Story of Eastern Wonderland/Translation/Patch

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This is the second release of the SoEW English Patch, and is considerably improved from the first. Endings, dialogue, music room, results/final results screens, and most menu elements are translated. As file corruption may be worsened during patching, it is strongly recommended that a backup be made prior to installation. In the event that this does occur, instructions for save transfers are included in the readme.

Latest Version: Release Candidate 2. Download


The download itself contains files needed to edit the game's text files. To do this, you will need:

  • A working image file of the game (.hdi).
  • EditDisk to replace the Japanese text files with English text files.
  • Either the Anex86 or T98-Next PC-98 emulators to play the game's image file.

The .rar contains a folder for each emulator, and they have four files you will need to import onto the .hdi to patch the game: "MAIN.EXE", "MAINE.EXE", "OP.EXE", and "東方封魔.録". These files have to be used with their respective PC-98 emulators, so you will only need to use the files in just one of the two folders.


Patching Instructions:

1. Choose which PC-98 emulator you intend to use: Anex86 (font configuration required--Check the readme file) or T98-Next (recommended).
2. Create a copy of your original SoEW image file as a backup in case if something goes wrong.
3. Open EditDisk.
4. Browse for your Story of Eastern Wonderland .hdi file.
5. Select "Anex86 HDD" (This can be used with both Anex86 and T98-Next).
6. Drag and drop the extracted "MAIN", "MAINE", "OP", and "東方封魔.録" files from either the T98 or Anex folder (whichever emulator you chose) into the DiskEdit window. Replace all existing files. You may need set your computer's locale to Japanese in order to import the "東方封魔.録" file if the kanji does not display properly in its filename.
7. Your image file has been modified into English. Close EditDisk.
8. Open your modified Story of Eastern Wonderland .hdi file using either T98-Next or Anex86 to play.
  • If you see $s and #s in the game, check the readme file for troubleshooting.


To report bugs or more notes on this patch, go to this thread here.

Patch resources: