Prophecy and Secret Ops in XP (was: WCP video question)

LeHah

212 Squadron - "The Old Man's Eyes And Ears"
Heres this for an oddity: I can't get Prophecy to even install on my computer! I was going to replay that and finally play Secret Ops, but the installer tells me that I dont have enough available HD space, despite the fact I have about 160 gigs available. Anyone have a clue?
 

THE_WUQKED

Spaceman
There is another, way more uggly way - that's what I do with old games complaining about disk space ^^, cause the trick ChrisReid mentioned doesn'T work for em :(

Fill your HDD till it let's you install it
 

LeHah

212 Squadron - "The Old Man's Eyes And Ears"
I take it I "install" Secret Ops in the same fashion, just in a subfolder in the Prophecy directory.
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
LeHah said:
I take it I "install" Secret Ops in the same fashion, just in a subfolder in the Prophecy directory.
Secret Ops is a completely separate game, so there's no ties between it and the Prophecy installation stuff. You can unzip it to its own directory and run the launcher to set some stuff. There are no registry patches.
 

Dahan

Rear Admiral
I am having problems trying to launch wing commander secret ops, prophecy works on my computer but it keeps coming up with some kind of error mid way of opening the program. Can anyone provide any help with this thanks

Error signature
AppName: secretops.exe
AppVer: 0.0.0.0
ModName: secretops.exe
ModVer: 0.0.0.0
Offset: 000b2ac9
 

MajorDan

Spaceman
I have tried all these patchs and programs, proceedures and suggestions but nothing allowed me to run the ingame video cutseens on WCP flawlessly until I installed this very old sound card. The SoundBlaster PCI CT4740. You can purchase them from E-bay or follow this link:

http://www.liquidationetc.com/13/15506.htm?926


I have heard of some older motherboards (MSI KT4) equipped with onboard AC97 audio working just fine as well. Here are my system specs. Good luck.

< Processor >
Model: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+
Speed: 2.16GHz
Model Number: 3000 (estimated)
Performance Rating: PR3136 (estimated)
Type: Standard
L2 On-board Cache: 512kB ECC Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way set,
64 byte line size

< Mainboard >
Bus(es): AGP PCI USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
MP Support: 1 CPU(s)
MP APIC: No
System BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F5
Mainboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. nVidia-nForce2
Total Memory: 1GB DDR-SDRAM

< Chipset 1 >
Model: Nvidia Corp nForce2 AGP Controller
Front Side Bus Speed: 2x 166MHz (332MHz data rate)
Total Memory: 1GB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Bus Speed: 2x 166MHz (332MHz data rate)

< Video System >
Monitor/Panel: Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter: RADEON 9700 PRO
Adapter: RADEON 9700 PRO - Secondary

< Physical Storage Devices >
Removable Drive: Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk: Maxtor 6Y080P0 (76GB)
CD-ROM/DVD: Memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2 (CD 126X Rd, 126X
Wr) (DVD 16X Rd, 16X Wr)
CD-ROM/DVD: SONY CD-RW CRX230ED (CD 40X Rd, 24X Wr)

< Logical Storage Devices >
1.44MB 3.5" (A:): N/A
Hard Disk (C:): 76GB (45GB, 58% Free Space) (NTFS)
Bf2 dvd (D:): 1.9GB (UDF)
Wcpdisk2 (E:): 603MB (CDFS)

< Peripherals >
Serial/Parallel Port(s): 3 COM / 1 LPT
USB Controller/Hub: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub: USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub: USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub: USB Root Hub
FireWire/1394 Controller/Hub: OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Keyboard: Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/
2 Keyboard
Keyboard: HID Keyboard Device
Mouse: Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
Human Interface: Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2 HID Drivers
Human Interface: Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Keyboard
Human Interface: Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2
Human Interface: Logitech USB Wheel Mouse

< MultiMedia Device(s) >
Device: MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
Device: Standard Game Port
Device: Creative Game Port
Device: Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)

