Spiderweb Release Dates & Other Stuff

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I am currently playing Avernum (1 of 5).

1) I am curious about the release years of Spiderweb games.

I've not been able to find such information on the web site.

Does anyone happen to have a list of the release years of each of the Spiderweb games?

2)I've not yet looked at Geneforge. I presume it uses the same core engine/framework/library as Avernum?

3)Does anyone happen to know how Blades of Avernum relates to the Avernum series? Same fantasy game world, but different code base?
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Well..Avernum only turned Geneforge-ish in Avernum 4..

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Since Azuma doesn't seem to feel very helpful tonight, I can answer your questions.

1) Personally, I do not know. But I feel like the info's around here somewhere.

2) Yes and no. The Geneforge series uses the same engine that Jeff adapted for Avernum 4 and 5, but it had the engine first. There is considerable overlap in terms of graphics (but it's getting better :P ), but the content of the games is worlds apart. Avernum 1-3 uses a different engine than Avernum 4, 5, and Geneforge, one which plays a bit more like Nethergate.

3) Blades of Avernum is based on the engine used in Avernum 1-3 (appropriate, because is was released between 3 and 4). It is based in the same world, though that can vary depending on who made the scenario you're playing. Generally, the community of designers (including myself) decides where Blades of Avernum will go.

So I think a lot of the confusion here is over the Avernum engine, because it changed drastically with the release of Avernum 4. Anyway, hopefully that was helpful.

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Avernum 1-3, Blades of Avernum, and Nethergate use minor variations on the same engine. The Geneforge games use a quite different engine, so you should check one out to compare. Avernum 4 and 5 use a sort of hybrid of the other two engines.

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Well, I know A5 for Windows is coming out in March, if that helps.

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1. I would assume that the games were released in the same year they were copyrighted, and somewhere in the folder is the copyright date.

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1. There's probably a list somewhere, but now there's one here too.

Exile: January 1995
Exile II: November 1995
Exile III: January 1997
Blades of Exile: December 1997

Nethergate: 1999
Nethergate Resurrection: May 2007

Avernum 1: 2000
Avernum 2: 2000
Avernum 3: 2002
Blades of Avernum: 2004
Avernum 4: 2005/2006
Avernum 5: 2007 (Mac only)

Geneforge: 2001/2002
Geneforge 2: 2003
Geneforge 3: 2005
Geneforge 4: 2006/2007

Dikiyoba is not responsible for the accuracy of this list. Use at your own risk. When opening this list, do not point it at yourself or others. Keep out of reach of children. All sales final.

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Thanks to all who replied, especially Ephesos and Dikiyoba.
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

1. There's probably a list somewhere, but now there's one here too.

Exile: January 1995
Exile II: November 1995
Exile III: January 1997
Blades of Exile: December 1997

Nethergate: 1999
Nethergate Resurrection: May 2007

Avernum 1: 2000
Avernum 2: 2000
Avernum 3: 2002
Blades of Avernum: 2004
Avernum 4: 2005/2006
Avernum 5: 2007 (Mac only)

Geneforge: 2001/2002
Geneforge 2: 2003
Geneforge 3: 2005
Geneforge 4: 2006/2007

Dikiyoba is not responsible for the accuracy of this list. Use at your own risk. When opening this list, do not point it at yourself or others. Keep out of reach of children. All sales final.

My child choked on the plastic wrapping that the list was shipped in. The wrapping was not listed as a choking hazard. Who do I direct my lawsuit against?

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Someone with money, because Dikiyoba doesn't have any. :P

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She's got a list! Run! That sucker's loaded!

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Thank goodness I'm not on it. Maybe now I'll manage to have a good life.

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quote:
My child choked on the plastic wrapping that the list was shipped in. The wrapping was not listed as a choking hazard. Who do I direct my lawsuit against?
Bah! Shouldn't people know by now that small children attempt to consume everything?

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