it doesn't actually work
I have an NVidia 9600 GT, and i went through the steps in that thread, after reading all trilion pages of it. I got the patcher, the batch files, etc. I ran it, then loaded up the game. THe problem had not been changed, except that i now had an HUD. I didn't have any models, except in the HUD.
So, a real fix would be appreciated. I've been working on this for over 5 hours now.