The Death is waiting for you. Please don’t disappoint him.
We’ve taken a break from Touhou games to translate another doujin shooter: Hellsinker, released by the circle Ruminant’s Whimper at Comiket 72. For those that have run into it before, it’s notable for the complexity of the game’s systems and for the near incomprehensible Engrish that features in many of the game’s graphics.
With that in mind, we’ve completed translation of the in-game text and the HTML manual accompanying the game. The existing “Engrish” graphics have (for the most part) been left as is since they’re a part of the game’s charm, but the actual story elements have been translated into English – although it’s arguable how much sense the story makes even in Japanese, so consider yourself warned. Read on past the break for more information on installation.
The game will need to be patched to version 188.8.131.52 before the English patch can be applied; you can find the patch at the Ruminant’s Whimper website — just enter the site and look for the link at the bottom of the page with “184.108.40.206” in the link text. To install the patch, point the installer at a folder, then copy all of the files from the new folder that’s created in that directory into your main Hellsinker install folder.
Once this patch has been applied, you can install the English patch (available at this link or by clicking on the image above) by simply pointing it at the folder where Hellsinker is installed.
Major thanks go out to our long-suffering coder mauve, Nazerine for translation of near-incomprehensible Japanese, Halbarad for image editing, and special thanks to TMN for help with various elements of the patch.
Keep your dignity.