Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Dominion Wars

Original CD install plus additional patches. It goes up to 1.04 officially. 

Application Details:

Version: 1.0x
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.9-staging

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What works

Installation, patching and starting the game itself.

Then it's cutscenes and nothing

What does not

The main menu, it looks as if it appears but is all washed away. Either way with out that menu working it's not working


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Game was buggy as hell back when it ran on windows to be fair so I'm not expecting wine to be able to run it anytime soon. Will keep testing though, and will through some bug reports up as well when I get the time.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 10 20172.9-stagingYes Yes SilverMaquis196 
ShowMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Apr 12 20121.5.0Yes Yes BronzeJackie 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 25 20121.5.0Yes Yes GarbageMaquis196 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 27 20111.3.26Yes Yes GarbageMaquis196 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 08 20111.3.19Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Getting the game running

So basically the game needs three things;


Win32 prefix and game set to windows 98 before running installer.

1. Nocd patch

Self explanatory, maybe the CD works, I can't tell, laptop doesn't have a drive anymore

2. Game patched to at least 1.04

The copy I have came with this already, but it fixes bugs so it's fairly important. If you need to patch the game, I found putting the patch inside drive_c helps it run.

3. A lovely DLL workaround for the ancient game being _badly_ coded.

Right, so here is a site where someone has taken the time to recreate ddraw.dll in a way that works on modern systems (last updated 12/16). You need to extract ddra2.dll to the game directory and using a hex editor (bvi for example), you need to find inside the ds9dw.exe file "DDRAW.dll" and change DDRAW to DDRA2.

Then run winecfg and add ddra2 as a native dll. 

The game runs perfectly after this from what I can tell.


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I have a copy of the file mentioned in the howto
by Maquis196 on Saturday June 10th 2017, 4:47
Just in case it's 2025 or something and that website has long since stopped running. Filename is "dw_ddraw_0_02.rar" in case you want to google other sources (containing ddra2.dll)