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Dr. Gaster Ukagaka/Ghost by zarla Dr. Gaster Ukagaka/Ghost by zarla
Alright, here goes nothing. I mentioned at the end of the desc for Hunter and Smoker that I was working on him, and now he's done! Read the following carefully! I don't want to have to answer questions I answered here already, haha.

Last updated - 12.11.17

Edit - If SSP keeps closing itself, try checking this thread!
If you're having trouble petting him, look for the hotspot on top of his head where your cursor changes to a hand. Without clicking, move your mouse in that area! If you go outside the area it'll reset the stroke count. Little circles work well.

What is an Ukagaka/Ghost, you may be wondering? An Ukagaka (伺か)/Nanika (何か)/Ghost is basically a little program that adds some characters to your desktop. These characters are highly customizable and can be very complicated, depending on the Ghost. Each Ghost is different (they are not the same as Shimejis, if you're wondering). A FLELE (Shell-Collectors) is a type of Ghost, if you've messed with those. This Gaster is specifically from Handplates, so some of the stuff he says might not make much sense if you haven't read the comic. Some of it may also have spoilers for Undertale, so you should probably have played the game first as well.

I made a page for him with info and directions for how to install him, but I'll replicate most of it here for convenience's sake (and in case it goes down, which hopefully won't happen...)

Anyway, here are his features!
  • Gaster will say random things as he idles on your desktop, and his dialogue will change in a whole lot of ways as you continue to interact with him. If you ask him about Alphys, he will start to say random things about Alphys, for example. You can also make him be silent if you don't want him bothering you.
  • You can pet Gaster by stroking his head with your mouse (don't click, just move your mouse in the right area), or punch him by double-clicking his face. The more you do each action, the more his reactions to each will change.
  • Gaster can also do standard Ghost functions, such as...
    • Set a picture as your wallpaper
    • Empty your recycle bin
    • Tell you your computer's stats
    • Check if you have new email (if you set your POP settings in SSP correctly)
    • Update himself remotely when he has new material
    • If you drag and drop a compatible site on him, he'll add it to Headlines or RSS feeds, and you can see if there are new posts
  • Gaster has a pretty complex relationship system, wherein he'll track how you treat him and change his reactions and dialogue accordingly. Even small actions may change some things without you knowing.
  • You can keep track of your interactions with him through a stat menu. You can also reset Gaster back to his default state if you want to start your relationship over with him. Certain things, however, he may not forget...
  • While Gaster may not say a lot randomly while he's idling, he has an enormous amount of text in his menus. Specifically in three places:
    • You can ask him questions about many things. He has multiple responses to each, and what he says will also change depending on what you do. You may be surprised by him saying something new even if you think you've heard it all before. Asking him questions can sometimes also lead to unique interactions.
    • You can interact with him, in true Undertale fashion. The ACT menu is dynamic, and will change depending on your actions. You may notice options appearing as a result of something you did, or disappearing as his feelings towards you change. He may not always be receptive towards something you do.
    • You can give him ITEMs... or try to, anyway. Whether or not he'll accept one depends on the relationship you have with him. Certain items are permanent, and once given, can be checked on via the Item menu, or may appear randomly in general dialogue or when he boots. Other items are only accepted under certain circumstances, times of day, or a limited amount of times. Of note are scarves - if you give him a scarf of a certain color, you will see him wearing that particular scarf later... if he decides to wear it, anyway.
  • Gaster will check on the brothers via his phone! It's not available at the start though - you will have to figure out how to unlock it yourself...
  • He'll also announce the top of the hour. Usually.

How to Install

Basically, you can't run Gaster (or any Ghost) by himself - you need a baseware program first. SSP, the program most commonly used for running Ghosts, is compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8, 10, Vista... probably anything more current than XP. If you're using a Mac or are running Linux though, there are still options for you, but I can't personally tell you how to get them to work. I have heard from people who did get Ghosts running on their Mac using one of these methods though, so it IS possible. But Google Translate will probably be your friend here.
Macs - Ukagaka on Macs, NiseRingo, PlayonMac+SSP (10.6 or above), WineBottler (I think?)
Linux - NINIX, NINIX-AYA
Android - Ukagaka for Android (I have NOT tested this, so...)

