Hey guys installed this game today and saw that there was no fix for the fist icon and running off the map crap. The only way this worked for me was because some old thread had mentioned a bunch of different fixes. It has nothing to do with composition mode, admin mode, etc. They worked for me sometimes and sometimes they didn't. So I noticed the reason why the bug happens is because if the game starts your mouse pointer at an area where you can attack something, then it will become the fist curser for the rest of the game until you exit out of the game(the whole fforce.exe). If you get the correct curser, it will also stay like that until you quit the whole game/application.
When you click new game, notice that your pointer is sitting on a bench which is something you can attack. If your curser is sitting on anything that can be attacked when you start or load a new game, it will turn into a fist until you exit the application and restart it.
Anyway so to fix this:
Note Addition: You have to have your video on 16bit in the game not 32bit. So any resolution with X16 after it in the video settings.
1.Try to click on one of the corner of the New Game button and don't move the mouse after that.You can skip the movie with esc.
2.If it worked then that corner should work for your resolution fine. If not then quit the whole game(not just quit campaign) and restart the game try another corner until it works.
3.Basically, you don't want your curser over anything attackable when you load a game or start a new game. You can even move the mouse during the movie and press esc see if you can land on something not attacktable.
4.If you still can't find a corner or move your mouse during the movie to a safe area, then a 100% way of doing it is start a new game. Walk to the top area so that your lower left area(this is where your load button is) is free of attackable things and save. Then quit the game. Restart the game and load the game. Your mouse should be in a the grass area where nothing is attacktable. After you get the normal curser all your load games should be fine until you quit the game again.
------------------------------ Side note: Resetting the video settings makes my sound turn off in the game. You have to just turn it back on.