Note: The English Patch by NDT (seen here) is currently undownloadable. An archive of the patch can be found using archive.org. This is required for the voice patch to work.
For a proper installation, please drag all of the included files (18 patch optional) into the Kanon directory, over an already translated copy of the game. Including any files from the “All Ages” folder in your Kanon directory may break the voice patch. For more information on how to locate and remove these files, please read the 2021 update below.
Optional 18+ patch HERE
It’s been a long time coming, but the Kanon Voice Patch is finally here! After 2 years, 19,000 files and 16,000 lines, I can finally say I have finished this patch.
So what does this patch do? It takes the original Kanon translation by NDT, the voices from the dreamcast release of the game, the voices from the PSP release, and a few fixes to a translation that didn’t match the added voices, and combines them all into one download! That means every character will be fully voiced (except Yuuichi, who is only voiced for important scenes, Litbus style) and many scenes will include higher quality recordings. This should also fix the common bugs and errors that come from people using old or outdated versions of the voice patches. It also establishes a file structure and voice locations for other translation groups who wish to port voices to their translations. There are some other things I would like to change about the patch (the base NDT patch has a fair amount of issues I skipped over) but the most important thing is to get a working patch out for those who wish to read Kanon either for the first time or for an enhanced nostalgia trip.
Kanon is a game that originally had no voices, so having almost the entirety of the game accompanied by voice acting is a great enhancement of an already amazing story. This patch was however made by one person, across 2 years, with messy tools and on a game that wasn’t intended to be messed with, so there could be some mistakes. I briefly went through all of the good endings of the routes, but I can’t catch everything alone. If you find a mistake, send me the exact line that includes the error.
2021 Update: After years of hearing about some minor voice errors in Mai’s route (but being unable to replicate it myself) I realized that some readers may have lingering files from NDT’s original patch in their folder. Originally the English Translation featured an “All Ages” folder full of several .txt files last modified in 2009. These are not compatible with this voice patch. Including any of these All Ages files (pictured below) in the Kanon directory will break the voices on specific dates. Please check the modification date before deleting them!
Optional 18+ patch HERE
Changelog: Feb 20, 2017, Private playtest release. Adds PSP voices. Fixes translation errors and whatever happened to Shiori's route. Feb 28, 2017, 1.0 release. Fixes several reported bugs where incorrect voice lines would trigger. Jun 15, 2017, Fixed an issue with Kuze's voicelines not playing correctly in certain scenes. Aug 23, 2017, Restored Shiori route lines that were omitted in NDT's translation. R.I.P Shiori Disaster, gone but not forgotten. Jan 14, 2018, Fixed an issue where Title Screen Buttons would reposition incorrectly if certain save data was read. Dec 25, 2018, Recreated Title Screen Buttons to make them more flexible to display. May 06, 2019, Tentative 18+ Patch. Mostly untested, probably buggy. Jun 28, 2021, 2.0 release. Consolidates all previous bugfixes into one download. Mai route clean-up. Sep 21, 2021, Fixed an issue where one instance of Makoto sneezing would play voice 312 when it should've been playing voice 812. Sep 22, 2021, Fixed two errors in NDT's translated script where a line of text would incorrectly display twice. (It's been 16 years! How has no one noticed this before!?) Sep 24, 2021, Fixed an error in NDT's translated script where sentences were written in reverse order. Sep 28, 2021, Removed a line break that split a single sentence across two textboxes. Sep 29, 2021, Fixed a spacing issue in Common and Makoto routes, but somehow Shiori's route exploded as a result. Don't ask how, I don't have answers. Oct 10, 2021, 3.0 release. Restores the "return to previous choice" function from the Japanese version of Kanon. Consolidates all previous bugfixes into one download. Fixes formatting bugs in choices. More typo fixes. Prevents readers with certain settings enabled from accidentally entering H-scenes.