Playing the demo (after some heavy tweaking)
What does not
Install (well, in fact it works only half of the way).
What was not tested
Played the entire demo, after the tweaking nothing too strange
What I did to run this one is the following: - First download the demo file (in my case DoWWA_fp.exe) - Then ran it normally with: wine DoWWA_fp.exe - The installer uncompressed the game but a blank screen appeared and didn't installed it, so I closed that window and gone to the wine prefix user directory (in you case .wine-wademo/drive_c/user/your-username/some_random_number/another_random_number) and there was a bunch of files - From that directory I ran the install manually by writing: wine msiexec /i WinterAssaultDemo.msi - That installed the game but I ran into another couple of problems, there was lacking something as at first game refused to start, checking relic's website I found that is also a common problem in windows - So move to your game directory (mine was .wine-wademo/drive_c/Program files/THQ/Dawn of War - Winter Assault Demo) and there, run this command: mkdir GraphicsOptions/Data Engine/Data Profiles - And after that you're ready to play (that's my two cents saving method for a crappy installer that also give issues in windows)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 11 2010||1.3.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Athrun|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 30 2010||1.2||No||Not installable||Garbage||Andrew Gray|
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.