AquaNox

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

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

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 option Option 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 options Native 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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16

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
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 3 400 MHz
AMD Athlon 400 MHz
Intel Pentium 3 700 MHz
AMD Athlon 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB 800 MB
Video card (GPU) AGP 2X Video Card
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible
AGP 4X Video Card
64 MB of VRAM
Shader model 1.0 support

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