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Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000

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Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000
Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000 cover
Holistic Design
Retail Strategic Simulations Inc.
Release dates
Windows November 19, 1997
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Point and select
Genres Strategy
Themes Sci-fi
Series Warhammer 40,000
Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000 on HowLongToBeat
Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000 on IGDB
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Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000 on Wikipedia
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Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000 is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view and isometric strategy game in the Warhammer 40,000 series.

On Windows 10 and newer, the game needs a custom DirectDraw renderer to resolve a crash on startup.

General information

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


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

Essential improvements


The latest official patch is v1.01, available from

Fixing crash on startup on Windows 10 and newer

Use Elisha's DirectDraw wrapper[1]
  1. Download the Elisha's custom DirectDraw wrapper.
  2. Unzip the files to <path-to-game>.

Skip intro videos

Move, delete or rename files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\VIDEO.
  2. Move, delete or rename the following files: FLINTRO.SMK, HDILOGO2.SMK, and SSI_LOG.SMK.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\epic.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAV[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.


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


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for music, weapons and vehicles
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Alt+Tab is unsupported.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer requires DirectPlay to be enabled.
One player can be Imperial, while all others can only be Orks.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus
LAN play
4 Versus
Online play

Connection types

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Smacker Video Technology

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 95 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Plok on 2023-05-26