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Ten Desires English Patch ver. 1.0

Ten Desires English Patch

The English patch for Ten Desires is ready!

You can download the patch by clicking the image above (or on this link). You’ll need to be sure that Ten Desires is updated to version 1.00c; you can download the game update patch from ZUN’s website (here) if you need it.

As with the Fairy Wars patch, just point the installer to the folder containing Ten Desires and hit Patch.

Like the other English patches, spellcard names in the results screen will appear in mojibake (scrambled text) until the card has been encountered once after patching, at which point the name will appear correctly in English.

Thanks as always to our patching team:

  • glasnost and the Touhou Wiki translators
  • Mefidex and HY for editing
  • Mr_Alert, mauve, and bofh for hacking and coding
  • Halbarad for image editing
  • Talaysen and cookie` for beta testing


  1. October 26th, 2011 | 3:06 am

    Yay, thank you guys for your hard work for us ^^

  2. Matt`
    October 26th, 2011 | 8:31 am

    Great work! There was something I came across in Youmu’s ending 7 which hadn’t been translated. It’s nothing big but I thought I’d let you guys know →

  3. Tich
    October 26th, 2011 | 9:48 am


  4. mushyroom
    October 26th, 2011 | 8:34 pm

    So Happy

  5. NotMiki
    October 26th, 2011 | 11:44 pm

    Thanks, fellas.

  6. RetroNeko
    October 27th, 2011 | 5:16 am

    Thanks! Now I finally know why they all end up in battles : P

  7. siesta34
    October 27th, 2011 | 5:55 am

    Many thanks, guys! You are the best! <3

  8. MaTi
    October 27th, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Thank you! Much appreciated.

  9. plasma991
    October 27th, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    Awesome! I was just browsing the touhou wiki the other day and was bummed that there wasn’t an English patch to Ten Desires yet. Lo and behold, now I see there’s an English patch. Thank you! You guys have made my day!

    Keep up the good work 😀

  10. Vezon
    October 27th, 2011 | 2:49 pm

    for some reason, I keep getting patch errors whenever I use it. :( nothing works.

  11. Patoyo
    October 27th, 2011 | 9:34 pm

    The most desired patch is here!!

  12. outhouse
    October 27th, 2011 | 9:38 pm

    Mine patched successfully, but I got a strange bug where the patched version can’t be controlled at all, so I can’t get past the title screen or highlight anything.

    The regular version in the same folder still works perfectly.

  13. thebrotherofmokou95
    October 28th, 2011 | 8:52 am

    I had the exact same issue with the patch saying “th13.exe” was missing.
    surprisingly, the problem was fixed after I recovered every file involved with TD from the recycle bin including the .dat and .old files made by the patch :S
    Somethin’ to try, I guess.
    (Do NOT empty your recycle bin if you do this, I pre-emptively searched for TD downloads and you can’t get it from ZUN any more…so be careful)

  14. StrikerX22
    October 28th, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    Youmu has incorrect information on character select. I’ve corrected the wiki, which was somewhat similar, sort of. Both completely miss the special abilities, and in place put something about the focused attack. In reality, it seems to not mention the focused attack mechanics, but rather only mentioned that you can’t shoot during focus, which you do have. As for the special abilities:
    During focused movement, the hitbox is extremely small. 低速移動中の当たり判定極端に小さい
    During spirit world, attack power is high. 霊界での攻撃力が高い

    Fuzzy kanji, but I think they’re right. Just a quick translation, you can alter of course, but it’d definitely be nice to see it in the patch. I glanced at the other characters and they seem fine. Thanks for your work.

  15. Jeff
    October 29th, 2011 | 6:04 am

    I can’t install it correctly… it says something about how there’s 3 files missing and it can’t extract from the .dat file or something…. what’s going on? wait…. I installed it through the disc and there’s no .dat file? what?

