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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows Entertainment Support, Inc.[1]
Windows Laurel Code[2]
Optimization Tin Giant[3]
Publishers
NIS America
Release dates
Windows April 16, 2018[4]
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA at Wikipedia
Ys
Ancient Land of Ys 1989
Ys II Special 1994
Ys Eternal 1998
Ys II Eternal 2000
Ys I II Complete 2001
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim 2003
Ys: The Oath in Felghana 2005
Ys Origin 2006
Ys Online: The Call of Solum 2009
Ys I & II Chronicles+ 2009
Ys Seven 2012
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA 2018
Ys: Memories of Celceta 2018

Key points

Includes the new English localization.[5]
The internal render resolution used is not tied to the chosen display resolution, see Widescreen resolution.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

In-game general options.
In-game general options.
In-game HUD options.
In-game HUD options.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\adjust.bin, config.bin, settings.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/579180/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savedata\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/579180/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game screen options.
In-game screen options.
In-game graphics options.
In-game graphics options.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

The game separates the internal render resolution from the display resolution. To change the internal render resolution, use the Render mode option in the display settings.
Change the internal render resolution of the game[6]
  1. Launch the game and navigate to Display Settings (Options -> Screen).
  2. Change Render mode according to the below list:
    • Low - 1280x720 (HD Ready)
    • Medium - 1920x1080 (Full HD)
    • High - 3200x1800 (same resolution as the PlayStation 4 Pro uses)
    • Ultra - 3840x2160 (4K)
  3. Apply the changes and restart the game to allow the change to take effect.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

The game have no built-in way to configure anisotropic filtering.
Force anisotropic filtering using Special K[6]
  1. Install the latest version of Special K for the game.
  2. While running the game, press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to bring up the Special K control panel.
  3. Expand the Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana section and the subsection called Texture Management.
  4. Enable Anisotropic filtering and set Maximum Anisotropy to a desired value.
  5. Restart the game to allow the changes to take effect.

Notes

Modern GPUs can do 4x anisotropic filtering without any performance penalties.
See the glossary page for other potential workarounds.

Mipmaps[edit]

Many textures included with the game lacks mipmaps; causing textures to shimmer when in motion.
Generate mipmaps for textures using Special K[6]
  1. Install the latest version of Special K for the game.
  2. While running the game, press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to bring up the Special K control panel.
  3. Expand the Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana section and the subsection called Texture Management.
  4. Enable Generate Mipmaps and set Texture Streaming Priority to a desired value (or just use the default Balanced).
  5. Enable Cache mipmaps to Disk if you want to prevent mipmaps from being generated anew on each launch. Note that this will require approximately 5-10 GB more disk space.
  6. Restart the game to allow the changes to take effect.

Notes

Performance cost is negligible, although loading times might be slightly longer.

Shadows[edit]

The game uses a locked shadow resolution of 4096x4096 by default. This can be increased using Special K.
Shadow resolution can not be decreased.
Increase shadow resolution using Special K[6]
  1. Install the latest version of Special K for the game.
  2. While running the game, press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to bring up the Special K control panel.
  3. Expand the Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana section and the subsection called Shadows.
  4. Change Shadow Resolution according to the below list:
    • Normal - 4096x4096 (game default)
    • High - 8192x8192
    • Very High - 12288x12288
    • Ultra - 16384x16384 (only recommended for high-end machines)
  5. Apply the changes and restart the game to allow the change to take effect.

Input settings[edit]

In-game battle options.
In-game battle options.
In-game camera options.
In-game camera options.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Camera moves at a set speed regardless of actual mouse movement. Enabling Camera Inertia will make this less noticeable.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Set Display Guide Icon to Letters in Options > Display.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Set Display Guide Icon to Symbols in Options > Display.
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, wireless.
[citation needed]
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Generic DirectInput controllers must be configured using Adjust Buttons option on the main menu.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Change Display Guide Icon in Options > Display:
Numbers (generic), Symbols (DualShock), Letters (Xbox).
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Audio settings[edit]

In-game sound options.
In-game sound options.
In-game localization options.
In-game localization options.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SFX, and Voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses and audio mutes when focused is lost. Use Special K to prevent this from happening.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Japanese

Issues fixed[edit]

Shimmering/aliasing textures[edit]

See Mipmaps for a fix.

Blurry image[edit]

FXAA of the game is of a noticeable low quality and can hurt image quality at higher resolutions.
Disable FXAA through the in-game settings.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.1 [3]
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.10 GHz AMD FX-8320 8-Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti AMD Radeon R7 370

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/579180/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (579180) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References