A little while back we reported about VDM Sound as a potential option for clearing up a variety of sound card issues when trying to get older WC games to work. There's another popular program out there called DOSBox. The premise is similar. With this utility you can simulate an environment that more closely resembles what earlier WC games were meant to run on. The program even has a speed adjuster built in for those who're trying to get Wing Commander 1 or The Secret Missions running.
DOSBox emulates a 286/386 realmode CPU, Directory FileSystem/XMS/EMS, a SoundBlaster card for excellent sound compatibility with older games...You can get DOSBox here. Neeco spotted this one at Crius.
You can "re-live" the good old days with the help of DOSBox, it can run plenty of the old classics that don't run on your new computer!