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Atomaders cover
KraiSoft Entertainment
Release dates
Windows November 2002
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade
Vehicles Space flight
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics
Themes Space
Series Atomaders
Atomaders guide on StrategyWiki
Atomaders on MobyGames
Atomaders 2002
Atomaders 2 2008

Atomaders is a singleplayer top-down view arcade game in the Atomaders series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
Requires online activation

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\KraiSoft\Atomaders

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Players.cdf[Note 1]


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Most likely cannot be forced to go Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Most likely follows the driver settings for V-Sync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Most likely running under 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)


The remap controls section of Atomaders including the sound settings
The remap controls section of Atomaders including the sound settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
All actions (Left and right direction, fire and extra weapon fire) can be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
The game allows the use of a mouse for ship control.
Mouse input in menus
The game has its own custom cursor.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
The help section of the game says the ship can be controlled with a joystick
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and Music can be set at different volume levels.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved

Leda Prime 2 Coralos doesn't show the CRAB cyborg picture[1]

A minor bug, which was most likely forgotten considering how old the game is and yet this bug still exists

Issues fixed

Game refuses to boot up on modern hardware[2]

The game will refuse to open when executed on modern Windows OSes, mainly 8, 8.1, and 10. The older version of Atomaders, specifically the GameHouse version (v1.11) does not require this fix to boot up.
Enable the following compatibility settings for the Atomaders.exe file: Compatibility mode (98/Me).[3]

Game refuses to run properly on modern hardware, black screen bug after doing Alt+Tab[4]

The game will lag both in-game and within the menus when opened on modern Windows OSes (mainly 8 and above), the game will also not show anything after doing Alt+Tab or pressing the Windows button then going back to the game
Use dgVoodoo or dxwrapper[5]
A ddraw.dll wrapper from any of the 2 mentioned wrapper programs can be used to resolve the issue, dgVoodoo is preferrable due to not requiring any configuration, albeit the game will display a watermark on the bottom section of the screen, but this is also an indication to prove that the wrapper works.

SendBugReport.exe refuses to make a log file

Manual Log.txt creation[6]
To resolve this minor issue, open Notepad with administrator privileges, save the blank text file as Log.txt into the folder location of Atomaders then afterwards, run the SendBugReport.exe as administrator, it should be able to generate logs now

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Verified by User:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-20
  2. Verified by User:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-20
  3. Verified by User:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-20
    This fix is applicable to the KraiSoft version.
  4. Verified by User:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-20
  5. Verified by User:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-22
  6. Verified by User:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-22