It’s been about two weeks since Warhammer 40000 : Dawn of War 2 was released. W40K : DoW2 had multiple ‘editions’ released to the public. For example gamers who pre-ordered the game from services such as Gamestop, EBgames, Amazon, Direct2Drive, HMV, etc could unlock several bonus special features such as extra chapters, extra maps, unique items and extra colors (paints). Did you know that even those who did not pre-order the game could unlock these options on the regular version of the game?

I found this while surfing CS.RIN.RU - a famous Steam underground community from where one of the first working Steam hacks for FEAR2 originated. There is a thread on CS.RIN.RU’s English forums which describes in detail how you can unlock bonus content in Warhammer 40000 : Dawn of War 2. This thread also includes download links for all required files.

  1. Create an account on CS.RIN.RU English forums. Registration URL:
  2. Login with the newly created account.
  3. Visit this thread and follow all the instructions carefully. There are 2-3 pages of user comments which I strongly recommend you read before applying the hack. 

Note: Some (not all) users have had problems running this on Windows XP. I tried it on Vista 32-bit and it worked just fine. Read the user comments on the thread if you encounter problems. Chances are that your question has already been answered.

What additional content is in Warhammer 40000 : Dawn of War 2 pre-order, bonus, promotional editions?

This is actually not an easy question to answer since there are several different versions of the game each with different features. From what we heard, the total promotional content included is as follows:

  • 23 Unique Items
  • 7 Space Marines Chapters
  • 28 Extra Colors
  • 1 Extra Multiplayer Map

I don’t know for sure which of these features the hack above unlocks. It may unlock all or it may unlock only some of these – either way it works and is actually pretty cool.

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  1. Unknown // 3/01/2009 02:07:00 AM  

    yeah ok , but anyone know how to play warhammer with hamchi?

  2. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 3/01/2009 02:18:00 AM  


    I didn't try this though.