The blood rage aura is a cool effect.
The game comes without any 'd3d8.dll', so, if you want to play without my patch, just remove this file from the BR2 folder (or rename it to anything).
... I do see a "syncRetrace=0" in the "Render.ini" file. Does setting it to "1" also enable vsync (then just leave the control panel setting to application)?
No, this option doesn't enable VSync.
To enable VSync on XP, you need to use nHancer, with a profile for the game (remember to point to the proper .exe file, cause in some versions it's called br2.exe, but rayne2.exe in others). RivaTuner D3D Overrider doesn't work.
VSync on Vista doesn't seem to work. I'll fix it when i get my Q9450 to install Vista.