This game does not work! DO NOT BUY (Vista and beyond)
This is ridiculous. I played this game back on XP, and Valve put it on a Steam sale recently. I fired it up for the first time tonight, and it simply DOES NOT WORK.
The issues are well documented. Just look at the front page of this forum.
Check my Steam library. I have a pretty significant catalog, and I have NEVER had a game that was simply broken from the start. This game should not be available to Vista users and beyond for purchase, or there should at least be some kind of "buy at your own risk" warning.
I'm a computer science major. I don't mind applying some tweaks to get an old game to work, and I've been gaming since I was 4 (over 20 years). However, there are NO fixes for this game. "Fixes" range from running the game in administrator with DOS compatibility, to right clicking eight times on the new game button, tapping the top of your head 14.5 times, and drinking four glasses of milk.
I'm clearly being dramatic, but every one of these topics proposes a different fix. Just look at the threads!
I'll be requesting a refund, and I'll be requesting Valve remove this title for sale. There is no doubt it is broken for anyone using a modern operating system.