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Ion Storm
North America Eidos Interactive
Australia Infogrames
id Tech 2
Release dates
Windows June 27, 2001
Anachronox guide at StrategyWiki
Anachronox at Wikipedia

General information Community Discussions Support Page
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].[3]
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Can be played without Steam running.[4]

Essential improvements[edit]


Unofficial patches[edit]

These patches are only needed for retail versions; the and Steam versions are already patched.
Fixes several issues and improves some areas of the game. Digital versions of the game already include this patch.
Build 44 to Build 45[edit]
The first patch has to be installed beforehand, following the second patch.
Fixes multiple issues with the game.
Alternate download link
Build 45 to Build 46[edit]
Fixes even more issues with the game.
Alternate download link

Game data[edit]

Official setup utility.
Official setup utility.
Launcher and setup utility for unofficial patches.
Launcher and setup utility for unofficial patches.
General in-game settings.
General in-game settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\anoxdata\CONFIGS\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242940/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\anoxdata\SAVE\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242940/pfx/[Note 2]
9 save slots available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Option called "camera distance" available in the in-game options.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 125 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Arrow keys can be used for movement without needing to be bound. Many commands cannot be rebound.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
From the settings menu in game only
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, interface, cinematic and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.[5] See EAX sound on modern systems.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.

Issues unresolved[edit]

EAX sound on modern systems[edit]

EAX sound is unsupported on modern systems. As the in-game implementation was quite buggy and caused crashes even on systems with EAX support, this is removed in the version.

Issues fixed[edit]

Couldn't load renderer (AMD)[edit]

Install DirectX[citation needed]

Install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.

Couldn't load renderer[edit]

Install nGlide[citation needed]

Install the nGlide wrapper. Many users report this as an inferior solution to updated native drivers or DirectX, but if for whatever reason OpenGL doesn't work, this is an option.

Low frame rate / stuttering[edit]

Create Config.ini[6]
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\GOG\.
  2. Enter the Anachronox folder. Create the folder if it doesn't exist.
  3. Create the file config.ini
  4. Enter into config.ini
  1. If 200 doesn't work, try a higher value or lower down to 59.
Install QindieGL[9]
  1. Download and extract QindieGL, an OpenGL wrapper
  2. Copy opengl32.dll and paste into the Anachronox installation folder.
  3. Click on QindieGL-setup.reg and add to the registry.
Turn off 3D sound[11]
  1. Open GCT Setup.exe.
  2. Under 3D Sound Options, choose "Off" from the pull down menu.
  3. Click Save.
Use integrated graphics[12]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 1.1
Glide WickedGL Added in the build 44 patch.
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz Intel Pentium III
AMD Athlon
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 12 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 1.1 compatible
DirectX 7 compatible
16 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/242940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.