Advent Rising

Advent Rising is a third-person action game developed by GlyphX Games. The story was created with the help of science fiction writer Orson Scott Card. Players control the human Gideon as he seeks revenge for the destruction of the human race by the Seekers. Another alien race, the Aurelians, unlock hidden powers within Gideon that allow him to break out the superhuman stick. Through repeated uses Gideon will grow more deadly with the weapons and abilities he possesses. A choice made early in the game will determine which set of cinematics the player will see as they progress through the game. This choice also has a major impact on the end of the game. Your planet has been destroyed and your friends are dead. Time to take out the alien garbage.

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Support summary
Screen change: 

Widescreen Method: 
  • .ini edit
Widescreen HUD: 
  • Stretched

Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
  • .ini edit
Ultra/Super-Wide HUD: 
  • Stretched

Multi-monitor Method: 
  • .ini edit
Multi-monitor HUD: 
  • Hinderance

4k UHD Method: 
4k UHD HUD: 

Rendered cut-scenes: 
  • Vert-
FMV cut-scenes: 
  • Stretch
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Tuesday, 31 May, 2005

Tested Version: 
GOG / Steam

Play styles: 


Developer feedback: 

Steam ID's: 
3800, , , ,
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Advent Rising
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    Advent Rising
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    Advent Rising
  • Ultra-Wide (21:9) Screenshot
    Advent Rising
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    Advent Rising
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Advent Rising
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

No native widescreen support. You need to INI edit some Entries to get HOR+

Activate Widescreen - remove Black Bars --> Go to ...\steamapps\common\Advent Rising\System\default.ini and set Widescreen=true

Change Resolution --> Go to ...\steamapps\common\Advent Rising\System\Mydefault.ini and set


Adjust FOV --> Go to ...\steamapps\common\Advent Rising\System\default.ini and look for W=MoveForward and change it to W=MoveForward | OnRelease FOV 91

16:9 FOV = 91.3154482287
16:10 FOV = 85.2812718522

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Same as Widescreen Solution - W=MoveForward | OnRelease FOV 122

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

Same as Widescreen Solution - W=MoveForward | OnRelease FOV 146

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues

Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by czarman on 23 May, 2016 - 08:12
Updated by czarman on 23 May, 2016 - 08:15