Automatically translate, uncensor and update Koikatu! and Koikatsu Party!
An unofficial patch for Koikatu and Koikatsu Party with fan-made English translations and essential mods. It will allow you to load all character cards and scenes and give you countless content creation and gameplay improvements while still keeping the original, uncluttered feel of the game. All content is tested and fixed (or removed) as needed before each update, providing a stable platform for further modding. HF Patch can also repair many common issues, try it if you have issues.
Koikatsu can be split into two parts: character and scene creation tools (character maker and Studio), and an adventure game with story mode (it can use your custom characters, but not scenes). You can see preview videos of the game and some of the mods here.
HF Patch does not contain the full game, paid expansions or any other pirated content. You have to buy the game and expansions separately. You can buy the English version of the game and DLC on Steam, or the Japanese versions on DMM.
The base game (Koikatu / Koikatsu Party), and by extension this patch are not suitable for minors. If you are under 18 years old you can not use this patch. The base game and this patch contain only characters of age 18 or higher. The creator of this patch is not responsible for creations of its users and prohibits any unlawful use of this software.
You can support development of HF Patch and many of the included plugins through my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/ManlyMarco
HF Patch includes and installs by default: - All free updates (no need to install any updates manually) - Fan-made translations and automatic machine translations to fill in gaps (official translation in KK Party is not modified, only added to) - Most commonly used plugins and mods, which allows you to load most character cards and scenes available online - Fixes for common issues with the game and mods like botched mod installs - Full uncensor with multiple different models You can see a full list of what HF Patch contains by checking the
[Components]section here. Note that HF Patch does not contain the full game, paid expansions or any other pirated content. The full game needs to be already installed for the patch to work. If you want to use the VR module, also install it before patching!
Check the Releases page for download links. The magnet links need to be downloaded with a torrent client like qBittorrent. To get mail updates for each new release you can watch this repositiory (top right) or watch the linked patreon page.
Here's a video of how to install the game and the patch. It's for a different game, but the process should be similar except the DLC. 1. Install Koikatu or Koikatsu Party 2. (Optional) Install any DLCs* you have. You don't have to install all of them, you can pick only some DLCs or don't install any DLCs at all. - If you have Koikatsu Party, install AfterParty* (Contains all of the below while being cheaper and translated) - Install Personality Pack* (Koikatu only, not really worth it) - Install Afterschool* (Koikatu only, very worth it) - Install any preorder DLC you have* (Koikatu only, yoyaku and darkness don't work in Party) - Install the VR DLC (Get it from official website for the Japanese release, and from Steam library for Koikatsu Party) 3. Download the latest HF Patch release from Releases. You should get a single .exe file and 2 or more .bin files. You can place these files anywhere you want. DO NOT download any .zip files from GitHub - they contain source code for the patch, not the patch itself. 4. Install the latest HF Patch by running the .exe and following the wizard. The default settings should work well for most users. 5. Done! You can now start the game launcher as usual and you will notice some new options straight away. You can remove the downloaded patcher files now if you want to save some space. Special patch is included in HF Patch, you don't have to install it manually. It won't hurt anything if you have it installed already, the patch will figure itself out. Just to be safe you can verify game files in Steam before installing the HF Patch if you messed with your installation folder before doing this.
All things marked with * are paid DLC content and are all fully optional. The AfterParty DLC contains translated versions of all Japanse DLC (except Yoyaku and Darkness) at a lower price. This is the recommended option over buying the Japanse DLC if you have KK Party.
You can follow this guide to buy and install the two major Japanse expansion DLCs.
Here's a simple way to install any downloaded DLCs (JP versions): 1. Extract the DLC/expansion with 7zip (or similar) until you find a "setup" folder that contains an "abdata" folder and some other files. 2. You need to copy all of these folders and files into your game's install directory (you should see our own abdata folder and other files similar to what's in the DLC). Replace files when asked. 3. Install HF Patch, even if you already have it installed. If you have Koikatsu Party then do not install the Darkness and EmotionCreators preorder bonuses - they don't work properly. You will get some of the clothes, but it's just not worth it (and both of these DLC can't be legally purchased anyways, so the point is moot).
If you need further help, feel free to ask in the #help channel on the server. Try to search for your issue first by using the Discord's search box at top right, it might have been already answered before. Please don't ask for help under this guide because I rarely check the comments here.
At least Visual Studio 2017 is needed for the helper library and latest unicode Inno Setup compiler is needed for the patch itself. All necessary mods have to be placed inside correct subfolders of the Input directory to compile. Because of massive size, they are not included here.