[Wine] Applying game patches.

Paul van der Vlis paul at vandervlis.nl
Fri Sep 15 08:26:12 CDT 2006

Stuart Grimshaw schreef:
> Hi all,
> I've downloaded and installed Wine specifically to play Warhammer 40k,
> Dawn of War. I checked out the app database first and the signs were
> good, my version of Linux (Debian Sarge) was reported as working
> (although the installer had been tested)
> I ran the installer, and it appeared to work fine (although it only
> asked for the 1st disk) but when I try and run it, it asks for the
> origional disk. I can see why the copy protection might not work under
> Wine, so I go and grab the latest DoW patch (and the one it requires)
> because they remove the requirement to have the CD in the drive, but
> they also don't install, the pre-requisite patch says it is unable to
> find and required files.
> Now I have a windows laptop that I could install & patch DoW on, but
> before I go through all the hassle, does anyone have any ideas on how
> to get the patches to work?

Whith a patch you change the program itself. After patching you have to
copy the changed files of the program to Linux, and start the program as

Another idea:  you could copy the CD or floppy as an image to harddisk,
and mount the image and use it as a driveletter.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

btw: just thoughts, I don't know much about Wine or about games. It's my
first day on this list ;-)

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