But Ubi may have done it in the 'right way' if you read the specs in Steam shop: http://store.steampowered.com/app/21980
(partially copied out of German shop page and partly translated):
- "Windows® XP SP2 und SP3/Windows Vista®" (exclusively)
- supported graphics hardware at release date:
"ATI RADEON X1650-1950 / HD 2400-2900 / 3650-3870 / 4650-4870 Serien"
"NVIDIA GeForce 6800 / 7600-7950 / 8600-8800 / GTX 260-280 Serien"
'These chipsets are the only ones that will work with this game.'
Fortunately this upside down thingy is only happening during the the intro videos and cutscenes and does not affect gameplay.