Yakuza 5 Remastered

Yakuza 5 Remastered

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Yakuza 5 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 5, as well as higher quality videos from PS4 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 5 that was unfortunately cut from all western versions of the game due to SEGA refusing to license the songs in question - "Bloody Moon" by Gospels of Judas, as well as "Still the One", "So Far So Close", "Eien ~Eternity~", "Wild Romance", "Tamashii wo Daitekure" and "Diamond Dust" by Japanese singer "Kyosuke Himuro", finally "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Additionally, all pre-rendered videos have been replaced by the original ones from PS4 as they are higher quality than their PS3 and PC counterparts, you can find a comparison between them in the Images section of the NexusMods link below:
https://www.nexusmods.com/yakuza5remastered/mods/7/?tab=images
You will notice that the PC ones suffer from video macroblocking and artifacting issues which is why for this patch we opted to replace the videos with the PS4 ones.
Finally, one of Saejima Taiga's costumes has been uncensored to the the original Imperial Japan soldier uniform 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/yakuza5remastered/mods/7/
Mirror 2: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_YYFprp3WSeuee-riNV2r1mnvPmRD7VO
Mirror 3: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mKHzZeRYQabl3vp8ZkcRJXRaGAtEGadw
Mirror 4: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wWYnljcpZiYCUI5jdCxRsgePbtv_w-Kb
Mirror 5: https://www.moddb.com/mods/yakuza-5-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.

Now begin The Battle for the Dream!

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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54 Comments
Traj May 9 @ 12:35am 
Based
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Mar 25 @ 6:04pm 
We already did for PS4 version and yes, we will attempt it for PC version as well however it might not be that simple since the PC/PS5 version has very significant differences from PS4 original.
kiwamiplayer Mar 25 @ 5:37pm 
when jugdment releases on pc, could you try to restore pierre taki?
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Mar 25 @ 2:23pm 
It should stay since update only changed the exe, but ultimately it depends on whether you verified the game before update or not. Verifying will remove the mod.
Mimikyu Mar 25 @ 2:19pm 
Does it stay after an Update or do i need to patch again?
Sekera Mar 25 @ 10:09am 
Aweso-michi! Thanks for your hard work.
[LSSAH]Canzah  [author] Mar 25 @ 10:03am 
Yes we're aware, we are hoping to release Y6 patch later today.
Sekera Mar 25 @ 9:37am 
Yakuza 6 is here! Can't wait!
Sekera Mar 5 @ 6:31am 
"Bloody Moon" and "Diamond Dust" were so good, thanks for these patches, seriously. Reminded me of "Receive You Reborn" In Kiwami 1, can't imagine the games without it now.
JigenDaisuke Mar 3 @ 6:08pm 
I see. Thank You. :steamthumbsup: