SimAnt

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SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony cover
Developers
Maxis
Release dates
DOS 1991
Windows 3.x 1991
Mac OS (Classic) 1991
SimAnt guide on StrategyWiki
SimAnt on MobyGames
SimAnt on Wikipedia

Warnings

The Windows 3.x version of this game does not work on 64-bit versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Entire game can be copied to the hard drive.
DOS
Windows 3.x
Mac OS

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game>\*.ant[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
This is the default path used by the game. The save file location can be determined by the user.

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 286 12 MHz
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 MB
Video card (GPU) EGA, Hercules, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
Windows 3.x
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 286 12 MHz
System memory (RAM) 2 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA, SVGA, XGA
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 6.0.2
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68030
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 colours

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