Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

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Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom cover
Developers
Origin Systems
Mac OS (Classic) Lion Entertainment, Inc.
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
DOS February 12, 1996
Windows February 12, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) February 12, 1996
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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
CDs or DVD.
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
DVD version with compatibility fixes plus DOS version.
Windows
Origin
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

The GOG.com version includes both the DVD version and the original DOS version (available under bonus content).[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\WC4.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\WC4.CFG
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\*.WSG
Windows <path-to-game>\*.WSG
Mac OS (Classic)
WSG_NDX.WSG is a save index and must be present to load saves.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Control Parameters (via Main Terminal).
Control Parameters (via Main Terminal).
In-flight settings (Alt+O).
In-flight settings (Alt+O).

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only; set in in-flight settings (Alt+O).
Surround sound
Subtitles
Disabled by default. DVD version has no subtitles for movies.[2]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Issues fixed[edit]

Movies too quiet (GOG.com)[edit]

The GOG.com version's movies are much quieter than gameplay due to the AC3Filter configuration used.
Delete/rename AC3Filter folder[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename the AC3Filter folder. The default system decoder will now be used.
  3. If movies are still too quiet install AC3Filter and increase the Gain slider.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) IBM 486 DX/2 66+ MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) VESA-compliant SVGA (640x480)

References