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Scarlet Weather Rhapsody English Patch v1.0

SWR English Patch

After several months of hard work by a group of dedicated translators, editors, and programmers, the English patch for Scarlet Weather Rhapsody is finally available! To download, just click on the image above or on either of the mirror links below.  Just make sure to have SWR itself updated to the latest current version (1.06); you can download the patch from Tasofro’s website here.

You can check out the official page for the English translation patch here.

Big thanks go out to mauve, Halbarad, Rotals Nartnona, _dk, Akira, TMN, and Mefidex for all their hard work on the patch!



  1. August 11th, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    Hooray, finally it’s done.

    This is a perfect reason to unzip the archive and play SWR~

  2. NF
    August 11th, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    What the fucking fuck?

    This is the best news ever

    Thank you. : )

  3. AhKi
    August 11th, 2009 | 9:49 pm

    I love you, mauve and hal.

  4. AhKi
    August 11th, 2009 | 9:50 pm

    and the others that I didn’t know worked on this. I love you, too.

  5. Utsuho
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:11 pm

    Holy shit.

    Holy shit.

    I…I…have a reason to play SWR now. D:

  6. Duster
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:13 pm

    I CAME

  7. WillieGR
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:16 pm

    Use the brakes!
    Now in all seriousness
    OMG!!! Thank you so very much for this. My thanks to the translators! Finally!!! Thanks so much! And thanks for posting the links for the download here a well.

  8. Teruyo
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:29 pm

    For whatever reason, it won’t install for me. I select the directory where SWR is located, and then the OK box grays out.

  9. mauve
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:31 pm

    Teruyo: The exact check is that it looks for th105.exe and th105a.dat, if it can’t find either of those it won’t let you install to that location. The common problem here is that you have renamed the program to something else, and this is not acceptable for the mod.

  10. Starrwind
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:40 pm

    Awesome! To those that made this happen, thanks for this awesome work. You guys are trully loved! Thank you!

  11. Don Cath
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:49 pm

    Can I ask for some advice here? I know I need an up to date version of SWR to play, but I can’t get the version 1.06 patch to work, it always gives an error at the point where the progress bar first shows up.

  12. mauve
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:52 pm

    Patching problems are fairly common, unfortunately.

    Make sure to remove kanji from the game’s folder name, as it screws up japanese software somewhat. Look to see that it puts th105c.dat into the game directory, if it puts it somewher eelse you will have to copy both that and th105.exe over manually. Nothing much I can do about this.

  13. Motoyama
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:54 pm


  14. Don Cath
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:57 pm

    Ah, thanks for your help, it was putting the files into a different folder, but I’ve moved them over now and everything works fine.

  15. Karfloozly
    August 11th, 2009 | 11:05 pm

    Some part of the install didn’t go through well. All my data is gone! And my data from the Japanese version, too!

  16. jpp8
    August 11th, 2009 | 11:08 pm

    Since 12.3 is essentially just an expansion, can we expect to see another English patch soon like how Subterranean Animism’s came after Mountain of Faith’s was made.

  17. mauve
    August 11th, 2009 | 11:32 pm

    Regarding 12.3, if we do it, don’t expect it soon. There’s a possibility of a lesser mod for it, eg Weather names only, but a full translation is definitely a ways off. SWR was a ridiculous amount of work to make a translation mod for, and not just because of the dialogue. It’s been a pretty draining experience and I think a lot of us want to work on other things for awhile.

    People will definitely be getting on UFO though.

  18. grgspunk
    August 11th, 2009 | 11:57 pm

    Nice. Finally, we’ve got all the Windows games for now.

    Only one tiny problem, though–If you try to run the patched game without the update patch from Tasofro, it says something along the lines of this:

    “SWR not Patched!

    A patch can be downloaded from

    The thing about is that the link is no longer available on Tasofro’s website. They apparently changed the link to the update patches to:

    Changing this to show the proper link should help people who may otherwise not be aware of where to look in order find these updates. Be sure to do the same for the IaMP english patch, too.

  19. BrPhoenix
    August 12th, 2009 | 12:43 am

    Thanks a lot for this translation. Now I don’t have to guess what to select anymore! =D

  20. Asplodedballs
    August 12th, 2009 | 12:59 am

    My balls just asploded.

  21. Jabberwocky
    August 12th, 2009 | 1:22 am

    Yes! Now I can mess around with options without fear of deleting my profile!

  22. LinkThePhantom
    August 12th, 2009 | 2:03 am

    I love whoever translated this forever. I’ve been meaning to play this game for a while, but the shooters have me hooked. Now I have an excuse.

  23. wordspoken
    August 12th, 2009 | 2:06 am

    My eyes just popped Tex Avery-style. AWESOME+1!! You guys rock!

  24. Wererat42
    August 12th, 2009 | 3:05 am

    I’m having trouble patching my game to 1.06. When I try, it keeps telling me that I have invalid characters in the filename even though I don’t.

  25. August 12th, 2009 | 3:37 am

    [...] [...]

