Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II cover
Developers
Relic Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[1]
Linux Feral Interactive[1]
Publishers
Original THQ
Current Sega
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
Engines
Essence Engine 2.0
Release dates
Windows February 19, 2009
macOS (OS X) September 29, 2016[1]
Linux September 29, 2016[1]
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II guide at StrategyWiki
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II at Wikipedia
Warhammer 40,000
Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000 1997
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate 1998
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War 1999
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior 2003
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2004
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade 2006
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm 2008
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II 2009
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising 2010
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution 2011
Dawn of War II: Retribution - The Last Stand 2011
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2011
Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance 2014
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team 2014
Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon 2014
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2016
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade 2016
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III 2017

Key points

Dawn of War II shares game files with Chaos Rising.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All Windows and Linux versions require Steam DRM.
Games for Windows - LIVE has been removed.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameAssets\Data\Movies\
  2. Move, delete or rename the following files.
amd_intro.avi
dowii_intro_final.avi
gw_logo_720p_divx1.avi
sega_logo_new_720p_divx.avi
relicintro_720p_divx.avi

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dawn of War 2\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Dawn of War II/VFS/User/AppData/Roaming/My Games/Dawn of War 2/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dawn of War 2\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Dawn of War II/VFS/User/AppData/Roaming/My Games/Dawn of War 2/Saved Games/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Turn Vsync on/off[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dawn of War 2\Settings
  2. Edit configuration.lua
  3. Find setting = "vsync"
  4. Change value = 0 to value = 1
  5. Save your changes. To reverse the change, change back to value = 0.

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings menu.
Controls settings menu.
Controls settings in game.
Controls settings in game.

Custom keyboard binding[edit]

Custom keyboard binding[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dawn of War 2\Settings\
  2. Locate file _keydefaults.lua and open it in text editor (Notepad for example)
  3. Locate actions, you'd like to change and assign new keys to it.
  4. Save file as keydefaults.lua (without underscore).
Be sure to read notes in the file.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Removed in the Steamworks update.[2]
Online play
6 Co-op, Versus
2 players for Campaign Co-op, 3 players for the Last Stand gamemode. Steam and Mac App Store players cannot play together.[3]

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Removed in the Steamworks update.[2]

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 67, 68

Issues fixed[edit]

Pagefile[edit]

Dawn of War II will not run unless you have a pagefile of at least 1.5 GB in size. If you have trouble with it use the -disablepagefilecheck command line argument, then it should run.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) P4 3.2 GHz (single core) or any Dual Core processor AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ or any Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
1.5 GB (Vista)
2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
ATI X1600
128 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT
ATI X1900
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Feral Interactive on Twitter - last accessed on 2016-09-23
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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dawn of War II Patch Notes and Updates :: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II General Discussions
  3. Calico - FAQs | Feral Interactive