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Dark Riku
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Postby Dark Riku » Sun 02 Jun, 2019 6:17 pm

Last update 10/01/2022

Installation guidelines
You need "Dawn of War II: Retribution" to play Elite. Not "Dawn of War II" or "Dawn of War II: the last standalone".
Make sure to start DoW2:R once before installing Elite as this will finalize the installment process.
Make sure Steam, DoW2:R and Elite are all on the same hard drive.
-> If you pick the standard installation path on all installers this should already be the case.
-> If you placed Steam and DoW2:R somewhere else make sure to point the Elite installer to the correct path.

No Range unit tooltips
Elite Mod only supports English, other languages are not supported.
Make sure to not have any other conflicting UCF files. Some other mods for example might also have their own UCF files.
-> If you are running multiple mods you need to save the different UCF files somewhere else and place them back when using that particular mod.
-> C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dawn of War II - Retribution\GameAssets\Locale\English

Missing files
Go to Steam, Library, DoWII: Retribution, right click, properties, local files, verify integrity of game files...

Installing DoW2:R and Elite on Mac
fragrantpanda's Guide

Installing DoW2:R and Elite on Linux
image357's Guide

Startup issue (Thanks to BbBoS)
Sometimes on a new installation it doesn't install the DirectX needed to run DoWII:R.
Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dawn of War II - Retribution\Install and click on "DXSETUP".
Or download it from Microsoft

Windows 8.1 startup issues (Thanks to Tsototar)
Reinstall an older version of DirectX (9.0c).
Downloaded and run the "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" from Microsoft.
The full topic discussion.

DoW2:R not running on 16 cores
Deactivate 8 out of your 16 cores and the game will run. (Thanks to Batpimp for bringing the issue to our attention.)
DOW2CoreFix (Thanks to maximum gaming for making an easy fix.)

What if you cannot find an answer here?
Ask at the Technical Section of Main Elite Discord.

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