Yakuza: Dead Souls

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Yakuza: Dead Souls
Developer(s) Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Yakuza
Release date(s) JP June 9, 2011
NA March 13, 2012
EU March 16, 2012
Release type PlayStation 3 exclusive
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Survival horror
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BLUS30826 (IRD), BLES01399 (IRD), BLJM60316
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Yakuza: Dead Souls (Japanese: 龍が如く OF THE END Hepburn: Ryū ga Gotoku OF THE END, lit. Like a Dragon of the End) is the sixth installment in the Yakuza series. The game was originally scheduled for release in Japan on March 17, 2011 two days after the release of Yakuza 4 in North America; however, after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the release was indefinitely delayed. A new release date, setting the game's release for June 9, 2011, was announced on April 7, 2011. Dead Souls is a non-canonical side story set during April 2011, one year after the events of Yakuza 4. A sudden outbreak causes the residents of Kamurocho to become zombies, biting victims to continue spreading the plague. Kamurocho is slowly quarantined as the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is called in to contain the infection. In the wake of the outbreak, four men take charge to help the people of Kamurocho and find the source of the disease: Shun Akiyama, a local loan shark attempting to rescue his sick receptionist; Goro Majima, a feared yakuza and construction company owner trying to stave off his own infection; Ryuji Goda, a disgraced former yakuza and takoyaki chef whose clan has ties to the outbreak's origins; and Kazuma Kiryu, an orphanage caretaker and legendary former yakuza forced to return when his adopted daughter Haruka is kidnapped.

Configuration

Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

CPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
SPU block size Mega No improvement to performance but reduces the number of SPU cache objects

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
Renderer Vulkan Recommended to get the best performance.
Resolution scale threshold 512 x 512 Prevents weird borders from showing up when upscaling.

Debug configuration

This tab is hidden by default. For instructions on how to enable the Debug tab in the settings window, click here.

Setting Option Notes
Force CPU blit emulation On Improves FPS and allows for better resolution upscaling
Accurate GETLLAR On Fixes random crashes

Known Issues

This game is currently not playable.

Special Notes

Reducing log spam

Due to the high amount of warnings spammed in the log, this title tends to crash during extended gameplay sessions. So it is recommended to restrict logging of certain errors to allow better performance while ingame. Please note that you cannot submit logs in the GitHub tracker or Discord server with this modification. If you wish to report bugs or seek help for this game, you MUST remove the below change before generating the log for this purpose. If you wish to restrict logging:

  1. Launch RPCS3
  2. Right-click on the game and press Configure
  3. When the Settings Menu opens, hit Save and close the emulator
  4. Navigate to RPCS3\config\custom_configs\config_GAMEID.yml and open the file using a text editor
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the file and replace the last line with the following:
Log: {sys_semaphore: Fatal, sys_fs: Fatal, sys_vm: Fatal, sys_memory: Fatal, RSX: Fatal, sys_lwmutex: Fatal, sys_spu: Fatal, sys_event: Fatal, sys_rsx: Fatal}