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nVidia and VideoCard.txt

You may experience some issues starting the game with an nVidia card. First, turn off antialiasing for LinksMMIII.exe in your nVidia control panel - please see your nVidia instructions on how to do this.

Next, add your video card to the Links videocard.txt file. Here's how:

1. Determine the Device ID for your video adapter in the Dxdiag.txt file.

  • Windows 7 - Click on Start then click on Run.
  • Windows 8/10 - Windows Key + R
  • Type DXDIAG.EXE and click Ok
  • When DirectX Diagnosis comes up click on Save All Information. That will save a file called dxdiag.txt to your desktop
  • Exit the DirectX Diagnostic Tool
  • On your desktop, open the dxdiag.txt file that you just saved
  • Under the 'Display Devices' section look for the Device ID value for your video card. For example, 0x0102. Write down this value.
  • Under the same section write down the device name for your card, ie "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280"

2. Add the Device ID for your video card to the videocard.txt file.

  • Open My Computer
  • Browse to your Links 2003 folder
    • Probably C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesLinks 2003 or C:Program Files2k GamesLinks 2003
  • Open the videocard.txt file.
  • Locate the following line in the videocard.txt file
    • Vendor = 0x10de  "nVidia"
  • Move down to the end of the nVidia section. 
  • Create an entry for your video card at the end of the nVidia section as follows but replace the information below with the Device ID and Name of your video card. You can find both in the dxdiag.txt file.

0x05E1 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280"

  • Save the videocard.txt file
  • You're done!




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