While working on his ambitious full Russian translation patch for Wing Commander 4, ginger_tigra came across an odd bug that most likely affects every version of the game, but has so far gone unnoticed. When the comms VDU is turned off or the player switches to their VDU to shields or damage report, the subtitle speed kicks into overdrive. ginger_tigra figured out a solution that involves some old fashioned hex-editing. If you don't have a hex editor lying around, Hexplorer is free and easy to use.
The exact instructions vary slightly depending on what version of WC4DVD you have. GoG users as well as players with an original (Creative Labs Encore bundled) DVD release need to make the following changes.
The first column denotes the address. The second column and third column specify the old and new values respectively. For example, at address 0004E236 value 4C needs to be changed to 6C.
For players that have upgraded their CD edition of WC4 with the community DVD upgrade patch the required changes are as follows: