Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered

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

Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered
Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered cover
Developers
Original Game Étranges Libellules
Romastered OSome Studio
Publishers
Microids
Engines
OEngine
Release dates
Windows October 22, 2020
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform
Themes Classical, Europe
Series Asterix & Obelix XXL
Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered on MobyGames
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

Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered is a singleplayer third-person action and platform game in the Asterix & Obelix XXL series.

Key points

Remastered version of Asterix & Obelix XXL with additional challenges and options for updated graphics and soundtrack.
Missing particle effects & graphical issues on AMD graphics cards.[1]
Various graphical and audio issues not present in the original game.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Purchase includes an Xbox X/S/One version
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\XXL1Resources\_Cooking\Videos
  2. Rename, move or delete these files:
Fmod.ogv.Video.gen
Intro_934x694_30FPS_Q5.ogv.Video.gen
Microids.ogv.Video.gen
OEngine.ogv.Video.gen
OSome.ogv.Video.gen

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1261520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\XXL1\GameSlot_X.ob
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1261520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
The game pauses if it loses focus

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Slovak
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Fan translation, download.
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Missing particle effects & graphical issues on AMD GPUs[edit]

This was officially fixed in patch 1.0.34 on September 13, 2021 on Steam, GOG still has this problem.
Instructions[3]
  1. A user patch that addresses most issues is available here.

Poor Performance (from XXL Part 1 fix)[edit]

Instructions[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open oXXL1GameGog.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Search for the Hex-value 55 8B EC 56 8B 75 08 8B 06 80 38 00 74 0F.
  4. Replace the first three bytes with C2 04 00.
  5. Run the game.

Known Issues[edit]

Retro Music Doesn't Loop[edit]

The music that plays while in retro mode doesn't loop, it plays until the end and after that it just stops, meanwhile the ones that play in remaster mode do and keep playing even as you alternate between it and the silent retro mode. The patch 1.0.34 fixed this with the boss music specifically but not the others.

Accidentally Unobtainable Laurel[edit]

A golden laurel in Normandy requires you to jump on top a stack of metal crates to reach it, however metal crates don't respawn if you destroy them so if you do it becomes unobtainable and thus impossible to complete the game 100%. This was actually fixed in patch 1.0.33 by adding a stack of wooden crates that respawn if you reload the level, but patch 1.0.34 removed it for unknown reasons bringing back the issue.[5]

Obelix's Pathfinding[edit]

Obelix's pathfinding AI is exactly the same as the original game, which can cause issues in certain areas as new crates were added in the environments that he gets stuck trying to go pass by. This is a big problem at the start of certain boss fights where you can't go back and it's possible he's unable of following you, and because both characters needs to be present the fight never triggers, forcing you to reset from the last checkpoint and destroy the new crates beforehand.

Graphical and Audio Issues[edit]

Various inconsequential but noticeable graphical and audio issues are present throughout the game in both remaster and retro modes that aren't in the original, like texture glitches in many environments and the caves in remaster mode having very loud reverb and clicking noises.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 3 Steam/GOG, legacy profile
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
32-bit for Steam/GOG

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2125 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 370
2 GB of VRAM

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>/1261520/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1261520) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References