Sakura Spirit developer Winged Cloud has unleashed their first full-blown erogame on Steam, Sakura Swim Club. The only problem is that the porn has to be patched in and--this being Steam--many users never learned how to patch games manually.
WARNING: The Sakura series is terrible. If you're looking for sexy anime games, School Days and Shiny Days from JAST USA are fully-animated interactive anime with better story AND sex than Sakura Swim Club. You have been warned!
Two digital versions of Sakura Swim Club are available: the full game on Nutaku and a cut version on Steam without the adult content. A free official patch released by Winged Cloud is available to add the adult content from the adult version to the Steam version.
Step-by-step guide to install the adult content patch for the Steam version of Sakura Swim Club (remember, you can skip all this and just buy the Nutaku version instead!):
- Buy Sakura Swim Club from Steam and install it.
- Download the free official patch from Winged Cloud's Patreon page. Here's the direct link (valid as of 11/11/15).
- Extract the compressed archive Sakura_swim_Club_patch.rar (108 MB). You'll need to install an extraction program that can handle .rar archives. I recommend 7-Zip (if you're confused and don't know which version to download, Windows users click here).
- Once extracted, you'll see two files: assets.rpa (30.9 MB) and archive.rpa (80.2 MB). Copy these two files to your game folder. By default this will be either:
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sakura Swim Club\game
- C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sakura Swim Club\game
- There will be an assets.rpa and archive.rpa file already in this directory. Overwrite these old files with the new ones.
- Congratulations, the sex scenes in Sakura Swim Club are now unlocked. Play through the game normally to see them. The scenes occur late in the game. You may want to start a new game (rather than load a save file) to make sure the scenes appear.
Other relevant articles:
- [In-Depth Review] Sakura Dungeon: Explains how to install the uncensor patch and provides a wealth of other information about that game and related titles.
- Eroge with a censored official English release: A comprehensive list of English-language eroge that have had adult content altered or removed, with links to uncensor patches when available.
I created a temporary mirror of the adult content patch since the official link went down for a few days. I repacked the files as a ZIP archive so users wouldn't have to install 7-Zip to decompress it. Note that the mirror(s) will eventually break. I won't be maintaining them unless the official link goes down again.