I just installed Arcanum and I'm having a problem with the graphics. Here's what happens: Upon start up, during the logo animations of Sierra and Troika, there is flickering. Then the "Loading" screen appears and everything is fine for the moment. Then the first cinematic plays. First, the cinematic flickers and sometimes single frames appear and overlap the movie as it runs. Also, off to the left side, I can still see part of the "Loading" graphic which hasn't fully disappeared. Then the screen burns away and I see the start menu. Part of the "Loading" graphic is still visible off to the left. My mouse leaves a ghost trail behind it as I move it. When I go into any of the menus, the graphics sometimes flip back to the previous menu and then back to the current one. It makes the game rather unplayable.
Now, before anyone mentions the usual solutions, here is what I have done so far:
1) Installed the game in C:/Games
2) Installed the Unofficial Patch, High-Res Town Patch, High-Res Patch and Music Patch all as an administrator
3) I have modified the shortcut to the game with -no3d -doublebuffer in the Target field and checked the "Run this program as an administrator" box. I have also disabled visual themes and desktop composition.
4) I have tried different resolutions under the High-Res patch, but that has not made a difference so far
I'm hoping someone can suggest an new way of fixing my problem. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,