2. Mod Options¶
Alternate mod recommendation
If you are able to emulate or hack a Nintendo Switch, and you do not rely on PC-specific features such as Ryukishi/Pachinko sprites or original backgrounds, we recommend patching the Switch game to run in English instead. You may find instructions on how to do so here.
This page describes each mod option, so you can decide which mod to install.
Please do not expect the same mod features as the Higurashi mod, as Umineko runs on an entirely different engine to Higurashi. Please see the "Higurashi Mod Feature Comparison".
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|
|ADV mode can only be toggled in-game for the Question Arcs. For the Answer Arcs, ADV is an install option.|
|Alchemist/PS3 sprites||Mangagamer/Pachinko sprites||Ryukishi sprites|
|You can only have one type of sprite installed at a time (you cannot toggle sprites).|
A more detailed sprite comparison, with more characters, may be found here.
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 Installer for installation, as installing manually is very error-prone.
Mod Options for Answer Arcs Ch. 5~8¶
There are three install options for the question arcs - NVL (full patch), ADV, and voice-only.
Other installer-only options¶
There are some additional options you can choose, but they are only available in the installer. You can read the description of these options in the installer itself.
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.