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Ancients II: Approaching Evil

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Ancients II: Approaching Evil
Ancients II: Approaching Evil cover
Farr-Ware Software
Epic MegaGames
Release dates
DOS 1994
Ancients II: Approaching Evil at Wikipedia
Ancients 1: Death Watch 1991
Ancients II: Approaching Evil 1994

Key points

Characters can be imported from Ancients 1: Death Watch (see Import characters).


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known

Essential improvements[edit]

Import characters[edit]

Characters can be imported from Ancients 1: Death Watch.
Copy save files[1]
  1. If the characters are in the party run Ancients 1 and drop the characters from the party (this will update each character's *.KAR file).
  2. Copy the Ancients 1 *.KAR files into the Ancients II installation folder.
  3. Run Ancients II and add the characters from the Character Options menu.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SETUP.DTA

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.DTA
SAVEGAME.DTA contains saved progress.
*.KAR files contain saved characters (these files are only updated when a character is dropped from the current party).

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Change with F5 during gameplay (listed as "delay").
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 286
System memory (RAM) 640K
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. Verified by User:Garrett on November 13, 2017