This game consists of two parts: Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited. Unlimited is unlocked after you get the endings of the two main heroines (Sumika and Meiya) in Extra.

Muv-Luv Extra:
Shirogane Takeru is a typical high school student with a lazy attitude and a love for the virtual reality mecha battle game Valgern-on. Even though he didn’t really wanted it, he is popular in school mainly due to his daily fights with his osananajimi (Sumika) attracting too much attention. His life takes an unexpected turn when he finds a girl (Meiya) he doesn’t remember ever meeting in his bed one morning. Whom later revealed to be the heiress of one of the biggest zaibatsu. She immediately moves to his house and starts changing his life for the good with her one-track-mind and unlimited resources…

Muv-Luv Extra, the main part of Muv-Luv, takes place in the same world (and general area) as Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu. The Sky Temple family restaurant is mentioned and visited, and Suzumiya Akane makes an appearance.

Muv-Luv Unlimited:
One day Takeru wakes up late, wondering why Sumika or Meiya didn’t wake him up this morning. Not seeing any signs of them he gets a bit worried and goes out of his house to only see the town he lived all his life in ruins. After getting past the initial shock he decides that this must be a dream and decides to enjoy it as much as he can…

603 Responses to “Muv-Luv”

  1. Duncan Idaho:

    Anyway i can play this in windowed mode and not full screen?

  2. Ann83:

    Hello there, the setup isn’t working for me. I already changed computer locale to Japanese.

    • Kade:

      I was having issues as well. I found that the english patch will actually install the game for you as well and that cleared up the problems I was having. Just mount the extra disc and start the patch then when it asks for disc two mount the unlimited disc. I dunno if this’ll work for you but it did for me.

  3. MetisPho:

    Hello there, i mounted the img and when i click on setup its saying its not compatible with my OS? im using 64 bit Win7.

    Please help! >_<

    • crimsonwolf8439:

      Hi man. I got the same problem. You see, muv luv is a 16 bit application. Which means that it can only run on windows 8 x32 or windows 7 x32. It is precisely because you are running x64 bit that the game cannot start. I think there is a patch though

  4. MetisPho:

    please help ADMIN T________T

  5. luikun:

    hey is this 5CDs release or the 2DVDs release? thanks in advance! 😀

  6. MetisPho:

    Admin-Sama please help! >_<

  7. jomama:

    マブラヴ11.exe has stopped working. im using win7 home premium with japense locale. i have tried running as admin and run the program as winxp 2 and 3 and win vista 2 and 3. how can i fix this problem?

  8. Joe:

    Hi I’ve finished the extra game but when I try to play unlimited a message comes up and I am unsure of what to do. I says something about unlimited and DVDROM but the rest is in Japanese and I don’t understand. It gives me thre options yes no and cancel, if I press cancel it gives me options to abort retry or ignore.

    • Kade:

      It’s probably asking you to install unlimited. It tells you in the installation instructions that when you start up unlimited it’ll ask you to mount the unlimited disc.

  9. Alex:

    Okay, so I downloaded everything.
    The folder has 5 files, 3 of which can mount on daemon.
    these 3 are
    muvluv_extra ccd file
    muvluv_unlimited iso file
    muvluv_unlimited mds file
    I assumed the installation process is the same as for alternative, just open the english patch to open the game.
    I loaded muvluv_extra ccd onto daemon. (This automatically opens the game, but can’t istall from there for some reason)
    After, I opened the english patch. After a lil smidge of green on the download screen, asked me to load disk 2. I tried mounting both unlimited iso and mds (on seperate occasions of course, though I’m not sure if the unlimited has to be mounted on a separate virtual device than the extra, but I tried both ways). Kept asking me to load disc 2. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I don’t think I have to switch to Japanese, since I installed Alternative on English language settings just fine.

    • Alex:

      Also, after mounting Extra ccd and viewing files
      Can’t run the application named “マブラヴ11”
      I dunno why, being the administrator of this computer, and not sure if this is the reason why maybe I can’t play.
      I already stated it, but I CAN open the game client, but when I press Install, error msgs come up, so I assume have to install via the english patch program like for Alternative.
      Problem is, Can’t find Disk 2. Disk 1 barely took time to install, so not sure if even thats a correct part of the process.
      To simplify, I’ve no idea how to install this game and would like a step-for-step process.
      Sigh…. Alternative was much easier than this.

