Category: Main Games Adventures Ankh Special Edition, German


This is the Special Edition retail release, but not the Linux Special Edition.  There is no copy protection, which is very nice to users.

The app is fully HD installable.­­

Application Details:

Version: Special Edition, German
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.34

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Test Results

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What works

  • Intro animation
  • sound, voices (MacOS seems not subject to bug #21209)
  • Resolutions 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 (virtual desktop)
  • load & save game, including thumbnails

What does not

  • The default renderer, bug #21351. You must edit bin/release/plugins.cfg to uncomment the GL renderer or the screen becomes black half-way through the intro.
  • High or middle shadow setting causes bad textures. Use low setting or none.


What was not tested

  • Installer untested on MacOS (I expect no trouble). I once installed using wine-1.1.31 on Linux, then moved the installation directory.  The app needs no registry entry.
  • Playing more than 15 minutes. => Limit AppDB rating

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

1024x768 appears to be the best resolution for this game. Otherwise some textures are zoomed and smeared. If you run in w2k mode, savegames are stored in the game's save subdirectory. In xp mode in (c:\users\...) %USERPROFILE%\Anwendungsdaten\Ankh\save\ instead.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Dec 29 20091.1.34N/A Yes SilverJörg Höhle 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Needs an old version of Wine or changes to the configuration

­­­­Use wine-0.9.31 .. 0.9.43 to play this game with the default Direct3D9 renderer because of several regressions. These old versions should work except the item icons in the inventory may not be drawn correctly (bug #21354).

The maintainer would appreciate if you would find out whether one of these old ve­rsions works better than the others.

You can use much more recent versions of Wine (such as 1.1.34/36) if you change bin/release/plugins.cfg to use the GL renderer instead. The speech output issue (bug #21209) may still affect your machine.­




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