I had the same [problem. Received this from GOG support and it did the trick for me. Please try to run the game in window by changing the shortcut's value to: [ "C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Red Baron Pack\Red Baron 3D\Baron.exe" -window ].
Once in, you can set the graphics to Glide if you have a wrapper. Vista seemed to not like Direct draw Mode unless it was windowed.
Once setting the graphics to you preference, you can remove "-window" from the shortcut. My menus are always "windowed" now, but the game plays in full screen glide.
Thanks but I must be missing something I am running VISTA as well. Where do I type in this info? I go to the shortcut and click on properties. There are two places to type the above info Under "target" and "start in". Am I looking in the wrong spot? please be detailed like..." click here, go to properties, click this tab" and so forth
Thanks I am dying to start playing this game agian!
You want to add the " -window" in the Target Window.
The Target window includes the exe file you are starting.
The Start window does not include exe file, just the folder the game is in.
So on your short cut to RB3D, right click with the mouse and select properties.
In the Target window you will find something like this (depends on where you installed the game): "C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Red Baron Pack\Red Baron 3D\Baron.exe"
Add the ' - window' to the end of that line. Do not for get the space before the '-'. Should now read like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Red Baron Pack\Red Baron 3D\Baron.exe" -window
For me, I ran the program, changed the setting to Glide (You can do so if you have a Glide Wrapper for your Vista machine). I then went back to the properties of the shortcut and removed ' -window' from the target window. The game now runs great and I can fly in Glide, but all the menus are in widowed mode which can make it hard to read since the menu is 640x480 and my monitor is set for 1280x1024 resolution.
Now, if the game runs fine in Glide mode, but you have the same problems after removing '-window', what you will have to do is add ' -window' back to the target window in properties of the short cut and everytime you play, will need to go to the preferences and set the game for Glide mode, or you will be flying in windows mode.