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Aven Colony

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Aven Colony
Aven Colony cover
Developers
Mothership Entertainment
Publishers
Team17
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows July 25, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 65
OpenCritic 72
IGDB 73
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Building, Strategy, Simulation
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched from the executable.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes the Cerulean Vale DLC.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip intro logos[citation needed]
  1. Delete/rename the following files: <path-to-game>\Content\Movies\logo_mothership.mp4, <path-to-game>\Content\Movies\logo_t17.mp4
  2. The game will now go directly to the main menu. Tested with Epic Games Store version.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Cerulean Vale
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\AvenColony\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/484900/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\AvenColony\Saved
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/484900/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Field of view (FOV).
Ultra-widescreen
See Field of view (FOV).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Ranges from 70-90°. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA when "Anti-Aliasing" is set to Medium; TAA when "Anti-Aliasing" is set to either High or Very High.[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Sometimes introduces stuttering/frame drops. Using an external frame limiter, like Rivatuner Statistics Server, instead of (or in addition to) Vsync can fix this.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No framerate cap.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Field of view (FOV)

Custom FOV[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Change CameraFOV to the desired value.
    • Set CameraFOV=97 for ultra-widescreen resolutions.
    • Set CameraFOV=135 for multi-monitor resolutions.

Input

Keybindings.
Keybindings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Mouse and keyboard only.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language options.
Language options.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Aven Colony.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11 compatible
Other 1280x720 resolution
A 64-bit operating system is required.

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>/484900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (484900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-11-06
    Tested using Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker v.3.0.19.
  2. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-11-06
    Tested using MSI Afterburner v4.6.4.16094 Beta 3.
  3. Aven Colony | WSGF