Is there active pause1 in Dawn of War single player mode?

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I played the demo for Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War, but unfortunately I didn't check for active pause before uninstalling it. As reinstallation would be a bit of a hassle, I searched the Internet, but unfortunately the existing information seems a bit... murky.

So, to reiterate the question: is there active pause in Dawn of War? (And is it an actual feature, ie. can you comfortably play the game with it, unlike in DoW II where the menu is blocking your view?)

1 Active pause - feature in real time games that enables the player to pause the game in order to issue commands that will get carried out once the game is unpaused.

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    There is because i was playing it recently and was timing a 2 lane advance in the second mission though. though i can not confirm if it is a big or not as per your second link but it doesn't seem top cause problems
    – Memor-X
    Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 21:56

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Yes- I just tested it. You can pause with the pause-break key and give orders while the game is paused, which are carried out when you unpause.

The Paused notification is unobtrusive white text that doesn't get in the way.


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