Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA cover
Nihon Falcom
Windows Entertainment Support, Inc.[1]
Windows Laurel Code[2]
Optimization Tin Giant[3]
Optimization 2020 PH3 Games[4]
NIS America
Release dates
Windows April 16, 2018[5]
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Key points

Includes the new English localization.[6]
A major update was released for the game in early 2020 bringing with it many improvements to the PC version, including an experimental 2-player co-op mode.

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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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[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/579180/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savedata\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/579180/pfx/[Note 2]

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.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Non-16:9 resolutions are letterboxed.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off, Medium, High
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA,[7] SSAA[Note 3]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes, menus and gameplay when fishing are capped at 60 FPS, while framerate is uncapped during regular gameplay and is dependent on the monitor's refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

In-game battle options.
In-game battle options.
In-game camera options.
In-game camera options.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Changed through the Camera > Horizontal/Vertical Speed options.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SFX, and Voice.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses and audio mutes when focused is lost. Use Special K to prevent this from happening.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Not officially supported. Use the --coop command line argument and press Win on the second controller in-game to enable.[8]
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Note that this may be outdated.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.1 [3]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.10 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Render resolution:
    • Low = 50%
    • Normal = 100%
    • High = 150%
    • Ultra = 200%


  1. https://ent-support.com/achievement.html
  2. Developer string referencing Laurel Code in data, c. September beta - last accessed on 2018-04-21
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for Steam Progress update - last accessed on 2018-04-14
  4. Reddit - /r/Games - AMA - I'm Peter "Durante" Thoman, modder, DSfix creator and co-founder of PH3 games. Today, we released a huge update for Ys VIII PC, and announced our Trails of Cold Steel 3 port. - last accessed on 2020-01-17
    "In late 2018, I co-founded PH3 games, and today we can finally announce our first two large-scale projects! The first project is a major update for Ys VIII. It greatly improves graphical quality options, increases performance stability, improves mouse/keyboard controls, fixes several bugs, and has an experimental bonus feature that I don't think anyone expected (including people involved with the project!): local coop!"
  5. Steam Community - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA coming April 16, 2018 - last accessed on 2018-04-14
  6. Steam Community - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Localization Update - last accessed on 2018-04-17
  7. Reddit - /r/Games - AMA - I'm Peter "Durante" Thoman, modder, DSfix creator and co-founder of PH3 games. Today, we released a huge update for Ys VIII PC, and announced our Trails of Cold Steel 3 port. - last accessed on 2020-01-18
    "The blur pass was replaced with FXAA 3.11 (HQ profile)."
  8. Steam :: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana :: New Major Update and 50% Off Sale - last accessed on 2020-01-17