on a slow day, i tried installing an old favourite just to see if it will run on my WinXP SP3 with 8600GT. everything went well except for sprites which looks 'striped' like in the screenshot. Manny Calavera looks like he's been through a shredder.
i googled but most of the advices are about setting Win98-compatibility, copying files to the hard-disk and disabling the multiprocessor/hyperthreading settings. i believe my problem is graphics-related and was wondering if anyone else has had any luck with other golden oldies and therefore may lend a hand here.. btw, i had also fiddled with the anti-alias setting (plus some others as well) within nvidia's control panel but to no avail.