Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine cover
Relic Entertainment
Original THQ
Current Sega
Phoenix Engine
Release dates
Windows September 6, 2011
Metacritic 74
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General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Humble Store
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Space Marine Collection also available.
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\THQ\Relic Entertainment\Space Marine\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/55150/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\55150\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/55150/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.
Settings will sync too, except graphics settings.


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix HUD and cutscene FOV.
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix HUD and cutscene FOV.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use WH4KSM FOV Fixer.
Use the -window parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Post-processing AA is included in the Post Processing setting.[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]


General settings.
General settings.
Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration is disabled by default, mouse smoothing toggle is available.
Mouse sensitivity
Combined with gamepad sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Requires mouse on the very first launch. Turn on your controller, go to Options > Gameplay Options and turn on the Gamepad On/Off option.
Controller remapping
Few presets available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Shared toggle with mouse under Look Inversion.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Game uses this even if keyboard and mouse is used to play.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Music, Sound Effects, Speech and Master Volume.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.[3]
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.[3]
Fan translation.
Download here.
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.[3]
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.[3]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
Online play
16 Versus, Co-op
Co-op: Exterminatus mode (4 players).

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Warhammer 40K: Space Marine.
TriDef 3D
Devices Native Notes
Novint Falcon

Issues unresolved[edit]

Audio stuttering[edit]

No permanent fix. Some temporary fixes include disabling v-sync and installing the game on a faster disk drive.

Game crash on startup[edit]

Set SpaceMarine.exe to run in Windows 7 Compatibility mode[citation needed]
Verify game cache integrity on Steam.
No permanent fix.

Game hangs at black screen when loading on Windows 10[edit]

Set SpaceMarine.exe to run as administrator[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

BIOS fix[edit]

When using an old BIOS with the AMD FX Series of CPU's game is unplayable.
Update BIOS[citation needed]

Game crashes after completing the Valkyrie air transport mission and landing on the bridge[edit]

Turn Vsync on[citation needed]
Can only turn Vsync on or off outside of gameplay, when launching the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Interface Autodesk Scaleform
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3850
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/55150/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (55150) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.