The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
Release dates
WindowsAugust 11, 2002
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Series information

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General information

Touhou wiki article for Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
Official game website (Japanese)
  • 2Essential improvements
  • 3Game data
  • 5Input settings
  • 6Audio settings
  • 7Issues fixed
  • 8Other information

Jul 18, 2017 Touhou 6: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (or shortly EoSD) is the 6th installment of the Touhou franchise, being the first launch on the Windows platform, launched in 2002. Touhou 6 maintains the Vertical Scrolling Danmaku genre like it's predecessor games.


A demo is available from the game's official website, marked under as 'ver0.13'.

Essential improvements[edit]


Patches for the full game can be found under the section 'バージョンアップ差分DL' (Version Upgrade Download) from the game's official website. Download the patches marked as 'ver1.02f' and 'ver1.02h', then install them in that order. You may need to rename the game's executable from th06.exe to '東方紅魔郷.exe' and run the patches under Japanese Unicode settings to properly install them.[1]

Retexture Patch[edit]

Requires the latest official patches and English fan-translation patch.
Enhances the overall look of the game to be comparable to the series' later installments with cleaner, higher resolution assets.
Installing the Retexture Patch[2]
  1. Download the patch from here, then extract its contents to its own folder.
  2. Copy the th06e_ST.DAT from the Retexture Patch folder into <path-to-game>.
  3. Next, chose which preferred hitbox type you prefer from the Retexture Patch (Visible Hitbox or Invisible Hitbox) and copy its th06e_TL.DAT and th06e_CM.DAT into <path-to-game>.
  4. Finally, chose your preferred soundpack you wish you use from the Sound folder (Original, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, or Subterranean Animism), then copy its th06e_IN.DAT into <path-to-game>.
  5. Now launch the game. You should noticed a drastic change with the game's visuals.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

Video settings[edit]

General settings (English).
Graphics featureStateNotes
Widescreen resolution Runs at 640x480 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)2D game.
Borderless fullscreen windowedSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)Requires Vsync Patch (instructions here).
60 FPS and 120+ FPSOption for 60 (1/1), 30 (1/2), and 20 (1/3) Hz refresh rate are available in configuration launcher.
At over 60 FPS, some minor things (replay playback, title demo) run too fast and replays can't be saved. Resolution must be changed to [email protected] (or whatever framerate you desire) before launching the game.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Controller remapping settings (English).
Configuration launcher (English).
Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
RemappingUses a pre-defined configuration of Arrow keys for movement, Z to Fire/Confirm, X to Bomb/Cancel, Shift for Focus, and Esc to pause, which cannot be remapped.
Mouse accelerationMouse is not used at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller supportUses DirectInput. See Controller support for XInput controllers.
Full controller support
Controller remappingMovement cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivityDigital movement. Deadzones can be configured within the game's configuration launcher, however.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllersSee Controller support.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button promptsButtons are referenced by number.
Additional information
Controller hotpluggingPlugging a controller after launching the game can cause the erratic behavior.[3]
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support[edit]

A fix is required for the game to recognize XInput D-pad and analog triggers when assigning controls.
Use XInput Plus[4]
  1. Download and run XInput Plus.
  2. Set the Target Program to th06.exe (or translated variations thereof).
  3. Go to the Key Assign tab, then go to Left Stick and assign it to Multiple Key, then check Left Stick and DPAD.
  4. Go to the DirectInput tab, and check Enable DirectInput Output, and set Guide Button to Button 13.
  5. Click Customize, then assign the following for these drop-down menu respectively:
    • Left/Right Trigger as Button 7/8
    • Back/View and Start/Menu as Button 9 and Button 10
    • Left/Right Stick Button as Button 11/12
  6. Click Apply then OK to save settings and install DLLs. The game should be able to register XInput D-pad and analog triggers as DirectInput buttons.
Touhou 6 windows 10 patch

Audio settings[edit]

Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controlsOnly an On/Off option for BGM and Sound.
Surround sound
SubtitlesAll dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


