First post, by VirtuaIceMan
VR Sports Powerboat Racing by Interplay... when you fire it up you can choose between "Primary Display Driver" (i.e. Direct3D, it uses DX6 or 6.1 I believe) or "Software Only". Even on my Win8.1 64bit machine "Software Only" mode works fine, but it's limited to 320x240 so is SUPER blocky!
Has anyone ever got the 3D version working? I seem to remember it working on my ancient Win98 machine with a Voodoo5 card, but it doesn't work on my WinXP 32bit with Nvidia 7800GS+ graphics, and doesn't on my new PC either.
Basically when you choose the "Primary Display Driver", it launches a full screen window called "Powerboat Racing", then after a few seconds, the mouse pointer vanishes. If you alt-tab you can then see there's an error message about "DDraw Error: Unable to open screen", with a button to close the game.
Anyone got any ideas?
My PC spec: Win10 64bit, i7-4970K (not overclocked), KFA2 GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, Creative Soundblaster ZXr, 16GB RAM, Asus Z97-A motherboard, NZXT 410 case, ROG Swift GSYNC monitor