  26. Aratta~♪
    August 12th, 2009 | 4:15 am

    Love this update. Love love love it~

  27. August 12th, 2009 | 4:44 am

    Haven’t played SWR yet, but Thank you very much for all the awesome work on the patch!

  28. BoredDude
    August 12th, 2009 | 5:17 am

    I’m having trouble installing this patch. The patch gets past the check for installation folder, however it gives an error saying unable to open file for writing. When i look in the folder, these files aren’t even there.. anyone any idea’s?

  29. SailorMercury
    August 12th, 2009 | 5:27 am

    all touhou game(full version) is now patched

  30. atsutane
    August 12th, 2009 | 6:44 am

    WTH,translation patch don’t work >__<. WTF!!!

  31. August 12th, 2009 | 6:58 am


  32. Jess
    August 12th, 2009 | 7:50 am

    Thanks to all who translated this game!! :] Now, time to play some SWR!

  33. ⑨⑨⑨
    August 12th, 2009 | 9:40 am

    OMG… you guys are god!!!!! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN

  34. Nameless Fairy
    August 12th, 2009 | 9:52 am


  35. shinwa
    August 12th, 2009 | 9:54 am


  36. mauve
    August 12th, 2009 | 10:06 am

    The installer is the same one I used for IaMP’s English translation.

    It sounds like the people having trouble installing don’t have administrative privileges or something. I’ll have to look into this – In the meantime you should be able to force it to run at that level, sorry.

  37. mauve
    August 12th, 2009 | 10:20 am

    Er, not force it I mean, allow all access to the directory that contains SWR. Sorry.

    I can force the installer to all-admin but that messes up the installation of desktop-related goodies and whatnot. Looking at UAC plugins, dunno if I’ll do anything with them or not though.

  38. August 12th, 2009 | 10:50 am

    Great news!
    Thanks for the translation! You guys rock SO MUCH!

  39. Immac
    August 12th, 2009 | 2:10 pm

    Marisa(wins) Vs Yukari

    Why is it called \” weather rain”\
    when it rains and the sun is shinning

    is that correct?

  40. Nadie
    August 12th, 2009 | 2:53 pm

    Oh, great!
    It’s unfortunate that it was released so close to 12.3, but this is still very much appreciated~

    @Immac: read the readme.txt that comes with the patch. It says:
    “weather rain (vs Yukari):
    Sunshowers are called weather rain (天気雨, tenkiame) in Japanese.”

  41. ultramage
    August 12th, 2009 | 3:02 pm

    \”weather rain\” … pointing out this one too, but for different reasons. The translator left in the quote escaping backslash in the translated text :)

  42. mauve
    August 12th, 2009 | 3:03 pm

    Actually, I think he was referring to the \” part. Shouldn’t be slashes there. Looks like two other win quotes have the same problem, so probably a genuine bug here.

    Hope that’s the worst of it, really.

  43. Verdant Brave
    August 12th, 2009 | 4:51 pm

    I’m getting “Error opening the file for writing” whenever I try to install it. I have no idea what the problem is.

  44. mauve
    August 12th, 2009 | 5:12 pm

    I covered this above. It’s a Vista UAC thing, I’m looking into it. Just allow all access to the SWR directory and you’ll probably be fine.

  45. Esoterica
    August 12th, 2009 | 6:43 pm

    Does the color palette mod still work with this?

  46. Ganadlph
    August 12th, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    Woo! Now I can play SWR AND understand what’s going on. Thanks very much!

  47. Immac
    August 12th, 2009 | 11:11 pm

    yes im refering to the backslashes, also

    Suiaks scenario, Battle Vs Iku, is she supposed to say

    Quickly, the these clouds
    are getting thicker and thicker


    and BTW thanks for this patch, thanks you very much!

  48. Reina
    August 13th, 2009 | 12:12 am

    woo this is good news indeed :D

  49. DaiaX
    August 13th, 2009 | 5:26 am

    Before installing this english patch, you should DL and install all tasofro released patch for SWR. Even not installed SWR(copy paste folder) detected by all the patch. I’m running in vista, else, i dunno…

  50. Alex Vostox
    August 13th, 2009 | 6:55 am

    Finally!!! Some of us can play swr without using fully brain searching mode for the meaning of these moonspeak word.

  51. Immac
    August 13th, 2009 | 1:06 pm

    I had no problems installing it in vista, in fact i have never had an installation problem on vista, just turn of the UAC and vista works like a charm.

  52. 1234321
    August 13th, 2009 | 6:48 pm

    I downloaded both the patch and the update, and patched SWR and tried to open SWR, but it said that I had to update it up to version 1.06, and then the japanese version of SWR automatically opened, along with a window that said “Could not hook into th105.exe Do you have GameGuard or something running?” I’m sure I patched SWR up to v1.06 before patching it with the English Patch, and that I don’t have anything like GameGuard running. What’s up?

