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 no longer functions properly 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.

First released as Shin Sangokumusou 4 Special (Japanese: 真・三國無双4 Special, Simplified Chinese: 真·三国无双4 Special, Traditional Chinese: 真‧三國無雙4 Special) in Asia. However there is no English release for this game in overseas.

The game is non-playable due to SafeDisc DRM no longer works unless 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 no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
Only released in Asia.

Game data[edit]

General options menu
General options menu

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KOEI\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 5 Special>\

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

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[edit]


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[edit]

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) ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4600
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]