PS3: Mugen Souls Z (Uncensored) 1.2

By | August 5, 2014

PS3: Mugen Souls Z (Uncensored) 1.2 title image

Since NISA supposedly removed lots of CG and a mini-game, here’s a custom version that should be uncensored. It uses the Japanese version as its base while having most resource files in English, which results in the following changes to the US/EU versions:
– uncensored
– English text on first video file (US / EU have Japanese text)
– Japanese save data / trophies
– wrong dialog font size
– some menu images being Japanese
– some system text being Japanese
– a custom patch 1.01 being needed (included)
– no dual audio

I’m not planning on playing / testing this in the near future, so please report all possible issues. And if someone can help with any of the remaining ones, please leave a comment or come to #toxundub@Rizon

1.0 Torrent
1.1 Patch
1.2 Patch
1.2 Changes:
– integrated EU / US patch 1.01 (should fix Slumbering Boss freezes)
– leave all system text files in Japanese that have a different line count from US / EU (fixes various freezes but unfortunately also restores quite a bit of Japanese)
1.1 Changes:
– leave Japanese event files (fixes freeze when getting Syrma’s Change ability)
– leave Japanese menu images (some menu images will now be in Japanese instead of being completely wrong / unreadable)

How to apply the patch:
Extract the .zip. Go to the \PS3_GAME\USRDIR\CONTENTS directory of the game and copy GAME.CPK and SYSTEM.CPK to where you extracted the .zip. Run patch.bat. Replace the old GAME.CPK and SYSTEM.CPK with GAME1.2.CPK and SYSTEM1.1.CPK (note the upper case). Run the new .pkg patch 1.01.2.

Thanks to Shu091 for testing random stuff.

118 thoughts on “PS3: Mugen Souls Z (Uncensored) 1.2

  1. saito

    Thanks, I’m very happy about your release, as I didn’t want to play the shitty censored version!

    Any chance for doing the original Mugen Souls too? That would be awesome!

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      Depends on how well this one goes (see already the first problem below) and on how difficult it is for the first game.

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  2. namirobin

    i downloaded and the game freeze when syrma learn the ability change form

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      Can you upload your save game with a description of how to trigger the freeze?
      EDIT: Never mind, got it.

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          Probably today in the evening. Need to test it again since someone reported problems with the patch.

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      Read the patch description again, especially the bold part.

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          Check if you can boot the game without the update .pkg.
          Apparently, Rogero COBRA 4.46 has trouble with game patches. Maybe that’s common between all COBRA CFWs.

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            1. Majin3 Post author

              You’ll need to update to a firmware that properly supports game updates then. REBUG 4.46.1 REX for example works fine.

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          1. saito

            This is too bad… I wanted to test (and enjoy) the game today, but I have the original Rogero COBRA 4.46 CFW and if I install the update it really produces a black screen.

            I expect without the update there will be freezing?

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            1. Majin3 Post author

              At the very least all system text will be messed up.

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          2. Saito

            Thanks for your answer, maybe I’ll play for a while, and see how well it works without the patch.

            Do you know if there is still no way to play this game (updated) with any cobra cfw? is it known what exactly causes the problem?

            Could you tell me some source where I can read up more about this? (if you know)

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            1. Majin3 Post author

              No, sorry, no idea. The guy who helped me testing in the beginning was on a COBRA CFW and told me that not even the official Japanese patch works on it. I’ve never had such a CFW installed and don’t know what might be causing it.

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  3. saito

    If this game has been completed, could you look at the original game, if the same method would work to make a patch, when you have time?^.^

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      If someone can report me he played through this one without any issues while everything was uncensored etc., sure.

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  4. sei

    this game has slumbering boss freeze like international release and supposedly the fix patch would be ready sooner or later. Are you going to patch it again later when it go out?
    well, maybe it just random freeze but I never met Slumbering Boss on Mugen field so I just assume this bug are the same as West release.

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      If the update is compatible with the Japanese version, of course.

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  5. r1ce

    this patch can be patch with PSN version?

    i found the same file in NPUB31464/USRDIR/DLG_CONTENTS/GAME.CPK

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      NPUB31464 is the US version. This patch only makes sense for the JP version.

