Hey there, hold up a minute!
Although this "game" is technically playable by itself, its primary function is that it is an expansion for Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. To unlock the entire roster of 20 characters for play, you must tell Soku where your copy of SWR is located. Instructions for how to do this can be found right below.
Telling Hisoutensoku Where SWR Is
There's a lot of confusion regarding this subject, so I will clear it up. If you want to play as all 20 characters in Soku, you must tell it where you've got Scarlet Weather Rhapsody installed. This means, first of all, that you do have to have SWR in the first place, and secondly, you need to know the proper way to tell Soku where it is.
In your "Touhou 12.3 - Hisoutensoku" folder is a file called "configex123.ini," which mostly contains gibberish, but near the top, it has an entry for "[th105path]," under which it says "path=". You need to tell it the exact path to your SWR folder, as seen in the screenshot below (highlighted). That's how it's done.
Publisher: Tasogare Frontier & Team Shanghai Alice
Release: Comiket 76, August, 2009
Language: English-Patched (Gensokyo.org 1.1a)
Silhouette On Cover: Cirno (Newly-Playable Character)
Playable Characters: 20
(Reimu, Marisa, Sanae, Sakuya, Alice, Remilia, Youmu, Yuyuko, Reisen, Aya, Yukari, Patchouli, Suika, Komachi, Iku, Tenshi, Meiling, Cirno, Suwako, Utsuho)
Three of our girls (Cirno, Meiling, and Sanae) have spotted a giant silhouette in the distance, and have decided they're going to figure out what it is.
* SokuRoll (1.3)
Have you been having trouble with lag? SokuRoll forces the network coding to behave in a smoother manner, rollback-wise, to greatly reduce or even eliminate lag. Run this after
running the actual game. Please keep in mind that if you use SokuRoll, you can only play with others who are also
Unique Gameplay Mechanics
Same Mechanics as SWR
* As this game functions as an expansion to SWR, it uses the same mechanics; see SWR's entry above for information on the game's functionalities.
* This scorefile was acquired from Koumakan.jp, and is essentially the quasi-official scorefile used for unlocks.
* It provides 4 copies of every card in the game so you can build decks more easily.
Th12.3 (Soku) Scorefile [Koumakan.jp].zip