If you are using Windows though, just follow these directions and you'll be set in no time! If you already have SSP installed, you can just skip to the end, haha.


  1. The first thing you'll want to do is download and install SSP. While the site is in Japanese, just look for the "complete install package" download on the left. Download it somewhere and install it.
  2. When that's done, run SSP.exe, the program with the little bell icon. A catgirl named Emily should pop up and start talking to you in Japanese, and end up throwing up a big menu. For now, ignore all of that, and just close the menu when it appears. You can also hold down a key to speed through her text. She's the default Ghost that comes with SSP, if you're curious.
  3. Right-click the catgirl. It should bring up a long menu. If it's in English, then you have nothing to worry about. If it's not, go to the fourth option from the bottom, set it to English, then close the catgirl and reopen her. The right click menu should switch to English. The catgirl ghost will still be in Japanese though.
  4. Download the z_undertale.zip, which is the balloon Gaster will be using. You want to do this first so he'll use the right balloon when he first appears.
  5. Drag and drop the z_undertale.zip onto the catgirl's face. It should look like she's installing something. She might tell you the balloon's name when she's done. If you right-click her and go to the Balloon tab, you should hopefully see the Undertale balloon listed.
  6. Download the z_gaster.nar file. This is the actual Ghost.
  7. Drag and drop the z_gaster.nar file onto the catgirl. She should again look like she's installing something. She'll probably say Gaster's name when she's done.
  8. Right-click Emily and go to the "Change Ghost" tab. You should now see Gaster listed! Switch over to him and you should be ready to go. If he's not using his balloon, you can use the Balloon tab to switch him to it.

If you already have SSP coming into this, then all you have to do is drag and drop his respective balloon zip and nar onto your current ghost, and he'll install. I'm linking here to mirrors on mediafire, but if they don't work, the files are also on the page I made for him I talked about at the beginning.

If you can't get Emily to install the files

What you can do instead is unpack the files manually. If you don't have an unzipping program (I think this is included with Windows now? but), I use 7-zip myself, it's free and pretty versatile. First, extract the z_undertale.zip, so you have a folder called "z_undertale". Then you'll want to go into SSP's balloon directory... it'd be under SSP\Balloon. You should see two folders in there called "ssp" and "emily4" if you're in the right place. Cut and paste the "z_undertale" folder into that folder. Then close and reopen Emily, and check if the Undertale balloon is listed. If so, then you're good!

For Gaster, you'll want to do basically the same thing with the SSP/Ghost folder. First, extract the z_gaster.nar into a folder (a nar is basically a renamed zip file, any zip program should be able to unpack it. 7-zip can do it, for example). You should end up with a z_gaster folder, and inside the folder there should be two subfolders, called "ghost" and "shell". If everything's in place, cut the "z_gaster" folder, and paste it into the ssp\ghost folder, so the ssp\ghost folder should now have both an emily4 folder, and a z_gaster folder. Then close and reopen Emily, and see if Gaster is listed under "change ghost". If so, you're good!

Quick User's Guide

You can stroke his head with your mouse to pet him, or double-click his face to hit him. It'll ask you if you're sure you want to hit him (for the first time, anyway), so you can't do it by accident if you're worried.

Double click his body to open his personal menu. This is the menu with the unique menu options I outlined above.

Right click his body to open the general SSP menu. You can use this to change Ghosts or Balloons.

To check for updates, select it from his functions menu, right-click him and click Check for Updates from the SSP menu, or hit Ctrl-U when he's the focus. He should check for any new stuff and download it automatically. I usually post about new updates in this entry. If you run into any bugs or problems with him, you can leave me a comment there (or here, I suppose) and I'll see if I can fix them.

If you want him to stay on top of your windows, right click him, then go to Options - Preferences, then the Ghost(2) tab in the big menu that pops up. Check "Always Show Foreground" and that should do it.

