Arctic Adventure

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Arctic Adventure
Arctic Adventure cover
Apogee Software
Release dates
DOS October 9, 1991[1]
Windows (DOSBox) October 23, 2014[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) May 5, 2015[3]
Arctic Adventure on 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[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358170/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\AA*.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\AA*.SAV[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358170/pfx/[Note 3]
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 feature State 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
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

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 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.