  53. DaiaX
    August 13th, 2009 | 7:05 pm

    Open your tasofro folder->th105, is there th105 inside of th105 folder? if so, move all the file to the parent folder(where it contain original th105.exe), if you install the patch up to english patch, at least you see th105a.dat, th105b.dat, th105c.dat, th105e.dat. It must placed together with th105.exe.

  54. Kratos
    August 13th, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    Something wrong in the english patch’s exe, there are no profiles, and it crashes when i try to create a new one yet in the untranslated one, everything’s the same

  55. Kratos
    August 13th, 2009 | 7:58 pm

    Nevermind, i sorted it.
    Thanks for the patch <3

  56. 1234321
    August 13th, 2009 | 9:11 pm

    @DaiaX — I can’t seem to find “th105e.dat” anywhere…

  57. 1234321
    August 13th, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    Nvm, I found it, but it still won’t work and still pops out those messages… :( I don’t get what’s wrong….

  58. 1234321
    August 13th, 2009 | 10:33 pm

    Nvm, I finally got it to work :D Thanks!

  59. nao
    August 14th, 2009 | 8:42 am

    boo! Somethings wrong i cant play it, i go to install the patch and i cant even click the next button after choosing a place for it to install to >__< what should I do?

  60. mauve
    August 14th, 2009 | 9:41 am

    nao: This was noted earlier in the thread: It looks for th105.exe and th105a.dat in the target location, if it can’t find them then your install is messed up. Most likely you renamed the th105.exe or something, which is wrong.

    Anyway. I’ve noted all of the text issues brought up so far, if there is another release they’ll be fixed.

  61. August 14th, 2009 | 11:17 am

    Thanks a lot, excellent work !!

  62. DAzure
    August 14th, 2009 | 4:20 pm

    Thank you very much for this patch, I gave up on alt-tabbing to touhou wiki from SWR to get the story mode translations, but now, I don’t have to!

  63. Hakurei
    August 14th, 2009 | 5:20 pm

    I’ve SWR Ver. 1.02 and i want to patch it to 1.06 for the ENG patch.
    My problem is that i cant patch 1.03 so that i can patch to the next Ver.
    I clicked on the patch then i click on next where it shows the browse selection then again Next and afterward Install then it shows me a error with kanji’s that i cant read and some wierd symbols –> /:*?”|
    I’ve tried many things to install the patch but none of them work.
    sorry for my bad english but what it wrong with it?

  64. DaiaX
    August 14th, 2009 | 8:47 pm

    Is there a thread for FAQ installing SWR english patch in forum/wiki? if not, someone need to start create it(not a forum type myself).

    @Hakurei- normally the patch target to “th105″ folder, not “tasofro” folder, or where it contains th105.exe. You may want scroll up the comment, hope you can find solution.

    When is 12.3 released?

  65. Chaos
    August 14th, 2009 | 11:13 pm

    Perhaps I’m ignorant and didn’t notice this before (on the unpatched version), but why is there Hebrew below the names of the stages on the stage selection screen?

  66. Ruka
    August 15th, 2009 | 12:22 am

    Your guess is as good as mine. If anything else, it looks nice.

  67. Hakurei
    August 15th, 2009 | 4:17 am

    Well it was targeting
    C:\Documents and Settings\Eric\Bureaublad\Touhou Scarlet Weather Rhapsody\th105
    Ive even create a th105 folder and put all the files in there but non of them works.

  68. Nameless
    August 15th, 2009 | 5:16 am

    Thanks for everything you do,!

  69. Fredrik1ST
    August 15th, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    The only thing I find weird is that whenever I try playing the patched version of the game my antivirus insists on that it’s ”malware”.
    Why is this? :S

  70. RadiantSilvergun3
    August 15th, 2009 | 5:46 pm

    So how come when I trie to DL the 1.06 patch the brows button takes me right to the Tasofro file in C: but when I go to look for it in C: myself it’s not there at all. Even a search for Tasofro wont bring it up. What’s the deal with that?

  71. DaiaX
    August 15th, 2009 | 7:45 pm

    Umm, maybe it is hidden… i dunno(hands up)

    BTW, there is MU link for Touhou 12.3 – Unthinkable Natural Law (Hisoutensoku), you may want to check the forum (it is rude to post the link here)

  72. August 16th, 2009 | 1:25 am


  73. Whinette
    August 16th, 2009 | 5:25 am

    gensokyō <3
    Thanks for it. Cheer for Hisoutensoku. :P

  74. bgsm
    August 16th, 2009 | 8:52 am

    Looks like I need to replay some stuff. o_o;;

  75. Lilo!
    August 16th, 2009 | 8:01 pm

    I love this game so much that I was playing it front-to-back without knowing a cent about the card effects or the history… Used the mod, played a bit of Marisa’s Story Mode on Lunatic (just for the lolz) and OH MY GOD, EVERYTHING MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW! (or not. hehehe, story mode os so much fun x)

    Damn, I want to pay the creators and translators for all the fun that this game is worth. LOVE YA ALL!