EnglishFan translation. Includes localisations for UK, Canada, and USA.
Brazilian PortugueseFan translation.
CzechFan translation.
GermanFan translation.
HungarianFan translation.
IndonesianFan translation.
KoreanFan translation.
NorwegianFan translation.
PolishFan translation.
PortugueseFan translation.
Simplified ChineseFan translation.
SpanishFan translation.
ThaiFan translation.
Traditional ChineseFan translation.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game will not install on Windows 10[edit]

The game's installer executable may not work under Windows 10, even with compatibility fixes and running under Japanese Unicode Settings. It can however still be manually installed by simply copying the game folder (th06) from the CD-ROM to your computer.[5]

Fullscreen issues on Windows 10[edit]

Players have reported the game runs at an uncapped and unstable frame-rate on Windows 10 when played on fullscreen mode, even when using game's internal frame-rate cap enabled.[6] Other potential issues include the game not displayed properly on fullscreen (i.e. game window and title bar being visible on fullscreen) and DLL 'Entry Point Not Found' errors.

Download ENBSeries DX8 to DX9 Converter and extract its contents to <path-to-game> (recommended)[6]
Download DirectX 8 Fullscreen Fix and extract its contents to <path-to-game>[citation needed]
Another option is dgVoodoo, which converts DX8 to directx11, and allows tweaking such as increasing resolution, anti-aliasing, and texture filtering. There is an issue where resolutions higher that 640x480 causes tiling on the background border when combined with any sort of texture filtering.[citation needed]
Alternatively, download the Touhou Patch Center's Unicode vpatch DLL and extract its contents to <path-to-game>. This patch does not modify d3d8.dll, freeing it up to be modified by other patches.

Other information[edit]


Technical specsSupportedNotes
Shader Model support1.0

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)98, SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU)Intel Pentium 500 MHz
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce
ATI Radeon
Matrox Millennium G400
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Sound (audio device)DirectSound-compatible sound card
Roland SC-88 Pro or later MIDI synthesizer for MIDI playback
OtherA controller is recommended


  1. 1.01.1When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 10, 2018
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 10, 2018
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on September 26, 2018
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 10, 2018
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on July 10, 2018
  6. 6.06.1What Windows 10 Did to Touhou 6 - YouTube - last accessed on July 10, 2018

This page contains download links to all kinds of different patches or tools applicable to the official Touhou shooting games.

Some of the patches are also available at Touhou Patch Center and can be used through their automatic translation patcher and modding tool, which can also be downloaded using our mirror below (see THCRAP section). These patches will have the favicon of their site next to them.



Removes input delay, allows you to increase in-game FPS (default is 60), optionally fixes several bugs (PCB cherry display, MoF MarisaB 3-power unfocus, UFO 2.147b score display). The input delay is mostly prevalent in the older games (EoSD to IN) and running them on Vpatch will significantly improve the gameplay experience.

Vpatch is applicable to all official shooting games bar HSiFS and WBaWC.


THCRAP (Translation patches / Modding tool)

Translation patches into English and many other languages, as well as countless modifications to gameplay, graphics and more, plus the ability to make your own, are provided by the Touhou Community Reliant Automatic Patcher (THCRAP) for all Windows Touhou games. The thpatch.net link also links to instructions on how to use the patcher.

Download (maribelhearn.com mirror)Download (thpatch.net)

DX8 to DX9 converter

Makes the older Touhou Windows games (EoSD, PCB, IN, PoFV and StB) run properly on Windows 10. Extract it into the folders of these games for it to take effect.


Completed Scorefiles

These are (mostly) complete score.dat files useful for practice combined with other tools, as they have unlocked the Extra Stage, every practice stage and spell in Spell Practice for all shottypes.

All official shooting games aside from VD are included.