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      1. r1ce

        thank you for reply :-)

        can i change my savefile to play jp version?

        it’s seem i heard from someone i can use bruteforce to change savefile region or something

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          Try creating a new save game on the JP version and then overwriting its files with your US ones over FTP.

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  6. Passerby

    Just passing by to give moral support and saying thanks. More stuff like this is always good.

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  7. Murasaki

    I found a freezing in mugen field after 2nd or 3rd battle (normal route, 1kp(points matter?)). There must be boss or ship battle, but it freezes. Hope it can be fixed? (patch 1.1 installed, install data not helping)

    EDIT: Up: found some info… There is no such glitch in japanese ver? But there is that glitch in english ver… patch is… “in progress” as nisa says, but why I experienced that on almost fully japanese ver?)

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      It seems like the bug is somewhere in those resource files which I copied over from the US version.

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      1. Murasaki

        Btw there is something like “event.cpk” in usrdir folder… English ver, scene relise, accident… I’ll try to copy and test it…

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          EVENT.CPK is a sub-folder of GAME.CPK in the JP version. US/EU have them as a separate file for whatever reason.
          It won’t even get loaded if you copy it over to the JP version.

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  8. DiasFlac

    Thanks! Any plans on uploading an uncensored version of the first game too?

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  9. Jao shingan

    thank you very much for this, its a good thing i havent played the till now.

    i havent actually tried it yet but i didnt fully understand how to apply the patch mainly the upload thing, what do you mean exactly? arent i supposed to copy the GAME.cpk and SYSTEM.cpk and apply the patch and just replace them back where they were?

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      If you haven’t put 1.0 on your PS3/external drive yet, yes. The instruction assumes you already did.

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      1. Jao shingan

        i patched the game.cpk and system.cpk replaced them with the originals and renamed them, what should i do next?? there are two .pkg files which one should i install??

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  10. Murasaki

    Okay, I’m done with Mugen Field testing. It’s not the same bug as in english ver. It’s something different. In english it was some random freeze. In that version the freeze are somewhat very predictable. It happens when you use item that exits the mugen field and it happens in 10 floor no matter what. Or in other floor, but after the first boss battle. (some random guy with… sword or scythe, I don’t remember). What should I do?
    And error number 2. When I install japanese dlc, then load my savedata and go to base, game freezes

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      Only thing I can do is take a look myself if you upload your files (savedata + DLC).
      Can you confirm that this version actually uncensors anything? I didn’t hear any feedback about that yet.

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      1. Murasaki

        Yup, I have no censorship so far. Hotspring events and so on… Okay, I copy my save (but does the save really matters?) and dlc
        […]this is dlc and savedata. Hope savedata would work (it was copied not by multiman, because multiman only could copy from usb and cannot write on it)

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          Good, so at least that worked.
          The save data matters because I’m not going to play this myself anytime soon. It looks fine but I won’t be able to see whether I’m actually able to load it for some days (bit busy). Thanks for the upload

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          1. Murasaki

            Okay. Hope you can at least fix the problem with mugen field. Dlc is not so important for me=)

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            1. Majin3 Post author

              Actually, I’m more interested in the DLC issues since there’s supposed to be an update for the Mugen Field. Even if the problem’s different from US/EU, it might be related and fixable with whatever the official patch comes up with.

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          2. Murasaki

            But as I read in some game forums (nisa+gamefaqs) it’s possible to progress through mugen field with items like “dive bell” and so on. But that version freezes not randomly, but when you get to mugen dev. center. Yeah, after 10-20-30 and so on. Or when you use item that instantly exits mugen field

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            1. Majin3 Post author

              The problem seems to be related to “avatars” and their text files.
              Did you notice any missing avatars? If I keep all menu text in Japanese, I receive a lot of avatars right after starting your save data and after fleeing the Mugen Field with that item.
              With English menu text (which seems to contain less avatars) I receive nothing on boot and get a freeze after the Mugen Field.
              I’m afraid I don’t have a solution so far…

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        2. kumatta hito

          this is happening for me also in mugen field, is there a solution for it yet?
          but strange, the first time i entered mugen field i completed 10 floors without any problems twice. but now it keeps freezing randomly in the first 10 floors.

