Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

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

Application Details:

Version: Soulstorm: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0-rc1

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Game installation went fine GraphicsConfig works nice too Game launches, sound works great with OSS(v4.0), performance is nice, game settings, all missions are working. Everything is working I guess

What does not

I was using 3d mark patch for wine. As a result structures and units was invisible. After recompiling wine without any patches everything seems to work fine


What was not tested

Sound with ALSA

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The game needs Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 8May 29 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 19 20080.9.57.Yes Yes PlatinumJeff 
ShowSolaris Express Developer EditionMar 05 20080.9.56.Yes Yes GoldTaras 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20080.9.56.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 24 20080.9.55.Yes Yes SilverNemeczek 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7411 GLSL shaders work badly with fglrx CLOSED INVALID View
11422 massiv dll error CLOSED INVALID View
19002 Postal 2 - graphics problems CLOSED FIXED View
19010 W40K soulstorm: buildings are partly invisible CLOSED DUPLICATE View
28380 Dawn of War Soulstorm demo does not start CLOSED FIXED View
28438 segfault in Dawn of War Soulstrom demo when drawing a frame with mouse 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:

missing dll
You need the "MSVCR80.dll" file in your .../system32/ directory just google it.
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.