Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Released 2004 - Steam version

Application Details:

Version: DoW: 1.x: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.21

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Gameplay and menus, as expected. LAN multiplayer is working fine too.

What does not

Widescreen support is nonexistant, and the camera zoom is poor.

I ended up using a hex editor to get a 1920x1080 resolution, and I downloaded a lua script to fix the camera zoom. See PcGamingWiki for details on how to fix this.


What was not tested

Online Multiplayer

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Dotnet20 was the only DLL needed. Note that the widescreen resolution and camera zoom issues also exist in the windows version, so the gold rating still applies.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jul 01 20141.7.21Yes Yes NoGoldBen 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 04 20101.2-rc5Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

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:

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.