This fix for the flickering problem in Kheops games was discovered by Iurii, who posted information about the fix in ***this thread***
The fix has been tested as working with Nostradamus, Secrets of Da Vince, Dracula 3, Safecracker, and Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny. It seems to help with both disc and download versions for those Kheops games that get the flicker.
More information about the fix...
Jenny100, the last fix, in difference from the first one, has nothing to do with (especially) Russian versions of the games, - it is a universal solution!
As for how it works - as far as I know, the reason for the flicker is the incompatibility of (some) Kheops games with later (in relation to their release dates) versions of DirectX 9.0c. Kheops blamed Microsoft, and Microsoft blamed Kheops, but somehow neither had done anything about it.
And the fix is just an 'alternative' version of DirectX 9 libraries made for Wine
project in order to run Windows games in other OSes like Linux or ReactOS. Luckily for us, it works even in Windows proper
Thanks to a person from Russian forum who told me it could help!
The wined3d.rar file extracts to three files,
which need to be placed in the game folder:
If anyone has trouble downloading from Google Drive, there's an alternate link ***here***
It's the same file as was on Google Drive though.
The file is 515.9 kb in size -- very small.