Recently got my hands on this classic. I decided to give it a spin for old times sake, but I ran into several major problems. The installed version is 1.00F, but thanks for EA's crappy coding on modern systems it will run way too fast, although CPU grab fixed this issue satisfactorily. However, one serious problem I noticed is that for some reason the radar window refuses to show, even when I checked it off in the window display menu, it still wont show, which for obvious reasons totally cripples the game.
So I decided to download patch 1.02F..........and during startup when it should be playing the intro movie, it instead decides to give me the White Screen of Death, as in the screen goes totally white and the system becomes completely unresponsive, the three fingered salute doesn't work, alt f4 doesn't work, nothing. It did give a sound that indicates some kind of error message popped up, but I can't see what it actually it, but hitting enter did nothing for it.
Anyone have any suggestions for it? It's a real shame to not be able to enjoy this once again, back in the day on my long since dead windows 95 system I had a lot of fun with it, I also had fun on my also long gone windows 2k system.
EDIT: I forgot to mention I already tried the XP compatibility mode, no dice.