At least it started for you, true Im usign the Demo 2 and not the GOG release, but if I select 1600x1200 in the options it just says my 24" monitor doesnt support that resolution and quits.
h0w1ers tip helps, cheers, but having to run it in unvolentary window mode feels a bit so so.
im going to assume that the 24" monitor is supposed to display 1600x1200 right?
ps. h0w1er's solution works. but its a bordered window and a few pixels on the sides of the screen are cut off as a result.
not ideal but it is a solution.
i myself will stick with the ingame resolution i think because i hate seeing the window borders on screen, very distracting.
I'm having this exact same problem at the moment. Fresh install of the game, click on "Options" and the game crashes immediately. Very very very lame. Searched the forums here, tried the -window option and got it to start, then I set the resolution to 1600x1200 in-game and it tells me resolution is unavailable to update my drivers. Um. That's ridiculous, I've got a 30" monitor with 2560x1600 native resolution and 1600x1200 works in any game that I configure it to use that resolution.
This game is rather buggy to have to hand-futz config files for this stuff.