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Hey guys. I've been looking all over and I'm having an issue with this game.

The racing community on it is still going (no longer backed by EA, but alive), and I really wanna play this classic again.

Now, I can start the game all fine and dandy, get into the menu, do stuff (I can't select a screen resolution which is odd and may be related to my problem), and start up Evolution mode.


The problem comes into play when I try to start a race. Upon pressing that button I get a black screen and this:

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And then I cry.


I've looked around on the net and jerked around with the settings in-game and in Nvidia Control Panel (and Nvidia Inspector) and I can't find anything related to z-buffer in the Nvidia control panel or a solution. I've even looked for something that would emulate ancient graphics cards of the last decade and I've made no progress.

This is the best thing I could find related to my problem.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=577089

Someone necro'd the thread and is having the same issue with their GTX 560.

Can anyone out there help me?


I'm including my DxDiag in case it's needed. PC is the one in my sig, Win 7 Ultimate x64, GTX 580, AMD Athlon II X3, yadda yadda.

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Its an old game it may not be compatible with Windows 7. You could try and create a Windows XP virtual machine and run it in that.
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Its an old game it may not be compatible with Windows 7. You could try and create a Windows XP virtual machine and run it in that.

The game actually works fine on Windows 7. People are playing it fine, I personally think it's related to my GPU, and more specifically thiz z-buffer thing, and short of building an ancient PC I don't know what to do.
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Double post.

I forgot to add that an XP virtual machine doesn't let me use my GTX 580.
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As long as you enable 3D acceleration for the VM it will probably work if you want to go that route.
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As long as you enable 3D acceleration for the VM it will probably work if you want to go that route.

I'll give it a whirl. What's the best way to run a virtual machine with XP?
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I personally like virtual box, its free and pretty easy to set up. If you need help let me know.
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I personally like virtual box, its free and pretty easy to set up. If you need help let me know.

I had VirtualBox installed for Ubuntu, so I'm making a new machine with my XP CD. We'll see what happens lol.

How do I install the NVIDIA drivers on this?
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Okay I installed the game on an XP machine in virtualbox, but it says I need to install DirectX, so I downloaded it off Microsoft's site and installed it but the game still says it's uninstalled... wut?

I installed the VirtualBox guest additions.
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