Ys VII: Lacrimosa of Dana just got a significant update on PC, bringing out a lot of improvements, and also a newly added feature that is not present in the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 releases. \n \nThis new update involves major visual upgrades as well as advanced animations, HBAO+ sport, a high-quality texture, and support for high-refresh monitors and much more. \n \n \n \nListed below are some of the implemented lists to see in this new patch: \n \nFor Graphics\/Performance: \n• Improved frame-pacing and animations sync accuracy at every conceivable framerate \n• Arbitrary main rendering resolution enabled \n• Improved menu opening\/closing behavior \n• Character and foe animations now properly timed at 100+ FPS \n• Support available for high-refresh monitors and >60Hz V-sync. \n• Replaced ineffective anti-aliasing blur filter with high-quality screen space AA \n• Bloom, refraction, and glare post-processing effects now ramp up with resolution \n• Minimap rendering resolution now adapts to rendering resolution, preventing pixelated map at high resolution \n• Significantly upgraded quality of UI (substituting low-res screen capture) \n• Upgraded standard shadow filtering without performance loss, plus two new, more top-quality filter options \n• Included option for rendering additional environment shadows \n• Included supersampling\/subsampling option (which also affects secondary 3D rendering) \n• Upgraded shadow rendering performance by preventing unnecessary memory traffic \n• Fixed animation speed of HUD elements at >30 FPS (e.g., full health bar) \n• Upgraded the quality of measured lighting \n• Applied HBAO+ ambient occlusion as another option to higher-quality SSAO option \n• Added a draw distance setting which applies to grass\/clutter, monsters, and NPCs \n• Implemented anisotropic filtering setting \n• Added high-quality texture pack (generated from sources, partially with AI up-sampling, and complete mipmaps) \n• Character styles in the equip menu now update at >30 FPS \n \nAlso, input, stability, and more was upgraded with the recent Ys VIII update. \n \nInput\/UI \n• Camera mouse controls, replacing joystick emulation with direct 1:1 control \n• Movement keys are now individually bindable \n• Added keybinding for walking (slow movement) with keyboard\/mouse controls \n• Changed default bindings to fit common usage by PC gamers. \n \nExtras \n• Fixed unlocking of some achievements when playing with mouse\/keyboard controls \n• Fixed several typos and dialogue\/text issues throughout the game \n• Fixed slightly-too-low cloud save limit when using a massive number of saves. \n \nStability \n• Fixed multiple video memory leaks \n• Fixed potential crash when switching between languages \n• Switched to 64-bit build to prevent address space fragmentation issues in long sessions \n• Improved render thread synchronization to block specific types of race condition crashes \n• Removed superfluous asset encryption \n \nThis recent update also brings local co-op multiplayer mode to Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. However, please don't get so excited about this update because it won't necessarily make the game any more comfortable. The reason is that player-controlled characters do not gain from the halved disrupted AI-controlled role in only single-player mode. \n \nDetails about the Co-op Mode: \n• Need to supply two Xinput controllers \n• You must have two or more characters in the party for the second player to join the game. \n• SP is shared \n• The second player does not receive the “AI cheats” (i.e., AI-controlled characters only take half damage, whereas the other player in co-op mode will take the full amount of damage.) \n• Not officially supported and limited support will be available for troubleshooting. \n \nHow to Enable the Co-op Mode: \n• Open Steam libraries through the Steam client \n• Right-click on Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, and click "Properties." \n• Click “Set Launch Options” \n• Input “--coop” into the parameter and click “OK.” \n• Launch the game \n• Press "Start" on the second controller to enable the second player. \n \nWhile Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was poorly managed, the recent update has become the definitive version of the game. \n \nAlso, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is now available on Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 globally.