Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

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Wing Commander 4 windows and dos, runs perfectly in linux, no errors detected.

Application Details:

Version: 1.00
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.18

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Test Results

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What works

Spaceflight, Gameflow, Movies, Atmospheric flight.

What does not

The options menu and some in-movie choices will lose control focus, and can also scroll your screen on high resolution non-4:3 monitors.  Cycling focus back to the game will fix this.


What was not tested

Did not play through the whole game.

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Additional Comments

Only tested in a win32 wineprefix, did not test x86_64 MUST set winver to win95 or game will crash

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 24 20121.5.18Yes Yes GoldMalcolm Mallardi 
ShowSlackware 12.2Dec 19 20081.1.10Yes Yes BronzeMalcolm Mallardi 

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does anyone have it running ?
by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot on Thursday May 25th 2006, 17:56
can someone post a How-to on how to get this game running please.
Sound is jumpy
by Phil Spencer on Monday June 27th 2005, 15:37
sound is jumpy but FMV's and inflight run perfectly
RE: Sound is jumpy
by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot on Tuesday May 16th 2006, 0:46
is that with the cd or the dvd version. i was thinking of buying wc4 but it says here that the dvd FMV doesnt work and whast wing commander without its FMV :P
RE: Sound is jumpy
by Malcolm Mallardi on Wednesday May 14th 2008, 10:05
With the WC4 CD edition, and Win95 patch/ DOS/WIN edition, unlike WC3 from Kilrathi Saga, the FMVs are perfect. In flight, the music is jumpy, but everything else seems to work perfectly.
RE: Sound is jumpy
by Malcolm Mallardi on Saturday November 24th 2012, 11:25
Five years on, I can confirm that the background music and slight A/V sync issues I experienced in FMVs have been fixed. WINE 1.5.18