Avernum: Escape from the Pit

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Avernum: Escape from the Pit
Avernum: Escape from the Pit cover
Developers
Spiderweb Software
Release dates
Windows December 14, 2011
macOS (OS X) December 14, 2011
Avernum: Escape from the Pit at Wikipedia
Avernum
Avernum 2000
Avernum II 2000
Avernum III 2002
Blades of Avernum 2004
Avernum IV 2005
Avernum V 2007
Avernum VI 2009
Avernum: Escape from the Pit 2011
Avernum 2: Crystal Souls 2014

For the original game, see Avernum.

General information

Official Forums
Avernum: Escape from the Pit Updates and Support Page
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Purchase via Humble Widget.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GamersGate
GamersGate Downloader (listed as "DRM Free" on store page)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available here.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

For the DRM-free version see the Updates and Support section of the website.

Using DirectX Graphics[edit]

Install the Demo[1]
  1. Download and install the Avernum demo, the DirectX version ships with this version of the game.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Run Avernum DirectX.exe

Game data[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Spiderweb Software\Avernum Saved Games
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Spiderweb Software/Avernum Saved Games/
~/Library/Containers/com.spiderwebsoftware.Avernum/Data/Library/Application Support/Spiderweb Software/Avernum Saved Games/
For all versions saves are labelled Save0, Save1, etc.[2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Spiderweb Software has put together an Updates and Support Page on their website

Windows[edit]

Avernum Not Working[edit]

Instructions[1]
This usually happens with the Steam/Direct2Drive/GamersGate versions of the game
  1. Download and install the Avernum demo, the DirectX version ships with this version of the game.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Run Avernum DirectX.exe

Problems with Graphics/Crashes[edit]

Install the latest graphics drivers[1]

Problems with Graphics/Game Running Slowly[edit]

Uninstall and Reinstall the game, your saves may be corrupted[1]
In the settings set Game Area Size to Small and Graphics Extra Details to Don't Draw[citation needed]
Install the latest graphics drivers[citation needed]
Close all other programs before running Avernum[citation needed]
Run the DirectX version of the game[citation needed]

See Using DirectX Graphics for more information.

In Settings use Fast Graphics[citation needed]

OS X[edit]

Game Playing Slowly[edit]

Change around settings[3]
Press Shift+D, enter fps, and check if your FPS is unsatisfactory. If so, do the following:
  1. Run as few other programs as possible in the background.
  2. On the Video Mode window that comes up when you launch the game, choose to play in a window and then select a small size for the window. Alternately, run the game, select Game Options on the title screen, and set Game Area Size to Small.
  3. Run the game, select Game Options on the title screen, and set Graphics Extra Details to Don't Draw.

General[edit]

Killed Khoth and Unable to Progress[edit]

Enter a cheat code, you cheater[1]
  1. Press Shift and D
  2. Enter sdf 55 14 1
  3. Press OK

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerated graphics card, OpenGL compliant
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5 or later
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerated graphics card, OpenGL compliant

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Avernum: Escape from the Pit Issues For Windows - Updates and Support
  2. Avernum: Escape from the Pit Updates and Support - Spiderweb Software
  3. Avernum: Escape from the Pit Issues For Mac - Updates and Support