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2. Mod Options

This page describes each mod option, so you can decide which mod to install.

What is ADV Mode?

Some install options below refer to ADV mode. The normal mode for the Umineko games is 'NVL' (Novel mode), where the text occupies the entire screen. 'ADV' mode (Adventure Mode) is where the text only occupies the bottom of the screen.

NVL/Normal Mode ADV Mode

Should I get the Windows or Cross Platform Installer?

Use the Windows Installer installer on Windows. Use the Cross Platform Installer when the Windows installer can't be used, such as on Mac and Linux, and for the Voice Only mod option.

Mod Options for Question Arcs Ch. 1~4

There are two main install options for the question arcs - the full patch, and the voice only patch. We highly recommend using the installers, as installing manually is very error-prone.

Question Arcs - 1080p full patch (~5GB Download, ~20GB free space required)

  • NEW: Has ADV mode which can be toggled on or off at any time
  • NEW: Playing with Japanese Text is supported
  • Adds PS3 voices, sprites, CGs (event images), backgrounds, to the base game. DOES NOT add shader effects or lipsync.
  • Install Methods: Cross Platform Installer || Windows Installer || Install Manually

Question Arcs - Voice only (~1.9GB Download, ~5GB free space required)

Mod Options for Answer Arcs Ch. 5~8

There are two main install options for the question arcs - the full patch, and the voice only patch. There is also an addon to the full patch, which adds ADV mode.

Answer Arcs - Full Patch (~8GB Download, ~30GB free space required)

Answer Arcs - ADV Mode Addon (~8GB DL, ~30GB free space - Same as Full Patch)

  • This is an add on to the full patch which adds ADV mode (but in the installer, you just select "ADV Mode")
  • No in-game option to disable ADV mode
  • Playing with Japanese Text is NOT supported
  • Install Methods: Cross Platform Installer || Install Manually

Answer Arcs - Voice only (~1.5GB Download, ~5GB free space required)

Unsupported/Legacy Options

There are some other options which are not well supported by us. See the Other Install Configurations page.


23/02/2019: On the 05/02/2019 a change was made to the manual mac install instructions which would prevent you from starting the game. It has now been reverted (sorry abou that).

28-01-2019: Cross Platform Installer is now suggested in install instructions. Wiki has been refactored.

28-01-2019: Add ADV mode to 1080p Question Arcs

17-11-18: Add beta version of 1080p Question Arcs (previously resolution was 960p, resulting in some blurriness). You can install it via the installer or manually. Add ability to toggle language with 'Tab' button.

2-10-18: Add Japanese Language mode (thanks Naoki!). Note: currently doesn't work for "Voice Only" or answer arcs "ADV mode", due to those versions using a different script.

15-07-18: Some small changes to both arcs (to update you need both the latest script file and the latest update zip) - For Question arcs only, add the option to view the original game's videos since some consider the PS3 openings too spoilery. (Question arcs issue #101) - Use English title logo for Question arcs (Question arcs issue #100) - Fix transparency of images for one scene for Answer arcs (use alphablend mode images)

06-06-18: For Chiru Arcs only, minor update to script and assets (see issue #47)

05-05-18: For Question Arcs only, fix some missing voice delays.

01-05-18: Update all .exes to give a reminder if you forget to rename the 0.utf to 0.u instead of the generic/incorrect error message. Backup of the old .exes can be found here.

13-04-18: Add missing Maria/Rosa Alternate Sprites to the merged update pack (pack v4 cumulative) for Question Arcs only.

02-04-18: Question arc script was updated to fix voice/unvoiced delay bugs.

17-02-18: Did Steam update your game, breaking your patch? Follow the Question Arc Instructions or the Answer Arc Instructions.