OpenUHS 0.6.6

A reader for Universal Hint System files.
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OpenUHS is a reader for Universal Hint System files. UHS is a game assistant that gradually reveals hints and images in a non-linear, FAQ-like manner rather than spoiling everything as a walkthrough would. Over 500 games are known to the UHS repository.

The core features are all here: sections, text, hints, clickable images, links, and sounds. It can decrypt all hints from current UHS files (88a-96a, something no other unofficial readers can do), but it safely ignores parts it doesn't recognize yet.

The end-user features are essentially complete. The underlying parser code is separated to be useful as a library in other developers' projects, though that aspect is beta.

The official Windows-only shareware reader and hint repository that inspired this project can be found at


Make sure you have Java Runtime Environment 1.4.x or later. If you're unsure about your JRE version open a dos window and type "java -version".

Double-click OpenUHS.bat to get straight to the GUI.


Edit OpenUHS_batch.bat's second line to point to a UHS file, and double-click it.

last updated on:
February 19th, 2012, 9:50 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
David Millis
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What's New in This Release:
  • This version fixes threading issues which could cause hangs.
  • A setting for the reader's font size has been added.
  • A Find button has been added to the downloader.
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