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PoFV and StB English patches released!

Today, we have a doubly important scoop for the entire Touhou community at large! Not one but TWO translation patches have been released: Shoot the Bullet and Phantasmagoria of Flower View!


About a few weeks back, drywall on Shrinemaiden forums released an English patch for Shoot the Bullet. Now that patch has been updated and fixed, and now the latest version is available for download here.
For more information and notes, see

The second translation patch release we have for you today is the brand-new PoFV English patch, brought to us by Rufus, also on Shrinemaiden. It’s still in beta mode, but updates should be coming forthwith. There’s one hitch to patch installation: you have to install the font manually. Ample instructions are provided to help you do this. Regardless, this is still wonderfully good news, as we now have translation patches for both of the remaining Touhou games.
Download it here.

Now all that’s left of the shooters is UFO, and of the fighters, SWR~ And on a personal note, this is my first news post with I look forward to writing with you all!


  1. June 3rd, 2009 | 2:34 pm

    thx for this great Patch!!
    I have been waiting for it for a long time now!
    I also would like to thank all of those who worked on it!long live the Touhou fandom
    chack out my channel at youtube!you will love the remixs that I upload!!

  2. Teruyo
    June 3rd, 2009 | 2:55 pm

    A few problems with the PoFV patch:

    One: not all of the dialogue fits in the text box. You need to make the font size smaller. Example: Second: Why no more Dead Parrot?

  3. Teruyo
    June 3rd, 2009 | 2:57 pm

    Never mind. Forgot to install the font. Stupid me.

  4. universalperson
    June 3rd, 2009 | 3:00 pm

    You people are gods!

    Now we need to find some way to do the PC-98 games…

  5. Whinette
    June 3rd, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Great job, thanks.
    But then, all is left isn’t UFO. SWR anyone? :/

  6. Sakura Rurouni
    June 3rd, 2009 | 3:35 pm


  7. Whinette
    June 3rd, 2009 | 3:59 pm

    Gosh, if it’s not an edit, I’m trully sorry. :F

  8. nintendonut888
    June 3rd, 2009 | 4:47 pm

    Wow, that picture of StB is AWESOME!

    And cool, I finally have a reason to play PoFV.

  9. SuperScarfy
    June 3rd, 2009 | 5:20 pm

    UFO is the only shooter left?

    Come on, the game itself isn’t even finished. >.> What about the last four PC-98 games? I want patches for those, too… ;_;

  10. Digara
    June 3rd, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    This is indeed wonderful news.

  11. Onsokumaru
    June 3rd, 2009 | 7:09 pm

    Thanks a lot!
    I do miss Dead Parrot. My friends loved that. Is it changed to Loser do to the english patch or because of ZUN’s patch 1.50?
    StB can get really hard…

  12. SuperScarfy
    June 3rd, 2009 | 7:23 pm

    Onsokumaru: The “Dead Parrot” thing is still in the Japanese PoFV 1.50. The person who made this patch is a fault for it’s absence.

    …I miss it too. T_T

  13. June 3rd, 2009 | 7:34 pm

    YES! Even though I already got the StB patch.

    But what the heck; YAY POFV! *currently awaiting SWR and UFO patches* You will be working on the PC-98 games after you do SWR and UFO, right?

  14. June 3rd, 2009 | 8:43 pm

    […] Haven’t posted about the StB English Patch since you can find it over at both the StB and PoFV patches are up there so if you haven’t gotten then yet, go do […]

  15. Spooty
    June 3rd, 2009 | 8:45 pm

    Awesome news! Can’t wait to play.

    Also, minor issue that the folks who did the StB patch might wanna look into: check out the size of the config window. Placed next to a large icon on a 1280×1024 resolution screen, for comparison…

  16. Lucia Rossheim
    June 4th, 2009 | 3:31 am

    This day can’t get any better. ^___^

  17. Fubu72
    June 4th, 2009 | 3:45 am

    Gasp. Now I can get to beat PoFV with all the characters (again) to see the endings♪ Thank you ヽ(´ヮ`*)ノ♪

  18. WillieGR
    June 4th, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    Thank you very much for the translators. I can finally enjoy the conversations between characters ^_^

  19. Krathar
    June 4th, 2009 | 10:33 pm

    Like, AWESOME. A very much thank you to the translator. I’ve really been waiting for the PoFV patch. Again, thank you.

  20. Anonymous
    June 7th, 2009 | 3:53 pm

    Wow thanks a lot, i had been waiting for so long for this!!!

  21. grgspunk
    June 7th, 2009 | 9:26 pm

    UPDATE NOTICE: Rufus just released an updated version of the PoFV patch here, complete with dead parrots available for your choosing (just select the “traditional” option when you’re asked to choose between traditional/localized images and text during installation):

    You will, however, need to copy and paste the Cirno.ttf font in your game directory into your “Fonts” folder after you install it if you want the text displayed properly. Apparently, there have been issues with how the previous patch autoinstalled the font, so Rufus decided to let the user install the font manually. For more details on the patch, either refer to the readme included with the file, or go to this forum here:

    To the person that posted this announcement: Can you please update your post with this new download link?

  22. Spooty
    June 9th, 2009 | 8:19 pm

    Is it just a glitch with the english version, or did the original crash when trying to save a replay from story mode too?

    At any rate, it’s kinda annoying. >__<

  23. June 10th, 2009 | 4:19 am

    […] Gensokyo, El amigo […]

  24. Knipheld
    June 10th, 2009 | 10:56 pm

    Can’t get the patch to work because when I can’t manage to install the updated version in order to run the patch. Anyone have advice of how to install the 1.50a update?

  25. Noskire
    June 12th, 2009 | 11:29 am


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  27. June 15th, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    StB: 10-1 Photo description: “(…)It must of been charged from dead person.”

    As far as I am, this was the only thing that didn’t look absolutely fucking perfect.

    Fantastic job.

  28. Esoterica
    June 24th, 2009 | 4:19 am

    Is it me, or does it glitch when Lunasa tries to use more than one charge attack?

    I can only ever use one charge attack with her and then I can’t charge at all. This is Lv1, btw. I hold z, Level 1 bar, fire it off, and try to do it again but nothing happens.

  29. December 18th, 2009 | 4:44 am

    Thanks for this patch, it’s cool to retrieve a patch for STB.

    I need your approbation to do the same patch in french this time.

    We need to work on it for all language.

    Thanks for your work.

  30. charlie
    March 4th, 2010 | 11:23 pm

    The StB patch is not working for me. Any advice?

  31. nyaneko
    May 2nd, 2011 | 7:41 am

    @ 28, Esoterica: It’s probably just the game, you have to wait until you can charge again. If that’s not it, I don’t know.

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