If you want to make him bigger or smaller, right click him and go to shell scaling, then choose the percentage you like.

If he doesn't seem to be retaining values in his stat screen (like if you pet him five times for example), you can try deleting the aya5_variable.cfg file and letting him make a new one by telling him to reset from his personal menu. You can find this file in the folder where you installed SSP - something like, \SSP\ghost\z_gaster\ghost\master depending on where you put SSP, of course. If the aya5_variable file has been write-protected you might also run into this problem, or if it's in Dropbox. Try moving SSP somewhere else and see if that helps. It's a very lightweight program.

If you want to uninstall SSP, just delete the SSP folder. If you just want to uninstall Gaster, delete the z_gaster folder inside the SSP\ghost folder. You can also turn on the Uninstall option in his personal menu, then select Uninstall from the right click menu.

Gaster's desktop tray icon is a little icon of his SOUL. If you can't find the bell icon while he's running, look for the SOUL icon instead.

Even if you've been treating him well, Gaster may still at times be arrogant, self-absorbed, secretive, brusque or sarcastic. It's just how he is.

If you like Ghosts, you can also check out my Hunter and Smoker Ukagaka/Ghost! They are also pretty complicated and I put a lot of work into them, haha. If you're interested in Ghosts and/or want to look into making one yourself, I also wrote up a big long site about how to do that! It has more information about Ghosts and how they work than I'm getting into here, but a lot of it is technical stuff that's not super relevant to the casual user...


Dr. Gaster, the brothers (c) Undertale: one way to celebrate an anniversary anyway

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:iconprincess-of-angels:
Princess-of-Angels Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Student General Artist
He is adorable, he has been sleeping for about an hour and a half now
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UnderfellPeri Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
does anyone know how to actually grab his phone when he leaves it to go eat?
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MissGoat Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same problem!!! he's left his phone 3 times but i never get an option to look through it :(((
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UnderfellPeri Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
oh! For me, after a while, it automatically came up and gave me the option to either "Sneak" through his phone, or to just leave it. Be warned, if the same thing happens to you, he gets mad if you choose to look through his phone..
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MissGoat Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, he dropped it again and it just eventually gave me the option. I don't know how though, i think you need to check it alot and then wait till it gives you the option
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CatKittyCat10 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Student
if you have him open for ten and a half hours straight you can tell him your name.  :excited: 

I have pet him 1001 times!!! I'm so happy!!!
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Tousa Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
When I look for a new update it says "the connection timed out" ;n; Can somebody help me?Sans sad 
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silentgrace7 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Update: I do believe I've officially confirmed that my brain is beyond Derp with this little ghost.

I want to progress everything, but I feel guilty leaving him on my screen for extended periods of time because he complains about work, and I worry about annoying him from petting him too much.

....for a clearly digital creature, controlled by a block of code that tells it to do all these things....

/sigh/ Derp brain is derp, I suppose....

Either way, still fun ^^ Thank you for updating with that thread for when the program keeps closing. That helped a lot c:
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant
When you pet him enough it starts to seem like he likes it. Well, definitely when he's asleep. You don't really have to worry about petting him too much. 
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Fuyu-Fuyu Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist

I think he's just some kind of tsundere, so I don't bother when he seems annoyed XD

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embermoonstone Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
I lost it when he started talking about marshmallows in his sleep XD
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SnowLeopard50 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
No!!! Why are you to fighting?!???!?!? :0:      Why are you two fighting by SnowLeopard50  
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant
Nuuu! Don't fight! TOT
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SnowLeopard50 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Ikr?! Why?????? T0T
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  New Deviant
I have pet Gaster 119 times. 

I AM NOT SATISFIED.
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UltimateFanOfRoblox Featured By Owner 1 day ago
XD
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
*breathes heavily, ready to scream exitedly*

HE WORE. THE SCARF.
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant
oh.
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:iconperidot-the-dorito:
PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant
my.
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:iconperidot-the-dorito:
PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant
god.
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:iconperidot-the-dorito:
PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant
oh my god this is adorable the brothers are adorable
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner Edited 21 hours ago  New Deviant
PAPYRUS IS PLAYING WITH THE "COLOR CUBE" AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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MissGoat Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
If he drops his phone and leaves and then comes back without you looking through his phone, do you get another opportunity to look through it??
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner Edited 21 hours ago  New Deviant
I don't think you can look through his phone. I've tried and all it's doing is making motem noises. I could be doing it wrong, but I'm just speaking from my experiences.

