NieR Replicant

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NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...
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Developers
Toylogic[1]
Original Cavia
Publishers
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows April 23, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 83
IGDB 84
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Hack and slash, RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic
Series NieR
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NieR
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NieR Replicant 2021

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... is a remaster of an action RPG game in the NieR series originally released in 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was originally developed by Cavia and remastered by Toylogic. Both the remaster and the original have been published by Square Enix. The game is a predecessor of NieR: Automata.[2][3]

NieR Replicant launched with issues above 60 FPS causing the game to be sped up. Fixable with a 3rd party mod.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[4]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
4 YoRHa Contains 4 weapons and 4 character skins.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139\Steam\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1113560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139\Steam\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1113560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed 16:9 gameplay. See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed 16:9 gameplay. See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.[5]
4K Ultra HD
[6]
Field of view (FOV)
Referred to as Camera Distance (Standard and Combat).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Referred to as Texture Filter. Options available are Off, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Available as a toggle.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Vsync is always enabled at the monitor's highest available refresh rate.[7]
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game speed is increased when above 60 FPS.[8] Use Special K to fix.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Hex-edit the game executable for Hor+ support.[9]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139.exe with HxD.
  2. On the menu bar, select Search. Select Replace. Go to the Hex-values tab and change the Search Direction to All.
  3. Search for and Replace with the below values based on the desired resolution:
    • For 2560x1080, search for 39 8E E3 3F and Replace All with 26 B4 17 40
    • For 3440x1440, search for 39 8E E3 3F and Replace All with 8E E3 18 40
    • For any other aspect ratio or resolution, see this list of common hex values.
  4. Search for 00 00 10 41 00 00 50 41 00 00 80 41 00 00 00 00 and replace the 80 41 with
    • AC 41 for 21:9
    • 00 42 for 32:9
    • 40 42 for 48:9
  5. Save the file and close HxD.
  6. Download the following WSGF archive and extract it to the same directory as <path-to-game>\NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139.exe.
    • Note: By default, the files are already configured for 32:9.
  7. Open <path-to-game>\ShaderFixes\0a2c2125f4a421a5-vs_replace.txt and find the following section: float new_aspect_width = 32.0. Change the value based on the desired aspect ratio:
    • For 21:9, change 32.0 to 21.5
    • For 48:9, change 32.0 to 48.0
  8. Open <path-to-game>\ShaderFixes\dc88834b3469cba8-vs_replace.txt and find the following section: float new_aspect_width = 32.0. Change the value based on the desired aspect ratio:
    • For 21:9, change 32.0 to 21.5
    • For 48:9, change 32.0 to 48.0
If using SpecialK, additional config is required:
  1. Create <path-to-game>\custom_dxgi.ini.[10]
  2. Open the file and add the following:
    • [Render.OSD]
      ShowInVideoCapture=false
  3. Save and close the file.

Post-processing[edit]

Use Nier Replicant 3D Vision fix to modify some effects[11]
F3: HUD toggle. Not disabled by default.
F4: FXAA toggle. Disabled by default.
F5: camera motion blur toggle. Disabled by default.
F6: depth of field toggle. Not disabled by default.
0 (not the numpad): bloom strength multipliers (x0, x0.25, x0.5, x0.75, x1, x1.5, x2). x1 by default.

Input[edit]

Camera settings
Camera settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration option.
Mouse sensitivity
Separate settings for normal camera and magic. Referred to as Camera Sensitivity (Horizontal) (Vertical) (Magic). Setting also affects controller input.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Referred to as Horizontal Orientation. X-axis inversion is also available which is referred to as Vertical Orientation. Setting also affects controller input.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Seven pre-configured presets (Default, One-Handed (Left/Right) 1-3) and custom bindings available. The shoulder buttons can only be remapped to other shoulder buttons. Additionally, it is possible swap the confirm button from A to B.
Controller sensitivity
Separate settings for normal camera and magic. Referred to as Camera Sensitivity (Horizontal) (Vertical) (Magic). Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Referred to as Horizontal Orientation. X-axis inversion is also available which is referred to as Vertical Orientation. Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Use PlayStation Button Replacer
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Language settings
Language settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Settings for Music, Game Sound Effect, System Sound Effect, and Voice volume.
Surround sound
Mono, Stereo, and 5.1 Surround options in the menu.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Referred to as Inactive Sound.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Performance issues / Sped up gameplay / FPS cap below 60 / Mouse on screen when using controller[edit]

Several reports indicate that performance issues are present, even on hardware that is within the listed system requirements. Among other things, the game attempts to use Vsync to cap the FPS to 60, but on some systems this either fails entirely or caps at an unexpected value such as 48 FPS on a 144 Hz monitor. Any framerate above 60 also speeds up the game.
Use Special K to fix and improve performance:[12][13]
  1. Download the customized version of Special K.
  2. Extract the contents into <path-to-game>.
  3. Start the game.

Notes

In the event of issues with Special K titled as dxgi.dll, renaming it to dinput8.dll may help.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6400
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 26 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon R9 270X
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

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>/1113560/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1113560) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Rock Paper Shotgun - NieR: Replicant vers.1.22474487139... is bringing the cult 2010 RPG to PC - last accessed on 2020-03-29
    "With original developers Cavia out of the picture, development is being headed up by Toylogic – with no sign of NieR: Automata co-developers Platinum Games."
  2. Rock Paper Shotgun - NieR: Replicant vers.1.22474487139... is bringing the cult 2010 RPG to PC - last accessed on 2020-03-29
    "10 years after its console debut, NieR is heading to PC with the elegantly-titled Nier: Replicant vers.1.22474487139… – not a remake or a remaster, Square Enix insist, but a spruced-up re-release that’s polishing up the audio, sprinkling in some new content, and finally bringing the cult-classic RPG to Steam."
  3. Twitter - @NieRGame - March 29, 2020 - last accessed on 2020-03-29
    "#NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., an upgraded version of the original, is now in development for #PS4, #Xbox One and #Steam!"
  4. Steam Storepage - last accessed on 2020-07-06
  5. Verified by User:DarthJimbo on 2021-05-15
    Tested on 3440x1440 ultrawide monitor.
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-04-24
    Tested with a custom resolution of 3840x2160.
  7. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-04-24
    Tested by manually disabling Vsync in the Nvidia Control Panel which resulted in unlocking the frame rate.
  8. Verified by User:Pixelguin on 2021-04-24
    Tested by capping at various framerates with Special K. No slowdown below 60 FPS, but game speed was proportionally increased above 60 FPS (120 FPS = double speed, etc.).
  9. Nier Replicant Sqrt(1.5) Proper Resolution, Aspect and HUD in 32:9 - last accessed on 2021-04-30
  10. SpecialK Discord Server custom_dxgi.ini instructions message by Aemony - last accessed on 2021-05-15
  11. Helix Mod: NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...
  12. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-04-26
    Tested by using Special K (Radical Replicant).
  13. Verified by User:Aemony on 2021-05-01
    Special K includes fixes for many performance issues as well as general performance improvements that can grant users ~50-100% the frame rate on some system.