Anyhow, just this week, for the first time in over a decade of playing, I beat D3: Retribution, destroying the Hellion boss with a tip from someone on here (involving using a temporary anti-virus). Imagine my disappointment when the level ended without showing the end movie that I very much wanted to see!
I knew it was entirely possible that I hadn't done a "Full" installation in the beginning, but I had installed the No-CD patch and copied all of the movies manually. As far as I can tell, the only movies that will play are the intro movie (when I run without the -nointro option) and the level 5 movie. Starting at level 1, even with a new pilot, simply skips straight to the briefing. As for level 15, the level merely ends and dumps me back at the main menu.
My system is a Core i5-2400 3.1GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, with a 22" LCD on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB card, running Win 7 64-bit. Somewhere on here I found the recommended settings for MAIN.EXE in the NV control panel (including vsync=off), and they work reasonably well, though there are still the known bugs in the NV OpenGL driver that affect the low-res parts of the game (menus, briefings, and automap), but I put up with those.
My usual D3 command line is:
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-launched -nointro -nooutragelogo -nomotionblur -playermessages -z32bit -framecap 120 -nocompress -width 1920 -height 1080 -aspect 1.78 -pilot Insectoid
I did do a complete reinstallation this afternoon (D3, then Merc, then the 1.4 No-CD patch). Same problem with the missing movies.
Maybe one of you can shed some light on this issue?