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: 1.8.7

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What works

As good as everything

How to install:
After trying to install the game for about 10 hours I found an easy way to do it (that's what i've done):

- Install the Game in Windows XP, Base Game and all addons into c:\Program Files\THQ
- Check to have the latest version of all games (because you need it to play online and to play the Games (W40k, WA, DK) without CD (as the copy-protection doesn't recognize the CDs correctly).
- export the registry-entries (start -> run... -> regedit -> local machine\software\thq export !!IMPORTANT!! Make shure to export it in 9x/NT4 Format as wine can't read the normal .reg Files
- Finally go to linux
- Copy the games to .wine/drive_C/Program\ Files/THQ/
- Get the crack and overwrite (or better: first back up) Soulstorm.exe
- open console: wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/regedit.exe
- import the file u created in the windows xp registry (if u didn't save it in 9x/NT4 format it won't work)
- Actually I had one more problem: when I tried to start the game it complained about Default.dll and other Files it couldn't find. So I installed Soulstorm with wine in the very same directory I copied it from windows. Then it worked.

Now start the Game: wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ war\ -\ Soulstorm/Soulstorm.exe

If you somehow changed the default paths - you know what to do ;)

What does not

- Minimap

- Sound after ingame-Restart (just quit the game and start it again ;)


What was not tested

Multiplayer (but in Dark Crusades it was fine)

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowKDE neonMar 31 20171.8.7Yes Yes PlatinumMarius Schulz 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jan 09 20161.9.1Yes Yes PlatinumЮрий Жаворонков 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20171.6.2N/A Yes PlatinumVance Gallagher 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 05 20131.4Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64May 03 20121.4Yes Yes PlatinumBartosz Debski 

Known Bugs

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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.