Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Dark Crusade: Demo

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NameWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
VersionDark Crusade: Demo
License Demo
Wine Version1.3.8
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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade - Released 2006 - The second expansion pack for DoW - Demo
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Just about everything.

What does not
Uninstaller claims to complete, but doesn't actually do anything.

What was not tested

Additional Comments

There's not much to test, it's just a demo.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 27 20101.3.8 Yes Yes Gold Ken Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 07 20091.1.18 Yes No Garbage Ken Sharp 
ShowGentoo LinuxOct 29 20070.9.48. Yes Yes Silver Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 17 20070.9.47. Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20070.9.35. Yes Yes Platinum Gerry Cherry 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
19232 graphics in warhammer40k is not drawn and causes crashes UNCONFIRMED View

directX 9

After you installed any of the games you may get a performance boost if you use the latest directX 9 version.

The easiest way to do so, is using winetricks:

winetricks directx9

Read more about winetricks, here:

Crashes with ATI's fglrx driver

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 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:


Assuming everything is installed to default directories, following install run the following command:

mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ War\ -\ Dark\ Crusade\ Demo/Profiles ; mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ War\ -\ Dark\ Crusade\ Demo/GraphicsOptions/Data ; mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ War\ -\ Dark\ Crusade\ Demo/Engine/Data ; cd /home/test/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ War\ -\ Dark\ Crusade\ Demo/ ; wine DarkCrusade.exe

This is fixed in Wine 1.3.8.

Corrupted textures?

If you have problems with completely corrupted textures the problem might be that your systems lacks a library that is used for texture compression in Dawn of War.

Under Debian based system install the package "libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0" and try again.

Tweaking Graphics
Dawn of War's settings are quite careful chosen which means that you could improve the graphics a lot. Here is a guide on tweaking DoW's graphics which sums it up.


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