Touhou

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If you've been on the internet for a while, you might stumble upon a curious fanbase based on a series of bullet hell shooters. The Touhou games are the most difficult games you will ever play, and it's in the genre of "bullet-hell shooters".

Despite the difficulty, it gets to be a very addicting game. The bullet patterns are beautiful and interesting to look at, the music (at least the WAVs in the full version) are spectacular, and the in-game world is a giant universe that you can imagine quite well in your head. It's no surprise that this little game series has created a million strong fanbase that even the greatest writers can only dream of.

The following AUR packages only depend on Wine to run (and timidity++ to play MIDI music). They install the free trial versions. You can easily replace the trials with the full game if you have it.

Packages

These games have been packages in the AUR for your convenience.

Extra Info

Installing the full version

If you have the full version of either Imperishable Night or Perfect Cherry Blossom (perhaps through some questionable means[1][2]) you can place them in your home folder, or you can place them in the overlay so that they will work in the liveCD and also get installed to disk.

NOTE: .th08 is Imperishable Night's wineprefix folder, and .th07 is Perfect Cherry Blossom's.

  1. Find the folder with the Touhou game files.
  2. Set your file manager to see hidden files/folders. (in Cherimoya's Dolphin file manager, just press Alt+. (the period key))
  3. Go to your "Home" folder and find the folders ".th08" and/or ".th07".
  4. Paste your game files right over the shortcuts in either ".th08" or ".th07"
  5. Start your games normally. They will use the full version.

MIDI Music

If you're using the trial edition, they only include MIDI files. To play them, you'll also need to install Timidity++ along with some soundfonts.

 sudo ccr -S timidity++ timidity-freepats

Now add the following lines to /etc/timidity++/timidity.cfg:

 dir /usr/share/timidity/freepats
 source /etc/timidity++/freepats/freepats.cfg

Remember to start the daemon before play as root with

   /etc/rc.d/timidity++ start

To make it permanent, add it to the DAEMONS section in your /etc/rc.conf.

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