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Avernum VI

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Avernum VI
Avernum VI cover
Developers
Spiderweb Software
Release dates
macOS (OS X) November 20, 2009
Windows February 25, 2010
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
Avernum 3: Ruined World 2018

General information

Official Website
Official Forums
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)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
A demo is available here.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Game launcher.
Game launcher.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Spiderweb Software\Avernum 6 Saved Games\
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Spiderweb Software/Avernum 6 Saved Games/
~/Library/Application Support/Spiderweb Software/Avernum 6 Saved Games/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/206060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Spiderweb Software\Avernum 6 Saved Games\Save*
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Spiderweb Software/Avernum 6 Saved Games/
~/Library/Application Support/Spiderweb Software/Avernum 6 Saved Games/Save*
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/206060/pfx/[Note 1]
For all versions saves are labelled Save0, Save1, etc.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General in-game settings.
General in-game settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
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.

1280x720 resolution not listed[edit]

1280x720 is not listed when running the game normally.
Set 1280x720 with Avernum 6 DX.exe[1]
  1. Run the DirectX version from the Start menu or directly via the executable Avernum 6 DX.exe in the installation folder.
  2. Set the game resolution to 1280x720 and choose to save the change.
  3. Exit and run the game normally and it will now run at 1280x720.

Poor performance[edit]

Use Avernum 6 DX.exe (Windows only)[citation needed]
  1. Run the DirectX executable from the Start menu or with Avernum 6 DX.exe in the installation folder.
  2. If it performs better you can update your shortcuts to point to it by default.
Change detail setting[citation needed]
  1. Change the graphics setting to a different level.
  2. Experiment with the results.

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
DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5
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

Notes

  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>/206060/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (206060) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References