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
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.3

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Test Results

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What works

- Installation. - Launching. - Options change. - Restart to apply new options(if needed). - Army painter. - Skirmish vs AI. - Intro, outro videos. - Both campaigns from start till end. - All four endings(Chaos, Orc, Eldar, Imperial Guard). - Ingame cinematics on engine. - Copy disk protection recognizes the disk correctly.

What does not

I think nothing:)


What was not tested

- Multiplayer.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Didn`t test the multiplayer, but I rate Platinum as I think it should work nice too:)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro Linux 21.2Mar 12 20227.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumMark Burns 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 23 20161.9.19Yes No NoGarbageTharbad 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 17 20121.5.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumnadeem 
CurrentMandriva 2010.2Jan 20 20111.3.11Yes Yes NoPlatinumRealGecko 
ShowPCLinuxOS 2010Jun 27 20101.2-rc5Yes Yes NoPlatinuman 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:


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:



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.