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 at StrategyWiki
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution at Wikipedia
Warhammer 40,000
Final Liberation 1997
Chaos Gate 1998
Rites of War 1999
Fire Warrior 2003
Dawn of War 2004
Dawn of War: Dark Crusade 2006
Dawn of War: Soulstorm 2008
Dawn of War II 2009
Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising 2010
Dawn of War II: Retribution 2011
Dawn of War II: Retribution - The Last Stand 2011
Space Marine 2011
Storm of Vengeance 2014
Kill Team 2014
Armageddon 2014
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2016
Eternal Crusade 2016
Dawn of War III 2017

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
GameStop
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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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.

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

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]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz, or any dual core processor Any Core 2, Athlon X2, or better
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
1.5 GB (Vista, 7)
2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
ATI X1600
128 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 7800GT
Nvidia GeForce GT200 series
ATI X1900/HD3600 series
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 DoW II: Retrubution Patch Notes/Updates :: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II – Retribution™ General Discussions
  3. Calico - FAQs | Feral Interactive