For those who can't make up-to-date builds themselves, I've put together updatepacks, for each supported operating system. (With permission from Alec!)
They also contain updated scripts & data files, and graphics & animation files that were missing in the mac version.Updates any 1.1.x to 1.1.3+. Does not work with 1.0.x !!
If you need to upgrade an old 1.0.x installation, try this updater to create a working 1.1.1 (windows) version first, which you can then update further. Does not require a serial key afterwards!
Last update: 14th October 2012
You can use these packs to crossgrade from one operating system to another -- for example, if you have Aquaria for windows but want to play it on a Mac, just copy the windows version to the Mac and apply the Mac update. For Windows/Linux, drop an updatepack into any other version and it should work. Ask if it doesn't.
Feel free to contact me on irc://irc.esper.net/bitblot
if you need help with these updates; just enter a nickname, connect, and wait a few minutes or hours.Windows: zip (4.2 MB) | 7z (1.8 MB)
Copy all files from the update directory into your Aquaria directory, overwriting everything that already exists.
Your old 1.1.1 version from Plimus or the HiB will also work with the new data.[Attention steam users!]
This was tested with the Steam version. If you are using Steam, do NOT
just throw this into the game folder! Instead, make a copy of the game and apply the update to the copy, otherwise Steam may complain about changed files and whatnot. I didn't try what would happen.
Note that this update has no idea that Steam exists - so no Steam achievements - but the opensource version contains a replacement, so they are not completely gone. It's just not that fancy.
On the other hand, you get a portable game that can be run from a USB drive, and does not require Steam running in the background.[How different is this from the steam version?]
Of course the steam overlay and such features do not exist outside of steam, but regarding the game's content, there is no difference.
As said above, only achievements are different: They do exist, albeit in a not so pretty variant as the steam ones.
But there are numerous improvements (gameplay fixes, better gamepad/joystick control, überwidescreen support, positional sound, online mod downloader, etc etc.) that make this fine open source
product superior!Linux: tar.gz (10.5 MB) | tar.xz (5.3 MB)
As for the windows version, copy the new files & replace already existing ones.
Before you do, make a copy of the original aquaria binary (name it aquaria_old or something), then apply the update. It will continue to work if you need to go back.
A launcher script is included that will select the correct build for your system (32 or 64 bits), and also update some files in ~./Aquaria/_mods.
If you prefer to use the binaries directly, you should update the mod scripts yourself. Otherwise the game will go haywire when you start one of the default mods.[Attention steam users!]
There were reports that the Linux version of Aquaria on Steam was a bit wonky. These updates here work fine and will probably fix it!
The linux steam game data are located here: ~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Aquaria/
As for the windows+steam version, copy this folder somewhere else and unpack the linux update into the copy (replace stuff that already exists).[Update: The initial Steam problems have been fixed. You can still use this build if you like.]Mac OSX: dmg (10.6 MB)
For the Mac people I've made it easy. Open the dmg, start the updater app, and it will guide you through the process.
This works for both the Ambrosia version, and the one from the HiB.
Requires an Intel Mac with OSX 10.5 (theoretically 10.4, but haven't tested). Works fine on 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and 10.7 (Lion).[Attention Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8 ) users!]
Because Apple is locking down their platform more and more, Mountain Lion refuses to open packages from untrusted developers by default. (My packages are not signed and therefore untrusted because I can't afford and refuse to obtain an official Apple developer license, which they want $$$ for.)Click here for a guide about how to turn that off and change the setting to sane defaults.
It's for another software but they have nice images that explain everything.More info:Read the included README file. (Online version)
Each pack contains a normal and a developer version, for modding. The developer version also has some cheats which can be enabled with Shift+Backspace (but be careful, some options in the menu crash the game!).
use the dev version for regular playing, it might interrupt you with message boxes if it finds something fishy in the scripts.
In the Windows and Linux packs, the developer builds are readily available.
In the Mac version, open your 1.1.3+ app ("show package contents"), navigate to Contents/MacOS, rename the 'aquaria' binary to something else, and the 'aquaria_dev' binary to 'aquaria' -- If you want to use the dev version.
I will update update this post whenever i have put together new ones. Stay tuned.
Let me know how they work for you. I hope I didn't mess up - first time I've been doing this for many OSes at once.
Oh yeah, and no guarantees. I've done my best to make good stuff, but if they screw anything, it's not my problem. Use at your own risk.Misc notes:
I chose to use the "+" to distinguish the newer builds from the old 1.1.3 that was shipped with the HiB for Linux, as I am not in the position to mess with version numbers. This is not like Cave Story+ or whatever.
All builds require a processor that supports MMX/SSE/SSE2 (Pentium 4/Athlon64 or newer) - will work fine on any machine unless it's from stone-age.
The updater app for OSX is a simple ugly Tcl/Tk script. In case of doubt, just open and read it.
The source code for these builds can be found at GitHub: https://github.com/fgenesis/Aquaria_clean
(my HG repo at bitbucket is usually slightly out of date: https://bitbucket.org/fgenesis/aquaria
Looking for an older updatepack? Here's a list of all releases: http://fg.wzff.de/pub/aquaria/updatepacks/