Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0

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Yakuza 0 Licensed Music Restoration Patch
By [LSSAH]Canzah and 1 collaborators
This guide will instruct you on how to restore the licensed music that was cut from the western version of Yakuza 0.

Welcome, Kyoudai.

The purpose of this guide is to tell you how to restore the licensed music from the Japanese version of Yakuza 0 that was unfortunately cut from all western versions of the game due to SEGA refusing to license the songs in question - "Bubble" and "Kurenai" by Japanese band "Shōnan no Kaze".
Furthermore, contrary to some popular belief the cuts pertain to more than just the game's intro scene, thankfully this guide will cover all the necessary steps needed to restore all of the cut music so worry not.
Restorations pertain to the game's intro cutscene, another cutscene very early in the game and the game's ending credits scene.
Those of you that might be familiar with my music restoration patches for the PS3 and PS4 Yakuza titles should be right at home with this guide, as the steps to follow will be just as simple if not simpler thanks to not needing a hacked PS3 or PS4 console to use this.
This video below will give you a glimpse of what you can expect after restoring the licensed music, it comes from the PS4 version of my patch so there might be minor differences in menus and logos in the video, but the general principle regarding the music and how it's placed is exactly the same.


Now here come the steps on how to install the patch.

First of all, you will need to download the package from the link below which contains the patch and all its necessary files:
Mirror 1: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11HVsweGVJp08nvDQ_eOURx54myPQGYa6
Mirror 2: https://pastebin.com/bhdeEAPp

After that, extract the contents of the archive with the patch to a folder of your own choice, it's compressed in 7z format which can be unpacked using 7zip or WinRAR, though I do recommend 7zip for best compatibility to avoid any potential issues.

Next you'll need to open the folder with the game itself, naturally make sure it's installed beforehand.
You can do so by Right Clicking it in your Steam Library and then selecting Properties -> go into the Local Files tab -> and finally press the Browse Local Files button which will open the folder with the game.

Now all you will need to do is select all the files from the licensed music restoration patch you unpacked earlier and copy them to the folder with the game, overwriting the files when asked if you want to do so - this is crucial.

The only thing left for you at this point is to simply start the game and enjoy it with the licensed music in all its restored glory.
You can expect similar guides for future Yakuza games once they make their way to PC in the future.


I would also like to direct your attention to the upcoming Yakuza Kenzan fantranslation project being worked on by my friend, Slow, you can find more information about it as well as my patches for the PS3 and PS4 Yakuza titles over on his website which can you find under the link below:

And to those of you with a PS4, please support the English release of Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise for PS4 so that we may get more of the Yakuza spinoffs in the future as unfortunately the Black Panther games, Kenzan and Ishin remain Japan-exclusive to this day.
SEGA is really going all out on the game by giving us uncensored gore (Japanese and Asian versions are censored) and full dual audio, meaning both Japanese and English dub.
The game is completely self contained and doesn't require knowing the FotNS anime or manga so it's a perfect entry point for newcommers, while at the same time having a lot of fanservice for long term fans.
You can find the Japanese and English trailers for the game below:

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Phantorang Mar 19 @ 6:49am 
Exporting music from Japan should be encouraged by Sega, not stopped. Thanks for this guide!
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Feb 10 @ 5:29am 
Either of them, the two mirrors exist to offer alternative download link in case either of them is dead.
Golden Freakmann Feb 9 @ 7:04pm 
Do I need to download both links or is it good enough to download from either links?
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Feb 4 @ 10:14pm 
Yeah feel free to post the XDelta patch links in comments of the guides, we have no issue with that, but we won't be supporting them officially in the guides themselves for reasons specified earlier.
INANE Feb 4 @ 12:08pm 
@Fany-kun Fair point. Canzah with the team made wonderful work with restoring music and I couldn't be more grateful enough for it. These patches are simply great.

The size is a small problem for the sake of archivization on my part(in case of re-installing I don't have to download everything all over again). For 0, Kiwami and Kiwami 2 we talk already about around 10GB and with a probability of more games coming it would add up.

Fany-kun Feb 4 @ 11:47am 
@INANE it's possible but I'm afraid of troubling the mod author. I mean people could possibly end up asking tech support to @[LSSAH]Canzah and their team, since it's essentially their mods which in turn could lead to tech support nightmare for them. But if they don't mind with me making simple xdelta patches I could make some simple tutorials on how to use xdelta patches either in text, pictures, or video format. 🤗🤗🤗
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Feb 4 @ 9:27am 
@Fany-kun Yeah we're aware of XDelta method but sadly a lot of people don't know how to use them so to just make it easier for both people like that and for ourselves by lessening the amount of tech-support we'd have to do we decided to just go with the current method.
INANE Feb 4 @ 12:55am 

I've just tested your version and it works flawlessly. Could you xdelta patches for the rest of the series?
Fany-kun Jan 26 @ 12:15am 
So I just found out that mod and I liked it very much but my concern is that the size is kinda big (2.6GB...). So I decided to fool around trying to create an xdelta patch version of this patch and it works great and actually reduce the size if this patch by 98% (the xdelta patch size is 27.8MB). It's extremely easy to use, just browse your in the untouched Yakuza 0 folder (default is SteamLibrary/steamapps/common/Yakuza 0) in the patch window and click "Start" it keep a backup of your original file therefore its safe!
Here's the link to for my xdelta patch
iALT:f4 Aug 3, 2019 @ 7:51am 
You're a champ for this. Thank you