Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D cover
Factor 5
Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows December 3, 1998
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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Subseries of Star Wars
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D 1998
Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo 2001

Key points

Installing on 64-bit systems requires a workaround. See Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.

General information

Official website (archived) Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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Humble Store
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Included with EA Play.
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Essential improvements[edit]


The latest official patch 1.2.0 is available here and at It adds the Naboo Starfighter and fixes issues with 3dfx Voodoo 3 and 3dfx Banshee chipsets.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Rogue Squadron\v1.0[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/455910/pfx/[Note 2]
Some elements like game settings, sound settings or controls are stored in player profile.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\PlayerProfiles[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/455910/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Force with dgVoodoo or nGlide.
Field of view (FOV)
65° horizontal.
Use DxWnd.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use dgVoodoo 2 wrapper (DirectX; Glide crashes the video driver) combined with GeDoSaTo.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced using Nvidia Control Panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center if using Glide.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some animation weirdness at framerates above 60, but nothing that affects gameplay.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use Sui's Rogue Squadron DLL wrapper[1]
  1. Download the DLL wrapper and extract it.
  2. Copy winmm.dll and scripts folder to <path-to-game>\ROGUE.
  3. Edit scripts\Rogue-Squadron-Hack.ini with a text editor to specify the rendering resolution.
  4. Start the game.
  5. Go to Video settings and select your own resolution.


The wrapper requires the rendering to be set to Direct3D - Glide is not supported.
The main menu, hangar, etc. are still rendered at 640x480. To bypass the issue see steps below.
Upscale main menu, hangar etc. with DgVoodoo 2[1]
  1. Make sure to install Sui's Rogue Squadron DLL wrapper first.
  2. Download the latest dgVoodoo 2 wrapper and extract it.
  3. Copy the DLL files from dgVoodo's MS folder to <path-to-game>\ROGUE.
  4. Start dgVoodooSetup.exe, go to DirectX tab and adjust the rendering resolution there.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, and Voice
Surround sound
4 channel surround sound
Under general options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can not be disabled. Prone to crashing on loss of focus.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Not on Steam version.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

Alternative installer[2]

An alternative MSI installer can be downloaded from his website. A guide on how to create a CD image with a new installer can be found here.

Manual installation[3]
  1. Copy the ROGUE folder from Rogue Squadron CD to your hard disk. Then copy ROGUE.EXE from the root of the CD into ROGUE folder on your hard disk. Finally grab DSETUP.dll, DSETUP16.dll and DSETUP32.dll files from INSTALL (along with any .txt and .doc files you want) and put them in ROGUE. If you had placed the ROGUE folder in C:\Games then your folder structure would look like this:
    C:\Games\ROGUE\Rogue Squadron.EXE
  2. The retail release of version 1.0 does not contain the bundle.002 file.
  3. Now you need the registry entries. Copy the following into Notepad and save it as “rogue.reg”, after you edit the file paths as appropriate:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Rogue Squadron\v1.0]
    "Executable"="C:\\Games\\ROGUE\\Rogue Squadron.EXE"
    "Install Path"="C:\\Games\\ROGUE"
    "Source Path"="C:\\Games\\"
    "CD Path"="D:"
    "Analyze Path"="D:\\INSTALL\\SysCheck.exe"
    "Source Dir"="C:\\Games\\"
    "VDEVICE"="Primary Display Driver"
  4. Now, you should be able to start a game.


If a launcher still shows only install option, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Rogue Squadron\v1.0 and see if it's not empty. Keep in mind, that these entries must be located under Wow6432Node or they will not work.
If an error pops up asking to reinstall a game, it's probably, because entries in registry point to incorrect locations. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Rogue Squadron\v1.0. There edit entries Analyze Path, and CD Path to refer to locations on your CD/DVD drive. After that edit entries Executable, Install Path, Source Dir and Source Path to make them refer to a folders and files on your hard drive.

Game freezes in menu / can't create a user profile[edit]

Fixing menu freeze when creating a profile[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Set the compatibility mode for ROGUE SQUADRON.EXE to Windows 98 / Windows ME.
  3. Launch a game and create user profile.
  4. If there are problems afterwards (lagging menus), turn compatibility mode back off AFTER having created the profile.

Joystick inhibits controls[edit]

Turning off Joystick[4]
  • The joystick input (even if no joystick is activated) can be switched off by pressing Ctrl+J.

Joystick not detected[edit]

Change the compatibility mode to Windows 98/Me[5]
  • If your joystick isn't detected change the compatibility mode in the Properties tab to Windows 98/Me. Then try pressing "Default" to reset your joystick assignments. After this, you can shut compatibility mode off (if there are problems with the menus being slow etc) and you should be set.

Game crashes on startup ([edit]

Reinstall to C:\GOG Games\Star Wars - Rogue Squadron 3D[6]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D or Glide compatible graphics card
4 MB of VRAM


  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. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/455910/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (455910) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. 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).