Wing Commander: Secret Ops

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Application Details:

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

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Test Results

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What works

Installation was no problem.

Sound using ALSA Drivers worked perfectly.

The graphics for the game ran perfectly using OpenGL patch.

Save/Load/Exit games worked pefectly.

All launcher options were available and working correctly.

What does not

Running the game in Direct3D created problems with resolution and missing mouse hardware.

Same for the Software renderer. I could not get past the registration screen as I was not able to find the button to click to submit registration.


What was not tested

Virtually no testing was done on the Software/Direct3D video settings as could not get to configure correctly.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Game would run flawlessly if OpenGL graphics was the primary option for video graphics selection. Install the patch and experience the game better than you did 10 years ago.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian 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 
CurrentFedora 9Oct 08 20081.1.5Yes Yes PlatinumJordan Parduhn 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 26 20081.1.3Yes Yes PlatinumAthrun 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 15 20060.9.43.Yes Yes SilverJames 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.