Primordia

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Primordia
Primordia cover
Developers
Wormwood Studios
Publishers
Wadjet Eye Games
Engines
Adventure Game Studio
Release dates
Windows December 5, 2012
macOS (OS X) April 23, 2013[1]
Linux June 2015
Reception
Metacritic 72
IGDB 65
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives Flip screen, Side view
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Pixel art
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi
Primordia on HowLongToBeat
Primordia on IGDB
Primordia on MobyGames
Primordia on Wikipedia

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

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
DRM-free
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming Playfire Client
Windows
Steam
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Windows
A demo is available from the official website and from Wadjet Eye Games.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\acsetup.cfg[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/227000/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Primordia\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/227000/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics options accessed through <path-to-game>\winsetup.exe.
Graphics options accessed through <path-to-game>\winsetup.exe.
In-game settings.
In-game settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pixel-perfect 320x200. Scaling algorithm is either nearest-neighbor or bilinear.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Since the game is rendered with low-resolution pixel art, traditional antialiasing is impossible. Though the game does support sprite scaling.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is locked to 40 fps.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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
Audio, Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Info and mirror for GOG-version
German
Info and mirror for GOG-version
Russian
Fan translation, download. Recommended 0.91.
Spanish
Info and mirror for GOG-version

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
DirectDraw 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[2]
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Other This game currently does not support macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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 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>/227000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (227000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Mac Game Update: 22 New Additions - GOG.com
  2. Primordia on GOG.com - last accessed on 2020-04-02
    "Mac notice: The game is 32-bit only and will not work on macOS 10.15 and up."