There are only two ways to run Starlancer that I know of. 1: Install Windows 98 and run it that way. or 2: install Linux or Mac and run it in wine. Microsoft did a really good job of breaking DirectX backwards compatibility especially with directx 4-6 era titles. Not sure if it affects Starlancer or not, but they deprecated an entire rendering system between 98/XP that leaves a few games completely broken in XP.I have it fully installed of the discs (I do own the game), but the game wont go past the launch screen. Anyone know how to get round this?