Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate

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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate cover
Developers
Random Games, Inc.
Publishers
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
GOG
Release dates
Windows October 31, 1998
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate at Wikipedia
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Key points

The game is unplayable by default on Windows 10. See Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate Windows 10 Patch.
Cannot use Alt+Tab while in-game

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Updates contains all the currently released patches for the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save_G

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Full rebinding in the options menu.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Windows 10 compatibility problems[edit]

The game has compatibility issues on Windows 10.[1]
See Chaos Gate fixes for Windows 10 for various fixes.

Tooltip performance issues[edit]

Hovering tooltips can slow down the game immensely.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs very slow on Windows 10[edit]

Use Elisha's Windows 10 Patch[citation needed]
  1. Download the Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate Windows 10 Patch.
  2. Unzip the files to the installation folder.

Game crashes on startup[edit]

Comptability mode[citation needed]

Enable the following compatibility settings for WH40K.exe located in <path-to-game>.

  • Compatibility mode Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • Run in 256 colors (XP/Vista/7)
  • Disable visual themes (XP/Vista/7)
  • Disable desktop composition (XP/Vista/7)
  • Disable display scaling on high DPI settings
  • Run this program as an administrator

Crash to desktop on Chaos turn[edit]

Editing WeapDef.dat[citation needed]
Make a backup of the WeapDef.dat file before editing.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\
  2. Open WeapDef.dat with a text editor.
  3. Go to line 201 and change PlazPistHit.wav to PlazpistHit.wav.
  4. Save changes.
If the crashing persists change the following lines as well
  1. Go to line 165 and change 4 #Animation to 5 #Animation.
  2. Go to line 200 and change 2 #Number of Sound Effects for Firing to 1 #Number of Sound Effects for Firing.
  3. Go to line 202 and add # to the beginning of the line.

Graphical corruption[edit]

See Rainbow color problems in older games for solutions.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Pentium 133 MHz or Equivalent
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM

References

  1. Windows 10 graphics issues, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com