Astérix & Obélix

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Astérix & Obélix
Astérix & Obélix cover
Developers
Infogrames
Release dates
DOS 1996
Windows 1996
Astérix & Obélix at Wikipedia
Asterix
Asterix and the Magic Carpet 1987
Asterix: Operation Getafix 1989
Astérix: Caesar's Challenge 1995
Astérix & Obélix 1996
Astérix und Obélix: Die Suche nach dem schwarzen Gold 1997
Astérix: The Gallic War 2000
Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar 2000
Astérix: Mega Madness 2001
Asterix & Obelix XXL 2004
Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum 2005
Asterix at the Olympic Games 2007

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\OBELIXW.CFG
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Infogrames\Asterix & Obelix
In-game settings for the DOS version are not stored between sessions.
Game progress is stored using passwords given at the end of each act.

Video settings[edit]

Settings (DOS version).
Settings (DOS version).
System settings (Windows version).
System settings (Windows version).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 internal resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Windows version is always windowed; for DOS version in DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings (Windows version).
Keyboard settings (Windows version).
Joystick settings (Windows version).
Joystick settings (Windows version).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings (Windows version).
Audio settings (Windows version).
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Shared screen.
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Corrupted graphics (Windows version)[edit]

The Windows version does not work on modern versions of Windows.[1] Use the DOS version instead (included on the same CD).

Sound card error on launch (DOSBox)[edit]

The DOS version will briefly show a red screen on launch warning about a sound card configuration error (all audio will work correctly despite this as long as the settings set with INSTALL.EXE match the settings reported by DOSBox).[2]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX2
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References

  1. VOGONS • View topic - asterix and obelix game has no screen
  2. Verified by User:Garrett on November 14, 2017