Manually Installing PC Mods
Loading modded files without using Reloaded II - Updated 10/24/22
This is an outdated method of installing mods, written before Persona 5 Royal Essentials was released to support P5R PC modding. These instructions are still included for those who rely on the original workflow.
You can also now delete the contents of
ALL_USEU.CPKif you are only interested in installing mods and don't need to reference the files. Or, you might also decide to move it to another drive for later use.
Be sure to match the directory structure of the extracted
.CPK. For instance, if you're editing a file from the
BASE.CPK_unpacked/INIT/folder, copy the unedited one to your
Now you can delete the contents of
EN.CPK_unpackedand use it for modded files! Simply drag
CPK.batto create a new
EN.CPK, just like we did with
After putting EN.CPK files in BASE.CPK folder, drag the folder onto the CPK.bat to repack it.
- 1.Copy the files from
BASE.CPK_unpackedfolder. When asked, replace the existing files with the same name.
- 3.Drag the
CPK.batto build a new
EN.CPKfiles. This may take a very long time, please be patient.
You will need an additional 62 GB of space for the replacement
BASE.CPK, since it won't be re-compressed back down to its original size.
Follow the above steps to extract
EN.CPK. Once extracted, we can move the English files into the unpacked
BASE.CPKfolder and create a new
BASE.CPK. This frees up the
EN.CPKto be used for modded files. This one-time operation will save you a lot of time when it comes to repacking
EN.CPKlater, since the additional 700 MB of files aren't included each time (since you moved them to
The game considers the root of each .CPK to be the same folder. EN.CPK has higher load priority, since it's meant to override anything that needs to be localized in English.
Replacement files/folders can be uppercase or lowercase, it doesn't matter since the game loads them either way! Just make sure the
.CPKfilename is all uppercase.