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A Mod for Persona 4 Golden (PC)

Updates

v2.5 - S. Link Location & Availability Info! 18d
  • Addition General availability/location information has been added for every Social Link in the game. Full details below!
If updating from a previous version, simply overwrite your "init.bin" with the new file.
Version 2.0 - Detailed Quest Descriptions! 26d Addition

Detailed descriptions for every Skill Card, "Auto-" skill, Quests and more!

INTRODUCTION

In Persona 4 Golden, there are a number of descriptions and "info" boxes that I feel either don't tell you anything useful, or present information in an unhelpfully abstract way. This mod aims to correct that.

If you enjoy my work, please let me know with a Like or Thank me with the corresponding buttons. :)

(If you're feeling especially generous, please consider donating. I'd never normally suggest this in a mod's description but this one took me weeks of work. Donations of any amount are always greatly appreciated from those who love what I do!)


1. Skill Card Descriptions
The skill card "info" you can display in your item list is practically useless; the descriptions simply reiterate the name of the skill and tell you little else.

This mod adds detailed descriptions to every skill card in the game, so you can know instantly what a skill does before you teach it to your Persona.

Skill card description BEFORE:


Skill card description AFTER:



2. "Auto-" Skill Descriptions
But that's not all! Additionally, this mod updates all of the "Auto-" skill descriptions (Persona/Compendium views) with details of their effects.

Unlike the normal versions of Rakukaja, Marakukaja etc., the "Auto-" versions do not have detailed descriptions. Just like the skill cards, their descriptions do little more than reiterate the name of the skill, so I've updated those too:

"Auto-" skill description BEFORE:


"Auto-" skill description AFTER:


3. Quest Descriptions
... And there's more! As of version 2.0, this mod now updates Quest descriptions too!

Quests are the one part of Persona 4 Golden that I have the most mixed-feelings towards.
Often, the objectives they ask you to complete can feel like chores without a guide. When you consider what's being asked of the player for the prizes they're awarded, it's easy to understand why many simply don't bother completing them.

My aim in rewriting the Quest descriptions was to make them more reasonable and less tedious without making them a simple "cheat-sheet" or spoiling story plot-points, all while retaining the style of the original text:
  • Quests that need you to "acquire" a particular item now tell you which enemy drops them and roughly where they can be found. Locations containing names have been obscured to avoid possible spoilers. E.g. "Yukiko's Castle 3F" is simply, "Castle 3F".
  • Quests that can be missed or left incomplete if you don't finish them by a particular date now tell you the latest date they can be completed by.
  • Quests that require a particular level of Social Stat (Knowledge, Courage etc.) to complete are now detailed appropriately.
  • Quests with infamously abstract objectives like 67 ("Dazzle Me With Paw Gloves") and 37 ("Pining for Stylish Formalwear") have had their descriptions entirely, carefully rewritten.
  • As some of the most fun and complex quests in the game (often spanning multiple tasks and days), ema requests from the shrine have been left mostly untouched.

Quest description BEFORE:


Quest description AFTER:


4. S. Link Descriptions
... More still? In version 2.5, Social Link location information has been added!

With so many social links in Persona 4, I often found myself forgetting who was available where on my first play-through and would end-up running around the map to check. To help address this, I've replaced the short bios in each profile with something more useful: the character's general locations.

These (spoiler-free) descriptions tell you where you can usually find your social links on each day of the week!

S. Link description BEFORE:


S. Link description AFTER:



REQUIREMENTS

  • The PC version of Persona 4 Golden

My installation steps assume you have used both of these mod tools before. If you have not, please read both TGEnigma's "readme" and MadMax1960's "Beginner's Guide to Modding Persona 4 Golden" before you try using my files.


INSTALLATION

NOTE: This mod was created for and tested on the latest stable Steam version of the game. I have not tested compatibility with the Denuvo-free or beta versions.

Bottom line: I will not be supporting beta versions of Persona 4 Golden.

  • Download the mod
  • Extract the "data00004" folder from the .zip file.
    Within this folder is an "init.bin" file.
  • Place the "data00004" folder as-is (with the "init.bin" file inside), to in the root of your "mods" directory (e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Persona 4 Golden\mods").
    If the "mods" folder does not exist, create it and place the folder as shown below:


  • Run Reloaded-II as an administrator (right-click -> "Run as Administrator")
  • Now in the Reloaded-II window, select Persona 4 Golden (p4g.exe), then "Launch Application"


FAQ

  • "I'm already using a mod that changes 'data00004\init.bin'. Is it possible to use both your mod and that one together?"
Yes, but you'll need to create a new "init.bin" of your own that includes the changes from both mods, together. You can do this with Amicitia providing the mods don't conflict.

In short, you can find my .bmd files in the "Project Files" folder included in the mod zip file. Simply add them to your other mod's "init.bin" using Amicitia and save. This should give you a single "init.bin" with both mods included.

  • "Do you recommend any other mods to compliment this one?"
Check out Pixelguin's "P4G PC Fixes + Quality-of-Life Mod Directory" thread on the Steam Community forum for some of my favourite mods!

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  • Sonicdevil avatar
    Sonicdevil Joined 3mo ago
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    What is the social link data under? I'd love to throw that in now that I've seen this update
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  • Great mod, very usefull, even for a veteran of p4g like my self. Btw, is it possible to make this mod work with P4G Ultimax Edition mod? I tried using Amicitia to merge the to mods but since they change the same file in the init.bin it doesn't work. Still, thank you very much for this

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  • Thank you. This is my first time playing the game so all the information is very useful.

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    nice
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    I'm trying to translate this into Korean.

    Can you tell me the program you use and the specific method?

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    What an absolute champ! Thank you. 

    But good grief I wish this was available during my hundred hours P5 playthroughs - would've saved me hours of looking up wikis and descriptions.

    Have you considered including some additional descriptors to the various "identical" physical skills?

    For example, "Bash" and "Single Shot":

    ==Bash==
    Effect: light physical damage to 1 foe
    Power: 60
    HP cost: 6%
    Accuracy Rate: 90
    Critical Rate: 20
    Stun Rate: 40

    ==Single Shot==
    Effect: light physical damage to 1 foe
    Power: 85
    HP cost: 3%
    Accuracy Rate: 98
    Critical Rate: 20
    Stun Rate: 20

    It pains me to no end to keep running into these different skills with varying attributes but described as identical. Although to this day I've not been able to find a comprehensive list comparing all the different physical skills. The above information was one of the only few helpful ones I found on a 11 years old GameFAQs Thread.

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  • this is great, thanks! i ran into this a lot. this will be mighty useful!
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    Thanks for this mod!  I always forget what each auto-"kaja" does so this will be very helpful.  Btw your instructions include  replacing the cutscenes which are probably copypasta from your other mod.
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