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Cross-Platform Mod Installer

Multiplatform Installer Instructions

  1. Click on your operating system below for instructions on downloading and launching the installer.

    Windows
    1. Download 07th-Mod.Installer.Windows.exe to your computer from the Download Page. Do not run it directly from your browser - download it first.
      1. If a "Windows SmartScreen" warning appears, click "More info", then choose "Run anyway".
    2. Run the installer - the installer launcher will appear and extract to 07th-mod_installer.
      1. Do not close this window until you are finished using the installer.
    3. When extraction is finished, click "Run Installer".
    4. The installer will open as a web page in your browser. Do not close this web page
      1. If you cannot get the web page to load, restart the installer launcher, and enable the Run in Safe-Mode checkbox to run the text-based installer.
    5. Continue with the instructions below.
    Mac
    1. Download the Mac Installer
    2. Double-click on the zip to extract it (your browser may automatically do this after downloading)

      1. Warning: Do not move the install file out of the folder. The zip contains two hidden files that are required by the installer. If you try to move the install file out of the folder, it won't be able to find them. If you really want to move the install file out of the folder, press ⇧⌘. (Shift-Command-Period) to temporarily enable showing of hidden files and copy the .7za and .aria2c files to the same folder.
    3. Right click on the file called install and choose Open

    4. If prompted with a security prompt, choose Open
      1. If you cannot get the web page to load, run the install_safe_mode file instead
    Linux
    Linux Users: GNOME/MATE Desktop (Ubuntu, Fedora...) causes Game Crash - Workaround

    Warning: GNOME/MATE Desktop (the default on Ubuntu and Fedora Linux) will cause Higurashi Ep.4 and upwards to crash the entire desktop when you start the game. This happens even on the base game (without any mods applied).

    A workaround for this is to install XFCE desktop (please look up instructions for your specific operating system).

    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. Install the following using your distribution's package manager:
      • Python (2 or 3)
      • Optional: Python Tkinter (This is required to use the file-picker in the installer. Just use autodetection/paste in the game path if you can't install this.)
        • Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install python-tk
        • Arch Linux: sudo pacman -S tk
        • Fedora: sudo dnf install python2-tkinter or
          sudo dnf install python3-tkinter
        • If your distribution is not listed, you may need to lookup how to install tkinter on your particular distribution
      • openSUSE users will need to install the package python-xml or the installer will fail with No module named xml.etree.ElementTree
    2. Download and extract the Linux Installer
    3. Run the shell script called install. The installer will open as a web page in your browser.
      1. If you cannot get the web page to load, run the install_safe_mode script
  2. Opening the installer will launch a page in your browser. Do not close this page.

  3. On the web page that was just launched, click on the game you want to mod.
  4. Fill in your game path, and mod options as applicable, then start the installation.

    Mac - If path auto-detection fails - Finding Game Path Manually

    If game path auto-detection fails, you can follow these instructions to find the game path:

    1. Click the big green "Select Application (.app file) Manually (Open File Dialog)" button, just below the path entry textbox.
    2. A Finder window entitled "Please choose a game to install to" will open. We will leave it for now, but need it later so don't close it
    3. Open Steam, and navigate to your game list
    4. Right-click on the game you want to mod in the game list, and select "Properties"
    5. Navigate to the "LOCAL FILES" tab of the window that popped up
    6. Click "Browse Local Files". Another finder window will pop up, showing the game files.
    7. Locate the "Umineko1to4"/"HigurashiEp0X" file, which should visually have a proper game icon. Ignore the other files without a proper icon. These files have the ".app" extension, but the extension may be hidden.
    8. Drag and drop the file onto the previously opened "Please choose a game to install to" Finder Window
    9. Click the "Choose" button

    For reference, the default steam folder is ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/, but yours may be different.

  5. To stop an install that is in progress, you MUST close the launcher (on Windows), or the terminal window (On Linux and Mac, the black box with lots of text). Closing only the webpage will have no effect.

  6. Carefully read the information that appears once the install has finished.

(Power users can also try a few different ways of running the installer in this page)

Updating Games

To update your game, run the installer again for the game you want to update - remember to repeat your mod option choices as before. The installer should only re-install the updated components.

[❓] Game and Installer Troubleshooting

  1. For Install Problems, check the Installer FAQ to see if your problem is already answered.
  2. For Game Problems, Check the Higurashi FAQ / Umineko FAQ
  3. If your issue is not resolved, please proceed to the Support Checklist

Uninstalling Games

To fully remove the game and mod files, you must follow the below instructions:

  1. Navigate to the game folder. In Steam, you can do the following to show the game folder:
    1. Right click on the game in Steam, then click "Properties"
    2. Change to the "Local Files" tab
    3. Click "Browse Local Files..." and the folder should appear
  2. Remove the game "normally". You can use Windows "Add or Remove Programs", or use the Steam/GOG launcher (if you installed with Steam/GOG).
  3. Manually delete the game folder if it's not already deleted!

    You MUST do this step to fully remove the mod files! If you do not do this, the installer may not work on future installs, and the mod files will take up space on your computer. Steam is known to keep mod files during uninstall.

Optional: Uninstall Save Files

You may want to remove save files if you're having technical issues and want to start from scratch:

  1. For Higurashi, save files are kept outside the game directory. See FAQ: "Save File Locations" to find the save files, then delete them.
  2. For Umineko, usually the save files are kept in the mysav folder of the game directory, so they would already be removed. But see FAQ: "My save files have disappeared or changed unexpectedly" for more details.