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Yakuza 0

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Yakuza 0
Yakuza 0 cover
Developers
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Windows Lab42[1]
Windows Hardlight[1]
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows August 1, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 86
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Sponsored
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Brawler, Mini-games, Open world, RPG
Sports Bowling, Pool or snooker
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Japan
Series Yakuza (Like a Dragon)
Yakuza 0 on HowLongToBeat
Yakuza 0 on IGDB
Yakuza 0 guide on StrategyWiki
Yakuza 0 on MobyGames
Yakuza 0 on Wikipedia
Yakuza 0 2018
Ryu ga Gotoku Online 2018
Yakuza Kiwami 2019
Yakuza Kiwami 2 2019
Streets of Kamurocho 2020
Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2020
Yakuza 3 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 4 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 5 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 2021
Judgment (series)
Like a Dragon: Ishin! 2023
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name 2023
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth 2024

Yakuza 0[Note 1] is a singleplayer third-person open world action game developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega. It is a prequel to Yakuza and is part of the Yakuza (Like a Dragon) series.

Originally released in 2015 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, the game was ported to PC by Lab42 and Hardlight and released on August 1, 2018.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on March 11, 2019.

Monetization

Type Notes
Sponsored Suntory drinks are featured in the various bars in game including their own branded drinks, as well as foreign brands. Pizza-La is featured in a substory and Fuji Soba, Ringer Hut, Don Quijote, Maharaja Disco, and SEGA Hi-Tech Land arcades (Now Club SEGA) are real-life restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues appearing in game. The Karaoke minigame uses Joysound software.[2]

Version differences

In-game magazine covers were altered in Microsoft Store version and can't be viewed. Some of the texture, texts and audios were altered in Microsoft Store version.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\Yakuza0\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.Yakuza0PC_s751p9cej88mt\LocalCache\Local\Sega\Yakuza0
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/638970/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
GOG.com %LOCALAPPDATA%\GOG.com\Galaxy\Applications\55966314534907843\Storage\Shared\Files\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.Yakuza0PC_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\638970\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/638970/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video

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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[citation needed]
Ultra-widescreen
Forced 16:9 for cutscenes, use Remove Letterbox Artworks Mod to remove cutscene letterboxing.
Alternativly, support can be enabled through graphics.ini editing.
4K Ultra HD
Maximum display resolution is 4096x4096
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as Texture Filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, up to 8x SSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 240 FPS. Changeable in graphics.ini. Minigames capped 60fps. Some scenes are pre-rendered at 30 FPS. An option to have in-game cutscenes run at a full framerate is available.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Ultra-widescreen

Edit graphics.ini to remove all ultrawide borders
  1. Locate graphics.ini in %APPDATA%\Sega\Yakuza0\.
  2. Edit the TargetAspectX value to 43 and TargetAspectY value to 18 for 3440x1440 [other resolutions may require slightly different values].
  3. Save the file and launch game.
  4. Run the game at your native monitor resolution.
  5. Ajust UI Scale settings to correct over-stretched UI. Offset value will change depending on resolution and personal preference, however offsetting the scale by 1 is usually accurate to original 16:9 UI scaling.
Errors can be corrected through verifying integrity through Steam or setting values back to default, however a backup is always recommended.

Post-processing

Use Yakuza Kiwami 3D Vision Fix
Toggles for black bars, HUD, depth of field, SSAO, and bloom presets.

Increased Level-of-Detail & draw distances

Distances can be increased beyond the settings menu maximum via the LodMod patches
Also includes optional patches to remove first-person blur, depth-of-field, & low-quality models.

Input

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
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Cross, Circle and Square prompts are incorrectly mapped for the V2 controller. Can be fixed by enabling PlayStation Configuration Support in Steam.[3]
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
,
, Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth)
Wireless Adapter untested. V1 does not support Bluetooth.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.[4]
Digital movement supported
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
Cursor detection

Cursor appearing in-game

The cursor is constantly in the game
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.
Doesn't remove system cursor in borderless mode.

Disable Xbox 360 Controller Vibration

Download and extract the two files in Disable 360 Rumble to same folder as game exe.

