Ys VIII: How to Fix “Savedata Not Detected” Issue

If you are experiencing an issue where Ys VIII save data is not being detected to grant bonus items during a new game, please try the following steps:

  1. Create a ‘Ys8’ folder inside %userprofile%\Saved Games\FALCOM\, so it appears as %userprofile%\Saved Games\FALCOM\Ys8
  2. Locate your Ys VIII save data inside your installation directory of Ys VIII. (They should be located at \Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana\savedata\steamsave\.) ‘steamsave’ folder name may be different depending on the store where you’ve purchased the game.
  3. Copy all of the Ys8 savedata contents (data0001, data0002 … sdmem1) from Step 2 into the Ys8 folder you’ve created in Step 1.

If you are still experiencing issues with Ys VIII save data not being detected, you can create a new thread under the Troubleshooting forums in the Steam community.


Thanks to NISASean for his great toturial on how to fix “savedata not detected” issue, all credit to his effort. you can also read the original guide from Steam Discussions. enjoy the game.

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