Discussion of No CD cracks is against our rules (and requesting them is actually grounds for an instant ban without warning), so I'm afraid I can't help you out there. Are there any scratches on your disc? Did you perform a full installation? I haven't had any issues like that in VMWare with a full installation.
I've found that copying the dx6z.dll file from NBA Live 2001 (or the NBA Live 2001 demo) as mentioned here
definitely does help with video card issues. Here's the file:
Place it in the 3rash folder.
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