Dynasty Warriors 5 Special

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Dynasty Warriors 5 Special
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special cover
Omega Force
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows June 22, 2006
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash
Themes China
Series Dynasty Warriors, Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special on IGDB
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special guide on StrategyWiki
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special on MobyGames
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special on Wikipedia
Subseries of Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper 2005
Dynasty Warriors 5 Special 2006
Dynasty Warriors Online 2006
Dynasty Warriors 6 2008
Dynasty Warriors 7 with Xtreme Legends 2012
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends 2014
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires 2015
Dynasty Warriors 9 2018
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition 2018
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires 2021


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Dynasty Warriors 5 Special is a singleplayer third-person hack and slash game in the Dynasty Warriors and Warriors series.

It was released as a combination of the main game with its expansion pack for Xbox 360 in Japan[1] on December 22, 2005, in which it features better graphics and high-definition display. The PC version however, did not featured high-definition display but still retain the graphic quality of Xbox 360 version, was released in Japan and Taiwan region on June 22, 2006[2], and in China on November 5, 2008[3]. There was no English version released.

The game is not playable due to SafeDisc DRM no longer working unless with patching which might cause the system to be exposed to known security vulnerabilities.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 4.60 DRM[Note 1] disc check
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
Released only in Asia.

Game data

General options menu
General options menu

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KOEI\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 5 Special>\inputmap*.dat
General settings are stored in save data while keyboard input settings are stored in the above path.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KOEI\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 5 Special>\Savedata\save.dat


Video options menu
Video options menu
Advance video options menu
Advance video options menu

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
It is not possible to directly select a specific resolution without scrolling through the options. To make matters worse, resolution switches happen immediately upon changing the selection.
4K Ultra HD
Maximum resolution is 1280x960.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Known as Texture Filter in-game.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can only be enabled in full-screen mode.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.


Input options menu
Input options menu


Audio options menu
Audio options menu

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 with 24-bit color resolution
Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4600
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible
Other DVD-ROM drive


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[4] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[5]


  1. Known as Shin Sangokumusou 4 Special (Japanese: 真・三國無双4 Special)
  2. 真・三國無双4 Special - last accessed on July 14, 2021
  3. 《真三国无双4 Special》简体版11月5日上市 - last accessed on June 13, 2021
  4. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  5. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  6. 真・三國無双4 Special WINDOWS版 動作環境 - last accessed on July 14, 2021