Touhou Danmakufu

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東方弾幕風
Touhou Danmakufu
Toho Danmakufu
Title screen of Touhou Danmakufu
Developer

mkm

Publisher

Tou~hou~GC (と~ほ~GC)

Released

2008 (v0.12m)
2015 (ph3 .1 pre6)
2019 (ph3 .1 pre6 open)

Genre

Customizable Engine Vertical Danmaku Shooting Game

Gameplay

Single Script Mode, Plural Script Mode, Stage Script Mode, Package Script Mode (ph3 only)

Platforms

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

Requirements

Direct3D, DirectX 8.1 (v0.12m), DirectX 9.0c (ph3), Except the video cards which max texture size is only 256x256 (e.g. Voodoo)

Touhou Danmakufu (東方弾幕風, lit. "Eastern-style Curtain Fire") barrage is a relatively easy-to-use STG maker program which leans toward making Touhou Project-style games with a C-like programming language.

There are currently two versions of the engine. Danmakufu v0.12m was the first engine to allow fans to create their own Touhou-style games. However, development has currently ceased with the release of the new engine.

Danmakufu ph3 is the new and advanced engine, which, though similar to Danmakufu v0.12m, is not compatible with the old engine. However, Danmakufu ph3 is much more flexible than Danmakufu v0.12m.

After not being updated for several years, Danmakufu ph3 was made open source in early 2019. Several forks with the purpose of improving and expanding upon the engine have been created, such as "Touhou Danmakufu ph3.5" and "Touhou Danmakufu ph3sx".

How to get[edit]

Danmakufu ph3[edit]

Danmakufu v0.12m[edit]

Danmakufu ph3 is the new and advanced engine from mkm. It is similar to v0.12m, yet grants much more flexibility. In this engine, you can create things that are somewhat impossible to achieve in the old engine. Ph3 is no longer actively updated. The last update from the author was early 2015, and subsequently became open source in early 2019.

Download ph3

Official Manual & Documentation (ph3)

Functions

Tutorials

Troubleshooting

Danmakufu v0.12m was the first engine from mkm to allow fans to create their own touhou games. Development has been discontinued with the release of the new engine. However, this wiki still provides plenty of support. If you're new to Danmakufu, it is highly recommended that you start with the new engine.

Download v0.12m

Official Manual & Documentation (v0.12m)

Functions

Tutorials

Troubleshooting

Gameplay[edit]

Edit Scripts[edit]

Sample script

Each script file is a plain text in 7-bit ASCII code, if no Japanese characters are used. It can be edited with any standard text editor such as Notepad, Notepad++, or Sublime Text 2.

If you want to use Japanese characters, the scripts must be written in Shift-JIS Japanese code set (not UTF-8). Such scripts can be edited with Japanese or multilingual text editors.

Note that most of these resources are for Danmakufu v0.12m. More resources can be found on the Danmakufu Wiki.

Notable Scripts and Games made with Touhou Danmakufu[edit]

Tutorials[edit]

Note that most of these resources are for Danmakufu v0.12m. More resources can be found on the English Wiki.

Located on the Touhou Wiki:

Located on the Danmakufu Wiki:

Video Tutorials:

Offsite Tutorials:

External links[edit]