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Arctic Adventure

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Arctic Adventure
Arctic Adventure cover
Apogee Software
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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox (see Run in DOSBox).
Official website

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)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358170/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\AA*.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\AA*.SAV
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358170/pfx/[Note 1]
AA*.SAV stores save data.
AA*.HS stores high scores.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

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


  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>/358170/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358170) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.