Cannot get the game to work with the 2.048 patch. Keeps going to a blank screen and the music/voices start to loop.
Works fine with the original unpatched version.
Also notice that after the patch the game version reads 19410??
This is a known issue under Windows 8.1.
Your patch is correctly installed, it's normal that version number and patch number don't correspond.
"Basically Microsoft have made some significant changes in 8.1 that affect the way timers work, and that's affected our game very badly. It's taken us a while to track down as the game never technically crashes, we're getting close to a solution, once we've created that we'll test and release a patch.
"Thanks for your patience, it looks like we've tracked down the issue, we're testing a fix in house on an 8.1 machine now, I'm not sure we'll have had enough QA to release tonight (UK time). So watch out on Monday for a patch which I hope will get all the 8.1 people running.
"8.1 FIX IS LIVE!
Unfortunately, the GOG version hasn't been updated yet. So there's nothing you can do for now, but using the unpatched version on Windows 8.1. Anyway, you can always ask the support to speed things up, because the developers have already sent the new version to GOG, at least they say so.