I posted a few weeks ago about some crashes I was getting when trying to load up any Sam & Max Season 2 episode. Well, at the time I was using Vista, and this was the final nail in the coffin for Vista- I purchased a new XP system, installed a Sam & Max Season 2 episode, and to my infinite horror, discovered that again the game would crash 5 out of 6 times.
After trying a clean boot of XP Home Edition, Sam & Max ran fine. Also, I noticed that the banner on the launch screen would display advertisements (i.e., the Monkey Island ad), which it would not do before. So, after some experimenting, I discovered that my Mcafee Firewall was preventing the ads from coming up on the launcher, and oddly enough, was also preventing the game from getting to the main menu without crashing.
Anyone else experiencing this issue, and if so, what can I do to keep my Firewall in place without it interfering with Telltale/Sam & Max?