Perpetuum

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Perpetuum
Perpetuum cover
Developers
Avatar Creations
Release dates
Windows November 25, 2010
Perpetuum at Wikipedia

Key points

Previous Perpetuum owners can log-in using their original accounts using the Steam version by linking the two on their profile page.
Twitch account can be linked with either client account for in-game streaming.
Buying the game from Steam does not give you access to the non-Steam client and vice-versa.

General information

Official homepage
Official game forums
Official Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Does not require Steam.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/223410/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration files encrypted with game data.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General 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
Music, Sound, Movement Sounds, and UI Sounds
Surround sound
Subtitles
All dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Cannot be changed.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English
Hungarian
German
Russian
Italian
French
Dutch
Polish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 17700, 18800:18810
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game client crashes[edit]

Network-related[edit]

The developers have been continually attempting to mitigate the effects of network-related issues beyond their control since 2011.[1]
Delete Perpetuum.gbf from installation folder[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Find Perpetuum.gbf and delete it.
  3. Restart the game and allow the game to re-update or, if you're using Steam, verify the game's cache to force the file to be re-downloaded.
Ensure network ports are allowed through your router/firewall[citation needed]

Notes

You can find the game's port settings here.

"Low memory" crash[edit]

Reduce graphical settings[2]
  1. Go to the "Options" menu of the Options window.
  2. Disable shadows.
  3. Uncheck Render decorational plants.
  4. Set Draw distance to its middle or lowest setting.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel or AMD
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support

Notes

  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>/223410/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (223410) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References