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UFO Colorblindness Patch v1.0 Released!


With the release of UFO we have started work on the English patch, but in the process one of our testers commented that the game itself can be rather hard for those that are colorblind due to the red and green UFOs looking rather similar (as seen above). With that in mind, we’ve decided to release a quick patch that changes the green UFOs in game to yellow; it’s not the most elegant looking thing for those that have normal vision, but it does make the two much easier to distinguish for those with colorblindness.

This patch does not modify game text or graphics in any other way, so those users who wish to leave the game in Japanese can install it without worry of any other changes to the game. For English users, we’ll include an option to install the colorblindness modification when the English patch is released (hopefully very soon!), so you might want to hold off on installing this patch until then, just to make the English patch installation simpler.

You can download the patch by clicking on the image above or on this link.







Thanks to Mr_Alert for the patcher, Halbarad for image edits, and RMSephy for testing.


  1. zerokirby15
    August 16th, 2009 | 8:43 pm

    Wow, that’s so thoughtful. I’m moved.

  2. Mian
    August 16th, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    Yep indeed, I am colorblind myself so this help quite a bit.

  3. WillieGR
    August 16th, 2009 | 10:19 pm

    Wow, this was really nice of you.

  4. Lloyd Dunamis
    August 16th, 2009 | 11:20 pm

    Not only English-speaking people would have its use, but Japanese as well. Kudos!

  5. Aratta~♪
    August 17th, 2009 | 5:36 am

    Mr_Alert, Halbarad, and RMSephy , I took my hat off for you all.

  6. LinkThePhantom
    August 17th, 2009 | 12:38 pm

    That is so thoughtful. You guys are the best.

  7. August 17th, 2009 | 1:45 pm

    I have a friend who’s color blind. We used to play Halo with him all the time, but never noticed until in one game, we said we were all going to change to the green team, and he told us he had no idea which one was the green team.

    I bet that if he ever played this game, he’d have a hard time, too, so a patch like this is proof that someone out there will take time and effort to help those who really need it.

    So, kudos to you, guys! Great job!!

  8. Fredrik1ST
    August 17th, 2009 | 6:51 pm

    I’m really moved by seeing how hard you guys work on helping others out. Kudos to you! :’)

  9. siesta34
    August 17th, 2009 | 6:57 pm

    i´m moved too!!! TT^TT
    thank you very much guys! I just love you all >.<

  10. Flandre13
    August 19th, 2009 | 11:52 am

    Wow. That really helps for color blind people. So, for this patch I say: HOORAY!

  11. August 20th, 2009 | 8:19 am

    Huh, I never considered that, and it’s definitely the first time I see somebody taking care of it. Colorblindness must be a real pain for color-specific games.

  12. Anonymous
    August 21st, 2009 | 12:59 pm

    That’s very thoughtful of you guys.

    Though I think the Japanese have already considered a colorblindness patch as seen in 0:57 of At the lower-left corner, one of the UFOs is yellow.

  13. August 21st, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    > Anonymous

    …that’s probably this exact patch. >_> This release was meant to be primarily for Japanese use, since it doesn’t modify the game files in any other way (as the English patch will when it comes out), and given that we had it out approximately a day and a half after the game was released I doubt anyone else would bother to duplicate the effort. (It’s not impossible, certainly, but I’d find it unlikely.)

    It’s also a good test for our patching tools – not that we’re really too concerned about them having any trouble, but if there are problems they may crop up here first.

  14. 1412
    August 21st, 2009 | 7:02 pm

    I got this error while patching….

    help please

  15. 1412
    August 21st, 2009 | 7:03 pm
  16. Mr_Alert
    August 21st, 2009 | 10:06 pm

    Looks like it had issues patching the executable file. Make sure that you have the original th12.exe. The only patch applied is a change of the icon and to read from th12c.dat instead of th12.dat though, so if you can’t get the EXE changed back for whatever reason, just rename th12c.dat to th12.dat. You’ll want to make a backup of the original th12.dat though, for any future patches and such.

  17. Kev
    August 23rd, 2009 | 6:58 am

    Best patch EVER! To come. May all players enjoy the experience of Touhou.

  18. Mike
    August 24th, 2009 | 1:57 pm

    Also colorblind. Thanks for that patch!

  19. ma2
    August 24th, 2009 | 8:10 pm

    thanks very much.

  20. August 25th, 2009 | 8:39 am

    […] Enfin peut aussi noter l’initiative de pour avoir sorti un patch de recoloration des UFO pour les daltoniens. A récupérer ici pour ceux concerner. […]

  21. To_Love_Meiling
    August 28th, 2009 | 1:10 pm

    That’s very cool. Nice to see so many people really appreciating a gesture like this, too.

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