Koikatsu Sunshine: Install Guide

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Koikatsu Sunshine [edit]

Install Guide

FAQ & Technical Help




Installing The Game

In the installation file, will be some japanese folders and inside one of them is the setup folder. Extract only the setup folder to other place without Japanese characters, something like "C:\KoikatsuSunshine_Install". Don't extract the Japanese folders itself! The setup folder must be inside a path without Japanese characters.

Install the game using ILLUSION コイカツ! サンシャイン.msi inside the new "C:\KoikatsuSunshine_Install\setup" folder.

It will ask the folder to install the game. It's recommended to install in a short path, otherwise the game can have issues. Avoid installing in the "Desktop" or in "Program Files" since they can have special access permissions.

A good folder to install the game is C:\illusion\KoikatsuSunshine since it’s the default path of the setup. You can install in other drive if you wish, such as "D:\illusion\KoikatsuSunshine".

After installing it is time to update your game.

Installing Updates

Illusion update files comes in the form of an .exe file that not always works on pcs with languages other than Japanese. A workaround is to use the program 7-zip to open the file as if it were a compressed file (right click -> 7-zip -> Open archive).

Inside the file may have several Japanese folders. For each one of them you need to seek for the "setup" folder and extract the files inside to your game folder (remember, its recommended to install the game in C:\illusion\KoikatsuSunshine), the folder "abdata" and his companions must be extracted to the game folder (where "KoikatsuSunshine.exe" is). When extracting, overwrite the files if asked. Remember to follow the Patching Order bellow:

Patching Order

The following order was tested and confirmed working. Note that pre-order and paid DLC's are optional, you don't need them to play the game.

  1. koikatu_sun_dl_souki - Pre-order Bônus: "Fairy Set", "Young Princess Set", "Squirrel Set" and "Bear Set".
  2. koikatsu_sunshine_yoyaku - Pre-order Bônus: Just the "Young Princess Set"
  3. koikatsu_sunshine_2_plus1008mlpmt - FREE DLC with fixes, "Festival Set", "Fancy Set", "Cyber Set" and "Tsukimi Set" (Required)

Chara Studio

Studio/CharaStudio is a separated application from the main game that let you create a totally unrelated scene and get screenshot that you can't achieve in main games. You can pose your characters, create gundams, or whatever limited only to your imagination (and the game engine). Screenshot functionality is the same as the main game.

You can download Studio as a free DLC from the official site.

In order to install Chara Studio, you need to download the three files bellow and save in the same folder. Do NOT rename the files otherwise you will have installation errors.

  1. koikatsu_sunshine_3_charastudio.part1.exe
  2. koikatsu_sunshine_3_charastudio.part2.rar
  3. koikatsu_sunshine_3_charastudio.part3.rar

After downloading and saving in the same folder, use the program 7-zip to open the first file (right click -> 7-zip -> Open archive). Navigate up to "setup" folder and extract the content to the game folder (where "KoikatsuSunshine.exe" is). The file "CharaStudio.exe" must be in the same folder as "KoikatsuSunshine.exe".

After installed, you can open Studio with "CharaStudio.exe" in the game folder.

VR Mode

You can download an Virtua Reality (VR) mode as a free DLC from the official site. Right now the official supported devices are HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest 1 and Oculus Quest 2.

In order to install the VR mode, download the file bellow from the official site:

  1. koikatsu_sunshine_4_vr.exe

After downloaded, use the program 7-zip to open (right click -> 7-zip -> Open archive). Navigate up to "setup" folder and extract the content to the game folder (where "KoikatsuSunshine.exe" is).

After installed, you can open the VR mode with "KoikatsuSunshine_VR.exe" in the game folder.