  76. TTB
    August 19th, 2009 | 10:37 pm


  77. Hakurei
    August 21st, 2009 | 5:56 am

    I cant still install patch 1.03

  78. Hakurei
    August 21st, 2009 | 7:22 am

    nvm for somehow i can now patch it to 1.06 + eng patch :S

  79. Lin
    August 22nd, 2009 | 12:38 pm

    Why does Aya look so evil in the screenshot? D:

  80. Nameless Fairy
    August 22nd, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    @Hakurei: Most likely you had illegal characters in your path..

  81. August 23rd, 2009 | 6:09 am

    At least, I wil be able to witness the ending of one of the touhou games for real!
    Now, it won’t be just the glory of finishing, I’ll be able to understand it!
    I’m really grateful, and now, to thank the translators!

  82. DarkJokerOfAmuro
    August 26th, 2009 | 9:02 am

    ok i was able to get the patch installed…but it still says SWR not patched…which mean i was supposed to update it to 1.06………thing is…that was already done before i added the english patch….any ideas? XPPPPPPP

  83. DarkJokerOfAmuro
    August 27th, 2009 | 7:16 am

    never mind i was able to get it working… thx ^^

  84. Maverick2736
    September 7th, 2009 | 7:23 pm

    I got the exact same problem as “1234321″ below: I already patched my SWR to 1.6 and installed the english patch successfully, yet when I try to run it an error pops up saying “This requires SWR v1.6, please patch to that version”, then it launches the japanese version witch then immidiately crashes (intro theme starts playing but screen remains black).

    DaiaX has already replied to this problem with the fix but I didn’t quite get what he meant… Do you have to move all the files inside the “th105″ folder to the SWR folder where all the original files are? Or do you have to take all four th105a.dat, th105b.dat, th105c.dat and th105e.dat files that are in the SWR folder and move them inside the th105 folder? I haven’t tried anything yet cause I don’t want to screw anything up, so…

  85. mauve
    September 8th, 2009 | 7:50 am

    The crashing on an incorrect detection thing really should have been caught in testing on my side. Oh well, it’s harmless anyway.

    The problem is that the 1.06 patch is not installing correctly for you: If you do not see 1.06 in the title bar of the game, it is not correctly patched. When this happens it puts th105.exe and th105c.dat in the directory where it actually installed to, and you can just copy those to the place where the game actually is. It’s a common problem with Tasofro’s patch installer but it has nothing to do with our code.

  86. Maverick2736
    September 8th, 2009 | 9:03 pm

    Problem solved, thanks for clearing that up for me!

  87. Man on the 3up
    September 15th, 2009 | 6:56 pm

    I’ve been struggling for 2 hours, and I can’t:
    -Find a full version
    -download ANY patches
    -find some .dll file
    -find th105e.dat
    I really want to play, but I can’t get anywhere…

  88. SOS
    October 11th, 2009 | 9:10 pm

    For some reason I cant click play when I get to the menu, it wont let me play D:

  89. ViperAcidZX
    October 18th, 2009 | 7:57 am

    I got a problem with the English Patch. Whenever I defeat Suika as Reisen Inaba, no message appears afterward. Dialogue appears in the original Japanese, but not in the English version.

  90. mauve
    October 24th, 2009 | 8:43 am

    Looking at the files, it seems that we missed a common win quote.

    Wonder why no one brought this up before.

  91. ViperAcidZX
    October 26th, 2009 | 4:48 pm

    Its a good thing I noticed it. And its not just Suika, but I think a few other characters has this problem, too.

  92. m
    October 26th, 2009 | 7:53 pm

    I could not update my SWR game to version 1.06. I redirected the patch to the “th105″ folder. After that, nothing happened; when I ran the game, it still said version 1.01. I don’t know what to do; the patch didn’t come with English instructions. Please help.

  93. ViperAcidZX
    October 27th, 2009 | 4:25 pm
  94. ViperAcidZX
    October 27th, 2009 | 4:26 pm

    Patching tutorial above.

  95. KyuuA4
    November 19th, 2009 | 11:37 pm

    Just wondering – would you be able to toggle between English – Japanese?

  96. ViperAcidZX
    November 27th, 2009 | 3:07 pm

    There’s no “toggle” feature to the English patch. Just run the Japanese .exe if you want Japanese or the th105_e.exe for English. Speaking of the patch, how’s the update progress?

  97. Artemis
    December 2nd, 2009 | 10:54 pm

    Having a bit of trouble here, I can’t even seem to get the right version of the game. I try to start it up to test it and I get an error, this is before and after patching. I know where to get the patch and I’m looking at the tutorial and all, but does anyone know a place I can find the game that works for sure?

    When I try to start the one I have, I get: ‘This application has failed to start because d3dx9_33.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.’

  98. Artemis
    December 2nd, 2009 | 10:57 pm

    Ha, nevermind, just found the file. In case anyone else needs it:

    I just put it in the game folder and now it works.

