Aquaria

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Aquaria
Aquaria cover
Developers
Bit Blot
macOS (OS X) Ryan C. Gordon
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
Bit Blot
Release dates
Windows December 7, 2007
macOS (OS X) November 13, 2008
Linux May 4, 2010
Aquaria guide at StrategyWiki
Aquaria at Wikipedia

Key points

Game features modding support and source code is available.[1]

General information

Official Forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Modding Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Demo available for Windows.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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To disable Steam, use Open Source Edition.
Windows
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Open Source Edition[edit]

Has many enhancements compared to the official version (gameplay and stability fixes, better controller and resolution support, positional sound, online mod downloader, etc.).
Unofficial update packs are available on the game's forum. Works with every sold version of the game, however with the Steam version, Steamworks is completely disabled.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\usersettings.xml
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Defaults are stored in default-1.xml and if config file is removed, user is prompted with configuration utility when starting the game.
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Aquaria/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External options menu. Launched if configuration file is missing or corrupted or directly opened from <path-to-game>\AQConfig.exe.
External options menu. Launched if configuration file is missing or corrupted or directly opened from <path-to-game>\AQConfig.exe.
In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Keyboard and mouse controls get partially disabled if controller is enabled from configuration.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
DirectInput only.
Full controller support
Controller has to be enabled from configuration before being used. Configuration requires mouse or keyboard.
Controller remapping
Actions cannot be bound to D-pad nor axis. With XInput controllers, this also means triggers becoming unuseable.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Only in rebinding window. Game only shows keyboard and mouse prompts and tutorials.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, music and voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Издатель: «1С-СофтКлаб» / Snowball Studios

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
OpenGL
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Input SDL2 Officially Linux only. Also Open source edition.

System requirements[edit]

System requirements do have slight differences: Official FAQ (Windows, OS X), Steam (Windows), GOG.com (Windows, OS X, Linux).
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 225 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.3.9
Processor (CPU) 1.42 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 225 MB
Video card (GPU) G4
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 225 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
Other libc6:i386, libasound2:i386, libasound2-data:i386, libasound2-plugins:i386 and dependencies.

References