AquaNox

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AquaNox
AquaNox cover
Developers
Massive Development
Publishers
Fishtank Interactive
Engines
KRASS engine
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2001
AquaNox on Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The newest patch for the non-Steam version is 1.17. Patches for the game can be found here.
The Steam version shows version 1.18.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39630/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\AquaNox
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39630/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF topic.
Windowed
640x480, requires a workaround for higher resolutions. See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA up to 8.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.

Windowed[edit]

Starting the game in windowed mode[3]
  • Start a game with an attribute: -window.
Force higher resolutions[citation needed]
  1. For higher resolutions install AutoHotkey and use the script:
    F12::
    WinGet, TempWindowID, ID, A
    If (WindowID != TempWindowID)
    {
      WindowID:=TempWindowID
      WindowState:=0
    }
    If (WindowState != 1)
    {
      WinGetPos, 0, 0, 1280, 960, ahk_id %WindowID%
      WinSet, Style, -0xC40000, ahk_id %WindowID%
      WinMove, ahk_id %WindowID%, , 0, 0, A_ScreenWidth, A_ScreenHeight
    }
    Else
    {
      WinSet, Style, +0xC40000, ahk_id %WindowID%
      WinMove, ahk_id %WindowID%, , WinPosX, WinPosY, WindowWidth, WindowHeight
    }
    WindowState:=!WindowState
    return
  2. Edit the resolution in line WinGetPos, 0, 0, 1280, 960, ahk_id %WindowID%.
  3. After you've changed the window size using the script, go to options and change the in-game resolution for the game's render to adjust to changes.

Input settings[edit]

Xbox 360 Controller[edit]

This game works well with Xbox 360 Controller. However actions can not be bound to Left and Right Triggers. Below are recommended settings for X360 and similar controllers.
Recommended settings for X360 controller.
Recommended settings for X360 controller.
Recommend settings for Xbox 360 Controller[3]

Direction of View section

  • Up/Down - Joystick u-Axis, Sensitivity 15%, Tolerance 15%,
  • Left/Right - Joystick r-Axis, Sensitivity 15%, Tolerance 15%, Inverted

Direction of Movement section (click More for Joystick settings)

  • Fwd/Back - Joystick z-Axis, Sensitivity 60%, Tolerance 10%, Inverted
  • Left/Right - Joystick x-Axis, Sensitivity 30%, Tolerance 10%, Inverted
  • Up/Down - Joystick y-Axis, Sensitivity 30%, Tolerance 10%

Weapon's config section

  • Primary Fire - Joy Button 6 (Right Bumper)
  • Secondary Fire - Joy Button 5 (Left Bumper)
  • Next Weapon - Joy POV up
  • Last Weapon - Joy POV down
  • Throw Buzzer - Joy Button 3 (X)
  • Lock Enemy - Joy Button 4 (Y)
  • Secondary Fire - Joy Button 5 (Left Bumper)

Make sure to set Joystick: On under Joystick Section.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for sound effects and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Can not be disabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can not be disabled.
EAX support
CreativeLabs EAX 1 and EAX2.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Italian
Spanish


VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.55.4. See important instructions here, 3D screenshots samples here. Note: Profile may not produce stereo output with newer versions of DGVoodoo2.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16 GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Unresponsive mouse[edit]

High polling rate and DPI[3]
  • Lower mouse polling rate to 200Hz or lower.
  • Lower DPI of a mouse to 200.

Notes

This is a common problem with many mice.

Screen flickering (black frame)[edit]

Lag compensation[3]
  • Disable lag compensation under graphical options.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 8.1 [citation needed]
Shader Model support 1.0 Pixel Shader 1.0, Vertex Shader 1.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.1c[5]
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 3 400 MHz
AMD Athlon 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) AGP 2X Video Card
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/39630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  2. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-08-19
  4. Pricing | GameSpy Technology
  5. Verified by User:Nessy on 2019-08-17
    Version number found in Mss32.dll in the game installation folder.