  99. Krandal
    December 8th, 2009 | 4:25 am

    What? Finally good news! I can finally understand the game. Thanks to all who are made this patch available.

  100. Phoenix Angel
    December 12th, 2009 | 5:15 pm

    This is awesome! I salute you for all your hard work.
    I have a question that deals with SWR and 12.3/Hisoutensoku;
    How exactly do I get SWR characters in 12.3?

  101. deebo
    December 24th, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    i cant get the patch to work. it says the file is not patched and tells me to go to a website plz halp

  102. konfrombleach
    January 17th, 2010 | 7:06 pm

    i can’t patch the game for some reason D:
    i did the thing in the
    and i put the d3dx9_33.dll in the game file and when i click and play it i still get swr 10.1

  103. konfrombleach
    January 17th, 2010 | 7:12 pm

    oh nvm i found out how to update it now
    u have to put the th105.exe and th105dat in the same file as your other files
    then u pop the d3dx9_33.dll also in that same while click the th105.exe(it may just say th105) and it shounld say *jap words 10.6* on the top

  104. konfrombleach
    January 17th, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    then just install the english patch into the same file as your d3dx9_33.dll and other files and wala (i think that how u spell it) u got swr english version!!!!! omg

  105. konfrombleach
    January 17th, 2010 | 7:52 pm

    opps i notice i did a mistake in what i did when i mean th105dat i mean th105c dat

  106. Wawawa
    January 21st, 2010 | 12:59 pm

    Ummm…I believe I patched it correctly, but the video refuses to show. The video is black with garbled colors. The sound works fine, though. I’m running XP. Anyone with a similar problem?

  107. asdf
    February 2nd, 2010 | 3:14 am

    Thank you gensokyo staff for making this patch. You don’t know how awesome it was to be able to play SWR in english. On that note, is there an english patch for Hisoutensoku, the expansion for SWR? Does this english patch exist already or is there one in the works? I want to start playing Hisoutensoku but I’d love to play while taking in the story. Anyways thanks again for making this patch. Cheers.

  108. Mizuki
    March 5th, 2010 | 11:44 am

    i got it to work and everything with the dl3 crap, then with the english patch, the problem is when i went to deck construction, it blocked and said that there is a problem with th105.exe, it seems i dont have it (?) how can i fix this?
    p.s.: thaaank you for tanslating this, i bow down to you!! ;)

  109. Sesshoumaru
    March 16th, 2010 | 4:03 pm

    I get the error: SWR not patched! The Patch may be downloaded from

    what to do? :(

  110. Hadou
    March 22nd, 2010 | 2:02 am

    hi, there is a new patch for the game. how can I patch it? It is ver 1.10

  111. Failz!!
    March 24th, 2010 | 12:44 am

    i cant get it to work… it says ” Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item ” when i try to open it. Does it needed to be in a specific area?

  112. aznskillz
    March 24th, 2010 | 10:08 pm

    i had same problem as 1234321 but i moved all my SWR files to that tasofro folder but it still gives me the same message

  113. Animenous
    March 30th, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    The Next button grays out on me for the patch even when I manually find the exe, or “A” file for th123.

  114. Hoohaa
    April 10th, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    Can anyone help me with this because I get to the pint where I select the folder where SWR is located but it won’t let me select a folder. Can anyone help me or give me a guide to do this?

  115. Mute
    May 7th, 2010 | 11:59 pm

    thanks for the patch =) only one thing before i can install it. i need tsafro v.1.05 but i cant find it on the tasfro site =X it has v 1-4 and v6 can someone please help me with this >.<

  116. Metaridley5
    May 8th, 2010 | 5:23 pm

    Why is it that no matter which version of the game I download I can’t seem to get the th105c.dat file I’ve downloaded the game 3 different times and none of the versions included this file. I even ran a search for the file but its not found either. So everytime I patch the game, it tells me that the game isn’t patched @_@. Any help? the Japanese version works, but I’d like to play the English version

  117. rodrigo_in_despair
    June 8th, 2010 | 6:20 pm

    I’m on a W7 machine and had the same problem until I tried this:
    -right click on the parcher
    -go to “compatibility” tab
    -check the box above “Windows XP (Service Pack 3)”
    -run the parcher
    Now the problem should be solved.

    (sorry if there’s sth misspelled, eng is not my first language and I’m running Windows that’s in spanish)

  118. Guy
    June 12th, 2010 | 5:02 am

    Won’t work for me even if i’ve downloaded V1.06

  119. Someone
    June 13th, 2010 | 9:31 am


  120. ⑨TailedJackal
    June 16th, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Can someone help me? SWR won’t acknowledge the update patch, and I may be clicking the wrong things when I try to patch it, because everything is written in computer gibberish.

