Oh, hi Thiev, thanks for the help, I'm redownloading and reinstalling right now to check and help you with as much info as I could. In the years I had the game I gathered some info around(not sure if it applies to the gog release though) if you are interested I can provide all that I can still find if it helps!
I will try as soon as the download finishes to see if at 100% the animations are fine, I usually play at around 70% but I kinda remember that at any speed it was laggy for me.I had read around it's kind of a sierra-related bug and it was common to most of their games due to how the games treated the cpu and probably gpu speed, so quicker ones had issues of slow-downs and such. I really love the fact that you could post about this issue since I really LOVE the game and would do anything to make it work 100% again.
I'll update you soon with all the info I can provide!
edit: I think the site that talked about the cpu bug in sierra games was this http://www.sierrahelp.com/Utilities/Utilities.html
I definitely remember that on some other site I can't find some people tried to "hack" into the game and found that the way the game handled the speed of the 3d animation of the gods had a bug that it made going on overhead and had this "skipping" effect due to the new cpus.It seems either it fell of the google search or it died since I can't now find it. Might be more related to gpu than cpu or maybe a totally different issue, but that was what I'd found.I just downloaded and installed I'm playing a mission right now to get to a spawn and try with different settings!
EDIT2: tried setting on 100% to be fully honest, it felt super-slightly faster, but I kinda think it was mostly a perception issue, since all the whole game is sped up so actually the time it takes probably is comparable. I still guess it0s probably related to cpu cycles or maybe gpu, or some other shenanigans but I'm no expert.I'll reload and try at a super slower speed like 20% and see if it see much slower, or if it is generally consistent.
I definitely noticed an increase in speed at 100% it went definitely faster than at 20-70% but still slow, then stopped, went a bit quick, stopped, etc.If you have a god spawn at 20% speed and change to 100% for a few seconds it still goes super slow like if the speed it was a 20% and then goes a bit quicker. Need any more info? You can tell I'd test anything to have it fixed =P
edit3: found a new interesting thing. loaded up the last advanced tutorial of poseidon, went to look around, cyclops attack, apollo spawns, game was goin at 100% speed. cyclops attacks and moves normally after spawning, I slow down at 70%, apollo spawns SUPER slow, took him more than 40 sec, and now ALSO attacks and behaves super slowly, while generally excluding the blessings/cursing gods for me attack at a reasonable rate.Cyclops is not affected...Didn't have a hero to test, but felt that only the god had major issues...cyclops spawn i did miss but felt surely quicker, or atleast decently quick to be playable...