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: 5.10

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Intro Videos Main Menu Briefing Screen/Fleet Setup Starting a new Single Player Game Loading a Saved Game

What does not

Shading on 3D models


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

You need to set your desktop to 16bit color mode and enbale a virtual desktop in Wine before launching the game or otherwise the main menu will not be displayed correctly. As of Wine 1.4 the ingame menu graphics are no longer displayed in weird colors - also the overall main menu performance is much better compared to previous versions. When starting a mission however, the 3D graphics are rendered flat without any lighting and performance deteriorates to the point where the game becomes hard to play. I'm going to file a new bug report on this issue asap.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 09 20205.10Yes Yes YesSilverMaquis196 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 10 20172.9-stagingYes Yes NoSilverMaquis196 
CurrentMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Apr 12 20121.5.0Yes Yes NoBronzeJackie 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 25 20121.5.0Yes Yes NoGarbageMaquis196 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 27 20111.3.26Yes Yes NoGarbageMaquis196 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30267 Star Trek DS9 Dominon Wars - Main menu graphics problem UNCONFIRMED View

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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)