  121. Myuu
    July 10th, 2010 | 10:11 pm

    ^ I from 1.01 to 1.06 (skipping 1.05), worked fine for me.
    Its from the link given on top

  122. L
    July 12th, 2010 | 10:39 am

    i downloaded it. but at “Choose Install Location”, i can’t click on “Next”, whatever i do, please help =(

  123. July 17th, 2010 | 7:14 am

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  124. Rock Troll
    July 18th, 2010 | 2:19 pm

    After I downloaded and patched the game I get an error saying “SWR is not patched!” What should I do?

  125. Skye_is_mine
    July 27th, 2010 | 9:58 pm

    Awesome, its just that when I install it and click the game, it says “SWR is not patched! the patch can be downloaded at
    I went there, but the website didn’t work.
    Is there any way to get around this? Or any idea what patch it is and where I can get it? I already got the 1.06 patch though.

  126. Ruk
    July 30th, 2010 | 11:36 pm

    I got v.106 running just fine, but I can’t seem to get the english version to start at all. The english patcher “installs,” but yet the english game won’t run. Again, no problems with the Japanese version after using the english patcher. Is there something I’m just not getting, or is there something special about patching the English version on Windows 7? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

  127. TheGlobN
    August 28th, 2010 | 5:44 pm

    @ Ruk

    i got the same problem anyone knows how to fix it?

  128. Zar
    September 20th, 2010 | 1:24 pm

    i cant get it to work help please :<

  129. Shirokiba
    October 2nd, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    When I try to run it a link is provided saying the game is not patch but I get a 404 error when I go to the site can anyone provide me with a working link to the patch?

  130. Reisen
    October 6th, 2010 | 10:49 am

    I typed in the location and I opened the location but I don’t see scarlet weather rhapsody english patch
    please help me I’ve been searching scarlet weather rhapsody eng patch for a week and…don’t tell me I
    can’t play the game,IT’S A WEEK!

  131. October 9th, 2010 | 4:25 pm

    Please give me steps on how to do it
    I don’t understand how you install the english patch!

  132. Yukito
    October 23rd, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    Hey, lil’ problem here. Whenever I try to open the english patched version, I keep getting a Malware warning. The regular version is just fine, just not the english version. Also, it’s only started happening recently. It never happened before. Help please?

  133. Deadeye428
    October 26th, 2010 | 11:44 pm

    So, I have the patch, swr 1.02, and up the 1.06 patch, I try to install the patch, and it appears to work, no errors, but when I open swr, it’s still ver1.02, what do I do? Do I need to rename something in the destination? I drop it into the swr folder that has everything, (including th105a, th105b, th105c, th105e, and the th105 that is a sacred boulder). I would really appreciate some help with this matter.

  134. Sakuyu
    October 30th, 2010 | 5:40 pm

    Er,I have a problem. I can’t use Melee Attacks. When I do, the game starts lagging, before quickly freezing and telling me there is a problem, before closing. Also, even if I try to go through the stages using just bullet attacks, when I get to Stage 6 on Reimu’s Story, the game also freezes shortly into the battle. Anyone have any idea why (or better, how to fix it)?

  135. Exeo
    November 6th, 2010 | 12:46 pm

    PROBLEM!!!!whenever i click the SWR english-patched icon,it says that it is not patched.what is not patched?!?it also says that it can be downloaded from but it is NOT WORKING!!!!!Can you all please do something about it?i really want to know what Aya is saying in the game….

  136. ThunderBird
    November 7th, 2010 | 2:26 pm

    Am I the only one whose SWR English crashes with an unhandled exception when trying to run it? I did everything exactly as told, install first, then patch to 1.06, then install translation patch, and still th105.exe crashes just after th105e.exe calls it.

    Any ideas?

  137. Haruhi-Chan
    November 10th, 2010 | 2:03 am


    No seriously. It seems a lot of people need help on this thing, including me. I downloaded the latest patch, which is v1.06, and it still won’t work. It keeps saying that it’s not updated. And the link it gives is wrong as well, just so you know. So like, wtf?

  138. ThunderBird
    November 12th, 2010 | 5:08 am

    Haruhi: The patch installer might extract the patched files into a separate directory. Check to see if there’s anything new in the folder where you installed the game, and if there’s no th105c.dat, then look around for a new folder. That new folder should contain the patched files, just copy them out into the main game directory, overwriting the previous files, and it should count as patched.

    That said, I’m still having trouble with the translated version crashing the game on start. Developers, any thoughts on it?

  139. Sage
    November 15th, 2010 | 4:57 pm

    I give up.

    I can’t figure out why, but the English translation refuses to install for me. The command prompt constantly says “error opening file for writing”. Why isn’t this working?! D:<

  140. Sage
    November 18th, 2010 | 9:21 am

    Never mind, I got it now.

    Good stuff. Now top see if I can find the finer nuances of the characters.

  141. Irisu
    November 25th, 2010 | 7:22 pm

    Well? Tell us how you got it to work! x.x Mine keeps saying error opening file for writing too…

  142. Nyoron
    January 15th, 2011 | 9:58 pm

    english version patched works on my windows XP but not in my windows 7.
    But no problem with original jpn launcher in 7.

