Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA – First beta patch available, contains shader optimizations

NIS America and Nihon Falcom have released the first beta patch for the PC version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. As the companies noted, this is a preview of the fixes that the developers are working on, and is not as stable as the default branch (meaning that players may experience some crashes).

According to the release notes, this preview beta branch contains shader optimizations, Joystick input improvements, addresses the resolution list display bug and fixes the dinput8.dll crashes.

The development team is also looking into fixing the crashes relating to Threading, various controller issues (Joystick input), the internal Rendering Resolution issue, some flickering issues in Eroded Valley & Towering Coral Forest, irregular shadows, text errors and a bug that causes conversation to scroll unusually fast when using Stun Gong in Intercept Battles.

In order to access the preview beta branch, you’ll have to follow this guide:

  1. From your Steam Library, right click on Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA and select “Properties”
  2. Go to the “BETAS” tab
  3. Select the “preview” beta from the dropdown menu. This should start installing the beta version of Ys VIII (no password required)

And here is the changelog for this beta preview branch:

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA – First beta PC patch release notes

  • Shader optimization
  • Resolution list display bug
  • dinput8.dll crashes
  • Joystick input improvements

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