Got Wing Commander Prophecy Gold on GOG, but Secret Ops crashes everytime


Everytime I try to launch it, it says secretops.exe stopped working.

I installed all the usual patches for prophecy like the opengl and 3dfx patches, along with the high res movies, and Prophecy Gold works perfectly fine.

However, Secret Ops always crashes the same way no matter what video card I select, and even if I disabled FSAA and anisotrophy.

Here is a screencap

What is going on?

And for the record I am running Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. And here is what my compatibility settings are at. I've tried every combination of settings here and nothing fixes it
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Can you please show us the crash report? It might be more telling.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: secretops.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 35d1c306
Fault Module Name: StackHash_bfd0
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 6572742e
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: bfd0
Additional Information 2: bfd0f8102ae591caa8edcafc21474e59
Additional Information 3: 2e0d
Additional Information 4: 2e0dc853459dd3732907a5ce3f4b93e7

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same exact thing is happening to me. WC5 is working fine but i get the same exact crash with secret ops. sucks too cuz i never played secret ops before and thats the main reason i got it. i've tried compatability mode for every possible version of windows and no luck...


As a start, uninstall GoG Prophecy completely (except the DVD movies) and try again using Pete's steps here:

Ok, after a few tests I can tell you you can get GoG's Prophecy working with HCl's DVD patch:
(I have only tested it in Windows 7, Windows XP users may have a different result with step 4)

Install GoG Prophecy
Download HCl's WCP Enhancement Package, and unzip the files straight into the WCP folder. Make sure you DON'T overwrite Prophecy.exe or WCPHR.DLL
Install Pedro's OpenGL Package
Right-click on Prophecy.exe, select "Properties", "Compatibility" tab, and remove the "Win98" compatibility flag. Make sure you also click on the "All users settings" button at the bottom and remove it there too.
Download the DVD movies, and unzip them into a folder called "Movie" in the WCP folder.

Current limitation: The DVD movies only work in OpenGL mode.


Try that first if you haven't already.
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so i ended up just downloading secret ops for free off the wcnews website. i found it under standoff fanmade games. it works just fine.