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Ether Vapor Remaster

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ETHER VAPOR Remaster cover
Current Playism
Former Nyu Media
Release dates
Windows August 13, 2011
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
Ether Vapor 2007
Ether Vapor Remaster 2011

ETHER VAPOR Remaster is an arcade shooter game developed by Edelweiss and published by Playism. 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 first released during Summer Comiket 80 on August 13, 2011 for Windows. Nyu Media originally 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. As of July 2022, publishing rights of the game was transferred to Playism after Nyu Media ceased operations.

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


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


Type Notes
DLC Digital soundtrack.

DLC and expansion packs

No DLC or expansion pack information; you can edit this page to add it.
The soundtrack for this game and Fairy Bloom Freesia can also be streamed and purchased from the developer's Bandcamp.

Essential improvements

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\EtherVapor\data\config.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214570/pfx/[Note 1]
config.dat also stores save data; ranking.dat only saves high score records.[3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Contrary to the store page information, the Steam version does use cloud saving.[4]


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]
See the WSGF entry or use AsteTweak.
See the WSGF entry or use AsteTweak.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)


Key and controller remapping.
Key and controller remapping.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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.[5] 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 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.[5]
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
PlayStation controllers
Recognized as a DirectInput controller.[6]
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth)
V2 tested.[6]
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.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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


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

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Native 3D

Other information


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

System requirements

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  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. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2022-06-21
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2022-06-21
  5. 5.0 5.1 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-06-05
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-07-01