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Ion Storm
North America Eidos Interactive
Australia Infogrames
id Tech 2
Release dates
Windows June 27, 2001

General information Community Discussions Support Page
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail SafeDisc DRM.[1]
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store
Steam Can be played without Steam running.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]


Unofficial patches[edit]

These patches are only needed for retail versions; the and Steam versions are already patched.
Fixes several issues and improves some areas of the game. Digital versions of the game already include this patch.
Build 44 to Build 45[edit]
The first patch has to be installed beforehand, following the second patch.
Fixes multiple issues with the game.
Alternate download link
Build 45 to Build 46[edit]
Fixes even more issues with the game.
Alternate download link

Game data[edit]

Official setup utility.
Official setup utility.
Launcher and setup utility for unofficial patches.
Launcher and setup utility for unofficial patches.
General in-game settings.
General in-game settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\anoxdata\CONFIGS\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\anoxdata\SAVE\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
Option called "camera distance" available in the in-game options.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 125 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
From the settings menu in game only
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, interface, cinematic and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.[3] See EAX sound on modern systems.


Language UI Audio CC Notes
See here.

Issues unresolved[edit]

EAX sound on modern systems[edit]

EAX sound is unsupported on modern systems. As the in-game implementation was quite buggy and caused crashes even on systems with EAX support, this is removed in the version.

Issues fixed[edit]

Couldn't load renderer (AMD)[edit]

Install DirectX[citation needed]

Install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.

Couldn't load renderer[edit]

Install nGlide[citation needed]

Install the nGlide wrapper. Many users report this as an inferior solution to updated native drivers or DirectX, but if for whatever reason OpenGL doesn't work, this is an option.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 1.1
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95B 98, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz Intel Pentium III
AMD Athlon
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 12 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 1.1 compatible
DirectX 7 compatible
16 MB of VRAM


  1. • Anachronox • Disc 2
  2. Verified by User:Vetle on 2016-03-20
  3. Ion Storm Blasts Into The Realm Of Environmental Audio - Creative Asia (retrieved)