Yakuza Kiwami 2

Yakuza Kiwami 2

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Licensed Music Restoration Patch
By [LSSAH]Canzah and 1 collaborators
This guide will instruct you on how to restore the licensed music that was replaced in all versions of Yakuza 2 remake, known as Yakuza Kiwami 2.
 
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Description

Welcome, Kyoudai.

The purpose of this guide is to tell you how to restore the licensed music from the PS2 version of Yakuza 2 that was unfortunately replaced in all versions of the game's remake - Kiwami 2, due to unknown reasons.
Restorations pertain to a cutscene in Chapter 12 and the game's ending as well as the credits.
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.
Unlike my previous guides, no video preview this time around due to severe spoilers involved in the scenes with restored music.
Installation

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=1ROnOLxMq-x75FvoA4vAbsMudP3gRu6GW
Mirror 2: https://pastebin.com/dCjZKmJE

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.

Conclusion

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:
http://yakuzapatch.tumblr.com/

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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29 Comments
Sutherus May 28 @ 6:44pm 
Thank you so much! These mods really are a godsend. I got your mod as soon as I could since I know your work from the other ports and it's always been great. Just watched those scenes without the cut content and realized how much of the atmosphere and feeling you've kept for us! Honestly, thank you!
Street May 18 @ 4:41am 
Ohhh. I see. My bad then =/
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] May 18 @ 4:38am 
Are you sure you're not confusing it with Classic Music Mod? Because that's a completely different mod with an entirely different goal. "Licensed Music Restoration Patch" series only does what the name implies - restores the LICENSED music that was removed, in this case Crazy Ken Band in a certain cutscene in Chapter 12, in the Ending and in the Credits.
Street May 18 @ 4:33am 
Hey. Thx 4 your work. Used the same patch for Kiwami 1, but just started 2-nd playthrough here and cant hear the difference. Maybe I fckd up somehow.
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] May 15 @ 3:31pm 
Yes.
PerfectKamui May 15 @ 3:17pm 
Is the original music plainly better than Kiwami's?
POSTALDUDE May 13 @ 2:17am 
that is all working. thank you
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] May 13 @ 2:05am 
Not anytime soon, maybe in few months.
And yes @Phylo
☮ reggie.ps May 12 @ 10:01pm 
Will we see another classic music mod like we saw for Kiwami 1?
SkyNET May 12 @ 12:44pm 
@Timo654 That I didn't know. Thank you!