Wing Commander: Secret Ops

Standoff is a Secret Ops mod, aims to bring new content to Origin's Wing Commander Secret Ops, on a WC2 setting.

Application Details:

Version: Standoff
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.11

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Standoff Official Site

Test Results

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What works

Install Standoff add-on, gameplay at full fps with OpenGL renderer supplied on Standoff Chapter 4.

What does not

It works fine, but needs a couple of native dlls to run, this is what keep it from getting Platinum rating.


What was not tested

Other rendering plugins.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Tested on a Geforce 7600GT with 169.09 driver. ALSA used for sound.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Jul 02 20238.11Yes No NoGarbageJames Carthew 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 05 20091.1.21Yes Yes NoGoldAthrun 
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 05 20081.1.3Yes Yes NoGoldAthrun 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
55176 Regression: Wing Commander Secret Ops/Prophecy unable to launch. NEW View

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HowTo / Notes



To play this mod you need to have a previously installed a copy of Wing Commander Secret Ops, if you haven't, download Secret Ops starter pack from here, episodes are not needed for this install (but they not hurt).

Then download Standoff from here, game installs without problems from setup file.

Adding required DLLs

In order to run, Standoff requires the following dlls, put a copy of MSVBVM60.DLL and mfc42.dll into system32 directory on your ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 directory. Without this game will crash.

Graphic Setup

Ensure that you install Standoff Chapter 4 or higher as it comes with a native OpenGL renderer that offer the best experience under Wine.

Direct3D mode is below a frame per second (at least on Nvidia Cards) so avoid it.

So when the launcher appears, select OpenGL, any desired resolution and, enjoy!


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No longer working
by Toni on Thursday June 4th 2009, 14:40
wine 1.1.21 installed on Arch linux
Secret Ops and Standoff installed as instructed.

secret ops works fine but standoff crashes on lauch. Wine window appears that reads "ship.iff out of sync. please rebuild dsrc\game\ship\ship.xmf".

Console debug information:
wine: Call from 0x7ef98e90 to unimplemented function MFC42.DLL.6467, aborting
RE: No longer working
by Athrun on Friday June 5th 2009, 10:02
Just tested today with wine 1.1.21 under Ubuntu Linux.

Still installs and works fine.

> wine: Call from 0x7ef98e90 to unimplemented function MFC42.DLL.6467, aborting

Relating to that issue:

It seems that you where using a very old MFC42.DLL, any from your XP or Vista partition will do, also please check that you weren't using mismatching versions of both (do not mix libraries from two systems, example some from XP and others from Vista, that will break compatibility from inside). Also, keep in mind that other programs could have installed some other dlls that could lead Standoff to crash, so try also in a clean ./wine directory. That should to fix that.
RE: No longer working
by Toni on Saturday June 6th 2009, 2:20
Do you know where I could get a newer ones. Present dlls are from

P.S. I always install every game on its own folder.
RE: No longer working
by Athrun on Saturday June 6th 2009, 5:48
The ones from seems fine to me, anyhow I'm putting a link to the two I use:

Also please give me some info about your setup, like graphic card, ¿are you using prefixes?, ¿did you test get it working in DirectDraw mode?.
RE: No longer working
by Athrun on Saturday June 6th 2009, 6:03
Also forgot to say, this is the way I installed it:

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-standoff
(to create a prefix)
wine '/mnt/sdb5/Games/Secret OPS/secretopsfull.exe'
(to install secret ops)
wine '/mnt/sdb5/Games/Secret OPS/Mods/Standoff/stan_ep1-4.exe'
(to install standoff)
cp /mnt/sdb5/Games/Secret\ OPS/Mods/Standoff/Needed\ files/* .wine-secretops/drive_c/windows/system32/
(just copyed both dll files)
cd './wine-standoff/drive_c/Program Files/Origin Systems/Secret Ops'
(changed to standoff directory)
wine Standoff\ Launcher.exe
RE: No longer working
by Toni on Sunday June 7th 2009, 2:47
For the hell of it, I did everything exactly like you. Wine gives the same error as the last time, but the game doesn't crash.

Only thing I did diffirently was:

-Used "env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wp_wcstadoff" on every command instead off using "export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wp_wcstandoff" once.

-Started the launcher without changing directory to ".wp_wcstadoff/drive_c/Program\ Files/Origin\ Systems/Secret\ Ops/". I really feel stupid about this. I have other games that require this before launch.

I can confirm that the latter was the root problem. I didn't have time to properly test, but the game seems to work.
RE: No longer working
by Toni on Sunday June 7th 2009, 2:31
Files I used have the exact same md5sum as yours. So I don't think dlls are the problem.