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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
PS3 sprites Pachinko sprites Ryukishi sprites

News: Windows-only installer end-of-life announcement

As of May 2019, we dropped support for the old Windows-only installer. The new installer has much better compatibility, works on Windows, Linux and Mac, and has an entirely new UI.

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 - Full patch (~5GB Download, ~20GB free space required)

  • Has ADV mode which can be toggled on or off at any time.
  • 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 || Install Manually
  • Optional packs if you want Pachinko or Ryukishi sprites - See below.

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)

  • Playing with Japanese Text is supported
  • No ADV mode built in, unlike the Question Arcs! You must install "ADV Mode" for ADV mode.
  • Adds PS3 voices, sprites, CGs (event images), backgrounds, to the base game. DOES NOT add shader effects or lipsync.
  • Install Methods: Cross Platform Installer || Install Manually
  • Optional packs if you want Pachinko or Ryukishi sprites - See below.

Answer Arcs - ADV Mode (~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 option to toggle ADV mode, unlike the Question Arcs! If you want NOVEL mode, you must install the "Full Patch" option.
  • Playing with Japanese Text is NOT supported
  • Install Methods: Cross Platform Installer || Install Manually
  • Optional packs if you want Pachinko or Ryukishi sprites - See below.

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


Pachinko or Old Ryukishi Sprites

We have recently added options in the installer and manual download packs for the Pachinko and Ryukishi sprites. Note that you can only have ONE pack installed at a time - you CANNOT toggle PS3/Pachinko/Ryukishi while the game is running. Installing these packs will do the following:

  • Overwrite most* of the PS3 sprites, causing Pachinko/Ryukishi sprites to be shown
  • PS3 CGs and special effects will still be shown unchanged
  • The PS3 backgrounds will also remain the same

* The Pachinko sprites are missing a few characters who don't appear very often. The missing characters are substituted with PS3 sprites.

You must still install the base "PS3" graphics pack for each game, even if you only want Pachinko or Ryukishi sprites - these sprite packs do not replace the main graphics pack.


News

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Please note:

  • It may take some time for us to update the news manually - the best way to check for an update is to run the installer again and see if files were updated. Again, we only recommend doing this between chapters/before starting a new chapter, as updating may break your saves.
  • Only major updates are recorded - minor fixes like a single-word typo is not recorded.