Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

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

Application Details:

Version: Soulstorm: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.11

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

Crash in Campaign mode

Flickering mouse cursor


To fix the crashes in Campaign mode, use Proton >= 3.16 and enable the Large Address Aware tweak (set PROTON_FORCE_LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE=1 %command% as the game's launch options)

To fix the flickering mouse cursor, go to SteamLibrary/steamapps/common/Dawn of War Soulstorm/Drivers/spdx9_config.txt and replace allowhwcursor 1 with allowhwcursor 0

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentAntergos x86_64Oct 06 20194.11Yes Yes YesGoldFrancesco Cepparo 
ShowFedora 28 x86_64Aug 10 20183.13-stagingYes Yes NoSilveraililoh 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Jun 05 20151.7.44Yes Yes PlatinumRangerwolf 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 06 20091.1.12Yes Yes GoldJake 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 30 20081.1.0No Not installable GarbageRyan Marcus 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7411 GLSL shaders work badly with fglrx CLOSED INVALID View
19002 Postal 2 - graphics problems CLOSED FIXED View
19010 W40K soulstorm: buildings are partly invisible CLOSED DUPLICATE 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.