Avernum: Escape From the Pit

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Deathwurm102 Oct 29, 2012 @ 2:58am
Will it run OK on Windows 7 without using Compatability mode?
Just wondering...not every game made for XP rus smoothly on Windows 7 (64bit BTW)
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dusty_thoreau Oct 30, 2012 @ 10:48pm 
It works fine on Windows 7. I'm playing it now. It works. That's why he had to remake it "Escape From the Pit" specifically BECAUSE of new operating systems not being able to run the original.
723rd C.A.T. Oct 30, 2012 @ 10:57pm 
Spiderweb is very good about making thier(more or less it is one guy though) games run well.As Dusty said it was re-written to play well on newer operating systems.And it has a fairly well thought out GUI to boot.
Tealus Nov 2, 2012 @ 10:52am 
Doesn't work on mine. Causes a complete crash, straight to reboot. In fact its the only software I have that does that and I have a lot. (Going back to the 80s) Its so strange that It doesn't even show up in the event viewer. Use at your own risk, I've uninstall mine and will not be buying anything from Spiderweb again.
Last edited by Tealus; Nov 2, 2012 @ 10:53am
dusty_thoreau Nov 2, 2012 @ 5:33pm 
Originally posted by Tealus:
Doesn't work on mine. Causes a complete crash, straight to reboot. In fact its the only software I have that does that and I have a lot. (Going back to the 80s) Its so strange that It doesn't even show up in the event viewer. Use at your own risk, I've uninstall mine and will not be buying anything from Spiderweb again.

What a weird problem. You should have consulted the Spiderweb forums.
Tealus Nov 4, 2012 @ 11:59am 
Spiderweb knows about this problem, their solution is to not fix the exe on Steam but to use a different exe that he distributes through his own store that doesn't cause this problem. That is not a solution, specially when he could fix it by updating Steam.
Keilerkopf Nov 25, 2012 @ 1:22pm 
Pit runs Flawless on Windows 8 Pro x64 with ATI 12.11 so it should run OK under Windows 7.
>> Nov 29, 2012 @ 7:58am 
Runs without a problem on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Great game.
齊天大聖 Dec 9, 2012 @ 10:13am 
This is a new game; it wasn't made for win xp.

(works fine for me)
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Tekkor Dec 11, 2012 @ 5:18pm 
Ive run Spiderweb software games on 4 different systems. One is iMac, one Win 7 and 2 Vista. Never had a problem or any "system crashes" on Avadon, Avernum or the Geneforge games. I think the person saying he is having those issues is for sure a very isolated issue as I dont even recall seeing any people talk about this on the Spiderweb Software forums.
flyingturtle Jan 11, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
OK. This game just crashed on me, too. Like the other guy in this thread, this game gave me a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) and then straight reboot. And, like that guy said, this is the first time a game on Steam has done that.

I'm also on Windows 7 64-bit (16 GB ram, Ivy Bridge I5-3570 CPU, Nvidia 670 GTX).

I do have my games installed on two drives using the latest Steam client (that lets you install games to more than one drive). After this crash, now all my games on my E drive is borked (the drive I installed Avernum, too). Steam doesn't see any games installed there (only on my other drive). It might be an issue with Steam, rathr than the Avernum game (i'm hoping a simple fix can be had, I asked Steam support).

As for getting the game to work, according to this thread, I need to contact Spiderweb for a new executable?



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齊天大聖 Jan 12, 2013 @ 5:56pm 
It's probably something to do with 6 series nvidia graphic cards and will fix itself with new drivers.








Good Player Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:46pm 
FWIW it works flawlessly also on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit with 500 series nVidia cards as well
Bloody Hypocrite Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:00am 
Flyingturtle, I've played for close to 60 hrs with almost the exact same specs. Win 7 64, i5-3570k, 8gb ddr3 1866mhz, evga 670 4gb sc.
The only difference I can think of is that I still have my steam-mover set-up, rather than going through steam itself, because I've been too lazy to actually change it.
Tealus Sep 20, 2013 @ 6:25pm 
Like I said, Spiderweb knows about the BSOD/reboot issue. When I reported it, they email me back confirming the known issue and the solution was to download a different version of the software from their web site which uses different graphic engine (directx instead of opengl, if I remember correctly) and does not cause this issue. (Also the directx version is used for the rare few that have speed issue)

Since it's a known issue, Spiderweb should have included the directx version and set up steam to be able launch it.
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Bendimus Sep 25, 2013 @ 11:16am 
I just installed it on a Beta version of Windows 8.1 and it runs just fine.
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