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Soldiers: Heroes of World War II

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Soldiers: Heroes of World War II
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II cover
Developers
Best Way
Publishers
Retail (outside Russia) Codemasters
2004-2018 1C Company
2018-2022 1C Entertainment
2022-present Fulqrum Publishing
Engines
GEM
Release dates
Windows June 30, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 77
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Art styles Realistic
Themes World War II
Series Men of War
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II on HowLongToBeat
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II on IGDB
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II on MobyGames
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II on Wikipedia
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Men of War 2009
Men of War: Red Tide 2009
Men of War: Assault Squad 2011
Men of War: Vietnam 2011
Men of War: Condemned Heroes 2012
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 2014
Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins 2016
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - Cold War 2019
Men of War II: Arena TBA
Men of War II 2023

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\profiles\<game-profile-name>\settings[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11480/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\profiles\<game-profile-name>\save\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11480/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- native; only up to 1080p without widescreen patch
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
install widescreen fix by zocker_160
4K Ultra HD
install widescreen fix by zocker_160
Field of view (FOV)
Camera zoom can be adjusted with widescreen patch
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Maximum value of in-game FPS limiter is "100".
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish
Polish
retail only, download

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved

Incompatibility with Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio 221 sound card

The Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio 221 sound card will not work with this game; it needs to be disabled.[5]

Issues fixed

Game won't run with "Program will be terminated" error

Set compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click soldiers.exe and choose Properties.
  3. On the Compatibility tab set "Windows 2000", "Windows XP SP2" or "Windows XP SP3".
  4. Click OK to apply the change.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9.0b
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE/ME
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) nVidia GeForce 2
ATi Radeon 9xxx
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
This game is reportedly incompatible with the Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio 221 sound card; it needs to be disabled for the game to work.[5]

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/11480/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (11480) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References