Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn 1.0

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NameWing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn
License Free to use and share
Wine Version1.4
Maintainers of this version:
1st release
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
If you follow the how-to then everything works.  The launcher draws properly, sets the required game configuration in the registry and the entire Darkest Dawn campaign was completed without problems.  Performance was equal (or near enough to) FS2_Open running natively.

What does not

What was not tested
The Prologue Campaign

Additional Comments

Tested with AMD Phenom CPU, Nvidia GTS450, binary / closed drivers (290.10) and PulseAudio.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20121.4 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20121.4 Yes Yes Gold Athrun 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Mar 23 20121.2.3 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected


First check your wine version using the following command in a terminal.

wine --version

If the output of the terminal was wine-1.4 or upper proceed to next steps, if not, upgrade to latest wine version.

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-wcstdd
chmod +x winetricks
./winetricks dotnet20 gdiplus
wine darkest-dawn-setup.exe

This will setup the application with a working launcher.

After the setup is completed you can run the game using the desktop icon.

If you prefer the command line you must cd into the game directory.

cd ~/.wine-wcstdd/drive_c/Program\ Files/Wing\ Commander\ Saga

And then launch the game:

env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-wcstdd wine Wing\ Commander\ Saga.exe

In case that the launcher doesn't work launch it this way:

env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-wcstdd wine wcsaga_sse2.exe

Now you are ready to toast some furballs!

Note to all x86_64  (64 bit) Linux users:

Ensure that your system have installed the OpenGL 32bit compatibility drivers, or else WCS:DD will not start or work correcty. If you don't know if your system has the 32bit compatibility drivers, ask in your distribution forum or live support chat. (Questions about how this is done will be not answered here, due to the wide range of distributions existing).


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

No audio
by Ralph Hodges on Saturday February 23rd 2013, 7:36
I use Kubuntu 12.10 x64 with wine 1.4.1 but when the launcher always says "No audio" in the audio configuration. I even ran "wine oalinst.exe", but I still can't select any audio in the launcher.
Starting the game works ofcourse, but there is no audio.

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