AquaNox 2: Revelation

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AquaNox 2: Revelation
AquaNox 2: Revelation cover
Developers
Massive Development
Publishers
Retail (North America) Encore Software
Retail (Europe) JoWood Productions
Digital THQ Nordic
Engines
KRASS Engine
Release dates
Windows August 22, 2003
Reception
Metacritic 69
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi
Series AquaNox
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AquaNox 2: Revelation on Wikipedia
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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)
SecuROM DRM
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Demo[edit]

A demo is available in English and in German.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Windowed[edit]

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

Input[edit]

Audio[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
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail and Steam only.
German
Retail and Steam only; download for GOG.com version.

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.

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen[edit]

Disable other screens[2]
  • If multiple screens are in use, disable all but the one used to play the game on.
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, the settings for the rendering resolution can be found - dsp_height and dsp_width.
  3. Edit their values to match the resolution of the screen in use. e.g. for 1440x900 the fragment should look like this:
[CVar196]
{
	Name = "dsp_height"
	Type = "s32"
	Value = 900
}

[CVar197]
{
	Name = "dsp_width"
	Type = "s32"
	Value = 1440
}

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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

Notes

  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.

References