  10. HelpPlease:

    I am also have major issues installing the game. I have followed the “MuvLuvInstallGuide” found on the interest but it doesn’t seem to be helpful or working. I can reach the point of the install guide saying to leave the box “Run Muv Luv 1.0” to finish installation.

    Installation however does not continue, I get the message a message in Japanese, the same one that seemed to indicate that installation was completed before hand but that is all. The game will not launch as it seems installation is not in fact complete.

    Can someone please provide help? Thank you all.

  11. hello:

    sorry for the n00bish question, but how do I save ingame?

  12. HelpPls:

    The game stops working when going on the date with sumika and you start watching the super sentai show. Any suggestions?

    • random:

      Im having the same problem. they were watching the show with the little kid then it says “rUGP MFC has stopped working” and crashes.

      • random:

        So it turns out that the crashing is a problem with windows 8 and there is no solution for it. the only things you could do are find a save file past that point in her route or choose someone else as the winner of the cooking contest and then just continue sumika’s route afterward. though it was said that it crashes again later in her route at the start of the credits. you’d have to play this game on windows 7 to not crash.

  13. Omagasama:

    So I did the setup, used the English patch to set up the game, and all of a sudden, when I start the game, I get errors. SOMEONE HELP!

  14. silent:

    After trying several stuff I’m unable to install the game, apparently the setup.exe file is 64 bit and I need a 32 bits, if you could post a 32 bits please or something, because I have tries pretty much everything else I maybe wrong but it alway tell me to check if I have the correct type of file so I have no other clues

  15. Bloobz:

    I’m runnning on W8 how to do to install the game ? I have a unreadable error when I want to install it ._.

  16. dmtiam:

    The 1-click file has been deleted, plz reup, thx you so much admin-sama !!!

  17. kirasatoshi:

    Hate to ask again but can someone share their experience during installing this game?I didn’t manage to install this game after trying installation tips.My antivirus always get in the way and the only time I managed to install it only when I disable the antivirus but when I enabled it again the application file to start the game automatically deleted by the antivirus even though I’ve already made antivirus exception settings.Please help if anybody have a very useful way to overcome this problem.By the way I use AVG Internet Security in my computer.I really want to play the game…..

    • Asch Weiss:

      Take a look at the comment I wrote below. I think it might help you about your issues regarding AVG. This is a great game!

  18. Joshua:

    How is it we install this? when i try to mount the muv-luv extra img file and run the setup it comes up with a error saying that the version is not compatible with the version of windows i am running, then when i try to run the Muv-Luv CDD file, the setup appears but when i press install it my AVG program blocks it saying its a trojan (file 11) and then the file gives F:(Japanese letters) 11.exe (Japanese letters) and then after hitting a popup more japanese letters appear :/

    I have tried running the english patch but when i have the IMG file mounted, it says it is not the correct version :S can someone please help me? i have been looking forward to this game for quite a bit (took long to download)

    • Asch Weiss:

      You have to exclude the installation folder and the muv luv application on AVG. Somehow AVG thinks it’s a virus. Take a look at my comment at the bottom. I wrote what I did to install it on Win 8.1with AVG antivir.

  19. SnarkyNinja:

    If you’re having trouble installing and changed locale already, grab daemon tools (I used the free lite version) to mount the images, then launch the patch to install everything for you.

  20. Asch Weiss:


    I’ve downloaded this game years ago and so far, this game is the best VN I ever played. So to Install this game, this is what I did on Windows 8.1 with AVG antivirus.

    0. Change your locale to Japanese

    1. Disable AVG antivirus

    2. Mount Muv Luv Extra & Install on the default directory (Just hit Ok or next, it should be fine)

    3. Run English patch (The 29.5mb file)

    4. Exclude the installation folder from AVG scan list? (C:age)
    To exclude it on AVG. Open AVG > Options > Advanced Settings > Exceptions > Add Exception > Exception Type = Folder Then find the installation folder.

    5. Exclude the Muv Luv application from AVG. Open Avg > Options > Advanced Settings > Exceptions > Add Exceptions > Exception Type = File Then inside the age folder select the muv luv application \マブラヴ11\

    6. Mount Muv Luv Unlimited. It contains a single file \マブラヴ\ copy it in the installation folder and hit REPLACE.

    That’s about it, hope you can play it ASAP. If the installation process display some kind of errors, it might be because of your antivirus. If yours isn’t AVG, you have to find a way to exclude the folder and application.

