Whenever I run anything other than software render, my characters seem to disappear into the background. I would just run it on software mode, but that messes with the sound and makes the game run slow. Does this happen to anyone else?
Unfortunately, yes. It's very common with new 3d cards. I never did get this title to run correctly in HW mode - Software rendering solves the graphics glitch, but screws up sound so badly, it's almost unbearable.