I read the other threads about getting ctp to work on xp, and none of them helped me. I'm using a p4 1.7ghz dual core, 2gb ram and 128mb nvidia geforce 8500gt. I install the game and when I go to play, I see the hand cursor on a black screen then crash to desktop.
Compatibility mode, 256 colours, driver rollback, installing max/min with high and low settings, none of these work.
At first I thought it was my video card not letting me reduce the resolution below 800x600 but then the userprofile.txt made me think I could run it in that, I set my colours to 16bit just in case too but same problem.
Then I thought maybe I didn't have the indeo codecs so I got them, and again I see the hand cursor before going back to desktop.
I read somewhere that it could be my audio drivers so I will try that next but is this game simply incompatible with my current setup? That would be a real drag.