Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

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Game will not launch
Trying to launch the game just sets my profile green for a few seconds before going back to blue. The %AppData%\Sega folder doesn't exist, I don't have the Panchiko DLC, and my user name is entirely in basic Latin. What's going on here?
Got a RTX 3080 and a Ryzen 3900x btw

EDIT: As it turns out it was my anti virus, Emsisoft Anti Malware. I had to turn it off, not just pause it as I had been doing, in order for the game to load. I had checked logs etc and those turned up empty beforehand, so you might want to try doing that if you're having the same issue even if it doesn't look like that would be it.
Last edited by The Lofted Aphid; Nov 21, 2020 @ 3:27am
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Epsilon Nov 13, 2020 @ 3:50pm 
same here..
OmegaKay Nov 13, 2020 @ 4:33pm 
I just installed the pachinko dlc and when i launch the game im having black screens...
Go into your Nvidia control panel and make sure the game is loading off your GPU and not your integrated graphics, fixed all performance issues for me.
The Lofted Aphid Nov 14, 2020 @ 2:41am 
The Ryzen 3900x doesn't have integrated graphics so it won't be that
lift-m Nov 14, 2020 @ 2:49am 
Same ....
darkhellsing Nov 14, 2020 @ 3:24am 
same problem no reponse yet?
lift-m Nov 14, 2020 @ 3:34am 
it's works for me:

Head over to the following location:
C:\Users\(YourUsername)\AppData\Roaming\Sega\YakuzaLikeADragon

Now, here, open the graphics.ini file using a text editor like Notepad
Here, adjust the setting to your liking, or for the moment, simply copy and replace with these

[GraphicSettings]
output_id=0
resolution_x=1920
resolution_y=1080
window_mode=2
refresh_rate_num=144001
refresh_rate_denom=1000
window_left=0
window_top=0
window_width=1920
window_height=1080
v_sync=0

Save the file and exit
sola.roca.joan Nov 14, 2020 @ 3:52am 
I have the same issue, i looked for this location but there is no graphics.ini file
Xanth Nov 14, 2020 @ 4:20am 
Finally someone came up with something that worked TY :steamhappy:
The Lofted Aphid Nov 14, 2020 @ 4:36am 
Seems like not as many people are having the issue I am then. My game does not launch and no YakuzaLikeADragon folder is ever created. I tried creating it and a file called graphics.ini and pasting the [GraphicsSettings] section into it, but that does no good. The only thing I can think of being a problem is the fact that I don't have the game installed to my boot drive, but I'm guessing a lot more people would be reporting a problem if that were what was going on.
Epsilon Nov 14, 2020 @ 4:55am 
Originally posted by The Lofted Aphid:
Seems like not as many people are having the issue I am then. My game does not launch and no YakuzaLikeADragon folder is ever created. I tried creating it and a file called graphics.ini and pasting the [GraphicsSettings] section into it, but that does no good. The only thing I can think of being a problem is the fact that I don't have the game installed to my boot drive, but I'm guessing a lot more people would be reporting a problem if that were what was going on.

For those of us who have that empty folder, it seems that the account name influences. Do you have any sign that is not English?
Kurosu Nov 14, 2020 @ 5:11am 

Originally posted by Epsilon:
Originally posted by The Lofted Aphid:
Seems like not as many people are having the issue I am then. My game does not launch and no YakuzaLikeADragon folder is ever created. I tried creating it and a file called graphics.ini and pasting the [GraphicsSettings] section into it, but that does no good. The only thing I can think of being a problem is the fact that I don't have the game installed to my boot drive, but I'm guessing a lot more people would be reporting a problem if that were what was going on.

For those of us who have that empty folder, it seems that the account name influences. Do you have any sign that is not English?

I created another account on my pc to verify, yes if the user folder has anything other than english characters the game does not launch and therefore the .ini file does not get created.

