my cd version of the game works great on 'modern' PC.
but hey - maybe i was just lucky :)
I can confirm the luck. My original would crash at a certain spot near the end. I remember there being a work around to get past that. But what really sucked was it would crash-to-desktop right at the same spot during the ending. I had to wait for a transcript to find out what happened in the ending. This was back in the Win98SE/WinME days.
I've had various degrees of luck avoiding those bugs with replays over the years with different hardware/OS's.