Another World

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Another World
Another World cover
Developers
Eric Chahi
Windows 3.x 1C: Maddox Games
Windows DotEmu
Windows Magic Productions
Windows Mana Games
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
EU Delphine Software International
EU U.S. Gold
US Interplay Entertainment
Mac OS (Classic) MacPlay
15th Anniversary (EU) ElektroGames
15th Anniversary (Poland) IQ Publishing
15th Anniversary (Russia) Akella
20th Anniversary (Windows) The Digital Lounge
20th Anniversary (Windows) Focus Home Interactive
20th Anniversary (macOS) BulkyPix
Release dates
DOS November 1991
Mac OS (Classic) December 1991
Windows 3.x 1994
Windows April 14, 2006[1]
macOS (OS X) February 20, 2013[2]
Linux September 15, 2014[3]
Another World guide on StrategyWiki
Another World on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Key points

The original version was released as Out of This World in North America.
This page reflects the currently sold 20th Anniversary Edition, and notes where there are differences to other versions.

General information

Eric Chahi's Another World - Official website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DRM-free
Original European releases used a code wheel for copy protection. US releases were DRM-free.
DOS
Mac OS
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
15th Anniversary Edition is included as a bonus.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Amiga ROMs are included as a bonus.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Amiga ROMs are included as a bonus.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A demo of the Collector's Edition is available on the official website.

Version differences[edit]

Another World / Out of This World was initially released in November 1991 for the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST 16-bit home computers. The game was ported to DOS and the Classic Mac OS not long after. These ports feature expanded new areas and higher difficulty. The DOS version runs in 320x200 resolution in 16-color mode. The Mac OS version runs in 640x200 in 16 colors.[4]
The game was ported to Windows 3.1 in 1994 by 1C: Maddox Games. This release is essentially the same as the DOS port.
The game was ported to Windows XP in 2006 through joint efforts of Eric Chahi, DotEmu, Mana Games and Magic Productions. This version is referred to as Another World: Collector's Edition. It features enhanced higher resolution graphics in 256 colors and higher quality sound. It is possible to switch between the original and remastered modes. In addition, the difficulty has been scaled down, with twice as many checkpoints.[4]
Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition, released in 2007, is essentially the same as the Collector's Edition. The only difference is the included bonus material: an audio CD with the game's soundtrack, two developer diaries, a "Making of" video and also a postcard signed by Eric Chahi (in select countries).[1]
Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition, released in 2013, has only cosmetic improvements over the previous two editions. The visuals and the audio have been slightly tweaked. The difficulty mode can now be adjusted on the fly by selecting one of three levels. It includes the same extras as the 15th Anniversary Edition.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Another World\AnotherWorldUserDef.xml
Windows <path-to-game>\AnotherWorld.ini[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Another World/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/DotEMU/Another World/
AnotherWorldUserDef.xml is used by the 20th Anniversary and AnotherWorld.ini by the 15th Anniversary Edition.
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\progression.dat[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/DotEMU/Another World/
The DOS version uses a password system to access a specific level. Press C to input the code.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general options (20th Anniversary Edition)
In-game general options (20th Anniversary Edition)
In-game general options (15th Anniversary Edition)
In-game general options (15th Anniversary Edition)
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Stretched
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can only be changed in 15th Anniversary Edition by editing AnotherWorld.ini.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can only be changed in 15th Anniversary Edition by editing AnotherWorld.ini.
20th Anniversary Edition has V-sync enabled by default.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
DOS version has 18 fps frame rate cap.
15th Anniversary Edition has no frame rate or refresh rate cap.
20th Anniversary Edition has variable framerate.[5]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Can only be changed in 15th Anniversary Edition by editing AnotherWorld.ini and setting MouseFilter.
Mouse sensitivity
Can only be changed in 15th Anniversary Edition by editing AnotherWorld.ini and setting Mouse.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Directional buttons cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound can be toggled with S in the DOS version.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation for 20th Anniversary Edition, available here.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8 15th Anniversary Edition
OpenGL 2.0 20th Anniversary Edition
DOS video modes VGA
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) EGA
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 6.0.7
Processor (CPU) Apple IIGS
Macintosh II
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1500+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6200
ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 Series
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.10
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.0 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References