Wing Commander: Secret Ops

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Wing Commander: Secret Ops
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Developers
Origin Systems
Engines
VISION
Release dates
Windows 1998
Wing Commander: Secret Ops at Wikipedia
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

Key points

For Windows 8 and later use the OpenGL Patch or fullscreen border fix.

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
Bundled with Gold Editions of Wing Commander: Prophecy.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Wing Commander: Prophecy.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

OpenGL Patch[edit]

Install the OpenGL Patch for higher resolutions (pillarboxed).
If starting a mission crashes the game run launcher.exe in the installation folder and set anisotrophy and MSAA to 0.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Audio & Video Options.
Audio & Video Options.
Special Effects Options.
Special Effects Options.
Gameplay Options.
Gameplay Options.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the OpenGL Patch for higher resolutions (pillarboxed 4:3).
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Install the OpenGL Patch and set with OGLsetup.exe.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Install the OpenGL Patch and set with OGLsetup.exe.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Install the OpenGL Patch and set with OGLsetup.exe.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game is capped to around 30 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and Movies.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Disabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Window border visible in fullscreen mode[edit]

Use the OpenGL Patch. Alternately, use the Wing Commander: Prophecy and Secret Ops fullscreen border fix.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible
Direct3D 3Dfx card with Glide version 2.43 or later installed.
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible

References