The Metzomagic setup is ***here***
His setup uses DOSBox as well as the two patches.
Then to run Ripper (make sure you are still in DOSBox) and execute:
ripper.exe /v /v3
That's it :-) Just for the record, the various VESA-related parameters are:
/V force 480 line mode
/V1 disable support for VESA 2.0
/V2 disable use of protected mode bank switching code
/V3 disable both
So Metzomagic's setup forces 480 line mode and disables VESA 2.0 and protected mode bank switching.
The reason games like Ripper from around 1995 used VESA 2.0 features was to make them "look" better. Modern video cards that use VESA 3.0 don't support undocumented VESA 2.0 features, even though they're considered "VESA compatible."
Inferno's setup uses VDMSound and a VESA 2.0 driver. Maybe the VESA 2.0 driver doesn't work in XP SP3 the way it did in the original XP. If you were able to get Inferno's setup to work, it might look better if you're playing full screen. But if you're playing in a window instead of full screen, you might not see much difference.
There is another Ripper how-to at VOGONS which uses both DOSBox and a different VESA driver from the one Inferno used.http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=20409
As the last poster there found out, you don't get any "high resolution" option when you disable the VESA support using RIPPER.EXE /v /v3