What does not
gets a "Failed to initialize video card" error
What was not tested
Apparently a fix for it is to run it in windows 98 mode. But that is impossible because the latest version of steam will not run in windows 98,
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 01 2014||1.7.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ben|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 04 2010||1.2-rc5||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
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.