Wing Commander: Armada

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Wing Commander: Armada
Wing Commander: Armada cover
Developers
Origin Systems
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
DOS September 22, 1994
Windows November 21, 2013[1]
Wing Commander: Armada at Wikipedia
Wing Commander
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Wing Commander: Armada 1994
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Privateer 2: The Darkening 1996
Wing Commander: Prophecy 1997
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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
Includes the Proving Grounds expansion. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Proving Grounds
DOS
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.0 updates the original DOS version to fix various issues. The GOG.com version is already patched.

Proving Grounds Mode[edit]

Proving Grounds Mode adds new multiplayer options. The GOG.com version already includes it.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\GAME.OPT
Windows <path-to-game>\GAME.OPT

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE_*.ARM
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE_*.ARM

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Go to Options (Alt+O) then choose Keyboard in the Calibrate section.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Mouse only works in menus.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller only used during space flight.
Controller remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Slider for Music only; sound effects are on/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op, Versus
Two-player split-screen.
LAN play
Co-op, Versus
Online play
Co-op, Versus
Using IPX tunneling (GOG.com version is pre-configured for this).

Connection types

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) 27 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible

References