Setting up Yakuza: Like a Dragon graphics and solving technical problems

Setting up Yakuza: Like a Dragon graphics and solving technical problems

 

How to get 60 FPS in Yakuza 7 and fix crashes


The last part of Yakuza is good in that it has little plot connection with the previous games in the series, and tells its exciting story in the Japanese criminal world. If you are the owner of a weak PC or are having problems launching the game, then check out our guide.


What PC do you need for Yakuza: Like a Dragon (system requirements)

We studied independent tests of the game on various hardware and came to the conclusion that the official information is close to the truth, but only if we focus on the resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Therefore, based on the tests we reviewed, we have added recommendations for playing at 1440p (2560x1440) and 4K (3840x2160) at high graphics settings.

IMPORTANT: The game requires 64-bit Windows and does not officially support 32-bit (x86) versions of the operating system.

Official minimum system requirements (1080p @ 30 FPS, low preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 / AMD FX-8350.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

Official Recommended System Requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, High Preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4 GB.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

PC for Yakuza: Like a Dragon at 1440p @ 30 FPS (high preset):

Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
Processor: Intel Core i5-6400 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400.
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
RAM: 16 gigabytes.

PC for Yakuza: Like a Dragon at 1440p @ 60 FPS (high preset):

Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600.
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
RAM: 16 gigabytes.

PC for Yakuza: Like a Dragon at 4K @ 30 FPS (high preset):

Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3400.
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
RAM: 16 gigabytes.

PC for Yakuza: Like a Dragon at 4K @ 60 FPS (high preset):

Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 7 3700.
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.
RAM: 16 gigabytes.


Frequent problems launching Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Doesn't start on Windows 7

The game is not designed to run on Microsoft operating systems older than Windows 10. In addition, a 64-bit version of the OS is required.

Resolution does not change

This error can occur if screen scaling is enabled on Windows. You can compensate for this as follows:

  1. Find the YakuzaLikeADragon.exe file in the game folder.
  2. Go to properties and go to the "Compatibility" tab .
  3. Click the Change High DPI Settings button .
  4. In the option "Override scaling mode ..." select "Application" .

Game crashes on startup / hangs on loading screen / missing * .dll files

Download and install RuntimePack . This is a complete set of all libraries necessary to run games.

Error 0xc000007b

Reinstall or update NVIDIA drivers. It is advisable to do a clean install to reset unsuccessful settings.


Optimization Tips Yakuza: Like a Dragon

The game has quality presets - from "Low" to "Ultra". However, it is not worth reducing all parameters at once, since not all of them significantly affect performance. Therefore, further we will analyze each graphical option separately. Where applicable, we have indicated in parentheses the maximum percentage degradation in current performance.

IMPORTANT: all recommendations below are for 1920x1080 resolution.

  • Screen Mode. In order for the system to allocate maximum resources for the game itself, it is better to choose an exclusive full screen.
  • VSync. In 3rd person single player games, it is best to turn on V-sync to improve the flow of footage.
  • Field of View. Leave the default. Increasing will allow you to see more in the frame, but will naturally decrease performance.
  • FPS. On a less powerful PC, you can try limiting it to 30 or 60 to get rid of the statters.
  • Texture Quality (up to 4 GB VRAM). To set the maximum quality, you need a 4 gigabyte video card. If you have only 2 - set the average, and if even less - low.
  • "Filtering textures". Filtering textures restores the sharpness of surfaces at an angle to the player's camera (due to the rendering features in this angle, textures initially look blurry). Performance is not affected, so include maximum quality.
  • "Shadow quality" (up to 6%). On older video cards, FPS can sag noticeably. Try to set the quality to medium and compare with high in performance.
  • "Geometry quality" (up to 7%). Determines the detail of objects. Significantly affects image quality. Try not to reduce this parameter, despite the drop in FPS.
  • "Reflections in real time" (up to 6%). There is no ray tracing in the game, so a slightly simplified but different scene is rendered in the mirrors. Performance can be severely affected with a weak processor - reduce to medium or lower.
  • Motion Blur. Blur when turning the camera for a speed effect. Enable or disable to your liking.
  • SSAO (up to 7%). Diffuse shading that adds extra shadows at joints, recesses, and at the base of objects. All this makes the picture much more realistic. Therefore, it is better to lower the quality of the rest of the shadows and leave this setting enabled.
  • "Render resolution". Can make the image smoother by increasing the render resolution without increasing the screen resolution. But the drop in performance will be too big - leave it at 100%.
  • "Smoothing" (up to 6%). The quality and performance of different anti-aliasing methods strongly depends on the graphics chip manufacturer and its current state. But there is the least demanding option - FXAA. If the others do not fit, then put it (but it may slightly blur the picture).
  • "Depth of field". Blurs the background in cutscenes and some angles. Not everyone likes this effect. You can turn it off, but it won't add FPS.
  • "Multisampling" (up to 12%). Additional anti-aliasing by partially increasing the render resolution. The effect on picture quality is noticeably small, so it's better to turn it off.
At minimum graphics settings, Yakuza: Like a Dragon looks mediocre, but already at medium-high it is almost indistinguishable from maximum (especially at 1920x1080). So don't be discouraged if you have to downgrade many options.

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