[Original article:] After getting caught up in Valve’s review process for a little while longer than they anticipated, Qureate finally managed to release the catgirl visual novel, NekoMiko, on Steam. The game is currently available for purchase on the Steam store for only $9.99, but during the first week of being on sale you can get it for 20% off for only $7.99.
In addition to the release of the game, developer Qureate also released an R18+ patch that you can download for free from over on their official website.
They wisely avoided making any mention of the patch on the Steam page lest they incur the inconsistent wrath of Valve’s employees who might ban the game like all the other games that have been banned since they’ve instituted the adult filters.
Installing the patch is pretty easy.
Once you download the file, copy over the root.pfs.040 file and place it into the installation folder of NekoMiko.
You can easily navigate to the folder by opening up the Steam client, going into your Steam library list, scrolling down to NekoMiko, right-clicking on the game and then clicking on “Properties”. Scroll over to the “Local Files” tab and click on “Browse Local Files”, which will take you to the NekoMiko installation directory.
Once the patch is installed, you’ll be able to enjoy the game in all its uncensored glory.
The game almost didn’t get a release on Steam, but the developer mentioned that Valve had them to make some changes to the game and after that it was given the greenlight for release.
Many developers have had to go back to providing R18+ patches off-site after Valve began re-instituting the waifu holocaust 2.0. Anime and visual novel games are no longer safe.
(Thanks for the news tip Richard and Bowden)