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Strike Commander

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Strike Commander
Strike Commander cover
Developers
Origin Systems
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
RealSpace
Release dates
DOS April 1, 1993[1][2]
Windows March 26, 2013[3]
macOS (OS X) May 9, 2013[4]
Strike Commander at Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Strike Commander Tactical Operations
Strike Commander Tactical Operations
Strike Commander Speech Pack
Strike Commander Speech Pack
Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Floppy and CD-ROM. Use DOSBox.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
CD-ROM edition. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5]
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Version differences[edit]

The CD-ROM edition includes the Tactical Operations and Speech Pack add-ons, as well as full recorded cutscene speech. CD-ROM version lacks DRM (technically) but .PAK and .TRE files must be manually copied to installation folder to be played without the disc.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Tactical Operations Adds 21 missions, new planes and General MIDI support
DOS
Speech Pack Adds in-flight radio chatter
DOS

Essential improvements[edit]

CD Missile Fix[edit]

The CD Missile Fix patches the CD-ROM (including GOG.com) edition to fix a timing issue on modern systems that makes enemy AI too successful at evading missiles.[6]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SC.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\SC.CFG
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/SC.CFG

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.SAV
<path-to-game>\*.TO1
Windows <path-to-game>\*.SAV
<path-to-game>\*.TO1
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/*.SAV
<path-to-game>/*.TO1
*.TO1 files are for the Tactical Operations expansion.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and speech can be individually muted.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Can be enabled in the CD-ROM edition by disabling cutscene speech.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Includes full English speech
French
German
Italian

Issues fixed[edit]

Joystick not recognized[edit]

Edit DOSBox settings[7]

In the DOSBox .conf file, under the [joystick] section, set timing=false.

Remove other controllers[7]

In Windows' Settings or Control Panel, remove any other controllers and set the joystick as the preferred device.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Software renderer
Software rendering only
DOS video modes VGA 320x200 256-color
64-bit executable

Disable cutscene speech[edit]

This will disable the cutscene speech in the CD-ROM (including GOG.com) edition and enable captions (like the floppy version had).

Edit config file(s)[8]
  • For the main game, open SC.CFG and remove the "=" sign from in front of voclist.tre.
  • For Tactical Operations, open SCTO1.CFG and remove the "=" sign from in front of tovoclst.tre.

Tips[edit]

Press Alt+X to exit the game.
Press Alt+O when in a mission to access the options menu (for all game settings and to restart/abort the mission).

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0 6.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 386 Intel 486/33+
System memory (RAM) 4 MB 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 27 MB 33 MB
The Speech Pack add-on's minimum requirements are DOS 5.0 / Intel 386 / 4 MB RAM / 7 MB extra HD space.
The Tactical Operations add-on's minimum requirements are DOS 5.0 / Intel 486 / 4 MB RAM / 7 MB extra HD space.
The DOS CD-ROM edition's minimum requirements are DOS 5.0 / Intel 486SX / 4MB RAM / 2 MB HD space.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 212 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 212 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible

References