Well, I promised and here it is - the Balance of Power MSI setup! No tricks, no cheats - you'll need your own copy of BoP to see for yourself.
Please understand that this setup is quite complex; it's multidisc (previous XvT installation not required) and works with volume labels (BALANCE, XWVSTIE1). You'll be prompted for the XvT CD when necessary.
It's been quite tedious to overcome a few obstacles:
- writing NiftyZip as done in the first place with XvT and bugfixing/refining it with BoP
- upgrading an existing XvT installation (done by uninstalling the old version first)
- dealing with the large folder of extracted BoP files and laying everying out accordingly
- getting the few missing files/folders from the original XvT CD
It's astonishing how well the game seems to work under Vista x64 - without any compatibility modes (they even make it unplayable on my machine).