Ether Vapor Remaster

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ETHER VAPOR Remaster
ETHER VAPOR Remaster cover
Developers
Edelweiss
Publishers
Nyu Media
Release dates
Windows August 13, 2011
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view, Third-person, Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Shooter
Vehicles Flight, Space flight
Art styles Anime
Themes Sci-fi
Series ETHER VAPOR
ETHER VAPOR
Ether Vapor 2007
Ether Vapor Remaster 2011

ETHER VAPOR Remaster is an arcade shooter game developed by Edelweiss and published by Nyu Media. It is an updated remastered version of ETHER VAPOR, featuring updated graphics and supports resolutions up to 1600x1200, native sterographic 3D display, overhauled sound quality, improved loading times, native XInput controller support, easier unlocakble bonus content with a new unlockable third ship type, a "Remaster" mode that replaces the story sequences with arcade-styled transitions between stages, and online leaderboards.

The game was originally released during Summer Comiket 80 on August 13, 2011 for Windows. Nyu Media has obtained publishing rights to localize the game and released an English version on September 27, 2012 through GamersGate, GameStop, GameTap, and Steam. Unfortunately, all digital distribution releases of the game's English version outside of Steam are longer available.

The original Japanese release of the game was supported through patches until April 21, 2012, and the English version is already up-to-date with the latest patches. Despite the improvements featured in this remaster, however, the game is still limited to 4:3 resolutions, keyboard remapping is still limited to the hard-coded keys supported by the game, analog triggers from XInput controllers are not supported, and keyboard and controller bindings are still tied to each other. Steam user cyanic has created a program called Astebreed Tweaker, a tool that can change some of the hard-coded settings of Astebreed and it supports some other games developed by Edelweiss, however, due the nature of this game, attempting to play the game with non-4:3 resolutions can cause glitches and misaligned UI elements.[1]

General information

Official game website (Japanese)
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Original Japanese Comiket 80 release.
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
English version. Can be played without Steam.[2]
Windows
GamersGate (unavailable)
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
English version.
Windows
A demo of the game's Japanese version can be found from the game's Japanese website or through Steam for the English version.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Digital soundtrack.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Original Soundtrack The game's original soundtrack and GXSCC arrangements, containing 31 pieces of music in MP3 format. Available here.
Windows
The soundtrack for this game and Fairy Bloom Freesia can also be streamed and purchased from the developer's Bandcamp.

Essential improvements[edit]

The v2.07 update patch for the original Japanese version of the game can be found from the game's Japanese website. The English version is already updated with the latest patches.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\EtherVapor\data\config.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\EtherVapor\data\ranking.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 4:3 resolutions up to 1600x1200 are supported. See the WSGF entry or use AsteTweak for widescreen, however, hacking the game to play on non-4:3 resolutions causes visual glitches and misaligned UI elements.[1]
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry or use AsteTweak.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry or use AsteTweak.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to x4 MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing

Input[edit]

Key and controller remapping.
Key and controller remapping.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only Z, X, C, V, A, S, D, F, Q, W, and E keys can be remapped. Esc is reserved for soft resetting and quitting the game. Keyboard bindings are also tied to controller buttons.[3] Use AsteTweak to change hard-coded keyboard bindings.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is not used in the game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Supports DirectInput and partially supports XInput.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Up to 12 buttons can be remapped. Movement is bound to the left analog stick and cannot be remapped. Controller mappings are also tied to keyboard bindings.[3]
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Analog XInput triggers are not supported.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Recognized as a DirectInput controller.[4]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth
V2 tested.[4]
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Keyboard and controller bindings are referenced by number.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Dialogue is entirely text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Full English localization supported in the English version by Nyu Media.
Japanese
Some menus are in English for the Japanese version.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA with 3D functionality
DirectX 9.0 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/214570/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (214570) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Astebreed Tweaker: Edit screen resolutions and key mappings, post #25 - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2021-06-05
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-06-05
    Did not require any workarounds such as the "steam_appid.txt" trick or uninstalling Steam after the initial installation to launch the game without Steam running.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-06-05
  4. 4.0 4.1 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-07-01