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{{--}}The game installer is a 16-bit program meaning it will not run natively on a 64-bit machine.
# Go to [https://github.com/otya128/winevdm winevdm] and Download the last stable version, extract and install with it install.reg
# Go to [https://github.com/otya128/winevdm winevdm] and Download the last stable version, extract and install with it install.reg

Revision as of 22:03, 1 March 2021

Star Wars: Force Commander
Star Wars: Force Commander cover
Ronin Entertainment
Release dates
Windows March 21, 2000
Star Wars: Force Commander on MobyGames
Star Wars: Force Commander on Wikipedia
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Key points

Installer is 16-bit only and will not work with 64-bit systems. Use the alternatve installer
Game run fine on Windows 10 64-bit with dgVoodoo 2 and compatibility fixes.

General information

Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe
Force Commander at LucasForums Network


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Essential improvements


Patch 1.1 is the latest patch available for the game, it adds stability and bug fixes for the multiplayer.
Save files from previous versions of the game are not compatible with the patch

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Resource\Options\FoCom.opt[Note 1]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Force Commander\v1.0\Settings

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Resource\Players\FoCom<user-id>.sfe[Note 2]

Video settings

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
A complete cutscene script is available on Disk 1 (go to Install\CINEMATICDOC.txt).
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Only in the game, not in video


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed

Install on Windows 10 64-bit

Installing the game using a 16-bit emulator
  1. Go to winevdm and Download the last stable version, extract and install with it install.reg
  2. Start otvdmw.exe and look for the game installer path on the disc.
  3. Proceed with the normal installation of the game.
  4. Right-click on the Desktop shortcut of the game and edit Target adding quotes at the beginning and end of the path (Es. "C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Force Commander\Force.exe").
Set the compatibility
  1. Download Windows ADK and install only "Compatibility Administrator".
  2. In Custom Database right-click on New_database(1) [Untitled_1] -> Create New -> Application Fix.
Give the name of the program to fix (Ex. focom) and the path (Es. "C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Force Commander\Resource\focom.exe").

Don't set anything in Compatibility mode.

In Compatibility fixes set: RunAsAdmin and SingleProcAffinity.

proceed until saving 
Give the name of the program to fix (Ex. Force) and the path (Es. "C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Force Commander\Force.EXE").

Don't set anything in Compatibility mode.

In Compatibility fixes set: RunAsAdmin.

proceed until saving 
  1. Once the database is created go to File -> Save, in Database Name set "Force Commander" and save the file ForceCommander.sdb in the location of the executable.
  2. Right-click on the Database named "Force Commander" and Install.
Install dgVoodoo DLL's
  1. Download dgVoodoo and copy from the folder MS\x86 in focom.exe location: D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll.
  2. Set on dgVoodoo Control Panel in General -> Scaling mode: Stretched, keep Aspetc Ratio, in DirectX -> set Fast video memory access.
Set resolution and quality

The resolution and quality setting is managed by the launcher but not being able to recognize the video card does not allow all changes. You can change these values using the registry (regedit).

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Force Commander\v1.0\Settings\Screen

Allow32bpp: 1 (set resolution at 32 bit per pixel)
Size: 3 (set resolution at 1280x1024)
Use32BitTextures: 1 (use high quality 32-bit texture)
UseLowQualityTextures: 0 (disable low quality texture)
UseSoftwareCursor: 1 (disable hardware cursor)

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Installer is 16-bit

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).