AquaNox 2: Revelation

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AquaNox 2: Revelation
AquaNox 2: Revelation cover
Massive Development
Encore Software
JoWood Productions
KRASS engine
Release dates
Windows August 22, 2003
AquaNox 2: Revelation at Wikipedia
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General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Launch a game with a -nologo command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\AquaNox2\Config.txt
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\AquaNox2\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.


Start the game in windowed mode[1]
  • Launch the game with the command line argument -windowsize YYxZZ where YY is width of screen resolution and ZZ is height of screen resolution, e.g. -windowsize 1024x768.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Adjustable volume of sounds effects, music, radio messages and dialogues.
Surround sound
Uses EAX, use ALchemy or IndirectSound
Can not be disabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can not be disabled.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen[edit]

Disable other screens[2]
  • If you're using multiple screens, disable all but the one you're planning to use to play the game.
Disable Visual Themes and Desktop Compositions[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click on AquaNox 2 Revelation.exe and choose Properties.
  3. Go to Compatibility tab.
  4. In there, check Disable Visual Themes and Disable Desktop Composition.
Edit configuration file[1]
  1. If all of that won't help, edit %USERPROFILE%\Documents\AquaNox2\Config.txt
  2. Scroll to the very end of the file. There, you should find settings for rendering resolution - dsp_height and dsp_width.
  3. Edit their values to match the resolution of a screen you're using. e.g. for 1440x900 the fragment should look like this:
	Name = "dsp_height"
	Type = "s32"
	Value = 900

	Name = "dsp_width"
	Type = "s32"
	Value = 1440

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 750 MHz
AMD Athlon 750 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB (Windows 98)
256 MB (Windows 2000/NT/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/39640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.