Asterix & Obelix XXL

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This page is for the original 2004 game. For the remaster, see Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered.

Astérix & Obélix XXL
Astérix & Obélix XXL cover
Developers
Étranges Libellules
Publishers
Atari
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows June 18, 2004
Taxonomy
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Asterix & Obelix XXL
Asterix & Obelix XXL on MobyGames
Asterix & Obelix XXL on Wikipedia
Asterix & Obelix XXL
Subseries of Asterix
Asterix & Obelix XXL 2004
Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum 2005
Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 2018
Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 - The Crystal Menhir 2019
Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered 2020

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
TAGES DRM
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

XXL1Patcher[edit]

Fixes crash "An installation Error occured : Module 50279" for 64 bits Windows OS ( as Windows 10 ) users.
Fixed ending cutscene crash.
"Greece" text won't show on the level map for some reason. All other countries work. Doesn't affect gameplay.
xxl1patcher.zip
How to install
  1. Extract the contents of xxl1patcher.zip.
  2. Go into the game's folder and drag the file "GameModule.elb" onto the "xxl1patcher.exe"
  3. A window should notify about the success or failure.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE\AOXXL.sav[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE\AOXXL.sav[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Video Settings.
Video Settings.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

The game's real executable is GameModule.elb which cannot be properly forced
Forcing V-sync[1]
  1. Rename GameModule.elb to axxl.exe
  2. Now you can force Vsync properly.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for music, sound and voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
2008 Regional re-release only
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Very low fps[edit]

The game is very low fps on modern operating systems due to broken 3D audio compatibility.[citation needed]
Use DirectSound 3D restoration software

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, Me, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 663 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2 GTS
ATI Radeon 7500
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0b compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2019-10-08
    Tested using Nvidia Inspector