Wing Commander: Academy

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Wing Commander: Academy
Wing Commander: Academy cover
Developers
Origin Systems
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows August 27, 2013[1]
Wing Commander
Wing Commander 1990
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi 1991
Wing Commander: Academy 1993
Wing Commander: Privateer 1993
Super Wing Commander 1994
Wing Commander: Armada 1994
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger 1994
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom 1996
Privateer 2: The Darkening 1996
Wing Commander: Prophecy 1997
Wing Commander: Secret Ops 1998

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\MISSIONS
Windows <path-to-game>\MISSIONS
In-game settings are not stored between sessions.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Wingman speech is text-based while enemy speech is audio-only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on execute[edit]

The game may crash when pressing the Execute button after making a custom mission due to lacking initial files.
Generate necessary files[3]
  1. Make a new mission and save it, then load it. This generates some necessary files.
  2. Executing should now work normally without needing to do this workaround again.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

References