Wing Commander: Secret Ops

Original client.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.11

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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

What works

Installation of the game, Launcher.

What does not

Game Engine fails to load with an error message:

0024:err:vxd:MONODEBG_DeviceIoControl "Fatal: "
0024:err:vxd:MONODEBG_DeviceIoControl "Iff::Iff open file 'game\\cdlayout.iff' not found and not optional"


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Regression bug detected. Bisect shows issue with WINE versions 7.9-to 8.11 are affected.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Jul 02 20238.11Yes No NoGarbageJames Carthew 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jul 02 20237.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumJames Carthew 
ShowFedora 9Oct 08 20081.1.5Yes Yes NoPlatinumJordan Parduhn 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 26 20081.1.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumAthrun 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 15 20060.9.43.Yes Yes NoSilverJames Carthew 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
55176 Regression: Wing Commander Secret Ops/Prophecy unable to launch. NEW View

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HowTo / Notes



Game installs without problem from setup file located at wcnews. Download and install starter pack, then download and install following episodes.

Applying OpenGL patch

It install flawless and adds OpenGL support for the game, please download it from here.

Graphic Setup

In order to get the max from the game following video modes should be used.

OpenGL delivers full fps and high resolution support, this is the recomended video mode to be used.


A Glide wrapper can be used in systems that OpenGL show problems, download it from here

D3D and Software rendering modes should be avoided because these are proven to be really slow.

* Before testing I have found that most Intel GMA cards aren't powerful enough to run this game under wine.


In order to play Secret Ops you had to register your pilot, it was a free registration just to track uses and submit scores, but as Origin site is no longer active, it can be done in this site.