Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

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

Application Details:

Version: Dark Crusade: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

Everything tested. Single-Player campaign, AI Skirmish with any faction. Mouse pointers work. Runs windowed or full-screen. Performance seemed just as solid as under windows.

What does not

Once or twice game booted without sound. Restarted and it worked fine. Also, text is a little glitchy. Very readable, but looks "scrunched".


What was not tested

Online multiplayer

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

A couple changes were necessary. The first may be a given, but I needed to disable the checkboxes under Wine Config so that the window decorator would not take over. With these checked, the resolutions would not display properly, the cursors would not animate as intended, and mouse clicks would not register. Also, I found it works best (for me) running under Windows XP compatibility mode. *NOTE* The above refers to the version of DoW: Dark Crusade downloaded and installed through Steam. I cannot attest to the performance of the retail package. Hardware: Intel Core2Duo at 1.8GHz 2GB DDR 800 PNY Verto 9600GT 10,000 RPM Raptor Ubuntu 8.10 X86_64-bit

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 05 20081.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 25 20070.9.46.Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7411 GLSL shaders work badly with fglrx CLOSED INVALID View
12291 Restarting Dark Crusade 1.20 kills sound CLOSED FIXED View
19232 graphics in warhammer40k is not drawn and causes crashes CLOSED NOTOURBUG 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:

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.