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Imperishable Night
Imperishable Night cover
Developers
Team Shanghai Alice
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2004
Imperishable Night on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game is only playable in English with a fan translation (see Localizations for details and other supported languages).
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General information

Touhou wiki article for Imperishable Night
Official game website (Japanese)

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
A demo is available from the game's official website, marked under as "ver0.03" (updatable with "ver0.03->ver0.03a").

Essential improvements

Patches

Patches for the full game can be found in the link "・ダウンロード(体験版、アップデートパッチ) 04/08/19 更新" (Download (trial version, update patch) 04/08/19 update) then "ダウンロード (04/08/19 更新)" (Download (Updated on 04/08/19)) from the game's official website. Depending on your version (1.00d being the latest), download "ver1.00->ver1.00a" to upgrade from 1.00 to 1.00a, "ver1.00a->ver1.00d" to upgrade from 1.00a to 1.00d, "ver1.00b->ver1.00d" to upgrade from 1.00b to 1.00d and use "ver1.00->ver1.00a" with "ver1.00a->ver1.00d" if you have 1.00c.

BGM Patch

Fixes playback glitches with the game's BGM files.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Requires vsync patch.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Must run at 60 FPS, higher/lower will speed/slow up the game.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No dialog outside text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

MIDI Option with Sound Canvas VA

The game's MIDI option was intended to be used with a Roland SC-88 Pro. Alternatively, an officially released software synth called Sound Canvas VA can be used, which emulates all four Sound Canvas modules, including the SC-88 Pro
Instructions
  1. Download SAVIHost.
  2. Place the SAVIHost EXE in C:\ProgramData\Roland Cloud\Sound Canvas VA, and rename it SOUND Canvas VA.exe.
  3. Install LoopMIDI and MIDIMapper
  4. Open LoopMIDI and the EXE you renamed.
  5. In SAVIHost, make sure to click "Options" and then "SYSTEM" in the Sound Canvas VA interface, and set the Map Mode to "SC-88Pro"
  6. Go to the Devices menu, and select "MIDI". Then set "Input Port 1" to "loopMIDI Port"
  7. Open MIDIMapper, and set the default MIDI device to "loopMIDI Port".

Notes

Unless Sound Canvas VA is registered, it will only play for 10 minutes before it stops playing. This can somewhat be alleviated by simply closing the SAVIHost window, and opening it again.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese
English
Fan translation
German
Fan translation
Italian
Fan translation
Spanish
Fan translation

Issues fixed

DirectDraw problems from DirectX 8

Fixes multiple issues, like the Win10 full-screen error and DLL "Entry Point Not Found" error.

Download files[1]
  1. Download the ESB DX8 to DX9 converter.
  2. Extract files to the installation folder.
  3. Game should run as usual.
Alternatively could use Ultimate ASI Loader (which integrates Crosire's d3d8to9) by renaming dinput8.dll to d3d8.dll and adding the following to a global.ini file:
[GlobalSets]
UseD3D8to9=1

This allows other files that would modify d3d8.dll to be loaded by renaming their extension to '.asi'.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Mods

noflashmyon

Make's Youmu's ghost transparent when focused.
Overwrites d3d8.dll, thus interfering with DirectX 9 conversion unless the Ultimate ASI Loader is used.

No Hitbox DATs

Disables the showing of the player's hitbox whenever the Focus key (default Shift) is pressed like earlier games.

Real Hitbox Patches

Makes bullets' size more accurate to their hitboxes.

Touhou Ultra

Makes the game harder by making bullets faster and in larger quantities.

Touhou Vorbis Compressor

Can save up to 80% of the game's disk space by compressing the game's BGM music files into Ogg Vorbis with little if any effect on the quality.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 530 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References