Error: Error patching/extracting file(s).
    3 file(s) affected.

  90. Rose
    July 21st, 2010 | 11:16 pm

    As several other people have stated above me, yet haven’t quite gotten an exact answer, I’m also having trouble updating to 12.1 v. 1.00b. I put in the folder where my program is located, and it seems like it runs for a second, but it the progress bar keeps showing 0.0%. I have the english patch and everything, but I need 1.00b to make it work.

  91. BanzaiPUNCH
    November 27th, 2010 | 12:39 am

    Thnx for the translation, the update site (that alice whatever) was in japanese but I somehow managed to get it to work!

  92. ROZEN
    April 14th, 2011 | 8:47 am


  93. thebrotherofmokou95
    April 15th, 2011 | 7:44 pm

    There’s one thing I need to know about that “1.00a to 1.00b” update. how can you make the icons ledgible? because when I use the update application most of it comes up as ????????? and what isn’t that is just gibberish. I’ve got Windows XP Home edition and don’t know how to, but i do know it’s meant to be in japanese, so there’s probably a translate function on my computer, but i can’t find it. If you could help me, it’d be much apprecitated.

  94. Shagohod
    April 29th, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    where can i get the full version of the game i only have ver 0.02a

  95. bakabaka
    May 18th, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    i keep on getting an error, it can’t seem to patch 2 files

  96. August 8th, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    I have a problem.

    It has an error while patching “th12.exe” even tho my file in named correctly. It also can’t patch one file in “th12.dat” (I think that is the name) called ” title_v.anm” (again, I think). What might be wrong? I recommend you go through the patch for the the parts to patch those two files and fix/rewrite it.

  97. August 8th, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    Nevermind, updated the game and it works.

  98. baings
    August 15th, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    for those who had issues with the update and the patch try updating it through a USB. I put the game and files on that and ran the update and the English patch just fine.

    Hope this helps. :3

  99. bakabaka
    October 9th, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    yes! finally, now i know why you beat up pretty byakuren :3

  100. sonic
    October 26th, 2011 | 10:15 pm

    guys, if you have that problem where it says 2 files arent patching and than that frog comes saying “oh noes” 1st you have to upgrade ur game to “b”
    here’s link:
    when it pops up, a msg will come with random letters and a yes/no button, press yes.
    than you’ll see a file name and a button next to it (like when u want to browse to a certain folder) click on that and than find ur touhou 12 game folder, than click yes (the button that would say yes.) after both bars say 100% than patch the game like u tried to do before, and it will work (hopefully) i just did it and now i can play it completely properly
    just in case, here’s the link to the page of the patches.

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