  16. Jeff
    October 29th, 2011 | 6:05 am

    wait nvrmnd. i found the problem…

  17. Ryder Kirisame
    October 29th, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    I keep getting patch error T_T

  18. wobuffet3
    October 30th, 2011 | 8:52 am

    not to be picky, but the font isn’t very touhou-ish (im not complaining; at least we have one at all xD ) and the names are untranslated, like hutatsuiwa mamizou should be mamizou futatsuiwa, as in the previous patches, fixing names at the top right of the screen and stoof. :3

  19. LTP
    October 30th, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    I’m also being picky here, since it doesn’t /really/ affect much, but I liked Mononobe’s ye old english :<
    Granted, it's easily fixable with the Touhou Toolkit, but still.

    I feel like I'm just here to pick apart this thing :< It's still a great patch, like always!

  20. MelSuwako94
    October 30th, 2011 | 2:57 pm


  21. aka
    October 30th, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    I love you!!
    Thank you!!

  22. moki
    October 30th, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    I just patched everything and it said it was successful, but whenever I open up the English Ten Desires, Microsoft immediately gives me an error that ” ‘th13e” encountered a problem and needs to close”. It won’t even load the screen; all I get is a black window for about a second.

    Really bugging me cuz I was really looking forward to playing this in English. >: Can anyone help?

    (By the way, I have the .dll file in the folder with the English TD, and I have installed the update from ZUN.)

  23. koobie
    October 31st, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Awesome!!! Thanks!!!

  24. Burai
    October 31st, 2011 | 7:29 pm

    I had the same problem, you just need to install the game in a route that doesn’t have any japanese character, or simply change the name of “that” folder.

    And thanks for the patch, I was really looking forward to play this game translated.

  25. duocean
    November 1st, 2011 | 4:24 am

    Thanks a lot for your hard work everyone.

  26. ryuh20
    November 1st, 2011 | 8:02 am

    YES! I have been waiting for this!
    You guys are the best!~

  27. November 2nd, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    Thank you so much for this!!!!

  28. November 3rd, 2011 | 3:47 am

    […] can download the patch from herethere also some explanation about the patch […]

  29. anon
    November 5th, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    I can download the c patch but not able to install it which in turn doesnt let me install the english patch …sigh

  30. Atfyntify
    November 6th, 2011 | 3:02 am

    I love you. no words can explain how i feel. I seriously love you guys.

  31. Bloojhay
    November 7th, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    You guys are amazing! 😀 Totally made my day to see that this now has a patch. ♥ MuchLove.~

  32. November 17th, 2011 | 1:01 am

    Great ヽ(*゚д゚)ノ

  33. Steve
    December 4th, 2011 | 6:32 am

    I cant figure out how to update it to 1.00. Please help?

    January 6th, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Patch erorr…

  35. March 6th, 2012 | 8:00 pm
  36. Suzy
    March 14th, 2012 | 7:22 pm

    Anyone know a download link for the touhou Ten Desires game? (1.00)

  37. Thorxic
    April 13th, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    Could you add a fix to the .exe or tell a guide how to .exe so it does not disable windows aero while I have the game running?

  38. ziddia
    January 11th, 2013 | 7:25 pm

    I get a 403 error when trying to download the patch, is that just me?

  39. Chronometry
    June 28th, 2014 | 2:23 am

    Download link is broke. Am waiting warmly until it is fixed.

  40. Solaris
    August 25th, 2014 | 4:56 am

    it wont patch, it gets a load of errors and the english exe is still in japanese

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  42. jaskier
    September 11th, 2015 | 6:32 am

    Thanks, amazing job!!

  43. November 30th, 2015 | 5:41 pm

    It’s going to be ending of mine day, but before end I am reading this wonderful piece of writing to improve my

  44. Ted
    February 5th, 2017 | 8:37 am

    Hey, why doesn’t Norton like this file? I know this thread is old AF but it does worry me

  45. Ted
    February 5th, 2017 | 8:58 am

    also when I install it it says there are 3 files missing. Jeff up above says he had this same problem but he wasn’t specific as to how he fixed it

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