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Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

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Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior cover
Kuju Entertainment
THQ Chilled Mouse
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2003
Metacritic 47
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Themes Sci-fi
Series Warhammer 40,000
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
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GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person FPS game in the Warhammer 40,000 series.

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v4.77 DRM.

Essential improvements

Sui's fix

A simple wrapper made to simplify running the game on widescreen monitors.
Fire Warrior is stretched when using a non-4:3 resolution. Sui's fix compensates by increasing the FOV, though the image will still be somewhat stretched and distorted. The solution provides a more accurate image, but requires a hex editor.
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.


Tested only with GOG's 1.50 hotfix version.

Custom configuration file by MandaloreGaming

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Sui's fix or see the WSGF entry.
Use Sui's fix or see the WSGF entry.
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.
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
Capped at 100 FPS. See High frame rate issues
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Available only in game's launcher.
Mouse acceleration
Can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Available only in game's launcher.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Available only in game's launcher.
Controller support


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

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8 Supports Direct IP connect. OpenSpy also works as an alternate master server.

Connection types

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

High frame rate issues

Frame rates greater than +60 can cause errors in some areas, such as a hard crash when opening a door at the beginning of the second level, or causing an NPC to block your movement at the beginning of the third level.
Cap the Framerate on 60fps using Nvidia Inspector
Set monitor to 60hz.

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2019-09-05