Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

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

Application Details:

Version: GoG Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.20

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Test Results

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What works

Not much, the game starts but you'll get plenty of errors, if you keep hitting buttons; the videos that would have been playing will skip and you'll end up in a cockpit (although half of it was below the screen for me)

What does not

Videos (which seem to be a massive part of this game)


What was not tested

everything really.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The new "2" gog install will fail near the end, because MFC42 is missing (it wants to ask to install foxit pdf reader)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian 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 GarbageMaquis196 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Feb 02 20131.5.23Yes Yes GarbageMaquis196 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 09 20121.5.1Yes No GarbageMaquis196 

Known Bugs

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

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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.