Yakuza 3 Remastered

Yakuza 3 Remastered

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Yakuza 3 Licensed Music, Video and Uncensor 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 3, as well as higher quality videos from PS3 version and uncensor the game.
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Description

Welcome, Kyoudai.

The purpose of this guide is to tell you how to restore the licensed music from the Japanese version of Yakuza 3 that was unfortunately cut from all western versions of the game due to SEGA refusing to license the songs in question - "Loser", "Omoi Ga Afuretara" and "Jikan yo Tomare" by Japanese singer "Eikichi Yazawa" as well as "Don Quixote Theme" of the Japanese discount chain store "Don Quijote Co., Ltd.".
Additionally, all pre-rendered videos have been replaced by the original ones from PS3 as they are higher quality than their PS4/PC counterparts, you can find a comparison between them in the Images section of the NexusMods link below:
https://www.nexusmods.com/yakuza3remastered/mods/5/?tab=images
You will notice that the PS4/PC ones suffer from severe video macroblocking and artifacting issues which is why for this patch we opted to replace the videos with the PS3 ones.
Certain line of dialogue in a cutscene before the final boss has been corrected to feature a more accurate translation.
Finally, the Tamashiro Family Crest and Pin have been uncensored to the the original Rising Sun motif found in the original PS3 release that was unfortunately censored in PS4/PC versions due to its association with Japanese Imperialism in some regions of the world.

Those of you that might be familiar with our 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:

Installation

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

First of all, you will need to download the package from one of the links below which contains the patch and all its necessary files:
Mirror 1: https://www.nexusmods.com/yakuza3remastered/mods/5/
Mirror 2: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15TWZm9n_E_BexZ9RjjgBg2PYyhvO75mc
Mirror 3: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16myVJwZ0UPUMc6KU9Jiw0Qi4aWDIdW6V
Mirror 4: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m_LdnsoANi3ivl2rKDZ78Y3lYtenjMAU
Mirror 5: https://www.moddb.com/mods/yakuza-3-licensed-music-video-and-uncensor-restoration-patch/

If you run into the GDrive links being blocked due to high traffic, simply right right on the folder in the link (rather than the patch 7zip archive itself) and press Download. This will make Google zip it and bypass the high traffic/download quota limits.

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 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 in all its restored glory.
You can expect similar guides for future Yakuza games once they make their way to PC in the future.

Dinner is served. Come sit down, everyone!

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/
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175 Comments
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Jun 28 @ 7:32am 
This won't affect your saves or achievements, no worries.
Mrauksia May 5 @ 2:24pm 
Thanks for multiple download links.
Foggle Apr 23 @ 10:21pm 
I haven't tried it myself but the RPCS3 compatibility list says Kenzan works just fine on it. The games I have tried on the emulator (Deadly Premonition, Demon's Souls, Drakengard 3, Nier, and Yakuza HD Edition) have all worked almost perfectly with a few minor issues in some of them. Compared to my experiences with PCSX2, I would actually say PS3 emulation seems farther along than PS2.
mad_le_zisell Apr 23 @ 10:02pm 
Is it good emulated? I heard PS3 emulation is on it's early stages.
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Apr 23 @ 9:12pm 
Or use RPCS3
mad_le_zisell Apr 23 @ 8:29pm 
Does that mean I'll have to hack my PS3 to play this translation?
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Apr 23 @ 7:53pm 
Temporarily on hold doesn't mean cancelled you know.
Chonk Apr 23 @ 6:02pm 
Is that fan translation even worth mentioning still? Sounds like the dude put it on hold.
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Apr 16 @ 6:26am 
No it doesn't, while technically possible to restore it would require a huge amount of time to do it and right now we don't have that.
mad_le_zisell Apr 16 @ 2:19am 
This doesn't include original PS3 hostesses?