all works fine
What does not
What was not tested
|Manjaro Linux 21.2
|Mar 12 2022
|Arch Linux x86_64
|Sep 23 2016
|Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)
|Apr 17 2012
|Jan 20 2011
|Jun 27 2010
|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 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:
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
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.
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.
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.