• Important note: I will be using a specific syntax to note patch names and numbers in the THCRAP configuration tool. The syntax is [number, internal patch name]. In most cases, this number will be invalid once you pick your first patch from the tool. For instance, once you picked the Alphes-style portraits patch, the patch that adds Mima as a playable character will not be number 139 - instead, it will be under a different number. Always double check the number of the patch you're about to add! If you picked the wrong patch, follow the instructions listed at the very bottom of the patch window, and type the new number of the patch that you didn't want.
  • WARNING: This page is STATIC! That means that if THCRAP's offering of patches, mods, and translations change, this site will NOT immediately update! CHECK THE CONFIGURATION INTERFACE FOR THE PATCHES YOU WANT, AND ENTER THE APPLICABLE NUMBERS LISTED IN THAT INTERFACE, NOT HERE.
  • The THCRAP Process


    THCRAP, which stands for Touhou Community Reliant Automatic Patcher (no, it's not something dirty), has a specific process that you'll need to follow to patch your games. I'll detail the process in this page.

    Step 1: Before We Begin

    Before we begin, you should move the folders that contain all the Touhou games you have on your computer to one place. This can be on your Desktop, in one contained folder that is on your desktop, or where-ever you'd like to have your Touhou games stored. In my case, I chose to have them as all separate folders located on my desktop.

    Now, once this is done, you should download the latest version of the THCRAP configuration tool. You can do this from this link. Just click the "Download from Touhou Patch Center" link. It will be in a compressed folder, so extract the folder to where-ever you would like - the location of the configuration tool does not matter.

    Step 2: Selecting Your Patches

    Once you extract it, open thcrap_configure.exe. This will open up a rather tall window that explains how the configuration tool will go about patching your Touhou games. Just press ENTER when prompted. The configuration tool will check and update some files the configuration tool needs. Once this finishes, you will be brought to a very long list of patches that you can choose from.

    To choose a patch, just type the number that corresponds to the patch you want. The number that you need to type is listed in brackets to the left of the patch's name. Once you have selected the patch(es) that you want, press ENTER. It will ask you for a name for the patch. In most cases, you can leave this name at the default. If the patch is already installed on your computer, it will ask you if you would like to overwrite the existing patch file. Once this is finished, the configuration tool will show you what it wrote to a .js file that has the name that you specified (or didn't) earlier in the process. Press ENTER once more.

  • Important note: If you speak another language in addition to English, it is recommended by the Touhou Patch Center that you first choose lang_en (just type "196" when it prompts you to pick a patch for the first time), and then the patch that corresponds with the language you speak.
  • Important note: If you want to put mods on top of your patched game, the configuration tool lets you do that too! There's one important thing that you should know about a modded patched game: Always choose language patches FIRST, and THEN choose the mods that you want! For instance, if you wanted to patch your games to have Mima as a playable character, have Alphes-style portraits, and have a English-translated game, choose the English patch [196, lang_en] first, followed by the Alphes patch [27, alphes], and then lastly the Mima patch [139, mima]. If you do not add the patches in this specific order, you may end up getting a screen that looks like this!
  • (image courtesy of Touhou Patch Center)

    Step 3: Locating Your Games

    Next up in the configuration process is to locate your games. If you already had a games.js file, it will show you the contents of the file, and ask you if you would like to add any new games that you may have acquired to the list, clear the list and rescan for games, or just keep the list as-is and continue on. Next, it will ask you if you would like to create shortcuts to your patched game. If this is your first time running the configuration utility, you need to answer YES to this question, even if you already had shortcuts within the directories to the games that you have. (They may only lead to a 'English-patched' version of the game.) If you chose to create shortcuts, they will, at first, be placed in the directory of the configuration tool. They work from anywhere on your computer, so feel free to move them where-ever you'd like them to be. Once the files download, you've successfully set up the patcher for your games!

    Step 4: Final Notes and Limitations

    Touhou 7.5 (Immaterial and Missing Power) does not work with the utility (as far as I am aware), and as such will not be detected by it. Touhou 6 (EoSD) support was added in a February 2019 change to the patching software. Many older download sources used a static patch for an English translation of EoSD, as previously such patches were more stable than THCrap's automatic patching. Check the place you downloaded for the new version.

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