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Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi (DOS)

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Title Screen

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

Developer: Origin Systems
Publisher: Origin Systems
Platform: DOS
Released in US: September 4, 1991
Released in EU: 1991

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi was the big step forward for the Wing Command series, refining upon the previous game quite a bit.

Debug Mode

In the original floppy disk version, enter Origin (case sensitive, with a capital O) as a command prompt argument. In the CD and GOG versions, change this in the .bat file. This will create a log file (creatively named LOGFILE) inside the gamedat folder. This log file details what has been loaded in and out of the game, the priority of the file and its memory location when it was loaded in. It also prints out the memory heap information to MEM.$$$. In addition, the following debug controls are at your disposal:

Key(s) Action
Alt + M Show memory usage
Alt + Z Self-destruct
Alt + X Quit the game and print out the memory usage stats
Alt + Del Targeted/Visible ship(s) explode
Alt + Ins All non-capital enemy ship(s) on the radar explode
Alt + O Destroy cockpit sections
Ctrl + Alt + S Invert graphics
Alt + keypad + Decrease time between frames
(speeds the game up)
Alt + keypad - Increase time between frames
(slows the game down)
I Toggle Current Intelligence factor display
Alt + I Increase Increase Intelligence factor
Ctrl + I Decrease Increase Intelligence factor
O Toggle Eject siren
Ctrl + V Version info
Ctrl + P Pause game (w/o pause graphic)

Entering Origin -k (again, case sensitive) in the command prompt makes the player invincible by giving them unlimited shields, as well as make all of the above cheats available.

Mission Selection

Like the original game, there are also some mission selection commands to put in at the command prompt:

Argument(s) Action
s(n) m(a) Choose which level to play in;
n is a series numbered between 1 and 12,
while a is any mission lettered from A to D.
w(n) Show a cinematic. n ranges from 1 to 22.
Mission-specific scenes also
require the above command(s).
l Play a single mission.