< Communication Device(s) >
Device: Digicom Data Fax Modem

< Network Printers >
Model: \\GREGSERV\Lexmark Z65

< Power Management >
AC Line Status: On-Line

< Operating System(s) >
Windows System: Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Home (Win32 x86)
5.01.2600 (Service Pack 2)

< Network Services >
Adapter: Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet
NIC

<<< Mainboard Information >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

< Mainboard >
Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
MP Support: 1 CPU(s)
MPS Version: 1.40
Model: nVidia-nForce2
System BIOS: 09/23/2003-nVidia-nForce-6A61BG0IC-00
Chipset: nVidia nForce2 ICP

< System Memory Controller >
Location: Mainboard
Error Correction Capability: None
Number of Memory Slots: 3
Maximum Installable Memory: 1.5GB
Bank0/1 - A0: None None None None DIMM 512MB
Bank2/3 - A1: None None None None DIMM 512MB
Bank4/5 - A2: Empty

< Chipset 1 >
Model: Nvidia Corp nForce2 AGP Controller
Bus(es): AGP PCI USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
Front Side Bus Speed: 2x 166MHz (332MHz data rate)
Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory:2x 200MHz / 2x 200MHz
Width: 64-bit
IO Queue Depth: 8 request(s)

< Chipset 1 Hub Interface >
Type: HyperTransport
Version: 0.10
In/Out Width: 8-bit / 8-bit
Speed: 2x 200MHz (400MHz data rate)


< Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks >
Bank 0: 512MB DDR-SDRAM 2.5-3-3-7 2CMD
Bank 2: 512MB DDR-SDRAM 2.5-3-3-7 2CMD
Channels: 2
Speed: 2x 166MHz (332MHz data rate)
Multiplier: 5/5x
Width: 64-bit
Power Save Mode: No
Fixed Hole Present: No

< Memory Module 1 >

Manufacturer: Corsair
Model: CMX512-3200C2
Type: 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Technology: 16x(32Mx8)
Speed: PC3200U 3.0-3-3-8
Date of Manufacture: Saturday, December 25, 1999
Set Timing @ 200MHz: 3.0-3-3-8
Set Timing @ 167MHz: 2.5-3-3-7
Set Timing @ 133MHz: 2.0-2-2-5


< Memory Module 2 >
Manufacturer: Corsair
Model: CMX512-3200C2
Type: 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Technology: 16x(32Mx8)
Speed: PC3200U 3.0-3-3-8
Date of Manufacture: Saturday, December 25, 1999
Set Timing @ 200MHz: 3.0-3-3-8
Set Timing @ 167MHz: 2.5-3-3-7
Set Timing @ 133MHz: 2.0-2-2-5


< Environment Monitor 1 >
Model: ITE IT8705/12 ISA
Mainboard Specific Support: No

< Temperature Sensor(s) >
Board Temperature: 38.0°C / 100.4°F
CPU Temperature: 64.0°C / 147.2°F td
Power / Aux Temperature: 39.0°C / 102.2°F

< Cooling Device(s) >
Auto Fan Speed Control: No
Chassis Fan Speed: 2446rpm
CPU Fan Speed: 2679rpm
Power / Aux Fan Speed: 4561rpm

< Voltage Sensor(s) >
CPU Voltage: 1.70V
Aux Voltage: 2.59V
+3.3V Voltage: 3.10V
+5V Voltage: 4.11V
+12V Voltage: 11.61V
Standby Voltage: 4.57V
Battery Voltage: 4.08V

< AGP Bus(es) on Hub 1 >
Version: 3.00
Speed: 8x
Fast-Writes Enabled: Yes
Isochronous Mode Enabled: No
Addressing Enabled: 32-bit
Aperture Size: 64MB

< PCI Bus(es) on Hub 1 >
Version: 2.20
Number of Bridges: 2
PCI Bus 0: PCI (1/1x PCIClk)
PCI Bus 1: PCI (1/1x PCIClk)

