Touhou-A-Live is an RPG Maker 2003 game created by Koki, with assistance from ⑨^1, Yoto, IS, River, Yamimunemitsu, and others. As you can probably guess, it's a combination of Touhou and the (formerly) Japan-only SNES RPG Live-A-Live.

Hong Meiling, rehoning her skills under a new mentor.
A Shanghai doll, coming home from an expedition to the moon.
Mokou Fujiwara, investigating a series of kidnappings.
Cirno, always fighting to be the strongest.
Youmu Konpaku, determined to take back Hakugyokurou.
A fuzzy Kedama, who one day encounters a crow.
A nameless fox, wandering the west.

Seven heroes of their own stories, all across Gensokyo.
But... what is it that makes a hero?

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Download Touhou-A-Live 1.07 | (Mirror)

(Chrome may falsely flag the download as malicious, but it's safe to ignore.)

Supported Platforms

The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.

The multi-platform EasyRPG Player mimics the behavior of RM2K and RM2K3, but may not always be exact. (Make sure to treat the Data folder as the game folder, not the containing folder.) Also, for Macs, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.


Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file. If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.

If you get a DirectDraw error, right-click the EXE, go to Properties, Compatibility, and try other compatibility modes.

If the font doesn't seem correct, download and install the MS Gothic font.

RPG Maker 2000 has some inherent, unfixable control bugs ("automatically moving in a direction" or "no buttons work"). The issues often seem to involve gamepads, or getting "stuck" on an input if Shift and a Numpad key are pressed simultaneously. Thus, try fiddling with gamepads and your keyboard until it fixes. (Reinstalling the game likely won't help.)

If you get "not implemented" errors on or near startup, make sure you have a working sound device (speakers/headphones). It can also occur mid-game if your system doesn't like a particular MP3, in which case, try to delete or replace the file in Music.

You may get "RPG Maker 2000/2003 RTP is not installed" or missing file errors on startup. This can happen if the path contains special symbols, causing files (including RPG_RT.ini) to not be found. Try moving the game folder somewhere without any special symbols in the path.


Scrapped Content
A collection of stuff for the penultimate chapter which Koki scrapped but I kept in storage. Huge spoilers for that chapter!

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