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Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising

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Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising
Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising cover
Rage Software
Retail Interplay Entertainment
Retail re-release Sold Out Software
Digital (original) KISS ltd
Digital (current) Funbox Media
Release dates
Windows March 23, 2001
Metacritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Genres Action, Strategy
Vehicles Helicopter, Tank
Themes Sci-fi
Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising on IGDB
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Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising on Wikipedia

Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising is a singleplayer third-person action and strategy game.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Green Man Gaming
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Windows (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
Choice of Steam or non-Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Disable in settings[1]

Disable in the launcher or in-game settings.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SavedGames\Opt.dat[Note 1]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Rage\HostileWaters\Options[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/267980/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SavedGames\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/267980/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video settings (launcher).
Video settings (launcher).
Video settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Building interface is cut off at the bottom.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the -windowed command line argument.[3]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Go to the registry and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Rage\HostileWaters\Options Find the string FullScreenAntiAlias and change its value from 0 to 1.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. To Turn it off, go to the registry and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Rage\HostileWaters\Options. Find the string VSyncOn and change its value from 1 to 0.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game is locked to 60 FPS.[5]


Input settings.
Input settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio settings (launcher).
Audio settings (launcher).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Speech, Movie.
Surround sound
Only dialogue in the War Room is subtitled. Cutscenes and in-game dialogue are not subbed.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only; download for digital versions
Retail only
Retail only; download for digital versions

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 505 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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).
  2. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/267980/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (267980) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Garrett on 2015-08-06
  2. Play in 1080p? Or at least 16:9... :: Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  3. Windowed mode, page 1 - Forum - - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Play Hostile Waters on your modern PC - last accessed on May 2023
  5. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-07-22
    Disabled vysnc using instructions in this very article, used dgVoodoo2 WIP 61 and framerate-based motion blur shader on ReShade to test since game is DX7-based. Noted no difference in visual appearance, even in scenes where it was claimed by ReShade the framerate went above 60 FPS. No visual difference would only be possible if the actual framerate was less than or equal to 60 FPS. Retested using RTSS, confirmed same lack of visual difference and same reported high frame rate.