I am trying to start playing SFC3 again after a while away. I have installed the game, updated DirectX, and used the newest patch. My PC is Win XP, 2.6ghz so I no it can take it. Whenever I start the game it goes through the whole intro just fine, but when I get to where the menu should pop up it tells me that I need to insert the correct CD. Now I only have the one CD and it is in there. Please Help!
OK, I got past that problem but now I am getting the following error when I try to go into a tutorial.
Unhandled Exception! in Version 1.01 Build 534 SFC3.exe caused an EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION in module d3d8.dll at 001B:6DA4BA2D
EAX=00000000 EBX=000003A7 ECX=03293F84 EDX=0149BFE0 ESI=00000400 EDI=014985C0 EBP=000003FA ESP=0012FBDC EIP=6DA4BA2D FLG=00210202 CS=001B DS=0023 SS=0023 ES=0023 FS=003B GS=0000
001B:6DA4BA2D (0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000) d3d8.dll
ok what mod patches do u have installed do u have the direct x fix installed do u both have the orignal cd in the disk drives
NOOOOOOOOO! If you have the latest patch (534B) DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES install the DX9 fix. That'll screw up the whole install. The latest patches, both 531 and 534 have the fix as a part of the patch.
run sfc3 in win 2000 emulation mode.
Don't forget to disable the blasted "Visual Themes".... read this.
yep that should be it.
Thx for all the help everyone. I am now running it under 2000 mode with the visual themes disabled. It is working great now. Thx again.