Try running the game in DXwnd with Windowed mode enable, see if the game shows up that way.Bizarre that it's not working. I've tried most everything in regards to the built-in compatibility options.
The weird thing is my machine runs Skateboard Tycoon, which came out around the same time and didn't require me to jump through any hoops but *sigh* I guess I'll keep working on it.
I just enabled Legacy Components and re-installed DirectX. Do you think I would need to install an older version?
I also downloaded the game from an alternate source. The files were identical and the problem is unchanged.
I appreciate the help. Thanks everyone
In case you've never used DXwnd:
- Download using the link above and extract wherever.
- Open dxwnd.exe
- Go to Edit->Add
- In the Name textbox, enter whatever you want.
- In path, hit the ... and navigate to the game's exe file.
- Under the Generic options, ensure "Run in Window" is checked.
- Hit Try, to see if it shows up that way.