compatibility mode my a$$
NM. I discovered that it works perfectly under dosbox.
Also, I think I've figured out that the reason I like games like S2G, trade empires, and transport tycoon is the logistics involved. For some reason, I find spending time er.. making logistics lines more efficient, very.. satisfying. It feels good to have a perfectly oiled machine, and the more complicated and time consuming it becomes, the more satisfying it is when you get it running perfectly. I guess that's why Settlers is so addictive for me.. Because it is basically impossible to get it perfect, due to the game design. I can't help but try however, and I'm always irritated when a geologist in the game discovers a whole lot of some resource in a clump and I can only build mines on some of it, wasting the rest. Maybe logistics games bring out my inner perfectionist.