Sorry I couldn't back here until now !!
Well, GOG has not "come up with the goods" so far, sad to say. The game is STILL not working.
I've done everything they have suggested. And another couple of things were sent to me today - as listed below - which I will try later.
do the changing of the file name and that didn't work.
And off my own bat, I also re-downloaded the files using Firefox instead of IE - and the files did
download with the correct names and the game did
install - but it won't launch
The next things GOG Support are suggesting are :
Use "Run as Administrator" to install and to start the game.
Re-install the game AND add it to your anti-virus/firewall software's exception/trusted list.
And if neither of those work ....
"Please try to follow advices from PC Gaming Wiki:
I am simply astounded that this game is being so difficult. I played it when it was first released and had no problems at all !!
Unfortunately, I no longer have that copy.
A very mad Mad