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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What works

Just about everything:

  • Installing
  • Main menu
  • Tutorial
  • BattlesĀ 
  • Mini-map (although it currently has the same "offset fog of war" bug as all DoW games)
  • Sound

What does not

Graphics Config app didn't show the test model, but as I run Compiz on ATI's FGLRX drivers it could just have been caused by the OpenGL errors that occur if I don't switch direct rendering quickly enough. It didn't stop the tool completing and it didn't affect the game.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Apart from the known map issue then it was basically a flawless install and run, just like the other Dawn of War games. It was run fullscreen while also running Compiz. I can switch between desktops without the game crashing (although FGLRX drivers mean you need to toggle indirect rendering again when you go back to it). The only problems found were FGLRX/Compiz issues.

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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

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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.