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  11. kumatta hito 2

    has this happened to anyone else?? so far the game only freezes for me on mugen field, but theres another place now also. its Deneb Algedi Ruins, i can enter and leave fine but after i peon some spots it freezes when i try to leave the dungeon, im currently on chapter 9 i havent heard of anyone with this problem on the NU version.

    the patch for the NA/EU version is out, how can we apply it to this version??

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      You can’t. You’ll have to wait for me.
      If anyone’s interested: The patch consists of a single updated file in a SBossSleep folder. This confirms that a resource file of the slumbering bosses was corrupted and that this uncensored version is affected as well.

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      1. kumatta hito 2

        looks like well depend on you again, thank you very much for what your doing it made the game much more enjoyable.
        ill be waiting patiently for your update

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      1. Majin3 Post author

        Murasaki, take a look at my answer to the Mugen Field problem above.

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    2. kumatta hito 2

      i dont want to sound impatient but how long will it take? i just want to know if i should wait for it or play another game until you finish.

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      1. Majin3 Post author

        If you have to play something, play another game. Patching the bosses isn’t difficult but the other problems reported so far are. And I’d like to fix them as well.

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        1. Murasaki

          I’m looking forward to it too. Maybe even dlc would work?

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  12. saiduq

    can’t wait for slumbering boss freeze fix patch!, thx again

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  13. Murasaki

    No news so far?

    Oh, thanks ^^

    It doesn’t work for me. “Target window checksum mismatch” when I run the second patch. First patch was working fine. Game… “Attouteki_Yuugi_Mugen_Souls_Z_JPN_PS3-Caravan”

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      You have to apply the patch to the torrent linked in the post, not the Japanese release. Same as with 1.1.

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      1. Murasaki

        Huh… Sorry I guess I slept too much). I have it on disk but forgot what is what)

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  14. kumatta hito

    should i do the same thing i did the first time, i mean patching game.cpk etc… or i just instal the new pkg normally on my ps3??
    and has it been confirmed working or no one tested it yet??

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      Same as first time since GAME.CPK was updated as well (SYSTEM.CPK is still at 1.1).
      Only thing I can confirm as fixed is the Mugen Field fleeing problem Murasaki described in the comments.

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          What was the problem with it exactly? You didn’t answer my question regarding avatars so I didn’t get around to asking about DLC. I installed it and it loaded fine. Went out then returned to base and no problems. Was “the base” something else than the starting point once you load the save data?

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          1. Murasaki

            I loaded it, went to base and then it freezed. Anyway I test it today and say how it would be now). The base is… The base. Where you buy weapon, select mission and so on)

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            1. Majin3 Post author

              That… doesn’t really help since I haven’t played it. The area after I loaded your save game loads fine at least. Might be faster for you to check it.

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          2. kumatta hito

            would you mind uploading the dlc here or link me to where i can find it so i can test it too

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  15. Anon

    The dlc seems to work fine for me, just a quick question is this the complete dlc or just partial?

    Thanks for all the hard work btw! ^_^

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  16. Saito

    I’ve tried out some things on Cobra CFW, I’ll share it maybe someone is interested:

    After installing the PGK patch the game doesn’t boot up, however if you go to the game folder, and delete the EBOOT.BIN from the patch, it will work. I’m not sure if the PATCH.edat file is being used properly this way or not, however the game boots, like usual.

    The only problem I found so far that in the Config(“System” in english) menu if I press L1 or R1 the game freezes, and text is also messed up here, like Vibration: English… etc.

    Besides this all of the other menu and gameplay elements seems to work fine, so far.

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      The EBOOT.BIN is the main executable. Removing it is the same as removing the whole patch. So no, the PATCH.edat isn’t being used anymore which will result in the bugs you described among other things.

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      1. Saito

        I see… thanks for your answer.
        Thankfully even like this, the game work very nicely, besides the options screen (which doesn’t really bother me), the only thing I find is that sometimes the end of the text is being cut off, which means 1-2 characters, so it isn’t disturbing either.

        I dunno if there are any other bugs, but if there are no freezes, it’s fine with me.

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          The text being cut off is a problem with the patch as well.
          I’m sure you’ll run into multiple problems like crashes and missing content, though. The patch includes both new and updated resource files (which the US / EU version is based on) as well as the system file fix I added with 1.01.2.

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          1. Saito

            I did install the 1.2 Patch for the CPK files, only the .pkg is not installed properly.
            Well, I’ll report if there are any freezes in the future.

