The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

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The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil cover
Developers
Team Shanghai Alice
Release dates
Windows August 11, 2002
The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil guide on StrategyWiki
The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil on Wikipedia
PC-9800 games 1996-1998
#6 The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil 2002
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#11 Subterranean Animism 2008
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Series information

Japanese wiki for the Touhou series 「日本語 東方Project」
English wiki for the Touhou series
Wikia wiki for the Touhou series

General information

Touhou wiki article for Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
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 "ver0.13".

Essential improvements

Patches

Patches for the full game can be found under the section "バージョンアップ差分DL" (Version Upgrade Download) from the game's official website. Download the patches marked as "ver1.02f" and "ver1.02h", then install them in that order. You may need to rename the game's executable from th06.exe to "東方紅魔郷.exe" and run the patches under Japanese Unicode settings to properly install them.[1]

Retexture Patch

Requires the latest official patches and English fan-translation patch.
Enhances the overall look of the game to be comparable to the series' later installments with cleaner, higher resolution assets.
Installing the Retexture Patch[2]
  1. Download the patch from here, then extract its contents to its own folder.
  2. Copy the th06e_ST.DAT from the Retexture Patch folder into <path-to-game>.
  3. Next, chose which preferred hitbox type you prefer from the Retexture Patch (Visible Hitbox or Invisible Hitbox) and copy its th06e_TL.DAT and th06e_CM.DAT into <path-to-game>.
  4. Finally, chose your preferred soundpack you wish you use from the Sound folder (Original, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, or Subterranean Animism), then copy its th06e_IN.DAT into <path-to-game>.
  5. Now launch the game. You should noticed a drastic change with the game's visuals.

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 settings

General settings (English).
General settings (English).

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Runs at 640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Requires Vsync Patch (instructions here).
60 FPS
Option for 60 (1/1), 30 (1/2), and 20 (1/3) Hz refresh rate are available in configuration launcher.
120+ FPS
Going above 60 FPS causes the game to play much faster than usual due to the game's speed being tied to frame-rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings

Controller remapping settings (English).
Controller remapping settings (English).
Configuration launcher (English).
Configuration launcher (English).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Uses a pre-defined configuration of Arrow keys for movement, Z to Fire/Confirm, X to Bomb/Cancel, Shift for Focus, and Esc to pause, which cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is not used at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Uses DirectInput. See Controller support for XInput controllers.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Movement cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement. Deadzones can be configured within the game's configuration launcher, however.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See Controller support.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Buttons are referenced by number.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Plugging a controller after launching the game can cause the erratic behavior.[3]
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support

A fix is required for the game to recognize XInput D-pad and analog triggers when assigning controls.
Use XInput Plus[4]
  1. Download and run XInput Plus.
  2. Set the Target Program to th06.exe (or translated variations thereof).
  3. Go to the Key Assign tab, then go to Left Stick and assign it to Multiple Key, then check Left Stick and DPAD.
  4. Go to the DirectInput tab, and check Enable DirectInput Output, and set Guide Button to Button 13.
  5. Click Customize, then assign the following for these drop-down menu respectively:
    • Left/Right Trigger as Button 7/8
    • Back/View and Start/Menu as Button 9 and Button 10
    • Left/Right Stick Button as Button 11/12
  6. Click Apply then OK to save settings and install DLLs. The game should be able to register XInput D-pad and analog triggers as DirectInput buttons.

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only an On/Off option for BGM and Sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

The given value "Requires fan-made patching program.[5]" contains strip markers and therefore it cannot be parsed sufficiently.
The given value "Requires fan-made patching program.[5]" contains strip markers and therefore it cannot be parsed sufficiently.
The given value "Requires fan-made patching program.[5]" contains strip markers and therefore it cannot be parsed sufficiently.
The given value "Requires fan-made patching program.[5]" contains strip markers and therefore it cannot be parsed sufficiently.
The given value "Requires fan-made patching program.[5]" contains strip markers and therefore it cannot be parsed sufficiently.
The given value "Requires fan-made patching program.[5]" contains strip markers and therefore it cannot be parsed sufficiently.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese
Simplified Chinese
Requires fan-made patching program.
Traditional Chinese
Requires fan-made patching program.
English
Requires fan-made patching program.[5]
German
Requires fan-made patching program.[5]
Hungarian
Requires fan-made patching program.[5]
Polish
Requires fan-made patching program.[5]
Portuguese
Requires fan-made patching program.[5]
Spanish
Requires fan-made patching program.[5]

Issues fixed

Game will not install on Windows 10

The game's installer executable may not work under Windows 10, even with compatibility fixes and running under Japanese Unicode Settings. It can however still be manually installed by simply copying the game folder (th06) from the CD-ROM to your computer.[6]

Fullscreen issues on Windows 10

Players have reported the game runs at an uncapped and unstable frame-rate on Windows 10 when played on fullscreen mode, even when using game's internal frame-rate cap enabled.[7] Other potential issues include the game not displayed properly on fullscreen (i.e. game window and title bar being visible on fullscreen) and DLL "Entry Point Not Found" errors.

Download ENBSeries DX8 to DX9 Converter and extract its contents to <path-to-game> (recommended)[7]
Download DirectX 8 Fullscreen Fix and extract its contents to <path-to-game>[citation needed]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Shader Model support 1.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 500 MHz
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce
ATI Radeon
Matrox Millennium G400
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound-compatible sound card
Roland SC-88 Pro or later MIDI synthesizer for MIDI playback
Other A controller is recommended

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

  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 10, 2018
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 10, 2018
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on September 26, 2018
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 10, 2018
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Touhou Community Reliant Automatic Patcher
  6. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 10, 2018
  7. 7.0 7.1 What Windows 10 Did to Touhou 6 - YouTube - last accessed on July 10, 2018