Since I'm able to play (I've found solution to my mentioned above problems), I had similar problems. I don't know exactly what is going wrong in your case, but I recommended you open your ddraw.ini, then under [Graphic] section set Mode=0 (that one for 8 bit fullscreen). Then if You don't have High Resolution Patch You should get it. Any future changes to graphic You can do during playing, in options menu. ~~~~ Heh, I had a very strange bug - when new game started, the movie form end of Temple was shown, and my character appeared in the village, in vault suit. ;P And I haven't made any changes in sfall with starting map.