Freeze after intro movie (have read stickies)
It installed correctly so this issue isn't related to the install problems people have. Only the running. However I did try reinstalling (a complete install) just in case.
At first I was getting the XP/G80 problem many have where just after the intro movie, there are horizontal lines all around and the game is frozen (except for sound). I've managed to sort of fix that by turning on compatibility mode (win 98/ME), 256 color mode, and I used GrimDDFix.exe to turn off DirectDraw/DX. That gets rid of the horizontal lines, and Mannt even moves for a few frames, but it freezes afterwards.
Drivers up to date, no other problems with the computer.
WinXP SP2, 8800 GTX...