    • Chris:

      Ok, Can I install the Visual novel onto a flash drive then?????

    • Void:

      That’s not helpful at all. I thank you for your time, but that didn’t answer the “Not compatible with your system” issue.

      This issue is so amazingly stupid it baffles me, some people with 64 systems are able to play it while some cannot.

      • Void:

        This is so stupid, but it works.

        If you happen to use Virtual CloneDrive, get this : It FUCKS UP THE GODDAMN SETUP.
        Install Daemon Tools (I installed the trial-ver of DT-pro), and it will bloody operate like fucking jackasses on a field.
        And yes, I am mad. This solution is so stupid it hurts me in the soul. ugh.

        Tags: not compatible 64 bit 64bit version windows patch solution working clone drive clonedrive muv-luv muvluv

        • Void:


          I hate this game.
          I started hating this VN even before I had the chance of playing it.
          If any of you are getting : “Error! Loader Unable to initialize service!” or something of that sort, this is the order of things I have done :

          1. Install the game with Daemon tools,
          2. Run the english-patch (most likely receive errors about the two ‘.exes’, telling you to either Abort, Ignore, or Retry. Choose “Ignore” for both),
          3. Run the english-patch AGAIN.
          It should now pop up a window in Jap after the installation process.
          (Note : If for some reason this does not work for you, I restarted my computer after I patched the game one time, and after the restart I patched it again)

          I am so not kidding.
          Muv-Luv’s installation process was more excruciating than the retarded installation-process of Chaos;head, in which you had to manually patch the patcher of the game as it attempts to patch the game. Try to get around that.
          The only reason Muv-Luv’s installation is worse than Chaos;head’s, is because C;H’s retardery is at least documented. I swear, nobody shared this simple bloody solution of : “Install the english patch *twice*”.

          At this point I'm just venting out my choler upon this thing, and I don't even feel like touching this VN now.
          Have fucking fun, I guess.

          P.S: During the installation process, I only had "Extra" in my drive. Not sure if it is relevant or not, but when it comes to Muv-Luv, any sort of stupid shit is possible.

        • Era:

          Bruh. Thank you so, so much. I’ve always used VCD. Didn’t know it messed with some games. I was about done with this game, and after launching it after installing it through DT Pro (trial) I was completely done. I rage quit. The solution was so easy and I didn’t notice it…

    • bongbong:

      thanks bro! You just saved my boring time

  21. Chris:

    Can I use a flash drive (UBS or Thumb Drive) instead of a disk????

  22. jindo90:

    I got a message from AVG that マブラヴ11.exe is a trojan and it won’t let me install. Any solution?

  23. Itaimi:

    MUVLUV_EXTRA.IMG file is broken. fix please

  24. aurora:

    my muvluv_extra.img is broken too, can you tell me how to fix it ? or should I redownload it ?

  25. Scarabelli:

    This vn is playable on Windows 8 and here’s how I got it to work. If you are looking for installing instructions, they are already posted here so I’m not gonna write them but here’s solutions for other problems. My main problem was the game crashing on end credits and on Sumika’s date and because you need to complete Sumika’s and Meiya’s routes to unlock the Unlimited route, I couldn’t finish it before I found these solutions:

    1. Don’t go on a date with Sumika. Choose someone else and you can still finish Sumika’s route.

    2. There are other possible solutions to skipping end credits (sometimes worked fine) but here’s how I did it: Before the end credits start to roll, just rapidly click left mouse button and Ctrl key to skip the credits. I was surprised that this worked so I tried it again and it worked again (I did this on Sumika’s route). After that the main menu picture should change and you are able to play Unlimited (when you have finished both routes).

    If anyone has any problems or questions about the game, just reply to this message and I(or someone else) will answer to it. Thanks for admin for posting this great vn.

  26. another thing:

    if you use powerISO,it wont work. please use daemon tools, mount the iso file n install it following asch weiss instructions.

  27. GimeSumMoe:

    Thanks for creating the \Installation Guide\!!! You’re an awesome human being!

    -question mark?

