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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
Taxonomy
Series Avernum
Avernum VI on MobyGames
Subseries of Exile / 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

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

Official Forums
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Purchase via Humble Widget.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GamersGate
Requires online activation
SecuROM DRM
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
A demo is available here.

Essential improvements

Patches

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

Game data

Game launcher.
Game launcher.

Configuration file(s) location

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/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/206060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

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*
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/206060/pfx/[Note 1]
For all versions saves are labelled Save0, Save1, etc.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

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

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed

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

1280x720 resolution not listed

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

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

API

ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[2]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 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
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

  1. Avernum 6 | WSGF
  2. Avernum: The Complete Saga on GOG.com - last accessed on 2020-01-10
    "Mac notice: The game is 32-bit only and will not work on macOS 10.15 and up."