Wing Commander: Armada

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Wing Commander: Armada
Wing Commander: Armada cover
Origin Systems
Electronic Arts
Release dates
DOS September 22, 1994
Windows (DOSBox) November 21, 2013[1]
Wing Commander: Armada on Wikipedia
Wing Commander
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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

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox.
Includes the Proving Grounds expansion. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Proving Grounds

Essential improvements[edit]


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

Proving Grounds Mode[edit]

Proving Grounds Mode adds new multiplayer options. The 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[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE_*.ARM
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVE_*.ARM[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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 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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Slider for Music only; sound effects are on/off only.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

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

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 213
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 27 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).