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Installing the patch


Don't forget to check "Patch configuration and extras" after installing the patch manually or using the installer.

Installer (Windows only)

The installer combines all the patches available to create the best experience possible. It will automatically download and install the following content:

  • Full voiceover
  • PS3 backgrounds and CGs in Full HD
  • PS3 sprites with lipsync in 1440p
  • Updated MangaGamer sprites in 1440p
  • Upgraded user interface
  • Opening videos

How to use the Windows installer

  1. Download the latest installer from the Installer Releases page
  2. Open the software
  3. You will be given the choice of Higurashi or Umineko - select the Higurashi dropdown
  4. Choose the chapter you want to patch by clicking on the correct icon** (protip: mouse over the icons to see the banners for each chapter!)
  5. Set the installation directory to your game directory (supports Steam, GOG and MangaGamer releases)
    • If you are unsure where the Steam game is located, open Steam and find it in your Steam library, right-click on it and choose Properties. In the new window that just opened, click on the LOCAL FILES tab and then on the Browse local files... button. Windows Explorer will then open showing you where the game is installed
  6. If the directory is correct, the software will validate the path and let you proceed with the installation
  7. A progress bar and text will show the status of the installation


As reported, some antivirus software might warn you about the installer. This is a false positive, and it happens because the installer is either new or not verified by the antivirus databases yet. The installer code can be freely accessed in our Github organization and will be only compiled from a trusted source.

Multiplatform installer (Windows, Mac and Linux)


This installer is currently in active development. You might find bugs, and things might not always work - We would be grateful if you report bugs on github or our discord server. If you are running Windows, we recommend using the Windows Installer.

This installer is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac. The interface is uglier, but we plan to make it look just like the native Windows installer. Using this installer should install the exact same features as the Windows installer

How to use the multiplatform installer

Click on any of the blocks for the operating system of your choice to see the instructions:

  1. Download the Windows Installer (64-bit)
  2. Extract the zip file to your normal Downloads folder (assuming your Downloads folder is on the same drive as your game). If you need to extract to a different location:
    • Make sure the folder is on the same drive (eg C: drive) as the game
    • Make sure the folder doesn't require any special permissions
  3. Run the file called install.bat
  1. Download the Mac Installer
  2. Double-click on the zip to extract it (your browser may automatically do this after downloading)


    The zip contains two hidden files that are required by the installer. If you try to move the install file out of the folder, it won't be able to find them. If you really want to move the install file out of the folder, press โ‡งโŒ˜. (Shift-Command-Period) to temporarily enable showing of hidden files and copy the .7za and .aria2c files to the same folder.

  3. Right click on the file called install and choose Open

  4. If prompted with a security prompt, choose Open
  1. Install the following using your distribution's package manager:
    • Python (2 or 3)
    • Python Tkinter
      • Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install python-tk
      • Arch Linux: sudo pacman -S tk
      • Fedora: sudo dnf install python2-tkinter or
        sudo dnf install python3-tkinter
      • If your distribution is not listed, you may need to lookup how to install tkinter on your particular distribution
  2. Download and extract the Linux Installer
  3. Run the shell script called install
(Power Users Only) Install from Source
  1. Install these dependencies:

    • Python (2 or 3)
    • Python Tkinter
    • 7-zip
    • Aria2
    • git
  2. Clone our git repository: git clone

  3. Run python or the equivalent command on your system