Durante Announces New Ys IX: Monstrum Nox PC Update; Further Enhanced Performance & Draw Distance

Peter “Durante” Thoman, known for his work on several video game porting projects, has announced a new PC update currently available for the Falcom developed and NIS America published Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.

While he was working on optimizing the Nintendo Switch version of the upcoming The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero to consistently hit 60 frames-per-second, he implemented a fix he discovered into Ys IX, which sees enhancements for CPU-limited performance and ultra draw distance.

A graph displaying the improvements of this implementation is viewable below:

Ys IX

Additionally, the following changes were also included in this latest update:

  • Improved CPU-bound performance. The degree to which you will notice this depends on the specific in-game scene, settings, and your hardware GPU/CPU balance.
  • Adjusted the refresh rate selection algorithm to more reliably pick the available refresh rate closest to the one desired.
  • The game executables are now signed. This should hopefully reduce the antivirus false positives that sometimes pop up for some players.
  • Fixed the English item description of the Holy Sword’s Hilt accessory to correctly reflect its capabilities.

You can view the entirety of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox’s PC patch notes via its Steam news page.

Ys IX

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana kickstarted the series’ popularity in the West during its initial Vita and PS4 release. It contains a memorable narrative, addictive combat, a stellar soundtrack, multiple difficulty levels, a plethora of side content, and much more. It’s a definite must-play, and if you have a PS5, you should be on the lookout for it when it launches later this year.

The title’s Limited Edition is currently available for pre-order, viewable below:

  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Deluxe Edition for the PS5
  • Art Collection” Softcover Art Book
  • The Journal of Adol Christin” Hardcover Book
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana “Seiren Songs”
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Acrylic Bookends
  • Adol and Dana Cloth Poster ( 24″ x 17″)
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Steelbook
  • Collector’s Box

Additionally, two new acrylic art prints are available for pre-order from NISA’s storefront for $299.99 ahead of their April 15, 2022 shipments.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is releasing for PlayStation 5 in Fall 2022.


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