Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

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Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior cover
Developers
Kuju Entertainment
Publishers
THQ
GOG.com Chilled Mouse
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2003
Reception
Metacritic 47
IGDB 60
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior on HowLongToBeat
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior on IGDB
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior on MobyGames
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior on Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v4.77 DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Sui's fix[edit]

A simple wrapper made to simplify running the game on widescreen monitors.

Installing Sui's fix[1]
  1. Download latest Sui's Fix and extract it.
  2. Move all of the files to game's directory.
  3. Edit <path-to-game>\Scripts\W40k-fixes.ini with a text editor to adjust additional settings.

Notes

Tested only with GOG's 1.50 hotfix version.

Custom configuration file by MandaloreGaming[edit]

A custom configuration file created by MandaloreGaming for his Warhammer 40K: Fire Warrior Review video. It runs the game at 1080p and fixes audio crackling issues (at the cost of lost audio effects).

A download link and installation details can be found in the Files section.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\fw.config.xml[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\active_fwp.dat

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\FireWarrior.dat[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video[edit]

Launcher's video settings.
Launcher's video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Sui's fix or see the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
Use Sui's fix or see the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Sui's fix or see the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Sui's fix or see the WSGF entry.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Sui's fix.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced in Nvidia control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced in Nvidia control panel
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Launcher's input settings.
Launcher's input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Available only in game's launcher.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Available only in game's launcher.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Available only in game's launcher.
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Launcher's audio settings.
Launcher's audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[2] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 800 MHz
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerator card
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References