Here's a quick list of known problems and fixes for the Standoff prologue -
- Game performs an illegal operation upon launching - This is a Windows 2000/XP problem. The game won't run in Windows 2000, but in Windows XP, right click standoff.exe in your Secret Ops folder and select properties, then from the Compatibility tab, set the file to Windows 95 compatibility mode.
- Game gives the error "gl_d3d_5::createzbuffer attach failed 87" - Go in to the Standoff launcher options, and select "16 bit". 32 bit mode has problems with some graphics cards, mainly Radeons.
- The game appears to lock up - The Secret Ops engine has a problem where it stalls at certain points. You can just wake it up by moving the mouse.