< LPC Hub Controller 1 >
Model: Giga-Byte Technology nForce2 ISA Bridge

< USB Controller 1 >
Model: Giga-Byte Technology nForce2 OHCI USB
Controller
Version: 1.00
Interface: OHCI
Channels: 3
Supported Speed(s): Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
Legacy Emulation Enabled: No

< USB Controller 2 >
Model: Giga-Byte Technology nForce2 OHCI USB
Controller
Version: 1.00
Interface: OHCI
Channels: 3
Supported Speed(s): Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
Legacy Emulation Enabled: No

< USB Controller 3 >
Model: Giga-Byte Technology nForce2 EHCI USB 2.0
Controller
Version: 2.00
Specification: 1.00
Interface: EHCI
Channels: 6
Companion Controllers: 2
Supported Speed(s): Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) High (480Mbps)
Addressing Support: 32-bit
Legacy Emulation Enabled: No

< FireWire/1394 Controller 1 >
Model: Creative Labs Audigy 2 Firewire Controller
Version: 1.10
Interface: OHCI
Enhanced Support: No
Channels: 64
Speed: 400MHz

< System SMBus Controller 1 >
Model: nVidia MCP2/3/4 B0 SMBus
Version: 0A.02
Advanced TCO Mode Enabled: No
Slave Device Enabled: No
PEC Support: No

< System SMBus Controller 2 >
Model: nVidia MCP2/3/4 B1 SMBus
Version: 0A.02
Advanced TCO Mode Enabled: No
Slave Device Enabled: No
PEC Support: No

< Port Connector >
PRIMARY IDE: None - ATA / None
SECONDARY IDE: None - ATA / None
FDD: 8251 FIFO - Floppy Disk / None
COM1: Serial Port 16450 - 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9
pin male
COM2: Serial Port 16450 - 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9
pin male
LPT1: Parallel Port ECP/EPP - DB-25 pin female / DB-
25 pin female
Keyboard: Keyboard - None / PS/2
PS/2 Mouse - No Detected: Mouse - PS/2 / PS/2
USB: USB - None / USB
 
U

Unregistered

Guest
Sorry

Sorry if this has been explained already but i didnt quite work out which bits were relevenat.

Ive just got WCP and im running WinXP except the video sequnces run at 1 million miles an hour anyway to slow this down? cheers
 

cff

Kilk'dymga'qith laq Ik'vikvi
Have a look at the file section. There is an inofficial movie skip patch for WCP.
 
U

Unregistered

Guest
cff said:
Have a look at the file section. There is an inofficial movie skip patch for WCP.
id really like to see the movies though.
 

Dyret

Super Carrot!
Unregistered said:
id really like to see the movies though.
A movie skip patch is something that prevents movie skipping.;)
Video skipping is the problem you're having.
 
U

Unregistered

Guest
Hi, just found my old copy of Secret Ops. I managed to install it fine, compatibility settings and all that. Then I tried to run it with the hi-res mod. Unexpectedly it hard-resets my PC. Any ideas?
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
There are a few bugs with the high res patches that don't have workaround. It was designed with 800x600 and 1024x768 in mind, so if your desktop is running higher than that, scale down before you start Secret Ops.
 

Mikra

Spaceman
higher RES??

Hi, as a first thing I want to thank you for posting such a number of advices, I got the WCSO working only thanks to you, now what I want to ask is if I can get a Higher resolution that 1024x768 such as 1280 or higher, Im using the patch and 32-bit collors and the graphics are a bit torchy....
 

maniac89

I love Wing Commander: Prophecy
Welcome to the forums, Mikra!

And I don't think you can get a higher-res, but what do I know?

The Maniac

P.S.-Whooaa, this thread is old!
 

Mikra

Spaceman
Thanks for welcome, I think I don't even need a higher res, the graphics are outstanding if you consider that the game is 8 years old...!!!
 
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