Chaos;Head (?????? ,Kaosu Heddo), is a Japanese visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus with gore, psychology, and science fiction elements that was released on April 25, 2008 for the PC. A port of the game, named Chaos;Head Noah (???????? ,Kaosu Heddo Noa), for the Xbox 360 console was released on February 26, 2009. The game is described by the development team as a "Delusional Science NVL" (????NVL ,M?s? Kagaku NVL). The game's premise revolves around a high school student named Takumi Nishij? who unknowingly walks into the scene of a gruesome murder on his way home. More mysterious events starts happening afterwards as more gruesome murders occur in the area. Takumi struggles to cope with reality and the delusions he experiences as he tries to avoid getting caught by the perpetrator behind the chain of murders.
The game's story has been adapted into a manga that started serialization on May 21, 2008 in ASCII Media Works' sh?nen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh. A second manga adaptation that focuses on Sena Aoi and Kozue Orihara began serialization in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on August 28, 2008. It has been decided for this adaptation to be a side story to the original visual novel. A third adaptation will begin serializing in Jive's sh?nen manga magazine Comic Rush magazine on September 26, 2008. The anime adaptation of Chaos;Head was announced in the September 2008 issue of Comic Alive. The anime began airing in October 2008 and is produced by Madhouse.
ISO Size: 1.4GB
Language: JAP (ENG if you use the TL Patch)
Type: Visual Novel
Developer: Nitroplus & 5pb
Official Site: http://www.nitroplus.co.jp/pc/lineup/into_15/
Release Date: 25 / 04 / 2008
First a sidenote. You must either have applocale or japanese language support installed, or this WILL NOT WORK PERIOD! Google is your friend if you need to know how to install applocale or japanese language support.
1. Go to chaoshead folder and burn the iso or just use some program to mount the image. Make sure you always keep this image for as long as you plan to play this game. Don't delete it after installation* (you can if you burnt it to a disc).
2. Install Chaos;Head. It will ask for an ID number, use the id from the text file found in this torrent. Afterwards, in the chaoshead folder, you should also see a .exe file, take this file and replace the .exe in the installed game directory. This will patch your game so it can run!
3. Next, go find the [AA2009]_[TLWiki]_Chaos_Head_English_Translation_RC1 folder and copy all the file inside this folder in the Chaos;Head directory (Usually C:\Program Files\Nitroplus\CHAOS;HEAD\ if you have Win Vista). Do not unrar any of the rar files that come from the [AA2009]_[TLWiki]_Chaos_Head_English_Translation_RC1 folder.
4. Go to your installed directory, and run the 'Glorious Installation.bat' file. This file will insert the translated scripts into your game and unrar the last rar file for you. It will say "I don't trust you, what license is this under?" You can certainly try guessing what license it's under, but you'll find that it won't install. The answer to this question is located in the readme.txt file, it should install then. Make sure you follow all on screen steps.
5. Play your game! If it won't start after entering the start button in the game, you didn't follow instructions and it's most likely because you don't have the game running under applocale or the japanese language support installed, even though the game is translated to english, IT STILL NEEDS IT.
*Reason why I ask you don't delete the game image is because the english patch that is included is release candidate 1, which means the final patch might require you to reinstall the game. If you do this, make sure you backup your save file. The final patch might fix any possible leftover bugs.