  28. abcxyz:

    i used to installed the game succesfully ,but now ,somehow it doesn’t work anymore .Do as the guide says ,but when the installation starting ,it move from 1to 100% in 1s and say sth like \loader couldn’t initialize service \.wonder is it because of my pc or this game only support win 32 bit ?

    • Void:

      I thought I better respond twice, since google links to your comment…
      You need to install the English-patch twice, after installing the game with Daemon-tools.

      No, really.
      Apply the patch once, probably get two errors (choose to ‘ignore’), and then apply the same patch again.
      After the second time, a screen with Jap text all over it should pop up.

  29. SO I saw that many people have problms with this? just mount the extra disc put the files in the game folder run the setup and then the english patch , it worked for me

  30. anon:

    I could not run the setup, and there was a ‘this app can’t run on your PC’ error message. However, when I mounted with daemon tools lite instead of virtualclonedrive or wincdemu, I was able to run the setup just fine. Apparently it has to do with how UTF-8 files are handled by the different programs. Hope this helps.

  31. CarpediemChin:

    Can somebody help me out with this game? It keeps on freezing on the part where you take Sumika out on a date and watch the show.

  32. Shiro:

    How should i install when i download the part 1 to part 12 rar??i m using window 8

  33. ace:

    how can i get this game to run on windows 8.1?

  34. chezz:

    i think ive tried everything and followed every guide here and still no luck. Either I can mount the disk image because its corrupted, or i cant get disk two to be recognized…someone help please

  35. Jimmy:

    Well.. this certainly works even on Windows 8.1 and I got it to work past the same crashes that everyone else gets. Using the english patch as the method to install the game just never worked for me, saying that the 2nd disc that I mounted was not letting me install.

    This is what you all need to do, change your system to japanese locale and restart. You have to have your computer on japanese locale just to run this which sucks but you can always remove and change it back after you’re done with this. Then mount the .CCD file then double click that mounted file to open up the program with the “install” “uninstall” those kind of buttons. Click install and keep pressing next and make sure you install it to the location of your choosing at the part where it shows you the remaining size of your drive and your necessary amount of space to install. after all that’s done, double click the english patch and it will automatically find your install location and keep pressing next until you’re done. Now you can play Muv Luv Extra.

    There are 2 annoying crashes that happen when using windows 8.1. It crashes during the date with Sumika and right before the end credits in Meiya’s route. If you want to not crash right before the credits, right click on the desktop icon of muv luv and go to the compatibility tab and chose Windows XP service pack 3 then check reduced color mode and pick 8 bit. Now run the game again and hold down CTRL and spam click and the credits will now roll instead of crash, you can always save it after that part then change the settings back (disabling BGM, voice, sound, and graphic effects might also prevent the crash). The Sumika date crash can be passed by just choosing another person to go on a date and you can continue going her route as if nothing happened.

    Muv Luv Unlimited will now unlock and it might be a problem for some. For me the file for the Unlimited part of the game didn’t even exist for some dumb reason.. and it ended up not even being translated. This is what I had to do to get it to work. Mount the .CCD file that you used to install the game in the beginning and this time click “uninstall”. Afterwards, install the game again in the exact same location you did the first time and run the English patch once more. NOW.. you will still have your save game files and it will still show the Unlimited style Title screen, this time start a new game and click Unlimited again and it should say something with the options “OK” and one other thing. Before you press “ok” mount the file called “MUVLUV_UNLIMITED” or whatever thats like 1.4 GB and now press “ok”. You will have a bar showing that something is installing. And now it should be translated and working. Hope that works for anyone having trouble because holy shit did I get frustrated trying to get this all to work just to get to Alternative and play that 🙂

    • DHavoK:

      Thank you very much for the Unlimited advice (about the translating thing), worked like a hinch 🙂
      P.S.:I really wanted to play all of Muv-Luv so i could pass to Alternative, and thanks again 😛

      THUMBS UP xD

  36. CoolDog1:

    Got the installation to work after some time on my 64 bit windows 7.
    -I did do locale Japanese, though I’m not sure if it was required
    -I HAD to disable my antivirus (It wasn’t AVG) for installation to work.
    -I mounted the three main files using daemontools
    To begin installation after all of the above, I ran the english patch/installer.

    Hope this helps those struggling. I was about ready to give up on it until I realized I had to disable antivirus before installation worked appropriately.