(EDIT: Nevermind. You can look through his phone. It wont be visible on the screen at first, but later you can check on the brothers.)
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MissGoat Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
How do i do it then?? everything i do just doesn't let me check it!!! Is there something specific i need to do?
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Whitefang73005 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artisan Crafter
why did i not translate it ;w;
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Pika-Kitty-Liata Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, I just found out that you can pet him with the googly eyes and they won't fall off or anything. It's hilarious.

Also, I found him all fuzzed in the files. Now to figure out how to actually do it. :3
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silentgrace7 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
If you get the comment "I hope you're having fun" before they fall off, after they do you can ask him to repeat himself and they magically glue themselves back on for a minute :D
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Pika-Kitty-Liata Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
*gasp* I'm so doing that!
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
It really /is/ hard to take him seriously with those googly eyes on, (plus you petting him of course)
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fallenbrook Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
So when i go to check your tumblr through him its saying the proxy server is down or something, and when i try to get him to check for updates he says the connection has been lost, i know the site can go down but idk  if that is why this is happening

Edit: I checked on my other computer and he sucseeds at getting the update so idk why he cant on this one. I really dont want to start over with this one, i havent reset him on this one, iv had it for a long time now ;-;
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Fire-Star-Bird Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I just got it...he's such a little turd! I love it! Thank you!!!
Edit: I got him to blush!!! AAAAAHHHHH!!! XD XD XD
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MissGoat Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH THE PHONE IS HERE BUT IT KEEPS SAYING NO RECEPTION SOS I CANT CHECK IT 
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CatKittyCat10 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student
He is sleeping and saying ''vents why is it always vents'' and ''can't get in ... locked of ... why?'' and ''hoi ... what do you have ... hoi hoi ... how much g?'' it is vary cute but what dues it mean?
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CoursenFearwell Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I assume the vents has to do with getting around Hotland.   I don't know why he's talking like a Temmie but it is cute.
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CatKittyCat10 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student
thanks
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enderkitty5 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
idk about the vents, but hoi hoi how much g is a direct line to the Tem Shop from the game. 
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CatKittyCat10 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student
thanks
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CatKittyCat10 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student
I just opened it up and I see him kissing the Alphys plush I gave him OMG!!! so cute!!!!!
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PastelCandyCane Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait really?
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CatKittyCat10 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student
well he put the plush away really quickly ... but I think so.
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PastelCandyCane Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg wow
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HERA-CR0SS Featured By Owner 3 days ago
He ran away... what do I do??!?!?!
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
I'm assuming you're doing a negative approach if he ran away. If that does happen, I just reboot it and keep slappin' him in the face.
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HERA-CR0SS Featured By Owner 1 day ago
no I asked about his mom and he poped out of existence, I keep clicking on the icon but he wont come back
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New Deviant
Huh. I mean, for me occasionally SSP just shuts down without me closing it, and I can't turn it on again, but all I do is restart my computer. But he popped out of existence? Is the Gaster ghost still running or did it just shut down randomly? 
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vcxzs142 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if ssp seems to have closed and you cant reopen it just open task manager and find ssp and end the process, then reopen it

in case you dont know how to get to task manager you should be able to open it by right clicking the taskbar
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PERIDOT-THE-DORITO Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant
Yep. It happened again. Just as I was checking on the brothers T^T
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CatKittyCat10 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Student
I'm at 545 petts. How many till he is ok/happy with me?

Edit: now at 675 patts
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puffi32 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel it's weird how it says he doesn't feel as tense when petting and goes immediately after that into "isn't this awkward for you???" mode :'0
is this a bug? he doesn't move his hand but he says things that oppose each other :c
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