  143. Proxy_one
    January 29th, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    here is my problem I installed SWR on my system with the locale set to United States English and it installed fine. then i installed the patch 1.06 and that went fine and the game says 1.06. then i went to install the english patch i got off the Wiki and when i set the directory and hit next it gives me an error message and tells me to abort, retry, or skip, no matter what i do it Comes up this way. what do i do so i can get the patch to work?

  144. Deviluke
    February 18th, 2011 | 7:43 am

    If anyone is still having trouble with the English patch in windows 7.
    Copy it in to the SWR (in to the same folder as the game) then right click the patch and set the compatibility to windows XP SP3 apply the change then run the patch.
    That should make it work because that is what I did.

  145. Vox
    February 18th, 2011 | 9:45 am

    After i set compatibility to windows XP, the game still don’t work. Everything is fine on XP, japanesse version still works everywhere. I guess easiest way is learn Japanesse :)

  146. BK
    March 11th, 2011 | 9:49 am

    i installed both SWR and Hisouten but from some time ago both games stopped recognizing keyboard imputs, i can see the game run perfectly but i cant acces menys or anything, any suggestions?

  147. Sop
    March 13th, 2011 | 11:39 pm

    Thank you so much for providing this. It helped me figure out the card system and now I can really enjoy the game’s story mode =D

  148. HAris
    March 23rd, 2011 | 10:52 am

    anyone can HELP me.. ??? I want to Play SWR but when i click it the game just can not open like.. blinking.. HELP MEE………… i used win7

  149. HAris
    March 23rd, 2011 | 10:53 am

    anyone can HELP me.. ??? I want to Play SWR but when i click it the game just can not open like.. blinking.. HELP MEE………… i used win7 PLSSS HELP ME.. ~~

  150. Zanafor
    April 4th, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    Downloaded now, although my antivirus program is warning me that the patch contains malware. Looks like I will have to take my chances, I have been wanting to patch this game for a while!

  151. Tensho
    April 9th, 2011 | 6:31 am

    @For those having trouble: …NO ONE will help you now! Buwahahahaha!! >:3

    [ Iku Pose~ c( >w<)/ * ]

  152. Tesshu Ariyama
    April 16th, 2011 | 2:17 am

    This is really pissing me off.. I can play the fkin japanese version but everytime I try to play the english it keeps saying that I dont have the 1.06 installed when i downloaded it and put it in the dam folder. I demand assistance… -_-;

  153. menevalense
    April 17th, 2011 | 8:05 pm

    Even with the patch in the main folder, The English version of the game still did not work.All the files are in place(put the patch inside the folder so they won’t be somewhere else), Have the th05c and e but the English game does not work only the Japanese translated game works. I even ran the 106 update with the locale but still nothing. Need assistance.

  154. menevalense
    April 17th, 2011 | 8:16 pm

    I also using windows 7.The patch works with Xp. but even used with SP3 Settings of Xp it just gives me the error of an app crash and says it has stopped working.

  155. Ellieeeeeeeee
    June 12th, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    I donwloaded the game and the patch, but every time i go to play it it comes up with an error message saying that the application failed to start because d3dx9_33.dll was not found. Then the game crashed and i get another pop up message from the patch loader saying it could not hook into th105.exe ‘do you have a game guard or something? running. Please help ._.

    thanks (:

  156. July 22nd, 2011 | 1:37 pm

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  157. Random
    August 2nd, 2011 | 4:41 am

    Hi guys, I need help. I’ve got the same problem as most people above who say that it can’t hook into th105. I’ve moved all files from the tasofro patch folder into the parent folder, however the message still pops up and I’m unable to play in English. Any advice on what to do now? Thanks!

  158. Lifeh
    August 3rd, 2011 | 2:50 am

    I spent 15min trying to get it to work and now it works for me. Here’s what I did:

    Running Win7
    1: Download the game and latest version (1.06)
    2: Download the patcher.
    3: Install the game.
    4: Right click the patcher>Properties>Compatibility>Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and then enable run program as administrator; Or for some reason you can’t change the compatibility like me (oddly mines was stuck on Windows Vista) then just checkmark the run as admin box and try again.
    5: Should work. At least it did for me.

    Good luck.

  159. SSSGuy
    August 14th, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    I have a problem that is not fixed by any of the methods listed as of yet on this page. When I try to boot up the English patch, nothing happens. The mouse cursor changes to show that it’s loading, but nothing comes up. The original works just fine, so, as far as I know, all of the necessary files are in place. If I could get some help, that’d be great. Thanks!

  160. Mr.Dark
    September 2nd, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    Hello there, today I patched my copy of SWR to v1.06, than I tried to apply the English Patch and got this message: Output folder: C:\Program Files\tasofro\th105
    Can’t write: C:\Program Files\tasofro\th105\th105e.exe

    What do I need to do to fix these problems and properly patch my game. Also I do hope patching from v1.0 to v1.06 is not the problem here.

