Wing Commander: Academy

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Wing Commander: Academy
Wing Commander: Academy cover
Origin Systems
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows (DOSBox) August 27, 2013[1]
Wing Commander: Academy on MobyGames
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox.
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\MISSIONS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
In-game settings are not stored between sessions.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


General settings.
General settings.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Wingman speech is text-based while enemy speech is audio-only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on execute[edit]

The game may crash when pressing the Execute button after making a custom mission due to lacking initial files.
Generate necessary files[3]
  1. Make a new mission and save it, then load it. This generates some necessary files.
  2. Executing should now work normally without needing to do this workaround again.

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) 20 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible


  1. File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).