            Hmm, it seems it really didn’t work for a long time. It freezed after 2 random monster fights in the second chapter :)

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      As the error message says, your source files (GAME.CPK and SYSTEM.CPK) are wrong. You need the files from the torrent linked in the post.

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      1. kumatta hito

        you mean i have to download the game a second time or can i just download both those files only?
        this is the same game version i have patched 1.1 with

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          The patches are for the initial uncensored version 1.0 from the torrent. You can download just the 2 files to patch them but you’re going to need the other ones to actually play it. 1.1 was the same.

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          1. kumatta hito

            im sorry im getting confused…
            originally i downloaded the game from ps3gameroom(you uploaded it?) and patched the two files using the patch i downloaded from there.
            so what im going to do is download only game.cpk & system.cpk from the torrent and patch them with 1.2 and replace them with the ones i originally patched with 1.1, is this correct??

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            1. Majin3 Post author

              I haven’t uploaded it anywhere else but if patch 1.1 worked, that was my version, yes.
              And yeah, that’s what you need to do for 1.2 if you deleted the original CPK files after patching them the first time.

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  17. Darko

    Thanks for the uncensoring. Those anti-loli moralists from NISA are way too paranoid.

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  18. kumatta hito

    the freezing issue is still there :/
    atleast i now i could reach the top of the first ten floors but when i fight the boss there it always freezes after the battle ended.

    can anyone confirm progressing the mugen field without any problems??

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  19. confused

    How do you Run the new .pkg patch 1.01.2.
    Keep getting .pkg file not recognized error.

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  20. Peat

    i need 2 file GAME and SYSTEM .cpk of 1.00 ver.
    someone please upload it
    in torrent seem no one upload it

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  21. Schiwata

    Will this work on Mugen Souls Z downloaded elsewhere?
    There isn’t any seed whenever I am online see.
    If it does, do I also copy over the 1.1 and 1.2 from mega link above?

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    1. Majin3 Post author

      No, it won’t and I’m afraid I can’t seed this forever either…

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      1. Schiwata

        That’s sad.
        Is it possible to upload it somewhere like mega.co or something.
        even the slumbering boss fix itself would be much helpful

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          There seems to be a seeder available right now. Otherwise I’ll see if I still have it.

          To fix the slumbering boss issue you just have to install the official EU/US update.

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  22. Schiwata

    To those seeding this right now…
    Many thanks! Please let me finish, I do seed back in return.
    My highest seed it over 1:10 ratio (HDNVictory)

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  23. Schiwata

    ok… so when i start the game.. how come I only get a black screen then my ps3 freeze
    i tried to follow the instruction down to the dot.

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        1. Majin3 Post author

          Recheck the game files, try the torrent files without any patches, check your hard drive, try on another PS3 etc. etc.

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  24. GamerXP

    Game froze when loading 30 floor rest shop in mugen fields. I almost burnt PS3 since it was pretty hard that time.
    Also, there seems to be some serious problem with shop – I can’t make powerful items that require weapons cause game don’t see me having them.

    Aww… damn. I played this version since it did not froze, but now… maybe it’s some weird CPK version problem again like it was with Dragon’s Crown undub. Was fixed by disabling CPK compression.
    Can’t return to US version also since there is no fix for PSN 1.01 version.

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    1. bima

      i have the same problem. any solution ?

      you need to sell the component to unlock new weapon

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    2. Majin3 Post author

      That was probably because CRIWARE’s official tool was used to create the .cpk packages which is outdated and whose compression is not (properly) supported by modern games. My tool didn’t touch file contents, compressed or not.
      But I’m afraid I can’t test anything if saving before the freeze point is not possible.

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  25. Darko

    Any chance that you could look into the steam version since it’s the same censored version from NISA but published instead by Ghostlight LTD.

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  26. Domi

    is there a censored version or can i turn it into one? also what torrent program should i run it on? it snot doing anything on utorrent

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  27. HatsuNeko

    Could someone please seed the 1.0 torrent? Pretty please? I wish there was a patch for the base JPN version of the game. :/

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  28. Sleeper

    could someone please seed for just a little bit, i’m in 69% now…. or could someone upload it to MEGA?

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  29. Dogoo

    Can someone upload 1.0 to any cloud based storage. Torrent is dead.

    Reply

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