Skyrim - change English to Japanese voice pack.
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Posted 6/11/12 , edited 6/11/12
Hi, this may well already be on the games section but just incase I thought I would link it anyway.
I recently discovered how to swap the English voice packs from Skyrim to the Japanese Voice packs while retaining the English text and menus. All thanks to the video below and the descriptions underneath the main video on youtube.

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For some reason the embedded video isn't working. Something to do with the coding? I simply copy and pasted it from youtube like always. Weird. Well heres the actual link. I would like to get the embedded video to work so if anyone can let me know what wrong and how to fix it thanks.

For those too lazy to actually go look it up I shall just copy n paste what it says in the description box for you:

"How do you do it?
Actually very easy- set the game to Japanese in Steam, let it update, then go to Program Files - steam - steamapps - skyrim - Data (or something like that) and backup the "Skyrim - Voices.bsa" and "Skyrim - VoicesExtra.bsa" files to somewhere. If you want the various menus in Japanese (like I have- does not include names, subtitles, or items), then also backup the "Translate_English.txt" in the Interface folder in there.
Then, switch the game language back to English in Steam, let it update, then copy back and overwrite the newly downloaded English files with your previously backed up Japanese ones (replace the word "Japanese" in any filename with the word "English"). Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work with all the game text (items, subs, etc.) because of encoding issues, which is why I don't recommend backing up the Interface.bsa and Misc.bsa files and the Strings folder (the text becomes gibberish). But if you wanted that you could just leave the language in Steam to Japanese, right?
Then just hope Steam doesn't try to update the files you changed. You may want to turn off auto-updating.
If you have a non-Steam copy of Skyrim, you can grab the files from a friend who has the Steam version using the same method. They'll probably appear on the internet soon enough too (note I am NOT condoning copyright violation)."

I just did it not an our ago and I was so excited while playing I was laughing out loud and giggling like a little girl. Japanese voices in games always makes them 1000 times better. ^_^ It has totally made Skyrim worth playing again for me.

Enjoy my fellow Japan-fanatics. I know I am.
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