Yakuza 0

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Yakuza 0
Yakuza 0 cover
Developers
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Windows Lab42[1]
Windows Hardlight Studio[1]
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows August 1, 2018
Yakuza 0 guide on StrategyWiki
Yakuza 0 on Wikipedia
Yakuza
Yakuza 0 2018
Ryu Ga Gotoku Online 2018
Yakuza Kiwami 2019
Yakuza Kiwami 2 2019

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on March 11, 2019.

Essential improvements[edit]

LodMod[edit]

Modifies the NPC face LOD system and increases draw distances, also includes its own DoF removal patch.
As of Patch 2 the NPC LOD is fixed, other fixes can still be used.
Does not work with Patch 3+.
No noticeable pop-in of objects.
Download and install LodMod[2]
  1. Download LodMod and extract their contents somewhere convenient.
  2. Read patches.txt and decide which patches you want to apply.
  3. Launch ppf-o-matic3.exe.
  4. Click Load CD-Image File (floppy drive to the right of ISO File).
  5. Set Files of type to All Files.
  6. Browse to <path-to-game>\media\ and select Yakuza0.exe.
  7. Click Load PPF-File (floppy drive to the right of Patch) and select a patch file.
  8. Click Apply PPF-File to apply the patch to the executable of the game.
  9. Repeat step 4 onward for each patch you want to add.

Notes

Can significantly impact performance depending on the patches you choose.
To uninstall, verify integrity of game files through the Steam client.

Audio "performance mode"[edit]

Greatly reduces the amount of CPU time spent on audio, freeing it up for the game itself to use (which can help reduce stutter and improve framerates)
Normally the audio system may use up to 12% of CPU time,[3] "performance mode" can reduce this to lower than 1%.
May stop the game from detecting audio devices being added/removed, requiring the game to restart to make use of them.
Change audio mode in audio.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open audio.ini.
  3. Change AudioMode=0 to AudioMode=1
  4. Save the file.
May no longer be required as of Patch 2.

HD Font[edit]

This mod replaces the main font used in the game for an edited, higher-resolution (400%), font. It mainly changes dialogue and menu text.
Download and install HD Font mod
  1. Download HD Font
  2. This mod contains one file that overwrites an original game file. You can find it under "Steam\steamapps\common\Yakuza 0\media\data\fontpar" as "font.par". Replace the original "font.par" with this mod's "font.par".

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\Yakuza0\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/638970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\638970\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/638970/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced Settings (1/2).
Advanced Settings (1/2).
Advanced Settings (2/2).
Advanced Settings (2/2).

Adjust bloom effect[edit]

Change bloom multiplier[4]
  1. Install Yakuza 0 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Press 2 while in-game for bloom multiplier presets going from x0 to x1.

Disable blur effect in first person view[edit]

The game applies a blur effect while in first person view that some might find unwanted.
Disable the blur effect in first person view using Special K[5]
  1. Install the Special K mini-plugin for the game.
  2. While running the game, press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to bring up the Special K control panel.
  3. Expand the Yakuza 0 section.
  4. Enable Disable First-Person Blur
  5. Changes should take effect immediately.
Disable with LodMod[2]
  1. Follow the steps in the LodMod section above, making sure to install the "firstperson-fix.ppf" patch file.

Disable depth of field[edit]

The game includes a low-quality depth of field pass that some might find unwanted.
Disable the depth of field effect in first person view using Special K[5]
  1. Install the Special K mini-plugin for the game.
  2. While running the game, press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to bring up the Special K control panel.
  3. Expand the Yakuza 0 section.
  4. Enable Disable Depth of Field
  5. Changes should take effect immediately.
Disable with LodMod[2]
  1. Follow the steps in the LodMod section above, making sure to install the "dofremoval.ppf" patch file.
Disable with 3D Vision Fix[4]
  1. Install Yakuza 0 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Press F5 while in-game to disable.

Disable ambient occlusion[edit]

Allows low-end users to disable ambient occlusion for a significant performance gain.[6]
Disable ambient occlusion in first person view using Special K[5]
  1. Install the Special K mini-plugin for the game.
  2. While running the game, press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to bring up the Special K control panel.
  3. Expand the Yakuza 0 section.
  4. Enable Disable Ambient Occlusion
  5. Changes should take effect immediately.
Disable with 3D Vision Fix[4]
  1. Install Yakuza 0 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Press F6 while in-game to disable.

Disable black bars in cutscenes[edit]

Disable with 3D Vision Fix[4]
  1. Install Yakuza 0 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Press F4 while in-game to disable.

Increase ingame character texture resolution[edit]

Replaces the textures ingame with the higher quality textures from cutscenes for major characters.
Replace the textures[7]
  1. Download High resolution characters textures mod.
  2. Unpack the files to the installation folder and overwrite if prompted.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Cross, Circle and Square prompts are incorrectly mapped for the V2 controller. Can be fixed by enabling PlayStation Configuration Support in Steam.[8]
Light bar support
Connection modes V1 (Wired), V2 (Wired, Bluetooth)
Wireless Adapter untested.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.[9]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
DualShock 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One presets are present. Steam Controller defaults to the DualShock 4 preset.
Steam Controller button prompts
Controller prompts are Xbox prompts by default

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
See Separate volume controls.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese

Separate volume controls[edit]

Tweaking volume controls[10]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open audio.ini.
  3. Change these volume options to your liking.
MasterVolume="1.000"
MusicVolume="1.000"
SFXVolume="1.000"
SpeechVolume="1.000"

Notes

1.000 is equal to 100%; 0.500 is equal to 50%, etc.

Prevent the game from changing volume level[edit]

The game increases the global audio level of the operating system in some cases (75% for the Sega logo at the start,[11] 100% when using an arcade machine[12]).
Lock volume or change volume of the Sega logo using Special K[5]
  1. Install the Special K mini-plugin for the game.
  2. While running the game, press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to bring up the Special K control panel.
  3. Expand the Yakuza 0 section.
  4. Enable Lock Volume and/or Quiet Start Mode and tweak them as desired.
  5. Changes should take effect immediately.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Bowling, Darts, Disco, Pool
LAN play
Online play
2 Versus
Cee-lo, Mahjong, Poker

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Yakuza 0 - Kiwami.

Issues fixed[edit]

Cursor appearing ingame[edit]

Remove ingame cursor icon
  1. Download No cursor icon mod.
  2. Unpack the files to the installation folder and overwrite when prompted.

Notes

Replaces in game cursor icon with fully transparent texture.
Aimed for players who use game pad exclusively for this game, to avoid cursor appearing in cutscenes and in screenshots.
Doesn't remove system cursor in borderless mode.
Not recommended for keyboard and mouse players.

Microstutters ingame[edit]

Disable Windows Game Mode on Windows 10[13]
  1. Enter Settings > Gaming > Game Mode.
  2. Switch it to off

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Gibbed's Yakuza 0 Tools[edit]

Tools for modding the PC version of Yakuza 0.

Disable HUD[edit]

Disable with 3D Vision Fix[4]
  1. Install Yakuza 0 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Press F3 while in-game to disable.

Restore licensed music[edit]

Restores two songs (Bubble and Kurenai) from the band Shōnan no Kaze that were replaced in the English version. One track is used in the intro cutscene and opening credits, the other in the ending credits.
Use music restoration patch[14]
  1. Download Yakuza 0 Music Restoration Patch.
  2. Unpack the files to the installation folder and overwrite when prompted.

Enable PlayStation Prompts on XInput Controllers[edit]

PlayStation Prompts For Non DS4 controllers[citation needed]
  1. Follow This Forum Post

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 28 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/638970/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (638970) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References