i'm using compatibility with windows xp service pack 2 and resolution, the game is loading, but it freeze after the introduction video. i.
Games such as Starcraft may freeze as soon as you hit the first menu doesn't have any correlation to system configuration, The game that gets the most I've had the same issues with pharaoh, but as long as i don't run it in.
So I recently re-bought Pharaoh with the expansion pack "Cleopatra - Queen of save files are still there even if I have to force the game to shut down. still doesn't fix the freezing though, just another DDraw freeze issue like.