Eternal Fighter Zero/FAQ

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Why is the game running at 64FPS?

Originally, EFZ was designed to run at 60FPS, but due to some system quirks the game instead ran at 64FPS on newer operating systems. By the time EFZ Revival was made, the EFZ community had already spent more time playing at 64FPS than 60FPS. To minimise disruption, the active playerbase at the time voted in favour of keeping the newer 64FPS standard.

What are the tiers?

There is no definitive tier list, but some opinions have been documented here.

Are there any banned characters?

Kanna is the only banned character. Everyone else is legal, including UNKNOWN.

Are there any banned stages?

No, but tournaments usually acknowledge that some stages pose visibility issues, especially for some characters' projectiles. Players are typically allowed to quit to character select and pick a different stage as long as they do so before the round starts. The most common offenders are the Sunset Rooftop, Infinite Sky, World of Eternity, and the daytime variants of the Snowy Park and Minase Household.

What character should I pick? I usually like x, y and z.

Check out the Character Choice page.

What are subframes? / What does .33 or .66 mean in the frame data?

For a visual example of subframes, watch this video.
EFZ visually runs at 64FPS but the game logic runs at 192FPS. This means that between every visible frame there are two extra frames of gameplay that are not visible to the player. These invisible gameplay frames are referred to as subframes. As an example, Misuzu's 6C becomes active on frame 26.66, this means that the hitbox becomes active on the second invisible game logic frame after the 26th visible frame. Below is a table mapping out two full visible gameplay frames.
Game Logic 0.33 0.66 1 1.33 1.66 2
Visual Frames 1 2

Controls, Options and Troubleshooting

How do I change my controls?

In config.exe in your EFZ folder. If config.exe does not seem to be working, try using DInput_Config_Beta.exe. If you do not have said config, try downloading a newer version of EFZ Revival or asking in the EFZ Discord. If your controller's directionals do not seem to be recognized in controller config, try loading up the game anyway and seeing if they work.

Is it possible to change sound settings?

To a degree. When launching via EfzRevival, F12 disables or enables the BGM. You can disable the BGM by default in EfzRevival.ini.

How do I save offline replays?

The vanilla way is to go in the REPLAY menu, select a replay slot, and then select "Record Replay" (second option). When the match has ended (even prematurely via ESC), it will be saved in that slot.
If using EfzRevival's tournament mode, you can assign a folder in EfzRevival.ini to automatically save replays of all matches to. The normal setting is \Tournament, but the folder is not created by default.

How do I save netplay replays?

Be sure you have created a \netplay folder in EFZ\replays, otherwise the replays won't save!

How do I change the port I host on? It wont let me change from 10800 in Revival!

There's an option in the .ini for the default port.

How do I fix "The program can’t start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer."?

Download and install the x86 version of:

Why can't I use [insert training function]?

Many training functions don't actually work in the PRACTICE mode, try VS HUMAN instead. See the training mode page for more information.

I have found an issue with EfzRevival. How can I report it?

Email [email protected] with the issue.


Does this game have rollback netcode?

Yes, with the EFZ Revival netplay client. This client also fixes Windows compatibility issues, lets you save netplay replays, and provides more and better training functions.

Where can I find people to play with?

Join the EFZ Discord server!

Why can't I connect?

There are a lot of possible reasons, but the most common solution is to port forward instead of using holepunching. There is also a known bug when joining regular EfzRevival hosts using Concerto, if you are using Concerto try using EfzRevival instead.

How do I port forward?

You can learn how to port forward here.

Why can't I spectate?

Players playing via holepunching sometimes cannot be spectated. You can try to spectate while they are in delay select (before the game starts), or spectate their opponent's IP instead. If you can't connect to either player, try spectating using the IP of another spectator.

How do I catch up to the current match when spectating?

You can spectate at up to 9x normal speed by pressing + on the numpad by default (you can change the hotkey in EfzRevival.ini). Do not forget to reduce your speed back to 1x with - on the numpad when you catch up or else the game will look choppy!
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