Astebreed

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Astebreed
Astebreed cover
Developers
Edelweiss
Publishers
AGM PLAYISM
Release dates
Windows December 31, 2013

Key points

A controller highly recommended.
As of October 30, 2017, the overseas release of this game has been upgraded to Astebreed: Definitive Edition, featuring several improvements from the PlayStation 4 version.[1]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Original Comiket 83 release, bundled with CD soundtrack.
Windows
Publisher website
DRM-free
Definitive Edition.
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Definitive Edition. Bundled with the prototype of Astebreed.
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Definitive Edition.
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Definitive Edition. Can be played without Steam running.[2][3]
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Definitive Edition is an updated version of the game that backports many enhancements from the PlayStation 4 version, such as improved graphics, revised controller support, rebalanced difficulty, and new content previously exclusive to that version.
All previous owners of the overseas release of Astebreed receives Definitive Edition free of charge.[4]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Original Soundtrack The original soundtrack from the game with new tracks previously exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version, downloadable in MP3 or lossless formats. Only available on Playism and Steam.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\config.json
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\system.dat
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/283680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Astebreed Tweaker for custom/unlisted resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Use Astebreed Tweaker.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Astebreed Tweaker.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Hold Ctrl when starting the game to open in windowed mode.[5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.[6]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Unknown amount.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and SMAA low or ultra.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game speed is bound to frame rate. Cap the frame rate at 60 FPS if needed.

Input settings[edit]

Key rebinding and input settings.
Key rebinding and input settings.
First time launch question which requires keyboard or mouse to proceed.
First time launch question which requires keyboard or mouse to proceed.
Controller is highly recommended. For example, Esc is quit instead of cancel/back which is X by default, which is Button 1 in-game.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Limited to Z, X, C, V, A, S, D, F, Q, W, E, and R keys (pre-Definitive Edition update or Original Mode). Use Astebreed Tweaker for custom key mappings.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
DirectInput and XInput are supported.
Full controller support
A first time pop-up prompts players whether to launch the game either in windowed or fullscreen. Afterwards, the pop-up will no longer occur. This pop-up was removed entirely after the Definitive Edition update.[7]
Controller remapping
Certain controllers may need manually assign the axis of the right analog stick for Definitive Edition's Arranged Mode.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
XInput controller support has been improved after the Definitive Edition update.
Xbox button prompts
Xbox One prompts are used.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Native DualShock 4 support was added after the Definitive Edition update.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Generic prompts are shown for other controllers.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, effects, voice and environmental.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.
Language selection.
Language selection.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese

Mute on focus lost[edit]

Set mute in background[8]
  1. Install Special K by following the Unofficial Special K Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\Astebreed.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change Borderless=false to Borderless=true under [Window.System].
  5. Change MuteInBackground=false to MuteInBackground=true.

Notes

You may need to change the graphical preset to fix the gamma on every launch.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set refresh rate with Astebreed Tweaker[8]
  1. Download and run Astebreed Tweaker.
  2. Select Astebreed.exe in the installation folder.
  3. Type in the desired Refresh rate value and save.

Notes

Exceeding 60 FPS increases the game speed. See Frame rate capping.
Set refresh rate with Special K[8]
  1. Install Special K by following the Unofficial Special K Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\Astebreed.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change TargetFPS=0.0 to TargetFPS=60.0.
  5. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0.
  6. Change Borderless=false to Borderless=true.

Notes

You may need to change the graphical preset to fix the gamma on every launch.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 874 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Other Controller recommended

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>/283680/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (283680) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References