Exile III: Ruined World

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Exile III: Ruined World
Developers
Spiderweb Software
Release dates
Mac OS (Classic) 1996
Windows 3.x April 15, 1997
Linux June 7, 2000
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Point and select, Menu-based
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Exile
Exile III: Ruined World on HowLongToBeat
Exile III: Ruined World on IGDB
Exile III: Ruined World on MobyGames
Exile III: Ruined World on Wikipedia
Exile
Exile: Escape From the Pit 1995
Exile II: Crystal Souls 1995
Exile III: Ruined World 1996
Blades of Exile 1997

Warnings

The Windows 3.x version of this game does not work on 64-bit versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

The game has been remade as Avernum 3.

Exile III: Ruined world is the third game in the Exile series.

Exile III: Ruined World was released in 1996 for Macintosh and 1997 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. It was also released for Linux in 2000, and the Linux version remains available for purchase.

It was remade as Avernum 3 in 2002.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Free download. Registered 1.0 release.
Windows 3.x
Developer website
DRM-free
Free download. Registered 1.0.3b release.
Mac OS
Developer website
CD key
Linux

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]

Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.
Linux

Middleware[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows 3.x
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1, 95
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 colors
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 colors
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Redhat 6.0 or equivalent (requires glibc 2.1)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

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