Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade - Released 2006 - The second expansion pack for DoW - Demo

Application Details:

Version: Dark Crusade: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.8

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Test Results

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What works

* 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

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

~ 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

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 27 20101.3.8Yes Yes GoldKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 07 20091.1.18Yes No GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowGentoo LinuxOct 29 20070.9.48.Yes Yes SilverAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 17 20070.9.47.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20070.9.35.Yes Yes PlatinumGerry Cherry 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
7411 GLSL shaders work badly with fglrx CLOSED INVALID View
7919 3d structure drawn opaque and white in Warhammer Dawn of War CLOSED FIXED View
10414 Minimap in Warhammer 40k: Dark Crusade is offset CLOSED FIXED View
12291 Restarting Dark Crusade 1.20 kills sound CLOSED FIXED View
12293 Warhammer 40K: dark crusade - Cursor is not properly drawn CLOSED FIXED View
17969 Warhammer 40K: DoW: Dark Crusade demo exits silently CLOSED FIXED View
19232 graphics in warhammer40k is not drawn and causes crashes CLOSED NOTOURBUG View
24825 Dawn of War: graphics configuration fails to start CLOSED DUPLICATE View
27361 Dawn of War Dark Crusade Demo uninstaller crashes. CLOSED FIXED 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:


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.

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.