Japanese program that can load .ssg files that modify the game while it is running, allowing for practice options as well as cheats. SpoilerAL SSGs require the original Japanese versions of the games to work. The 4.6 SSGs have practice options such as skipping to a specific frame of the game or a specific spell, while the niL SSGs have cheat options such as invincibility. There is also a separate MoF SSG made by Akaldar for efficient practice in that game specifically, a separate GFW SSG, as well as a TD SSG specifically designed for efficient scoring practice, made by Leo, a DDC SSG and a LoLK Chapter Practice SSG by 32th System and separate HSiFS SSGs with cheat options. Be wary of an occasional menu bug that causes an SSG to duplicate itself and make other SSGs invisible.

General Practice Tools

Patches intended for efficient practice in one or more games, allowing the player to skip to patterns or changing power and such.

Universal Practice Tool by ACK

Single practice tool that works on all of the official Touhou shoot 'em up games, allowing you to change settings or skip to patterns at will.


Practice Tools by Riri

Tools that allow you to skip to specific patterns in SA, UFO and LoLK, also allowing for other settings like your current power. The UFO and LoLK tools are external programs while the SA tool is a modification of the program. The LoLK one was made for v1.00a but mostly functions properly on v1.00b as well.

WBaWC Practice by Priw8

Allows skipping to any part of the game, similar to Riri's practice tools, using an in-game menu.


GFW 'Brown Label' Practice by MegaPulse

Modified .dat files that allow you to practice specific stages of any route in the game. Select A in-game for full stage practice, B for midboss and boss and C for boss only. Refer to the readme file for further information.


Boss Rush Patches

Modifications to the main .dat files of the games that skip stage portions, allowing you to efficiently practice boss battles. The skipping applies to both full runs and practice runs.

Boss Rush Patches by Martin

All midbosses and bosses are included, everything else being kept the same. There are also 'boss-only' versions that do skip the midbosses.

Boss Rush Patches by Drake

Patches for SA and UFO that not only remove stage portions, but also bombs. The SA one includes turning Stage 4 into 'Satori Rush', where you fight every single one of her Spell Cards. Note that the safe areas on Border of Wave and Particle and Utsuho's 3rd spell are removed in this patch.

EoSD Boss Rush by Dass

Another boss rush patch for EoSD, also including 'Patchouli Rush'.


PCB Boss Rush by rsy_type1 and Chirpy

A boss rush patch for PCB.


WBaWC Boss Rush by Plus

A boss rush patch for WBaWC.


Specific Pattern Practice

Patches intended for practicing one or a few specific patterns in a game. Usually .dat modifications.

Books Practice for EoSD by Akaldar

Repeats the Stage 4 Books section for easy practicing.


VoWG + PWG Practice for MoF by Chirpy

Makes Kanako skip to Virtue of Wind God (her final spell) and makes Aya skip to Peerless Wind God (her timeout spell), which will also repeat itself indefinitely.


IN Nonspell Practice

Patch that lets you practice nonspells in IN.


Timeout Phase Collection by Martin

Patches for practicing the timeout phases of the final spells on Lunatic and Extra from MoF to HSiFS, plus Devil's Recitation, but not including GFW Stage 3 final spells.

Shottype Modifications

MoF Reisen by Kayu

Replaces ReimuC with Reisen in MoF.


UFO Tsubakura mod by Priw8 th12tsuba

Replaces both Reimu shottypes in UFO with Tsubakura shottypes, a character from the Len'en series. Also changes the dialogues and endings.


DDC Sanae by Priw8 th14sanae

Replaces ReimuB with Sanae in DDC.


HSiFS Sanae by Priw8 th16sanae

Replaces Marisa with Sanae in HSiFS.


LoLK Sakuya by Priw8 th15sakuya

Replaces Reisen with Sakuya in LoLK.


TD Yuuka by Gamer251

Replaces Marisa with Yuuka in TD. Also changes the dialogues.


DS Seija by BurntToast12

Replaces Aya in DS with Seija, including when she shows up as a boss.


WBaWC (Demo) Reisen by Kayu

DownloadTouhou 6 Windows 10

Replaces ReimuOtter with Reisen in the WBaWC demo.

WBaWC Narumi by Kayu

Adds Narumi to WBaWC as a shottype.


