Ys Origin

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Ys Origin
Ys Origin cover
Nihon Falcom
English XSEED
Release dates
Windows December 21, 2006
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

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Official English Website - Warning: Sound
Official Japanese Website


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Japanese only. Can run without the disc inserted.
English only.
Humble Store
English only.
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English only.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[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
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2.0


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English release only.
Download here.
Retail release only.
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[1]
  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[2]
  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]


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

System requirements[edit]

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


  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.


  1. Steam Discussions - New Update? - last accessed on 2018-04-15
  2. GOG forums - last accessed on 2018-09-02