Enable PlayStation Prompts on XInput Controllers

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

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
See Separate volume controls.
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Karaoke lyrics are always shown.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
The "Catfight Club" and Karaoke minigames contain licensed music, are optional and thus, can be avoided.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese Kanji and Romaji lyrics are displayed in Karaoke.
Simplified Chinese
Fan translation, download.
Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Microsoft Store version only. Fan translation available.
French
Fan translation by Yakuza RGG France In video description.
Italian
Fan translation, download.
Japanese
Japanese Kanji lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Two selectable font types are available.
Korean
Korean lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Microsoft Store version only.
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Translation by Brazil Alliance. Download.
Russian
Translation by Bydlo-Vydro Team (+ Google Translate). Download this. Extract to the game folder and overwrite exiting files.
Russian
Translation by Siberian Studio. Only for patrons.
Spanish
Fan translation, Download 1 & Download 2 & Download 3.
Turkish
Fan translation, Download.

Separate volume controls

Tweaking volume controls[5]
  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.

Network

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

Issues fixed

Microstutters and small freezes ingame

Disable Windows Game Mode on Windows 10[6]

The following fix is for older versions of Windows 10 where Game Mode was known to affect the runtime of games. Recent versions of Game Mode no longer affect the currently running game, and should not cause stutter, but if you are interested in troubleshooting, here is how you disable Game Mode:

  1. Enter Windows Settings > Gaming > Game Mode.
  2. Switch it to off
Toggle Refresh Rate/VRR/G-SYNC[7]

On some systems, the game can exhibit stutters no matter if you are in a certain kind of gameplay, menu, or cut-scene, which appear as brief freezes at semi-regular intervals. The issue can occur regardless of other settings, open applications, and game graphics options, and is easily noticed on the start screen as well as save loading screen before you launch the game, or shortly after starting. If you notice this issue, this can be worked around by toggling your screen refresh rate, G-SYNC, FreeSync, or some other kind of VRR technology and relaunching the game after your PC is configured to your monitor. For example, if you are running the game on a 4K TV or monitor at 120hz, change your TV to 60hz and back to 120hz. If that does not work, try disabling G-Sync or VRR in your graphics settings and/or your screen and then re-enable it. Starting the game again after this may have alleviated your stuttering/freezing issue.

Inventory corruption

Sometimes, the game will fail to save, and this can cause items in your inventory to become corrupted. If the game does not display 'save complete' at the bottom right of the screen, continue trying to save until it does save successfully, and your inventory should be fixed. It is recommended to keep multiple saves in case it is not fixed by a successful save, however.

Issues unresolved

Karaoke replay loading screen lag

When replaying karaoke cinematics, the white loading screen may appear for too long, causing the cutscene itself to show a few seconds into the song, unlike in console versions where the cinematic is revealed almost immediately.[8]

Other information

API

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

Shin Ryu Mod Manager (SRMM)

Mod manager for PC versions of Yakuza (Ryu Ga Gotoku) series games.
Fully compatible with the Steam, GOG and Microsoft Store/Gamepass releases.

Restore licensed music

Restores two cut licensed songs "Bubble" and "Kurenai" by Shonan no Kaze. One track is used in the intro cutscene and opening credits, the other in the ending credits.

Increase ingame character texture resolution

Replaces the textures ingame with the higher quality textures from cutscenes for major characters.

HD Font

Replaces the main font used in the game for an edited, higher-resolution (400%), font. It mainly changes dialogue and menu text.

Kaplas's ParTool

Tools for unpacking the par archives and modding the PC version of Yakuza 0.

Mahjong Numbers Mod

This mod replaces Mahjong tile faces with those from Yakuza 5 Remastered, adding English numbers to the number tiles and letters to wind and dragon tiles.
Install[9]
  1. Download Mahjong Numbers Mod.
  2. Extract it and copy to <path-to-game>\media\. Overwrite files when prompted.

Yakuza 0 rebalanced

Rebalances the game, making it harder.

Yakuza 0 Oldschool + Shenmue Music Mod

Adds music from the first three Yakuza games, with optional Shenmue music in free roam.

System requirements

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. Known as Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero: Chikai no Basho (Japanese: 龍が如く0 誓いの場所) in Japan
  2. 2.0 2.1 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

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lab42 Games Tweet
  2. yakuza.fandom.com - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  3. DualShock 4 gets full native support but its inputs are all wrong - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  4. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2019-09-16
    Tested using DS4 V1 controller.
  5. Steam Community :: Guide :: Audio Fix and Secret Options - last accessed on May 2023
  6. Steam Community - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  7. Reddit - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  8. Karaoke Lag :: Yakuza 0 General Discussions - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  9. Verified by User:Silent on 2024-01-08