Hard Mode / Ultra Patches

Patches that increase the bullet density and speed throughout the game, while giving you autobombs to compensate for it. The Hard Mode patches also change the actual patterns. The main Ultra patch collection includes the games up to ISC.

Hard Mode patches by Chirpy

Patches for UFO and DDC that modify patterns, besides simply making them harder.

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RNG patches by Daikarasu RNG

A collection of modified .dat files that randomise the patterns in the game.


LoLK Black Label

A Chinese Ultra patch for LoLK, which does not have autobomb, but it doubles your shot power instead.

Download (Baidu)

IN Double Stage 4/6

Allows you to play 4A, 4B, 6A and 6B in a single run. Optionally also includes Extra at the end.

HSiFS UltraB by Dass

An alternate HSiFS Ultra patch that also increases density.


'LoDDK' by Priw8 LoDDK

Combines LoLK with DDC, making each boss fight a dual boss fight against the bosses of both games. It removes all stage portions, effectively making it a boss rush, and also combines the HUDs of both games.


OC Patches by Bravi BraviOCOkina

Remastered version of Stage 6 and harder version of Extra in HSiFS, including an original character replacing Okina and alternate story along with pattern, bullet type, stage music and graphical changes. There is another patch with the same OC replacement and pattern modding for VD on the Okina scenes on the same download page.


Graphical Patches

Modifications to the main .dat files of the games that change the way the game looks.

Graphical Patches by Gastari

Includes PCB and HSiFS in MS Paint style, an emoji-themed version of UFO and a Christmas-themed version of LoLK.

Vertical Play Patches by niisaka

Makes MoF, SA, UFO and TD play in the arcade-style vertical (TATE) resolution.

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PC-98 Emulators

Neko Project 21

The only emulator that is currently still maintained together with DOSBox-X. It offers unlimited savestates and has high accuracy, but requires the right configurations; can be confusing for new users. The emulator is located in the bin folder with two versions, 32-bit and 64-bit (x64).



Easy-to-use emulator that will emulate the Touhou games properly without needing configuration of any kind, but less feature-rich, and allows 8 active savestates at a time, 4 of which through hotkeys.



This emulator has low system requirements and can run even on very old computers. However, the graphics are mediocre and the sound emulation requires proper configuration to be accurate. Allows for 8 savestates and requires a separate font file, linked below.


A fork of the DOSBox project that has support for PC-98. It is the only emulator to run natively under not only Windows, but also Mac and Linux. A list of downloads for each system can be found via the link below.

Downloads (GitHub)


Real Time DRC Points Displayer by Cao Minh

A tool that tracks in-game data such as misses, bombs, etc, thus calculating DRC points for both survival and scoring during a Touhou run.


MS Black Label by Spaztron64

Increases the graze cap from 999 to 65536.


EoSD Capture History Tracker by TrickOfHat

Command-line tool that allows you to track how many times you captured spells in EoSD. Includes Stage 4 Books and Play Time tracking, as well as allowing for multiple save files.

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PoFV Play Time Recorder by TrickOfHat

Keeps track of your play time in PoFV.


PoFV Replay Save Crash Fixer

Launching this alongside the game fixes the bug that makes the game crash whenever you save a replay.

Download (Baidu)

TD Arrange Patch by Nereid

Modification of TD that removes the invincibility from trances, instead allowing you to use them starting at 1/3 full gauge.

HSiFS Max Season Start by Martin

Lets you start with your season level at 6.


Polished Shooting Star by YoshiWeegee

Allows you to run the fangame Shining Shooting Star without requiring you to set your locale to Chinese. Note that it does not fix the pattern speed bug on locales that use a comma for decimals, which makes certain patterns extremely fast until a full run is played or a replay of one of certain stages is watched.


Input Display by Drake Pokemon phoenix rising download link.

Shows your button presses. Works on both gameplay and replays.


LoLK Pointdevice no power loss by 32th System

Disables the 0.01 power loss mechanic of Pointdevice Mode in LoLK, making sure you never lose power upon restarting a chapter.


HSiFS UFO mod by Priw8 th16ufos

Adds UFOs to HSiFS.



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