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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War

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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War cover
Developers
DreamForge Intertainment
Publishers
Retail Strategic Simulations Inc.
Digital GOG.com
Release dates
Windows July 23, 1999
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Point and select
Genres TBS
Themes Sci-fi
Series Warhammer 40,000
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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War is a singleplayer and multiplayer top-down view TBS game in the Warhammer 40,000 series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 1 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Uses GOG's custom DirectDraw wrapper
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A free demo version is available from Archive.org.

Essential improvements

Patches

  • Patch v1.1 is the latest official version of the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video

Input

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

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
German
Retail only; download for GOG.com release.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
4
Online play
4 The official MPlayer.com service has been shut down.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 GOG version only.[3]
DirectDraw 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video, Smacker
Multiplayer MPlayer.com

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 800x600 resolution
2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible
Other 8x CD-ROM drive

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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).

References