  161. Thanh
    September 19th, 2011 | 4:39 am

    I need help! Can someone provide me a download link or some sort to get SWR?!?! Everywhere i go it just doesnt work or im scared of downloading from those weird suspicious downloading sites. Id much prefer if it were megaupload or the such

  162. ANNOYnymous
    September 20th, 2011 | 4:53 am

    if you can’t run th105e.exe (but can run th105.exe), try changing your system locale to Japanese and try to reinstall SWR + patches, etc.

    same solution for IaMP th075e.exe… I think?

  163. MasterProX
    September 25th, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    Uh, is there a custom.exe file for Touhou 10.5? Because the 640 x 480 windowed version I play currently can’t be made into HD if I put it on YouTube, and I can’t record full screen… is there any way to get its size to 1280 x 960, or anything of the sort?

  164. ThatMan
    October 2nd, 2011 | 2:53 am

    i needs help cus my patch wont install for some reason *the computer doesnt recognise japanese language and thus the setup is unintelligeble* i made sure there is no kanji in the folder and the iso file is already extracted plus when patching i deleted the /th105 so whats wrong? +it errors at the start of the patching bar

  165. Kintrex
    October 21st, 2011 | 2:12 am

    My game seems to patch successfully but when I try to run it it does not open. If I open task manager I can see the process start, along with the Windows error reporting process, then they both close a few minutes later. The unpatched game still runs fine, so I guess I’ll be using that until I can figure out what’s wrong.

  166. Daevon
    November 12th, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    I’m noticing that no one has posted any issues for a week or so, I want to state my problem and hopefully get some guidance.

    I’m on Windows 7, I have PLENTY of free space. I have installed the 1.06 Patch, and I have downloaded and installed the English Patch. I have moved th105.dat and .exe from the th105 folder created by the patcher into the Scarlet Weather Rhapsody folder, which contains the original th105.exe and the other files.

    When I attempt to run the English Patch, I get through the installation process to the end, and the window tells me it completed successfully. It creates new icons, on of which is “TH105e.exe”. When I click this, I get a blue ring (the Win7 equivalent to an hourglass) which stays for about eight seconds, then disappears.

    When I check the processes tab under Task Manager, it shows that th105 is running, but then it abruptly closes itself without displaying any error message.

    I have tried running as administrator, changing the compatability, and reinstalling from a different download source.

    I would like to reiterate that ALL patches install without a hitch, and I get NO errors whatsoever.

    The Japanese version works fine, but the English Patched version simply will not open.

    I have tried using RUN and New Task and the rest, nothing works.
    I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the whole shabang, no difference.

    Also, ‘wala’ is spelled ‘viola’.

  167. Daevon
    November 12th, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    OH, I forgot to add, I have CenturyLink security, I have checked through it’s block roster, and none of my Virus programs are preventing the English TH105 from opening.

  168. Daevon
    November 12th, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    Upon further reflection of the Characters list…
    I’m sort of glad they didn’t include Flandre, because she would have turned out two ways:

    1) If they had been true to her character, Flandre would completely break the game, since she’d be able to kill any enemy just by moving her right hand.

    2) If they had nerfed her for the game, it would have been vaguely insulting to us Flan-Chan fans, and her non-indestructibility would have ended up ruining her as a fighter.

  169. fonzer
    November 28th, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    hello i installed touhou 12.3 and i also have touhou 10.5 so i gave the path info in for touhou 12.3 to where is touhou 10.5 correctly,it works but now touhou 10.5 english isn’t working since it crashes on me has encountered a problem and needs to close and don’t know how to fix this,i can play the japanese version without problem but not the english one of touhou 10.5.

  170. ClandestineOp96
    February 22nd, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    links dont work. 404 error every time. Are there any other mirrors that still work?

  171. psnmeh
    March 3rd, 2012 | 3:32 am

    I installed both patches just fine, no problems at all.but when i try to run ether the English ver or the jap ver of SWR a window will pop up then dissapear right away. any ideas on how to fix this?

  172. Suki
    March 10th, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    I have the same problem as @170.
    The only link that works is the patcher’s link to 1.6. None of the English patch links work, they either 404 or aren’t found.

  173. Cookie =]
    July 12th, 2012 | 9:40 pm

    Broken links =\
    Same as @170 and @172.
    I’ve got the 1.06 patch jap version working fine, but I can’t find any downloads for the SWR english patch. Could you please provide another download link, or just a way to obtain the patch? >.<

  174. Shou Toramaru
    August 26th, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    THE PAGE 404′D >:(

  175. Moonlit Raven
    September 13th, 2012 | 4:50 am

    such a great addition to the game….. now i know what everything means!!!!!

  176. Spaps
    October 24th, 2012 | 7:54 pm


  177. Spaps
    October 24th, 2012 | 7:55 pm

    Never mind. You can still download the patch from the patch menu.

  178. Rei
    February 6th, 2013 | 6:20 pm

    Help! Where can ic else download the patch because the link is broken

  179. keita
    October 3rd, 2013 | 5:22 pm


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