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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Released 200X? - The complete pack incl. all add-ons

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Application Details:

Version: Dawn of War - The Complete Collection
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2-rc2

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installer (a bit tricky, but works), single player (it's loading).

What does not



What was not tested

Long playing, network, sound

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
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Additional Comments

To install the game one should copy whole CD1, Data2 and Data3 cabs ( for WA, no tricks for DC, because it's shipped on 1 CD) to the same dir. Otherwise, install will hang on changing disks. About 80% of all in-game textures are not working. Only some units and buildings are drawn correctly. Tested on 2 different machines: MSI Wind U90 Netbook with Mandriva 2010.0 and a PC with Gentoo Linux - same bugs. Plus on the netbook the screen is flipped over the horizontal axis. Hardware: Netbook - CPU Atom 1.6 GHz, Video Intel 945GM, driver - xf86-video-intel (stable, not from git), 512 Mb RAM, Wine 1.2-rc2 from official repo. PC - CPU Athlon XP 2200+, Video Radeon 9600XT, driver - xf86-video-ati (tested both from git and stable), 1024 Mb RAM, Wine 1.2-rc1/rc2.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo LinuxJun 12 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxAug 02 20081.1.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumAniruddha 

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:

Online Mode - CD key issue

If you don't get asked for CD keys during installation you have to save them manually afterwards to be able to play online with all races.

 Run "regedit" from a console and locate these keys:



Winter Assault:



HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\THQ\Dawn of War - Soulstorm\CDKEY

Dark Crusade:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\THQ\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\CDKEY

Substitute the empty keys (0000-0000-...) with your keys and close regedit.

That's 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.