Method one: read carfuly and fallow the instrection on the fallowing web site http://www.thelostworlds.net/SR1-XP.HTML
Method two: this is what worked for me. i would release the web site i got the fallowing info from but i can't find it.
To get Soul Reaver to work with XP(SP2), download the XP fix, set the executable to win98 compatibility, lower the vid card to basic (no D3D or OpenGL); then for sound, lower the sound acceleration to basic.
To lower vid acceleration --> Right click desktop, go to properties, select Settings tab, go to advanced. Your moniter properties will come up. Select the Troubleshoot tab (for Geforce)... I have a GF 3.
To lower sound acceleration --> go to control panel, select Sounds and Audio Devices, Under Volume -- go to Advanced, then go to Performace.
using this setting you can only run SR1 in software mode
If you set the vid acceleration and sound acceleration to the setting i have point to SR1 will run with little problems,
problem one: if you set the screen resolution to high you will get graphic anomulies. (texters tearing mostly)
Problem two: somtimes the sound might skip or bly as if in fast forword. so if you realy want to hear every word of a seartin cut sceen you will have to compleatly exit SR1 and restart. (good thing for the worp gates )
problem three: the opining vider will not play can somone pleas explain to me in detal what happens in that video?