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Posted 23 December 2016 - 06:58 AM #1 avernum 5 - where to buy?

ok guys, i own avernum 4, avernum scape from the pit and avernum crystal souls, im going to wait for the remake of avernum 3, but i want to play avernum 5, do they sell it alone somewhere or do i have to but the whole pack trilogy?

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 12:26 PM #2 avernum 5 - where to buy?

http://store.steampo...com/app/206020/

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 01:55 PM #3 avernum 5 - where to buy?

or directly from spidweb: https://spiderwebsof...e.com/form.html

gog has same bundle as steam has so if you don't have steam account then gog, gog doesn't sell 2nd trilogy games individually although.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 07:29 AM #4 avernum 5 - where to buy?

OMG i'm going to buy it from steam now!!!

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 07:57 AM #5 avernum 5 - where to buy?

men it says windows xp and i dont see anything about mac, i want it for mac, how do i know they have it available?

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 07:59 AM #6 avernum 5 - where to buy?

The Mac version of Avernum 5 is not on Steam. The only way way to get the Mac version is to purchase it directly from Spiderweb Software or to the buy the bundle from GOG.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:52 AM #7 avernum 5 - where to buy?

View PostTyranicus, on 26 December 2016 - 07:59 AM, said:

The Mac version for Avernum 5 is not on Steam. The only way way to get the Mac version is to purchase it directly from Spiderweb Software or to the buy the bundle from GOG.
now i know why i dont buy on steam!!!

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 02:35 PM #8 avernum 5 - where to buy?

View PostArchMage81, on 26 December 2016 - 11:52 AM, said:

now i know why i dont buy on steam!!!

It's not really Steam's fault, or at least not directly. The Mac versions of Spiderweb games released prior to Avadon use resource forks to store the games' graphics, sounds, and other data. This method has been deprecated on macOS for quite some time, and very few applications still used them when Steam started supporting macOS. One major issue with resource forks is that, if the file containing them is stored on a filesystem that does not support them, the data is lost. For this reason, and the fact that Valve has little impetus to develop support for a file that Apple has deprecated for over a decade, games containing resource forks cannot be sold on Steam.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 02:51 PM #9 avernum 5 - where to buy?

View PostTyranicus, on 26 December 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

One major issue with resource forks is that, if the file containing them is stored on a filesystem that does not support them, the data is lost.
This is an overstatement.  Resource forks can be safely stored on any filesystem iff they are first compressed (or otherwise packaged) by a program that does support them.  Compressing and expanding files are not difficult tasks.

I understand why Steam made the choice they did -- there would be very real trade-offs involved in dealing with games that have resource forks -- but it was nonetheless a choice.
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