Wing Commander: Prophecy

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Wing Commander: Prophecy
Wing Commander: Prophecy cover
Origin Systems
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows December 11, 1997
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Wing Commander: Prophecy 1997
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Key points

For Windows 8 and later use the OpenGL Patch or fullscreen border fix.
Game can be updated for higher-resolution support and DVD-quality FMV without interlacing (see Install enhancements).

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Includes Wing Commander: Secret Ops.

Essential improvements[edit]


The official 3dfx Voodoo1/2-patch is available at

Install enhancements[edit]

These enhancements allow higher resolutions and enhanced FMV cutscenes without interlacing.
Install enhancements[1]
  1. Download the Enhancement Pack.
  2. Extract into the installation folder; do not overwrite prophecy.exe if you are using the version.
  3. Install the OpenGL Patch.
  4. Set your resolution when prompted.
  5. Optional: install the DVD Movie Upgrade Patch for DVD-quality cutscenes.
If missions crash run launcher.exe in the installation folder and set anisotrophy and FSAA to 0.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 1]

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 feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the OpenGL Patch for higher resolutions (pillarboxed 4:3).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
See below for a workaround
Controller support
Full controller support
Many commands are keyboard-only.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Invert mouse Y-axis
Before editing, make a backup of the prophecy.exe file in case the modifications go wrong.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open prophecy.exe using a hex editor.
  3. Go to offset 0x271D7. At this address, replace the two bytes 03 C8 by 29 C1.
  4. Mouse controls will now be inverted.
Mouse will also be inverted in menus.

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Not included in GOG version.
Has to be manually activated in GOG version, see here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Window border visible in fullscreen mode[edit]

Use the OpenGL Patch or the Wing Commander: Prophecy and Secret Ops fullscreen border fix.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible


  1. 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).