in windows 7, rightclick on the games icon on your desktop, choose error detection, let the errordetectionguide set the settings for windows XP, run as administrator. I'm not quie sure what I clickes in the errors questionaire, but that's the way I got it running properly
I could not manage to get it to run properly on Windows 7. To be honest, I thing the components of your computer have more to do with it than the operating system. I did manage to install it and play it on an aloder PC running Windows 98. A lot of great memories playing this game. Too bad the franchise has been abandoned as it would have been amazing as a mobile game.
The game was pretty complex for its time with a complex graphics engine that glitched even on the best computers of the day. Its apparent lack of compatibility with modern system shouldn't come as a surprise.