Blades of Exile

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Blades of Exile
Developers
Spiderweb Software
Publishers
Spiderweb Software
Release dates
Mac OS (Classic) 1997
Windows February 28, 1998
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Point and select, Menu-based
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Exile
Blades of Exile on HowLongToBeat
Blades of Exile on IGDB
Blades of Exile on MobyGames
Blades of Exile on Wikipedia
Exile
Exile: Escape From the Pit 1995
Exile II: Crystal Souls 1995
Exile III: Ruined World 1996
Blades of Exile 1997

Key points

The game has been remade as Blades of Avernum.
This game is a 16-bit application and will not run natively on 64-bit Windows.
The source code was released in 2007, and there is an open-source project for the game.

Blades of Exile is the fourth game in the Exile series and features editing tools that allow players to create their own scenarios in addition to the three that came with the game.

Blades of Exile was released in 1997 for Macintosh and 1998 for Windows, and was available as a shareware download that could be unlocked with a registration key or ordered as a CD-ROM. The full, registered version of the game for both Windows and Macintosh was later released as a free download on the developer's website. The game's source code was released on the developer's website in 2007.

It was remade as Blades of Avernum in 2004.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Free download. Registered release.
Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
Free download. Registered release.
Mac OS

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Only runs in windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State 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[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No voice acting. All dialog is text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Game and installer are 16-bit.

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1, 95
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 colors
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 colors

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References