Cutscenes Not Playing

QUESTION:

The cutscenes in Dark Messiah are not playing, and after equipping a magical weapon I get a checkerboard design in the background. How can I fix this?

ANSWER:


To fix the issue:
  • Please make sure you have installed the DirectX version that came with the game.
If you didn't install it: 
  1. explore Disc 1 and look for the DXSETUP.exe from the path Disk1\Support\DirectX.
  2. Double click on the DXSETUP.exe file to install the directx version that came with the game.

If you did install directx that came with the game, try adding the switch -dxlevel 90c to the games shortcut.
To do this:
  1. Right-click on the shortcut for the single player game on your desktop and then select Properties.
  2. When the Dark Messiah of Might and Magic Properties window pops up, look for the Target box, it should read "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Dark Messiah of Might and Magic\mm.exe"
  3. Move the blinking cursor to the end of the path after the quotation marks. 
  4. press the Spacebar once and then type in: -dxlevel 90c.
  5. It should now look like this "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Dark Messiah of Might and Magic\mm.exe" -dxlevel 90c.
  6. Click on Apply and then click OK.

Try launching the game. Your issue should now be resolved.

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