I've pretty given up on trying different settings. I think I've tried every combo under the sun and nothing has improved the situation in the slightest. Ironically before I installed the latest graphics driver, the mouse pointer was at least stable. It was after I updated the driver that it started flickering like mad.
Hopefully GoG will come up with a patch soon. I'm itching ti play this game :(
Have you tried all the things I wrote here
? I am also waiting for an official patch but since you really want to play the game asap it could help to try the things I mentioned above. Especially:
"Maybe it is worth trying to deactivate UAC just to see if this helps?"
"The ones who were able to click the TV but are freezing when trying to turn on the TV: were you able to turn left or right? I am asking because it's possible to click the TV without turning - meaning playing animation - at all.
If the game freezes because of the walking or playing the video on TV this could be an issue with the video codec used to play the animations. This would be a well known bug in this game which many were able to fix by using another version of the cinepak codec: http://www.starshiptitanic.com/game/faq.html
You also never did reply what happened if you hold down a KEY while playing (you also wrote about the MOUSE) and you never answered if you have ever tried my config settings.
To say it again: I am just asking these things because with more information I MIGHT be able to help further. Since I am not support I cannot guarantee that and of course everybody has the right to just give up. But if you really, really want to get this game to run you should try everything I suggested and post the results.