With this wine version everithing works flawless, install, create a character, play the demo.
What does not
Nothing I that could see.
What was not tested
Tested with a nvidia 7600GT card.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Nov 15 2015||1.7.54||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maik Wagner|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Oct 30 2011||1.3.31||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ursan Marius Bogdan|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 20 2011||1.3.18||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Ken Sharp|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 09 2010||1.3.8||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Athrun|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 30 2010||1.2||No||Not installable||Garbage||Andrew Gray|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3749||Failure to install Dawn of War demo||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7411||GLSL shaders work badly with fglrx||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|14026||Installshield Wizard does not exit after it finishes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14495||NVIDIA Dawn Demo Fails to run on Geforce 8 cards||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|17863||Some apps can not launch Installshield uninstaller from shortcut||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|19232||graphics in warhammer40k is not drawn and causes crashes||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|23252||Dawn of War always crashes some seconds after the start of a match||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|24781||Dawn of War Demo does not start, no console output||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|26552||Wine sets the resolution incorrectly on widescreen monitors||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26871||Dawn of War demo uninstaller doesn't do anything||NEW||View|
|26872||Cannot create new profile in Dawn of War demo||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47967||Wine fails to find application DLLs when the working directory is not the application directory||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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.