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Manual installation (Windows/Linux/Mac)

Follow the table below to download all the pieces to install the patch:

Console Arcs

The console arcs requires Ch.4 Himatsubushi to be played

Installing it in over your Himatsubushi installation will overwrite the game with the console arcs. We recommend to make a copy of the folder and install the console arcs there. It is not required to install the Himatsubushi patch before installing the Console Arcs.

〜☆ Console Arcs (all)
Patch Download
Graphics patch 1440p
Voices Download
Sound effects Download
BGM Download
Movies Windows
Mac/Linux
System files Windows
Mac/Linux
UI Mod Windows
Mac/Linux

Question Arcs

〜☆ Ch.1 Onikakushi Ch.2 Watanagashi Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi Ch.4 Himatsubushi
Patch Download Download Download Download
Graphics patch 1440p 1440p 1440p 1440p
Voices Download Download Download Download
Movies Windows
Mac/Linux
Windows
Mac/Linux
Windows
Mac/Linux
Windows
Mac/Linux
UI Mod (Windows) Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
UI Mod (Mac/Linux) Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG

Answer Arcs

〜☆ Ch.5 Meakashi Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi Ch.7 Minagoroshi Ch.8 Matsuribayashi
Patch Download Download Download None yet
Graphics patch 1440p 1440p 1440p None yet
Voices Download Download Download None yet
Movies Windows
Mac/Linux
Windows
Mac/Linux
Windows
Mac/Linux
None yet
UI Mod (Windows) Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
None yet
UI Mod (Mac/Linux) Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
None yet

Optional downloads

Different BGM and Sound Effects extraction location!

Unlike the other archives, these files need to be extracted inside the StreamingAssets folder to work. Overwrite all files if asked.

Chapter BGM Sound Effects Extras
Question Arcs (all) Classic BGM
Restores the old BGM (pre-2019 update)
Classic Sound Effects
Restores the old sound effects (pre-2019 update)
Higurashi OST Remake
Handmade remakes of nerve's music. Can be installed over Classic BGM.
(listen online)
Answer Arcs (all) Classic BGM
Restores the old BGM (pre-2019 update)
Classic Sound Effects
Restores the old sound effects (pre-2019 update)
None yet

How to install the patch manually (for Windows, Linux, and Mac)

Hint

Newer graphics patches requires an extraction software compatible with .7z.

  • On Windows: 7-zip (WinRAR is also acceptable)
  • On Linux: p7zip in your package manager
  • On Mac: Keka

On Windows or Linux (any distro):

Linux Users: GNOME Desktop and Ubuntu causes Game Crash - Workaround

GNOME Desktop (the default on Ubuntu) will cause Higurashi Ep.4 and upwards to crash the entire desktop. This happens even on the base game (without any mods applied). A workaround for this is to install XFCE desktop. You can follow this guide to install XFCE desktop (it can be installed alongside GNOME). Please make sure you can launch the base game before applying any mods (for ease of installation, please don't make any saves on the base game).

  1. Find and open your game folder
    • On Steam: open your Steam library, choose the game from the list, right click on it and click on Properties. Switch to the LOCAL FILES tab and click on Browse local files...)
  2. After downloading all the files needed for your version of the game, place them in the root folder (where the game .exe is)
  3. Navigate inside HigurashiEp0X_Data/StreamingAssets (where X is the chapter number) and delete the folders CG and CGAlt
    • This is not a requirement but we recommend to delete the mentioned folders to save disk space and avoid any random issues
  4. Select all the downloaded files placed in the root directory EXCEPT the file called [CHAPTER TITLE].Voice.and.Graphics.Patch.[VERSION NUMBER].zip and extract them (protip: use Extract Here from the context menu)
    • Extract the mentioned file after extracting all the others. Overwrite all files if asked
  5. Delete all the downloaded files after ensuring the game is working as expected

On Mac OSX:

  1. Find and open your game folder
    • On Steam: open your Steam library, choose the game from the list, right click on it and click on Properties. Switch to the LOCAL FILES tab and click on Browse local files...)
    • If you just see an icon called HigurashiEp0X (where X is the chapter number), you may need to right click it, then click "Show Package Contents" to show the Contents folder
    • The game folder (called Contents) should contain some folders like Resources, MacOS, Plugins, Frameworks, and others - we will only be modifying the Resources folder
  2. After downloading all the files needed for your version of the game, place them in Resources/Data
  3. Navigate inside Resources/Data/StreamingAssets and delete the folders CG and CGAlt
    • This is not a requirement but we recommend to delete the mentioned folders to save disk space and avoid any random issues
  4. Navigate back to Resources/Data folder and extract the downloaded files using the following method:
    • Extract all archives EXCEPT [CHAPTER TITLE].Voice.and.Graphics.Patch.[VERSION NUMBER].zip
    • After all the other archives are extracted, you can then extract [CHAPTER TITLE].Voice.and.Graphics.Patch.[VERSION NUMBER].zip
    • Overwrite all files if asked
    • When finished, this should produce a HigurashiEp0X_Data folder (where X is the chapter number) - the full path will be Resources/Data/HigurashiEp0X_Data
  5. Open a terminal window in the Resources/Data folder. Follow these steps if you don't know how to do it
    1. In the terminal window, type: rsync -avP HigurashiEp*/* . and hit enter (type the * literally)
    2. Wait until the files are copied to the right place
  6. Delete all the downloaded files and any leftover HigurashiEp0X_Data folders (where X is the chapter number) after ensuring the game is working as expected