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Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

This is the version you can buy off gog.com. The game itself is version 1.0.0.6 and has DVD quality movies.

Application Details:

Version: GoG Edition
License: Retail
URL: http://www.origin.ea.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.20

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link GoG.com

Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Cutscenes, ingame gameplay, joystick support.

What does not

The game doesn't render correctly on the screen, everything is shifted down and some of the game is cropped off by the bottom of the screen..

Workarounds

What was not tested

Nothing

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

The screen drawing bug makes the game unplayable. Cutscenes are fully working and the game is scaling properly, it's just vertically being drawn offset down from where it should be so part of the screen gets cropped.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Nov 07 20227.20Yes Yes NoBronzeJames Carthew 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 09 20205.10Yes Yes YesBronzeMaquis196 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 27 20161.9.6Yes No NoGarbageMaquis196 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Feb 02 20131.5.23Yes Yes NoGarbageMaquis196 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 09 20121.5.1Yes No NoGarbageMaquis196 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
53887 Wing Commander IV drawing offset on screen. UNCONFIRMED View

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Comments

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How to extract GOG .bin files
by Talos on Friday August 15th 2014, 19:50
You can extract directly the .BIN files without errors by using:

$ sudo apt-get install innoextract
$ innoextract setup_mygame.exe


The problem is: The game still not working due (in my opinion) of the DVD version (vob files patch).

If you use the win95 version of the main executable, downloaded at wcnews, the game runs but cannot find the avi files
RE: How to extract GOG .bin files
by James Carthew on Sunday July 5th 2020, 5:21
For some reason WC4 is looking for the VOB files in C:\vob. If you create a symlink from c:\wc4gamesdirectory\vob to c:\vob, the files can be located by the game. It is also important to run regsvr32 and register the mpeg2decoder and ac3decoder ax filters for Windows.
RE: How to extract GOG .bin files
by James Carthew on Tuesday July 4th 2023, 8:18
Another way to fix this is to hex edit wc4dvd.exe look for c:\vob and change it to vob\ then zero out the rest of the bytes to the end of the string. Save the executable and you can then run it and have the VOB files playback.
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