Warrior Kings: Battles

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Warrior Kings: Battles
Warrior Kings: Battles cover
Black Cactus
Europe Empire Interactive
United States Strategy First
Japan Sega
Release dates
Windows March 21, 2003
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GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Warrior Kings
Warrior Kings 2002
Warrior Kings: Battles 2003

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

WK Universal Unofficial Patch[edit]

Fixes the unit teleportation bug on high framerate
Fixes issues with the music, improves framerate when music is on
Adds widescreen resolutions in the settings.
Improves modding (allows custom maps, ...)
Install WK Universal Unofficial Patch
  1. Download the patch and extract it.
  2. Copy the file "d3d8.dll" to the game data folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Black Cactus\Warrior Kings Battles[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/299070/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saved[Note 4]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/299070/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

WKB Gamestarter[citation needed]

Use the WKB Gamestarter to set the resolution.

Custom resolution in registry[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Black Cactus\Warrior Kings Battles\Renderer
  2. Change default_screen_width and default_screen_height to the desired resolution.


Windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Black Cactus\Warrior Kings Battles\Renderer
  2. In the menu bar click Edit > New > DWORD 32-bit value.
  3. Name the new value: fullscreen
  4. Double-click it and set it to 0.


If you want to go back to fullscreen, double-click the fullscreen value and set it to 1.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail version, download.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
8 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Graphical glitches[edit]

Graphical glitches[citation needed]
This bug seems to occur on Windows 10 and/or recent Intel Graphics drivers.
  1. Download the ENB D3D8 to D3D9 converter.
  2. Extract the content of the ZIP file into the installation folder.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Me, 2000, XP and later
Processor (CPU) 733 MHz x86 CPU
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] 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 Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (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>/299070/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (299070) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  4. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).