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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux

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This page is for the Redux version of the game running on Unreal Engine 4. For the original version of the game, see The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux cover
The Astronauts
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows September 14, 2015
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives First-person
Genres Adventure, Exploration
Themes Detective/mystery
Series The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux on IGDB
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux on Wikipedia
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter 2014
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter VR 2016

Key points

When buying the game, Redux version is automatically added to game library where game was purchased or activated.
Developer suggest playing original version if problems occur with Redux.[2]

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Oculus Store
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Includes both VR and non-VR versions.[3]
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Sold together with The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
Even though VR version is listed as DLC on Steam, it is actually its own full game. It's listed as DLC to make it requirement to also buy Redux version of the game to have unified pricing with platforms.[4] See The Vanishing of Ethan Carter VR.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions None

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\EthanCarter\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/400430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux\SavedGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/400430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- FoV scaling
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70 - 120°.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, Temporal FXAA, 1x and T2x SMAA, TAA, SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Unlimited Framerate setting.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


In-game controls settings.
In-game controls settings.
In-game keyboard settings.
In-game keyboard settings.
In-game controller settings.
In-game controller settings.


In-game sound settings.
In-game sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Voice, SFX, Ambience.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Use X3DAudio HRTF.
Royalty free audio
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
1) Fan translation by «Tolma4 Team»
2) Fan voice-over by «GamesVoice»

VR support

Headsets State Notes
Steam version requires VR DLC.
Oculus VR (LibOVR)
Steam version requires VR DLC.
Oculus Store version has native support.[3]
Windows Mixed Reality
Steam version requires VR DLC.
Steam version requires VR DLC.
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Play area

Issues fixed

Settings are not saved

Follow the procedure[5]
  1. Select your preferred settings.
  2. Change at least one graphics setting and click Apply before proceeding (otherwise the game will not generate the necessary configuration file).
  3. Start a new game - or - if you have played it before, exit and skip the next step.
  4. Following the intro, exit the game.
  5. Go to configuration file(s) location.
  6. Edit GameUserSettings.ini.
  7. Save the file without making any changes to it.

The game should now keep the settings, and also apply them correctly if they are changed again.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

Console commands

To access the in-game console, launch the game using the EthanCarter-Win64-Console.exe inside the <path-to-game>\EthanCarter\Binaries\Win64\ folder.
Open the console with ~.
For a list of available commands use the console command dumpconsolecommands

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build: 4.8.0[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/400430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (400430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Aemony on 2021-09-17
  2. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux Out Now! -
  3. 3.0 3.1 AdrianChm comments on Any update from the Ethan Carter team?
  4. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter VR FAQ – The Astronauts - last accessed on 2021-10-29
    "Our policy is to have the same price everywhere, and the easiest solution for Steam was to have the VR Edition as a DLC."
  5. Verified by User:Quiet Bob on 2021-02-10