Nothing. The game fails to launch for the first time in Steam.
First, a DX installer pops up, and fails. Then a VB.net'05 installer pops up which seems to work fine.
Upon trying to actually open the game, the WINE console prints many, many, lines like:
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR80.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\dawn of war soulstorm\\soulstorm.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\dawn of war soulstorm\\soulstorm.exe" failed, status c0000135
What does not
What was not tested
Everything besides installation.
I tried following a "Install DirectX in Wine" guide, as well as used winetricks to install vcrun2005, and then tried to install the game. The DirextX installer worked, but the game would still not open.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Antergos x86_64||Oct 06 2019||4.11||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Francesco Cepparo|
|Show||Fedora 28 x86_64||Aug 10 2018||3.13-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||aililoh|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64||Jun 05 2015||1.7.44||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Rangerwolf|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 06 2009||1.1.12||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jake|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 30 2008||1.1.0||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ryan Marcus|
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:
Read more about winetricks, here:
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.