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Asterix: Mega Madness

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Asterix: Mega Madness
Asterix: Mega Madness cover
Developers
Unique Development Studios
Publishers
Infogrames
Russia Akella
Release dates
Windows May 30, 2001
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Mini-games
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Classical, Europe
Series Asterix
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Asterix: Mega Madness is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person action and mini-games game in the Asterix series.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Depends on version, either a simple disc check, SecuROM 2 DRM or SecuROM 4 DRM
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\ASTERIX.cfg[Note 1]

Video

External Video Settings.
External Video Settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Can be selected but will flip the game upside down.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)

Input

Input Settings.
Input Settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Individual games have a few presets to choose from. General controls cannot be changed at all.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller types

Audio

Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD Audio, Sound Effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
The game pauses on lost focus.
Royalty free audio
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Polish
Retail release only.
Portuguese
Fan translation by rubinho146, Download
Brazilian Portuguese
Astérix em uma Mega Confusão.[1]
Russian
Retail release only.
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Requires a joystick or gamepad for Player 2.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Extreme screen flickering

Instructions[2]
The old version of DirectX used in the game causes this problem on modern systems.
  1. Use a DirectX wrapper like dgVoodoo 2.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible


Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. Atari Brasil (archived, 2003). - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Verified by User:Nessy on 2022-01-15