Originally Posted by 4eyes
Yes, problem solved!
I uninstalled ATI's own device drivers and installed Radeon Omega Drivers. Worked like a charm!
Thanks to you Will for your help! Hopefully this will also be of help to someone else.
PS. You can find the drivers at http://www.omegadrivers.net/omega_drivers.php
Thanks for the link. I also have a 2600 AMD Barton processor and an ATI Radeon 9600. Same kind of crashes.
I am reluctant to install the Omega drivers just for one game, cuz the new Radeon drivers and catalyst have been working so well with new 3d games, and I (whoops, I meant "My dog...) has been playing S&M on my wifes old computer with an NVIDIA card.
Might try it anyway, cuz hers only works on low graphics and 800 x 600.
I need to transfer the dog's saved-games to my computer and let him back at it, I guess.
P.S.: Did you install and use the driver detective program on that site or just the Omega drivers?
If you used the driver detective and it ALSO installed soundcard drivers, then it could have been a problem with your soundcard, rather than video.
Still curious as to whether I should try it.