* Installation and shortcut placement on desktop
* Starting the game demo
* Playing the game demo (played Tutorial, Battle One and Battle Two from start to finish)
* Options Menu
* Quitting the game from the menu and in-game
* Pre-game and in-game cut-scene animations
What does not
- Attempt to uninstall the game demo via ALT+F2 and "wine uninstaller" without quotes goes through
the uninstaller process and it says it's uninstalled but it's not. I manually removed the files and
directories created from installation as well as the desktop shortcut icons. Following a manual removal,
the entry for this title still exists in the Wine Uninstaller menu.
What was not tested
+ Everything the demo offers was tested
~ Using NVIDIA driver version: 1.0-9631 ~ While the sound/music do work well, it skips throughout testing (may just be my system?) ~ The following information was visible at the main menu: DOW Engine 1.0 DXP2 1.0 Build 91685
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 27 2010||1.3.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 07 2009||1.1.18||Yes||No||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Oct 29 2007||0.9.48.||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alexander Nicolaysen SÃ¸rnes|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 17 2007||0.9.47.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 15 2007||0.9.35.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Gerry Cherry|
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:
Assuming everything is installed to default directories, following install run the following command:
mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ War\ -\ Dark\ Crusade\ Demo/Profiles ; mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ War\ -\ Dark\ Crusade\ Demo/GraphicsOptions/Data ; mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ War\ -\ Dark\ Crusade\ Demo/Engine/Data ; cd /home/test/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/THQ/Dawn\ of\ War\ -\ Dark\ Crusade\ Demo/ ; wine DarkCrusade.exe
This is fixed in Wine 1.3.8.
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.