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Manual installation (Windows/Linux/Mac)

This page is for manual install only. We highly recommend using the automated installer as installing manually can be error prone. Please see the Cross Platform Installer, and follow the instructions


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

Where are the downloads?

All downloads are listed at the bottom of the page.

How do I extract .7z files?

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

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

On Windows or Linux (any distro):

Linux Users: GNOME/MATE Desktop (Ubuntu, Fedora...) causes Game Crash - Workaround

GNOME Desktop (the default on Ubuntu) may cause Higurashi Ep.4 and upwards to crash the entire desktop when you start the game.

We've had varying reports - Ubuntu 19.10 with GNOME 3.34.2. seems to work (except for a crash in Tatarigoroshi on first startup). But previously we've had crash reports from anyone using GNOME. This happens even on the base game (without any mods applied).

If you have this issue, a workaround 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 (please don't make any saves on the base game as they are not compatible with the mod).

  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

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

Important: about compatibility packs

Some chapters require extra files called Compatibility packs, such as Ch.8 Matsuribayashi from GOG on Windows and Linux. The patch will not work if the compatibility pack is not installed.

〜☆ Ch.5 Meakashi Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi Ch.7 Minagoroshi Ch.8 Matsuribayashi
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
GOG (old)†
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
UI Mod (Mac/Linux) Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
GOG (old)†
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Steam
MangaGamer
GOG
Compatibility packs None Windows (MangaGamer Answer Arcs Bundle only) None Windows (GOG only)
Linux (GOG only)

† If the regular "GOG" UI file does not work, try the "old" version (compatible with an older GOG release of the game).

Optional downloads

BGM and Sound Effect Patches

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.

Please see this FAQ to understand what the BGM/SE Fixes do. In summary, they partially revert the BGM/SE changes made in the April Higurashi update.

Chapter BGM Sound Effects Extras
Question Arcs (all) Question Arcs BGM Fix Question Arcs Sound Effects Fix Higurashi OST Remake
Handmade remakes of nerve's music. Can be installed over Classic BGM.
(listen online)
Answer Arcs (all) Answer Arcs BGM Fix Answer Arcs Sound Effects Fix None yet

Third-Party - Language Patches

These features can be installed as an installer option (or manually), but please note 07th-mod does not directly provide support for them. Support locations and more information are below - click to expand each feature:

French Language Patch

An addon which provides full conversion of the game to French. More details in French here.

Please note:

Italian Language Patch

An addon which provides a conversion of Ch.1 (so far) to Italian. More details in Italian here.

Please note: