IT WORKS! :D Thanks mate!!! I didn't change the resolution in game, but in the settings for the game through windows, running it in limited color mode, and it plays like a dream.
How exactly did you get it to work? I am on the same boat, but I am missing the part where you changed the resolution etc. Also, did you do anything Geforce specific, such as force dis/en-abling VSync or AA or something?
Thanks for the time in advance!
You could try right-clicking the icon, selecting Properties, then selecting the Compatibility tab. In the lower half of the screen, under settings, there are boxes for reduced color, running it at 640x480, etc.,
I will warn you, though, I'm on Win 8.1, I've tried all the solutions I could find, and haven't gotten it working yet. All text flickers, and giant characters (like a 0 or o) appear on screen, and they each take up like 20% of the screen. Pretty annoying, and for me, unplayable. In game the main screen is OK but the four bottom screens flicker horrendously, and all text in game flickers out to not being really readable. If you find a solution, please let me know!