Special Download Page for cavers

Version 6.5.4 (Rev. July 2017)

 

There is now an introduction video of a bat flying into the cave to the washtub room: (press Esc or Spacebar to jump past the video).

Starting with the July, 2013, Version 6, Caver Quest is using a new Unity Player engine that allows PC, Mac or Linux installations. Please report any special issues, questions and comments to the developer.

Download Page: PC version

Download Page: Mac version

Download Page: Linux version

Runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and newer. Your PC may need a Directx 9 video driver and video card to run (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113). There is also a version that runs on the Mac OS-X, but you may need permission for the newer Mac OS to run a program from an "unknown developer".

We would appreciate assistance from Linux users in beta testing the most recent Linux versions. We are working on a new Android Version that will need beta testing assistance. Please send requests to the developer.

 

PRIVACY NOTICE:
Caver Quest is driven by the Unity 3D game engine. Unity notes that:
“When you install or play games or content developed with the Unity Editor (which will either contain or require the download and installation of the Unity Player), we may collect some or all of the following Non-Personal Information about your system or device during your first use of the software: •Device manufacturer and model
•The operating system and version running on your system or device;
•Browser type;
•IP address;
•Unique device identifier generated from the device MAC/IMEI/MEID;
•Language;
•The make of the CPU, and number of CPUs present;
•The graphics card type and vendor name;
•Graphics card driver name and version (example: "nv4disp.dll 6.10.93.71");
•Which graphics API is in use (example: "OpenGL 2.1" or "Direct3D 9.0c");
•Amount of system and video RAM present;
•Current screen resolution;
•Version of the Unity Player;
•Version of the Unity Editor used to create the content;
•A number describing whether the player is running on Mac, Windows or other platforms; and
•A checksum of all the data that gets sent to verify that it did transmit correctly.
•Application or bundle identification ("app id") of the game installed.
http://unity3d.com/company/legal/privacy-policy

 
 
To run the program:

1. Double-click the Caver_Quest icon installed on your desktop or in your Start, All Programs list.
2. Choose the screen resolution you would like. Click on the "Windowed" box if you want the game to be in a PC window. The tab labeled "Input" does not work at present.
3. Click on Play.
4. Read the startup screen. Note the key commands for moving the avatar, and that the "Esc" key is how you exit the game. There are also new on-screen buttons to enable mouse-only control of the game. The "Esc" key will also give you the option to save your progress. C;ick on which player you’d like. The player will be controlled by the mouse, the WASD keys, or the arrow keys as an alternative. Then click on start a new game or load a saved game. If you know the password for unlimited access, you can enter that and then click on unlimited access. The password is obtained at the end of the game in Harmony Hall. It also unlocks access to Snowy River North.
5. After clicking on the game option, you’ll find yourself at the ramada by the entrance to Fort Stanton Cave, outside the fence. Note that the keys 1, 2, and 3 will switch the camera view to first-person, second-person, and third-person views. In first-person mode, the “Page Up”, “Page Down”, “O”, or “L” keys enable you to look up and down (a bit). The on-screen buttons called View A and View B perform similar functions.
6. You cannot enter the cave via the entrance until you pass the entrance exam. Go to the ramada and click (with your mouse) on exam button. Answers to the test are on the bulletin board at the end of the table.
7. After you pass the exam, you may click on the fence gate to open it, and enter the cave.
8. You’ll then find yourself in a cave passage. You will find a Roswell Teleportation Device (RTD) beyond the dripline. Click on the yellow sphere to activate it. Do this with every one you find, and you will be able to teleport back to that site from any other RTD. There are also small orange bat icons to click on for information. You can also click on the violet mapPad hanging from you left hip. It will open to a map showing your location.
9. Explore the cave. Try to get to the far south end of Snowy River and Harmony Hall and establish a series of active RTDs throughout the cave in in preparation for the upcoming expedition.
10. To quit, press the "Esc" key or click on the “Exit” on-screen button and choose whether you want to save your progress.

 
Below is a summary of key motions:
Key Motions or Button
 
Action
W, Up Arrow, LMB
  Move Forward
A, Left Arrow
  Turn Left
S, Down Arrow, CMB
  Move Backward
D, Right Arrow
  Turn Right
Shift
  Move fast
   
1
  First Person View
PageUp or O
  Look Up
PageDown or L
  Look Down
2
  Second Person View
3
  Third Person View
Esc
  Quit
  Comments
  There is no “crawl” key. Crawling should occur automatically when you enter an area that needs it and allows it. The camera will automatically switch to first-person mode. There is no “crawl” animation at this time, so you will not be able to watch yourself crawl,

 


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