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Key points

Online multiplayer for non-Steam versions stopped working in December 2013, due to Quazal services being shut down.[1]

Steam and retail (Legacy Edition) mods are not mutually compatible.

General information

Availability

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Soundtrack is available for free here.

Free demo versions are available from GameFront.

Version differences

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New Steam Version vs. Legacy Edition

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The New Steam Version (included alongside the original THQ release, now referred to as the Legacy Edition) has all the multiplayer components modified to use Steamworks, as the original multiplayer servers are no longer available. Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor count as DLC and do not require any extra downloads.

They are purchased together on Steam, as the Legacy Edition was kept to maintain compatibility with classic mods.

Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition

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The OS X release of the game, it includes the Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor expansions.

Note that multiplayer is not included.

Monetization

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Type
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Expansion pack
The expansion packs are advertised as standalone releases that are mutually compatible online with the base game and each other. In reality, they are the same game with different segments available to the player, but with all files on all players' computers. Full access to all content requires a valid respective serial key (retail versions/Legacy Edition) or ownership on the player's Steam account.

One-time game purchase
The game requires an upfront purchase to access. The base game includes multiplayer access to the United States and Wehrmacht factions, as well as singleplayer campaigns.

DLC and expansion packs

Name
Notes

Opposing Fronts
Standalone on Windows. Includes the Panzer Elite and United Kingdom factions, as well as new campaigns. Content added with the 2.100 patch.
WindowsmacOS (OS X)

Tales of Valor
Standalone on Windows. Includes 3 new campaigns, game modes, and replacement units for existing factions. Content added with the 2.500 patch.
WindowsmacOS (OS X)

Essential improvements

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Patches

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Patches for the retail version of the game can be found the official site's archive (requires a torrent client), Patches-Scrolls or GameFront (retail only). Most of them are incremental, and need to be run in order.

Skip intro videos

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Game data

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In-game general settings.

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

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System
Location

Windows
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes\*.ini

\My Games\Company of Heroes\*.ini


%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes\*.lua

\My Games\Company of Heroes\*.lua


%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes\*.txt

\My Games\Company of Heroes\*.txt

macOS (OS X)

Steam
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes Relaunch\*.ini

\My Games\Company of Heroes Relaunch\*.ini


%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes Relaunch\*.lua

\My Games\Company of Heroes Relaunch\*.lua


%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes Relaunch\*.txt

\My Games\Company of Heroes Relaunch\*.txt

Steam Play (Linux)
4560/pfx/<Steam-folder> /steamapps/compatdata//pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

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System
Location

Windows
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes\Savegames\

\My Games\Company of Heroes\Savegames\

macOS (OS X)

Steam
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes Relaunch\Savegames\

\My Games\Company of Heroes Relaunch\Savegames\

Steam Play (Linux)
4560/pfx/<Steam-folder> /steamapps/compatdata//pfx/[Note 1]

System
Native
Notes

OneDrive

Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Syncs save games.

Video

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In-game video settings.

In-game video settings.

Input

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Audio

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In-game audio settings.

In-game audio settings.

Audio feature
State
Notes

Separate volume controls

Surround sound

Up to 8.1[3]

Subtitles

Closed captions

Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language
UI
Audio
Sub
Notes

English

Traditional Chinese

Czech

French

German

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Polish

Russian

Spanish

Network

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Multiplayer types

Type
Native
Players
Notes

LAN play

8
Retail/Legacy Edition only.

Online play

8

Connection types

Ports

Protocol
Port(s) and/or port range(s)

UDP
6112, 30260, 9100

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support

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3D modes
Native
Notes

vorpX

G3D
(Taken from the Anthology).User created game profile, Delete spDx10.dll in game directory see vorpx forum.Note:Profile should work with Opposing Front and Tales of Valor as well.

Issues fixed

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Stuttering when playing with DX9 or High Shader Quality

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Performance friendly.

Disable Tripple Buffering

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Launch the game with the -notriplebuffer parameter.

Game chooses incorrect refresh rate

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The game may not choose the highest refresh rate supported by the screen.

Set refresh rate manually

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Launch the game with the -refresh 120 parameter (where 120 is the screen refresh rate).

Steam version start-up crash

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The latest Steam version of this game won't start on some systems, crashing back to the desktop immediately.

Use old XThread.dll[4]

  1. Download XThread.dll.
  2. Extract into the installation folder, replacing the existing file.
  3. If the game is in German after this fix open Locale.ini in the installation folder.
  4. Change lang= to the language you want (for English use lang=English).
  5. Save your changes and run the game again.

Crash when loading into a map

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The game will crash when loading into any map. This is possibly caused by SLI/Crossfire cards.

Set the graphics settings to high instead of ultra, or use borderless windowed

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  1. Set the graphics settings to high. If it still crashes, use borderless windowed with ultra settings.

Second monitor blacking out

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When launching the game on a dual screen setup, the secondary monitor will often be blacked out.

Press Alt+

Enter twice.

Cinematics and ingame cutscenes run at low FPS

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Adjust compatibility settings[5]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Right click on RelicCOH.exe to access properties and select the Compatibility tab
  3. Run the program in Windows 7 compatibility mode

Notes

Selecting 'Disable fullscreen optimizations' may also help.

Other information

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API

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Technical specs
Supported
Notes

Direct3D
9, 10

Shader Model support
1.1, 4

Executable
32-bit
64-bit
Notes

Windows

macOS (OS X)

Middleware

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Middleware
Notes

Physics
Havok

Audio
Miles Sound System

Cutscenes
DivX Video

Multiplayer
Quazal, Steamworks
Steamworks support is only available in the New Steam Version.

System requirements

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WindowsmacOS (OS X)
Windows

Minimum
Recommended

Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista

Processor (CPU)
Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz

System memory (RAM)
512 MB
1 GB

Hard disk drive (HDD)
6.5 GB
9 GB

Video card (GPU)
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.1 support
Nvidia GeForce 6800 series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Sound (audio device)
DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card

macOS (OS X)

Minimum
Recommended

Operating system (OS)
10.6.6

Processor (CPU)
2.4 GHz
2.6 GHz

System memory (RAM)
2 GB

Hard disk drive (HDD)
13 GB

Video card (GPU)
ATI Radeon HD 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8600
256 MB of VRAM
512 MB of VRAM

Supported ATI chipsets: Radeon 9500 series, Radeon 9600 series, Radeon 9700 series, Radeon 9800 series, Radeon X300 series, Radeon X550 series, Radeon X600 series, Radeon X700 series, Radeon X800 series, Radeon X1000 series, Radeon X1100 series, Radeon X1300 series, Radeon X1600 series, Radeon X1800 series, Radeon X1900 series, Radeon HD 2400 series, Radeon HD 2600 series, Radeon HD 2900 series

Supported Nvidia chipsets: GeForce3/Ti series, GeForce4/Ti (excluding the GeForce4MX series), GeForce FX 5700 series, GeForce FX 5800 series, GeForce FX 5900 series, GeForce 6200 series, GeForce 6600 series, GeForce 6800 series, GeForce 7300 series, GeForce 7600 series, GeForce 7800 series, GeForce 7900 series, GeForce 8400 series, GeForce 8500 series, GeForce 8600 series, GeForce 8700 series, GeForce 8800 series

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