Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Released (incl. add-ons) during 2004 and 2008 - is a revolutionary science fiction real-time strategy (RTS) game set in the violent, post-apocalyptic universe of the 41st Millennium. Utilizing the exceptional game design skills of Relic Entertainment, Dawn of War provides an immersive entertainment experience of epic proportions. Command hardened troops, deadly vehicles and high tech weaponry with one goal in mind, the complete extermination of the opposition.
There are some reports that DoW crashes in some situations when using specific version of ATI's fglrx driver.
It seems to be clear that fglrx version 9.3 and 10.12 are affected, while 10.10 seems to work fine.
Crashes occur in (at least) these situations:
DoW and WA: When a scout dies.
Building a Tau Commander.
There are several possbile work arounds:
Use another driver (10.10 seems to work) or try your luck with the free radeon driver
Disable glsl in wine's registry:
- Go to the console
- enter the following command: wine regedit
- The registry editor will open
- Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER
- Go to Software
- Go to Wine
- Go to Direct3D or create it, if it does not exist: right click "Wine" and
create a new key named Direct3D
- Mark the new Folder(Key) Direct 3D, add a new "String Value" (Zeichenfolge
for german users) named UseGLSL
- DoubleClick UseGLSL and enter "disabled" at the content-field
Thanks to jost for the detailed information.
If you are affected, you may want to have a look at the bug report as well: