Well I don't want to hijack this thread anymore: http://forums.codemasters.com/discussion/776/colin-mcrae-rally#latest
So I created a new topic: How to get Need for Speed Porsche running on modern OS like Win 7 in Full HD Widescreen:
There are really many patches out there on the net, so some might be redundant, some are hard to find:
Need for Speed - Porsche
1. Install the game obviously, maybe you need to have the setup in compatibility mode.
2. Official 3.5 Patch can be found here:http://www.iplounge.net/download.htm
3. Fast CPU Patch Fix
- > With CPU's faster than 'real' 2 GHZ the game only runs in the lowest details. This Unlocks CPU's faster than 2 GHZ -> ONLY in Windows XP Compatibility Mode
4. Widescreen HD Fixhttp://www.iplounge.net/ipl2/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2305
5. Skybox Crash Patch
-> Might be redundant, if you use the Widecreen-HD-Patch, but game occasionally crashes on Normandie and so on. Better explained in the readme of the Widescreen-Patchhttp://games.reveur.de/de/need-for-speed-porsche-unleashed/patch/single/30/Need-for-Speed--Porsche-Skybox-Crash-Patch.html
6. Additional Modifications
-> PU Bonus Cars: Adds more cars to the gamehttp://www.iplounge.net/download.htm
There was a patch to fix the ugly broken Windows in the Game ( vanilla they turn black when broken ), but I don't find it.
I hope, I can help some people this way, it's still a nice game.