Ys Origin

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Ys Origin
Ys Origin cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Publishers
English XSEED
Release dates
Windows December 21, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 76
OpenCritic 79
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Ys
Ys Origin on HowLongToBeat
Ys Origin on IGDB
Ys Origin guide on StrategyWiki
Ys Origin on MobyGames
Ys Origin on Wikipedia
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
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox 2021

Warnings

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Japanese only. Can run without the disc inserted.
Windows
Developer website
DRM details are not known
Japanese retail release.
Windows
Publisher website
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English only.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
English only.
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
English only.
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
[1] English only.
Windows
Japanese digital release available on DLSite.
Simplified Chinese digital release available on CubeJoy. CubeJoy client requires internet access upon game boot.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\yso_win\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/207350/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/207350/remote/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/207350/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Not supported by Japanese retail releases.
Multi-monitor
Mouse cursor not captured to screen
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use windowed mode with native resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Key rebinding.
Key rebinding.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.
In-game prompts only show default keys.

Audio[edit]

In-game settings. Few settings related to audio and input which are also available through configuration utility.
In-game settings. Few settings related to audio and input which are also available through configuration utility.
Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2.0

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English release only.
Korean
Download here.
Japanese
Retail release only. The XSEED release can be modified to play in Japanese by renaming files and running the game in Japanese locale.[2]
Russian
Fan translation by «The Miracle».

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See also Helix Mod: Ys Origin.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on launch[edit]

This can be caused by incorrect or incompatible DirectShow filters installed or configured on the system.
Disable movie playback[3]
  1. Launch Steam.
  2. Select the game, Right-click on it and select Launch Configuration Tool.
  3. In the configuration tool, enable Disable all movie playback and click Play.
  4. The game should now be playable although movies (intros, anime-style opening, story prologue) will not play.

Game crashes when opening menu in-game[edit]

On modern systems the game may crash when the in-game menu is opened. Using LLA to patch the .exe solves the crashing.
Disable movie playback[4]
  1. Download Large Address Aware here
  2. In LLA select yso_win.exe
  3. Enable the Large Address Aware Flag and patch the game

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III/1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

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>/207350/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (207350) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References