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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault - Released 2005 - The first expansion pack for DoW

Application Details:

Version: Winter Assault
License: Retail
URL: http://www.dawnofwargame.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.19

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What works

Installation:

Installing was ok. (chose winxp as windows version to immitate)
Needless to say, you need the original Warhammer-Dawn Of War to be installed before you can proceed with this addon. :)

Game:

Game did not launch at first attempt, i had to change win version to win98. Then it ran fine. I noticed some 3D menu screens were partly messed up

Sound:

Sound was a bit choppy both with alsa and oss-emulation.


What does not

N/A

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer mode

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 23 20161.9.19Yes No GarbageTharbad 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 17 20121.5.2Yes Yes Platinumnadeem 
ShowMandriva 2010.2Jan 20 20111.3.11Yes Yes PlatinumRealGecko 
ShowPCLinuxOS 2010Jun 27 20101.2-rc5Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Apr 21 20091.1.19N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View

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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:

http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks

Glitches

If the installer does not work/ crash try copying all files from CD1 and CD2 into one folder and start the installer from there.

Something like this:

mkdir ~/wa

run this for both CDs:

cp -r /path/to/your/mounted/cd/* ~/wa

change to the folder and run the installer:

cd ~/wa && wine WinterAssaultUpdater.exe

General notes

Winter Assault does not get installed into a separate folder, it gets installed in your existing Dawn Of War folder.

Therefore all patches made by Winter Assault also get applied to DoW.

The patches do not check your installed version of DoW! Because of that it is possible that an installed patch downgrades your DoW installation.

Online Mode - CD key issue

If you don't get asked for your CD key during installation here is a fix for that.

Open "regedit" from console and locate for this key:

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\THQ\Dawn of War\CDKEY_WXP

This key is set to 0000-0000-... currently.

Edit this key to your CD key (characters upper case), close regedit.

That's it.

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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