Just a definitive final word on whether or not to install the official patches to the GOG version of the game: http://www.co8.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1819
I read this entire thread (the one I'm posting in, not the one I linked to...though I read all four post of that one, too =P ) looking for a definitive answer; seeing as it was stickied, I had hoped it would've been a little more helpful in this regard.
I'll also link to this helpful thread
, as it seems to contain info regarding most other questions or issues someone could have, quite a few of which were raised several times in older posts in this
thread. There's probably a lot of other useful info in those forums on that site, but this should HOPEFULLY help other people somewhat.
Now, if a GOG staffer happens to find this post, it would be nice if they'd compose an "official" statement containing some of the most relevant info -- or, hell, just these links -- in a new thread in this subforum and "sticky" it so other poor saps who buy this game in the future don't have to scour several different websites looking for accurate info....