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Paul Darrow and Glynis Barber in Hostile Waters - Antaeus Rising
The classic PC game Hostile Waters - Antaeus Rising featuring the voices of Paul Darrow, Glynis Barber and Tom Baker is on special offer from Steam at only £5.59 until 6th February. Full details are on their website here: http://store.stea...app/267980

Several posters on the Hostile Waters forum on Steam recommends obtaining the game from Gog - http://www.gog.co...eus_rising, after some Steam users experienced difficulties getting the game running. On Gog the game is highly recommended (average 4.5 stars) cheaper ($5.99, with a 30-day money back guarantee) and appears to come with a better compatibility patch for newer versions of Windows, including Windows 8. Furthermore, everything from Gog is DRM-free.

However, if Steam put up a patch for this game, we will let you know.

Edit: Steam have indeed put up a patch - see Decima's post below Cool
Edited by Travisina on 02 February 2014 20:44:44
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Thanks for that news, Travisina. I'm agog!
I took the plunge and got this game on Steam. It took a bit of fiddling, but after the patch that was released yesterday, this game should run fine on most PCs now, even Windows 8 ones.

In order to get it running you'll need to track down two files:


These usually reside in your 'SteamApps' folder. In my case the full path was C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Hostile Waters Antaeus Rising

You will then need to right-click on each file and bring up the 'Properties' menu.
In the compatibility tab, select compatibility mode 'Windows 98/Windows Me' and also select 'Run this program as administrator'. This needs to be done for both files.

Then just run it as normal and enjoy one of the best and most underrated strategy games of the early 21st Century. Not to mention the dulcet tones of Glynis and Paul with a healthy smattering of Tom Baker thrown in.


*Update* 3/2/14
As of this evening another patch has been released for this game on Steam which negates the need to fiddle around with file properties. Installation is now completely automated, just download and play. \o/

Edited by Decima on 03 February 2014 23:57:02
And at the risk of some serious Threadomancy .....

GoG.com have just put it up at the hugely expensive price of .......

At that price, and depite I bought it when it originally came out in 2001, I'm going to have to add it to my library.

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It says $2.49 USD. I will give that a go this weekend.
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