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Ten Desires

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Ten Desires
Ten Desires cover
Team Shanghai Alice
Release dates
Windows August 13, 2011
Perspectives Top-down view
Genres Shooter
Series Touhou Project
Ten Desires guide on StrategyWiki
Ten Desires on Wikipedia
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Touhou Shinreibyou ~ Ten Desires (東方神霊廟 〜 Ten Desires) is a Vertical-Scrolling Shoot 'em up in the Touhou Project series of games. It is the 13th official game in the series. [1]

The original retail version was released on August 13, 2011. The game was released digitally to Steam on June 16th, 2019. [2]

General information

Touhou wiki article for Ten Desires
Official game website (Japanese)


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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A demo is available from the game's official website, marked under as "ver0.01a".

Essential improvements


Patches for the full game can be found in the link below the section "ダウンロード(体験版、アップデートパッチ)" (Download (trial, update patch)) then "製品版専用のバージョンアッププログラムです" (It is a version upgrade program for exclusive use of the retail version) from the game's official website. Download the patch marked as "ver1.00c".

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\ShanghaiAlice\th13\th13.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1043230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\ShanghaiAlice\th13\scoreth13.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1043230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Utility video settings.
Utility video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only allows 640x480, 960x720, and 1280x960. 640x480 is the only option for Fullscreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Allows more resolutions than Fullscreen does.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Offers frameskip settings for low-end systems.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Key configuration.
Key configuration.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM and Sound Effects.
Surround sound
No dialog outside text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Requires fan-made English patch using the Touhou Community Reliant Automatic Patcher or a standalone patch.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


TD Aero

Enables the use of Windows Aero on Vista and later.

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.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Low-class Intel Core CPU
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Ten Desires on Touhou Wiki - last accessed on 2023-12-27
  2. Ten Desires on Steamdb - last accessed on 2023-12-27