As for the nocd part, does it mean I need to copy the whole content of the Adams venture cd without installing, and then use the nocd?
You need to apply the NoCD after installing the game.
Lastly, whenever I try to install the AMD software, it keeps telling me it isn't compatible but still lets me launch (or try to) the game. So why install it at all?
I think you mean the PhysX software. The hardware version isn't compatible with ATI cards, but the software version should work. So I'd ignore the error as long as the game works.
I'm lost. Before I give up on this game altogether, could I send you a copy of my dxdiag so you could get a better picture of my situation please?
I don't know if it will clear matters up, but feel free to go ahead and post it in the forum. If I don't see any problem, Inland or one of our other GB members may spot something.