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Dawn of War: Dark Crusade FAQ

Questions about textures, mods and other related issues in the Dark Crusade 'hybrid expansion'

Can I use my Dawn of War/Winter Assault textures in Winter Assault/Dark Crusade?

Yes! Nothing is known to have changed with the texture file format between Dawn of War and Dark Crusade, so all Dawn of War textures should be fully compatible with Dark Crusade.

The one caveat is that the leader textures for each race may not work (or may only work when renamed) because Relic have renamed the textures and re-skinned the models to include war gear. This has nothing to do with the file itself but is purely because of model changes.

I've downloaded a file and it says it needs to be put within the 'Dawn of War installation folder'. Where is this?

The 'Dawn of War installation folder' is the location that you installed the Dawn of War game to. The most common location for the original CD and DVD-based installation is C:\Program Files\THQ\Dawn Of War\, although some people may have installed Dawn of War to another location.

If you are playing Dark Crusade then you will need to install to C:\Program Files\THQ\Dawn Of War - Dark Crusade\, or whichever alternate folder you installed the game to.

If you have installed the games through Steam then it will use a different directory. Right-click on the game in the Steam interface, click Properties, click the "Local Files" tab and then click "Browse Local Files…" to find the installation folder.

Note: This is only the base directory. Files will go in a folder below this - see more.

Where do I put textures for Dark Crusade?

The majority for textures for Dark Crusade should work when they're put in the same location as for Dawn of War (e.g. [installation directory]/W40K/data/art/ebps/races/[race name]/texture_share.

There may be some textures, however, that have been updated in Dark Crusade. These may include the Commander textures, as the commanders now have additional equipment. If a texture has been updated (or the change isn't showing when it's under the W40K directory) then try putting the files under [installation directory]/DXP2/data/art/ebps/races/[race name]/texture_share instead.


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