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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate cover
Random Games, Inc.
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Release dates
Windows October 31, 1998
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate on 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

Lexicanum - A huge wiki for the Warhammer 40,000 series
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Essential improvements


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

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

Template:Game data/row
System Location

Save game data location

Template:Game data/row
System Location

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Full rebinding in the options menu.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues unresolved

Windows 10 compatibility problems

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

Tooltip performance issues

Hovering tooltips can slow down the game immensely.

Issues fixed

Game runs very slow on Windows 10

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

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

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

See Rainbow color problems in older games for solutions.

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

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