yes, ok, i did both. when i go down with video-accelleration the game won´t even start, and to lower sound-acceleration doesn´t help. but u´re right - it´s sth with the sound. today i heard at some place in the game a really naughty beeeeeeeep, before it crashed, and then, when i put the whole music and sounds and sourroundings on lowest level i got a bit further, could open the book and the box on the table and such. but then it quit again after a while. deactivating the soundcard prevents the game from running. any idea how i can prevent the game to force the soundcard to play sounds it doesn´t want to play?