PC Crimson Skies on (almost ) modern hardware

I was wondering if anyone could help me here.

I’m running a AMD64 3200+ with a Gigabyte Nvidia 6600GT card on Windows XP SP2.

When I try playing Crimson Skies all the in-game fonts are garbled beyond recognition.

Has anyone else experienced this issue and overcome it. (Please don’t just suggest updating drivers. I hate that.)

I’ve found that a couple directx games don’t play well with ClearType on. The games that get messed up by it usually suffer from unreadable text in dialogs and random parts of the UI.

Try turning it off. You can find it somewhere in the display control panel.