Copy the d3d8.dll file to the game’s system directory. My profile has been uploaded to the cloud.
e.g. D:\My Games\GOGApps\Advent Rising\System
I have the GOG version and this is an interesting game from the mid 2000’s. Can be played in a first person in full VR mode or if preferred, play in Immersive/Cinema mode in which the 3D strength can be cranked up in third person. My cloud profile is tweaked for first person mode and has a wide FOV (140) through an ini tweak. See the notes below for the ini tweaks along with the mod to make the most out of this.
– Download and install the Advent Revising mod
– Skip intro videos (optional)
– Set resolution, ini tweak
– Adjust FOV, ini tweak
Last, which is not listed in the above, open mydefault.ini and change Coronas=True to Coronas=False which will remove this displaced texture when in G3D. The game does have a some issues with some 2D backgrounds and other HUD elements. I use the VorpX hot key to disable G3D in these cases. Other than that it works pretty good, especially with indoor environments.
Anyway, you can use my profile as a baseline and adjust to your preferences.