Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm - Released 2008 - The third expansion pack for DoW

Application Details:

Version: SoulStorm
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.7

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Free Download WH40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm - Demo

Test Results

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What works

Campaign works fine (so far)

login to multi-player lobby works ok.�

Skirmish works ok

marines, necron and sisters of battle tested ok.

Mini map bug does not seem to be present�

Army painter�

What does not

copy protection. needs no cd patch to play.

Sound dies if game restarts (changing graphics options for eg)�


What was not tested

multiplayer games - just tried to connect to lobby
lan games
other races (other than named above)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

seems to install more reliably than on windows. i have two windows machines (XP and Vista) and on both had errors during install but 0 problems with WINE install.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20 "Ulyana"May 19 20216.7Yes Yes NoPlatinumJeremy 
ShowKDE neonMar 31 20171.8.7Yes Yes NoPlatinumMarius Schulz 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jan 09 20161.9.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumЮрий Жаворонков 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20171.6.2N/A Yes NoPlatinumVance Gallagher 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 05 20131.4Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7065 Get SecuROM copy-protection working CLOSED FIXED View
7411 GLSL shaders work badly with fglrx CLOSED INVALID View
10414 Minimap in Warhammer 40k: Dark Crusade is offset CLOSED FIXED View
11422 massiv dll error CLOSED INVALID View
12138 Screenshots black or sheared for DirectX games CLOSED ABANDONED View
12536 Dawn of War Installer doesnt ask for CD key CLOSED FIXED View
14174 Warhammer 40K - upper line blank (text rendered incorrectly) CLOSED FIXED View
14913 Dawn of war, transperent characters become invisable CLOSED FIXED View
15559 winealsa sound regression: scratchiness/stutter in multiple games CLOSED FIXED View
18113 Fonts get corrupted when switching from one X server ot another CLOSED ABANDONED View
19002 Postal 2 - graphics problems CLOSED FIXED View
19010 W40K soulstorm: buildings are partly invisible CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19232 graphics in warhammer40k is not drawn and causes crashes CLOSED NOTOURBUG View
22757 Soulstorm fullscreen can be minimized but stops other windows from getting focus CLOSED ABANDONED View
23116 No sound inDawn Of War - Soulstorm Demo CLOSED FIXED View
28497 Dawn of War: Soulstorm no longer starts CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

directX 9

After you installed the game you may get a performance boost if you use the latest version of DirectX 9.

The easiest way to do so, is using winetricks:

winetricks directx9

Read more about winetricks, here:

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.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Out of Sync error in Multiplayer
by Erik Andresen on Saturday March 2nd 2024, 15:33
As of wine 8.0 in multiplayer I get an out of sync error early in the game. winetricks vcrun2005 fixes that.