Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution

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Dawn of War II: Retribution
Dawn of War II: Retribution 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 March 1, 2011
macOS (OS X) September 29, 2016[1]
Linux September 29, 2016[1]
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution guide on StrategyWiki
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution on Wikipedia
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Subseries of Warhammer 40,000
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: Dawn of War III 2017

General information

Lexicanum - A huge wiki for the Warhammer 40,000 series
Dawn of War Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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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.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Captain Wargear
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Chaos Sorcerer Wargear
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Chaos Space Marines Race Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Dark Angels Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Death Korps of Krieg Skin Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Eldar Race Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Farseer Wargear
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hive Tyrant Wargear
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Imperial Guard Race Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Lord General Wargear
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mekboy Wargear
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ork Race Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ridiculously Bloody Blood Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Space Marines Race Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Last Stand Necron Overlord
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Last Stand Tau Commander
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Tyranid Race Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ulthwe Wargear
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ultramarines Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Word Bearers Skin Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

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
gw_logo_720p_divx1.avi
sega_logo_new_720p_divx.avi
thq_logo_new_720p_divx.avi

       3. Navigate to <path-to-game>\GameAssets\Data\Movies\xp2\
       4. Move, delete or rename the following file.

xp2_intro.avi

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\dawn of war ii - retribution\Settings\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Dawn of War II - Retribution/
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 ii - retribution\Saved Games\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Dawn of War II - Retribution/

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 ii - retribution\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 the configuration file(s) location.
  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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Removed in the Steamworks update.[2]
Online play
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]

Issues fixed[edit]

Pagefile[edit]

Dawn of War II says it will not run unless you have a pagefile of at least 1.5 GB in size. This can be worked around.
-disablepagefilecheck[citation needed]
  1. Find Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -disablepagefilecheck
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Notes

This will remove the check for a pagefile of at least 1.5 GB. If your computer runs out of available memory while playing, you will experience lag, stuttering, freezing and/or crashing.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
Dual Core (any processor)
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
1.5 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
ATI Radeon X1600
128 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000/5000 cards require 8 GB of RAM.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 600 series
AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
Intel Iris Pro Graphics series
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia cards require driver version 367.35, AMD and Intel GPUs require MESA 11.2.

References