Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.2

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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

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Tested with AMD Phenom CPU, Nvidia GTS450, binary / closed drivers (290.10) and PulseAudio.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 23 20161.9.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumHerry 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 23 20161.9.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumHerry 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20121.4Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20121.4Yes Yes NoGoldAthrun 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Mar 23 20121.2.3Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


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).


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