Hello -- I'm having quite a problem getting Bloodlines to run. The first issue I encountered had to do with with my graphics resolution and refresh rate. I had to change it to 800x600 with a refresh rate of 60 (for my monitor and as an override in Directx). Those changes let me at least start the game but it soon crashes during the first cut scene. I have applied patch 3.3. My PC should have enough horsepower to run the game without any problems: Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) 3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 16 kilobyte primary memory cache 2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: 915G-ICH6 Bus Clock: 200 megahertz BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 04/22/2005 2048 Megabytes Installed Memory NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT [Display adapter] Default Monitor Creative SB X-Fi This is the crash description found in my 'Bloodlines' folder: * * * Vampire Crash Data Log, Generated From Exe Built On: Oct 6 2004 * * * vampire caused an Access Violation (0xc0000005) in module mssmp3.asi at 001b:26f05d86. Read from location 0000286c caused an access violation. Context: EDI: 0x00a1af08 ESI: 0x1a622828 EAX: 0x00000007 EBX: 0x201cc6e0 ECX: 0x00000000 EDX: 0x00007d00 EIP: 0x26f05d86 EBP: 0x00000000 SegCs: 0x0000001b EFlags: 0x00210293 ESP: 0x0013e56c SegSs: 0x00000023 Bytes at CS:EIP: 8b 81 6c 28 00 00 83 c4 40 c2 08 00 8b 54 24 44 -----[ SysInfo ]----- Error occurred at 2/12/2007 08:29:40. 2 processor(s), type 586. 52% memory in use. 2048 MBytes physical memory. 977 MBytes physical memory free. 0 MBytes paging file. 0 MBytes paging file free. 2048 MBytes user address space. 1263 MBytes user address space free. -----[ StackTrace ]----- -----[ ScopeTrace ]----- SCOPE_TRACE data, stack depth = 4 03. CAudioMixerWaveMP3::CAudioMixerWaveMP3 () 02. RunListenServer () 01. CEngineAPI::Run () 00. LauncherMain () -----[ ModuleList ]----- Module 1 C:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\vampire.exe Image Base: 0x00400000 Image Size: 0x00016000 Checksum: 0x00000000 Time Stamp: 0x4164cd8f File Size: 1291215 File Time: 10/6/2004 21:12:46 Module 2... ad infinitum.