The gog.com version has on the shortcut a command to set CPU affinity, this makes the game crash much less than Steam version, that don't has the command.
But if you put the command on the Steam version it stops crashing too.
But I prefer my gog.com taht is really DRMless =D
I'm using the GOG version and it doesn't work (using Win 10). After the EA logo pops up, it then quits.
I put " -CustomResolution:enabled -r1920x1080x32 -f -intro:offf" at the end of the target in the shortcut. and it ran once. After playing and saving a city, it never ran after that.