  37. Holonet:

    What a pain in the arse! I don’t know what the cause or what exactly makes this work or not, or even if all of these things are necessary, but I finally got it installed on Windows 10. I haven’t tried for bugs & crashes yet, so can’t speak to that point.

    I installed NTLEA which is an alternative to AppLocale that can add \run in Japanese Locale\ to the right-click menu (and works on Windows 10).

    I mounted both disks in Alcohol 120% (Daemon might work just as well), but when I tried to run the English installer, it would not see disk 2, regardless of that. Given what I did below putting them in a folder, I’m not sure this is actually necessary.

    I tried running the regular installer with Jap. Locale, and it gave an error instantly, but I tried just copying all the files from both disks into a single folder on the main hard drive, then ran the Setup.exe with Jap. Locale (right-click, as admin, etc…), and it finally installed. Not sure if it had to do with me trying to install it from a different HD or not.

    Then I ran the English installer, which saw the installation and then poof…worked.

    • Holonet:

      Oh forgot to mention, it is necessary to actually run the game with the Jap. Locale as well as the installation process. NTLEA works fine even if you right-click on the desktop shortcut

  38. Why can’t i download the game?? When i try it just gives me The requested URL could not be retrieved. Help pls.

  39. Neko:

    help guys finished muv luv extra tried to play unlimited but message comes up and it says something about unlimited and DVDROM It gives me thre options yes no and cancel, if I press cancel it gives me options to abort retry or ignore, tried to mount the unlimited iso then re-open the game again tried it still the same

  40. 2kinky:

    I got it! On my Win10 system, it seemed like it wasn’t going to work. But there was a really simple solution. I did the install of extra, then patch, then copied and replaced from the ultimate disk. It wouldn’t work. The whole Ignore/Retry?Cancel spiel. After thinking a little, I mounted the Extra disk again, and then clicked the desktop icon again. VIOLA ! It loaded the rUGP gaming system, and started perfectly! Even after dismounting the EXTRA disk, it works fine. I haven’t played thru yet, so I don’t know if there are issues during gameplay.

  41. xellos266:

    thx alot to Asch.power iso really was useless in this case,maybe non-daemon tools as well.still used pw.iso 4 unlimited copy-paste.other than install path,this is most likely most of ppl’s problem.

  42. ali baba:

    Here is an easy solution that works for me, I am using windows 7 64 bit
    1: mount muv luv extra using daemon tools lite
    2: run the english patch it installs the bloody game for you
    3: once asked for the next disk unmount muv luv extra and mount the next one in its place
    4:finish and open the game

    for me it works perfectly fine and I am enjoying the game, in my opinion is childish hating a game without even playing it just because you were too much of a moron to get it to run properly
    anyways enjoy!

    • ali baba:

      also I had Japanese locale when I install this game, to switch to that you go from control panel clock, language and region, then region and language, administrative and lastly change system locale.

      Admin I suggest commonly known fixes for games here to be added into the game description, Thank you for providing us with great games

  43. Haru:

    can you upload “kimi ga nozomu eien” or “Rumbling hearts”

  44. Ivan:

    Hi, the game won’t install. I keep getting a “” and a “L\Plugins\riooor.rpo” problem.

    I’ve tried all the other solutions that were provided here, and nothing works. I’ve also downloaded Muv Luv Aternative and it works fine. I use Daemon tools.

    Can anyone help???

  45. Araka:

    FINALLLLYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can play this game after all i’ve been through to install this Fucking game

  46. Araka:

    well im not sure this will work on you but this is how i install this game :
    0.Change your locale to Japanese
    1.Disable any antivirus
    2.mount MUVLUV_EXTRA.CCD with daemon tools
    3.Run SETUP & Install it
    4.then run the game it will work but still in japanese language (close the game) the english patch
    7.Copy マブラヴ to the installation folder and hit REPLACE.

    and That’s how i install it, Believe me i’ve spent 10 hours to figure out how to install this game

    Sorry Bad English

  47. Noob:

    Ok, pardon my noobishness, but could someone direct me to a tutorial on how to run these programs after unzipping the files? I have Daemon Tools, but no idea how to use it.

  48. Can:

    Will the Steam version be uploaded?

  49. Al:

    Ever going to upload the steam retranslation? This version is honestly not that great.

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