Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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Not to be confused with Ancestors Legacy.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey cover
Developers
Panache Digital Games
Publishers
Private Division
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows August 27, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 64
OpenCritic 67
IGDB 65
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Themes Africa, Prehistoric
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey on HowLongToBeat
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey on IGDB
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey guide on StrategyWiki
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey on MobyGames
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey on Wikipedia

General information

Developer Discord server
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey subreddit
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
[1]
Windows
GamersGate
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
Requires online activation
CD key
Choice between Epic Games Store activation and a Steam key.
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos and splash screen[edit]

Remove the video file[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Ancestors\Content\Movies\
  2. Remove or rename PreGameMovie_withaudio.bik
A game update may restore the file.
Remove the splash image file[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Ancestors\Content\Splash\
  2. Remove or rename Splash.bmp
A game update may restore the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Ancestors\Saved\SaveGames\System.sav
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Ancestors\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/536270/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Ancestors\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/536270/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Enabled with update 1.1[3]
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Vert- gameplay, pillarboxed menu screens and cutscenes.
Ultra-widescreen
Vert- gameplay, 16:9 pillarboxed menu screens and cutscenes. Use this mod.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this FOV changer.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA) for more options.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[citation needed]

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Change AA type through the config file[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=1
The above sets the AA type to FXAA. Change the 1 to 0 to disable AA.
Enable TAA sharpening through the config file[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.TemporalAACurrentFrameWeight=0.2
r.TemporalAASharpness=0.8
r.Tonemapper.Sharpen=1

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field through the config file[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0

Motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur through the config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.MotionBlurQuality=0

Vignette[edit]

Disable vignette through the config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0
r.Tonemapper.Quality=0

Input[edit]

Keyboard remapping.
Keyboard remapping.
Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Mouse sensitivity[edit]

Vertical sensitivity isn't calculated the same as horizontal sensitivity. Edit the sensitivity=0.xx to personal preference.[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Input.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[/Script/Engine.InputSettings]
AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName="MouseX",AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.000000,Sensitivity=0.07,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))
AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName="MouseY",AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.000000,Sensitivity=0.07,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))
bEnableMouseSmoothing=False

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, SFX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
On by default
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Controller prompts with mouse / keyboard selected[edit]

The game occasionally displays controller prompts even when Controller is set to Mouse / Keyboard in the options menu.
Press Space at the A controller prompt.[7]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video

Additional information[edit]

The game was built using version 4.20 of Unreal Engine.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7950
4 GB (Nvidia), 3 GB (AMD) of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/536270/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (536270) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-08-29
    Closed the launcher, renamed its main and AppData folders, ran the game through its executable without issues.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-08-29
  3. 3.0 3.1 The adventure continues! - last accessed on 2019-09-10
  4. 4.0 4.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-08-29
    The changes resulted in a visibly sharper image in the game and screenshots comparisons.
  5. someone who has played this game! - last accessed on 2019-08-29
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-08-29
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  7. PC Release - Help / Bug Reports 1 - last accessed on 2019-09-25