Many people asked how to solve the problem about start the game Cossacks on new video cards. I will remind you that when you start the game, there is an error "Direct Draw Init Failed" or something like this. With the help of this patch for new graphics cards You can fix the problem of launching the Cossacks game on new computers with new video cards (nVidia, ATI, etc.). After all, in our time most people have computers with very powerful characteristics.
To solve the problem you need to download the file ddraw.dll from the link from our site, after inserting the file into the folder with the game. Now you can run the game without problems.
If you have also installed windows 7 on your computer / laptop, then together with the patch for new video cards you should install patch for windows 7, or disable explorer.exe during the game.