Hi, I'm brand new to RB3D, but have gotten the game running fine. (What worked: XP-Service Pack compatibility + speed at 100% + Glide wrapper + visual themes, etc. shut down) Now for the problem: I have never been able to launch with the intro movie(s). Instead, I see several windows flash by in a split second, and then I'm at the General Menu screen. Ideas? Thanking all in advance!!
I'm not sure if the XP-compatibility part is necessary for playing the game (at least it wasn't for me). Have you tried playing it without that?
I think in mine the intro movies are also skipped in a very similar fashion to what you described. For instance, I've never seen this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALPS-0hKH-Q
). The only thing I've ever seen is the company names come up. This is true on both Wine for OSX and Win7. EDIT: the GOG version does indeed have the intro movie in an AVI file (Data/Video/Intro.AVI), though none of my video players can show it (audio comes through), it may be encrypted or corrupted. Has anyone else seen the intro movie? I can play the SIERRA.AVI but interestingly enough that only plays the first time I download and launch the game, afterwards it doesn't. I can also play the FLC files.
BTW, have you installed Red Baron Reload (Wailwulf has links to it)? It adds some nice features like a bullet counter, mouse view, engine type/damage, wind, etc ... As I said in another thread, it isn't really a mod, more of a toolshed upgrade. :)