Here is how it looks on the other account :

[GraphicSettings]
output_id=0
resolution_x=1920
resolution_y=1080
window_mode=2
refresh_rate_num=75001
refresh_rate_denom=1000
window_left=0
window_top=0
window_width=1920
window_height=1080
v_sync=1
render_scale="0.830"
shadow_quality=1
ssao=1
rlr=1
full_framerate_in_cut_scenes=0
dof=1
fps_cap=2
motion_blur=0
texture_filtering=2
texture_quality=1
geometry_quality=1
field_of_view=38
graphics_quality_level=5
aa=2
multi_sample=1

[System]
version_number=2

I copied it and installed it on my main account , the game STILL does not launch so editing the .ini file matters not.

The only thing that seems to affect whether the game will launch or not is whether the user has only english characters or not. As ridiculous as that sounds.

Considering how they have no ETA for a fix nor have they even aknowledged the issue, it seems the only way to play the game is by another pc account. Which is frankly quite a joke
Last edited by Kurosu; Nov 14, 2020 @ 5:12am
The Lofted Aphid Nov 14, 2020 @ 5:15am 
Nope it's all just alphabetical characters
Tertius Gaudenus Nov 14, 2020 @ 8:54am 
Originally posted by Kurosu:
Originally posted by Epsilon:

For those of us who have that empty folder, it seems that the account name influences. Do you have any sign that is not English?

I created another account on my pc to verify, yes if the user folder has anything other than english characters the game does not launch and therefore the .ini file does not get created.

Here is how it looks on the other account :

[GraphicSettings]
output_id=0
resolution_x=1920
resolution_y=1080
window_mode=2
refresh_rate_num=75001
refresh_rate_denom=1000
window_left=0
window_top=0
window_width=1920
window_height=1080
v_sync=1
render_scale="0.830"
shadow_quality=1
ssao=1
rlr=1
full_framerate_in_cut_scenes=0
dof=1
fps_cap=2
motion_blur=0
texture_filtering=2
texture_quality=1
geometry_quality=1
field_of_view=38
graphics_quality_level=5
aa=2
multi_sample=1

[System]
version_number=2

I copied it and installed it on my main account , the game STILL does not launch so editing the .ini file matters not.

The only thing that seems to affect whether the game will launch or not is whether the user has only english characters or not. As ridiculous as that sounds.

Considering how they have no ETA for a fix nor have they even aknowledged the issue, it seems the only way to play the game is by another pc account. Which is frankly quite a joke

I am pretty sure Yakuza 0 had same problem back in time of its Steam release. It was fixed in... two weeks or so, i guess. Let's hope there will be same dynamic here
Kurosu Nov 14, 2020 @ 11:06am 
Originally posted by Tertius Gaudenus:
Originally posted by Kurosu:

I created another account on my pc to verify, yes if the user folder has anything other than english characters the game does not launch and therefore the .ini file does not get created.

Here is how it looks on the other account :

[GraphicSettings]
output_id=0
resolution_x=1920
resolution_y=1080
window_mode=2
refresh_rate_num=75001
refresh_rate_denom=1000
window_left=0
window_top=0
window_width=1920
window_height=1080
v_sync=1
render_scale="0.830"
shadow_quality=1
ssao=1
rlr=1
full_framerate_in_cut_scenes=0
dof=1
fps_cap=2
motion_blur=0
texture_filtering=2
texture_quality=1
geometry_quality=1
field_of_view=38
graphics_quality_level=5
aa=2
multi_sample=1

[System]
version_number=2

I copied it and installed it on my main account , the game STILL does not launch so editing the .ini file matters not.

The only thing that seems to affect whether the game will launch or not is whether the user has only english characters or not. As ridiculous as that sounds.

Considering how they have no ETA for a fix nor have they even aknowledged the issue, it seems the only way to play the game is by another pc account. Which is frankly quite a joke

I am pretty sure Yakuza 0 had same problem back in time of its Steam release. It was fixed in... two weeks or so, i guess. Let's hope there will be same dynamic here

It did, but there was also an arcade issue that was fixed months later ( which is less minor that you might thing because arcade gaming was required for one of the business bosses from Kiryu path) .

And in the end, since the exact same issue happened in the past, why did they repeat it instead of making sure it does not happen again? And even worse why dont they at least make a statement that they are working on it (even just for appearances sake). The issue is here for 5 days now and all we have is our talks with each other in the forums
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Date Posted: Nov 13, 2020 @ 1:18pm
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