Im very disappointed. I own this game. I bought it from GOG.com because of the dialogue skip. GOG says it allows old games to run under windows, yet they released version 1.04 which DOES NOT ADDRESS THE ISSUE ON WHY I BOUGHT THE GAME! Horrible. Simply horrible of GOG to not know of this problem and fix it.
Well if the game has any bugs like the ones you describe, chances are that is all within the game code which GOG doesn't actually modify.
Visions of UKJohn, only reversed.
I was under the impression that they will sometimes modify the code, if it is necessary and they are given access to the source. For all we know, this was one of those times that they weren't given access.
As for the problem at hand, have any of you tried lowering the sample rate conversion in addition to lowering the hardware acceleration on your sound card?