This guide will instruct you on how to restore the licensed music that was cut from the western version of Yakuza 0.
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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.
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.
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:
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 guide for Yakuza Kiwami once it makes its way to PC as well as any other Yakuza titles that may come over in the future.