Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Gold Edition (Released: 1 Jan 2006 or 7 Aug 2007 – Steam is not consistent on this one...) - Steam version

Application Details:

Version: DoW Gold: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.13

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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

Single Player

What does not

The game crashes after into videos.


The crash after intros can be fixed by installing dotnet 3.5 with winetricks:

winetricks dotnet35

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I used the widescreen patch for 16:10 ratio available from steam website:

I edited Local.init to set my screen resolution to 1920x1200:

$ egrep -e 'screen(width|height)' Local.ini

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 28 x86_64Aug 10 20183.13Yes Yes YesSilveraililoh 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64Dec 02 20131.7.7Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20121.5.9Yes Yes NoPlatinumhenczati 

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.


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Needs winetricks dotnet35
by aililoh on Friday August 10th 2018, 16:42
without running winetricks dotnet35 I get this error:


at (wrapper managed-to-native) ._WinMainCRTStartup ()
at (wrapper runtime-invoke) .runtime_invoke_uint (object,intptr,intptr,intptr) [0x00052] in :0

Got a SIGSEGV while executing native code. This usually indicates
a fatal error in the mono runtime or one of the native libraries
used by your application.

After running it the game starts fine.