I love this game and had a blast with it for a long time. In fact, I just about finished the campaign. My problem is, during the last scenario of the campaign, the game started to have unbelivable lag. Everything would just freeze for a few minutes, then I'd get a few seconds where I could play, than it would freeze again. Now everytime I start the game, I have sound, my cursor moves, but the graphics are all screwy and the characters don't move.
Around the same time this happened, I was also having difficulty with StarWars Galaxies not working with similar symptoms and Windows noticed my memory was damaged, so, I have completely upgraded my computer, new motherboard, new processor, new memory. And what's really annoying, nothing changed. Still the same problem. I competely uninstalled tropico2 and then reinstalled it. It still doesn't run. Same thing, I go through all the start up screens fine, but as soon as I try to start a scenario, the island looks like a neon jigsaw puzzle and none of the people move. I tried starting in safemode and it looks like it will work, but I'd much rather have a better solution. PLEASE HELP!!