Arctic Adventure

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Arctic Adventure
Arctic Adventure cover
Developers
Apogee Software
Engines
FAST[1]
Release dates
DOS October 9, 1991[1]
Windows October 23, 2014[2]
macOS (OS X) May 5, 2015[3]
Arctic Adventure at Wikipedia
Nevada Smith
Pharaoh's Tomb 1990
Arctic Adventure 1991

Key points

Re-released as freeware on March 20, 2009.[4]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox (see Run in DOSBox).
DOS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox, set cycles=5000 since auto or max may cause the game to not start. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.[5]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\AA*.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\AA*.CFG
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\AA*.SAV
<path-to-game>\AA*.HS
Windows <path-to-game>\AA*.SAV
<path-to-game>\AA*.HS
macOS (OS X)
AA*.SAV stores save data.
AA*.HS stores high scores.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter (when using DOSBox).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only; toggle with F1.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) 8086
System memory (RAM) 384 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Arctic Adventure - 3D Realms - Firepower Matters
  2. 3D Realms Anthology - 3D Realms - Firepower Matters
  3. News - Now Available on Steam - 3D Realms Anthology, 25% off!
  4. 3D Realms News: Several old games released as Freeware
  5. Settings recommended by Gemini in Ancient DOS Games --- Episode 23: Arctic Adventure