Thank you. That got me to "Can't open video stream." Found several mentions of this error around the net. The translations are a little weird, but it gives me something to go on. (Or someone could tell me how to fix it here?)
And yup, I did delete the saved games.
Plus: BobBQ, AKA the Build Explorer, you are awesome/crazy. I have visited this thread, your Youtube channel, and Tiger's Spring many times.
Thank you again. That worked nicely and I just had a rousing game of "Kill-Everyone-And-Loot-The-Bodies." Despite God Mode being on this was rather challenging, as my poor laptop can't handle the level of detail and everything was very jerky.
Having played with Build 1935 for some time, I was amazed NOT to crash at all.
Good news: I've got a replacement for Movie Maker.
Bad news: I'm sick of having to add all sounds manually because FRAPS is an overrated POS that won't record any audio in the games I actually want to play.
I take that back. The real problem wasn't FRAPS after all.
The real problem is that Dell shipped this PC with a deliberately crippled sound driver, probably at the behest of Big Content. I found a hacked driver that re-enables the necessary functions. The sound quality isn't super, but it should get the job done.
I by chance stumbled upon this video and assuming the uploader is being truthful, it's music from the earlier versions of the games. Some of these songs seem to date back to Oblivion Lost or at least have that sort of feeling to them, as techno-based action music doesn't quite fit with the final release's atmosphere.
Of interesting note: Wasteland II is in the final release (sans an "instrument" or two) as the menu theme; Explore is in the final release (with radio filter) as music in the Bar area, Duty base.
Chernobyl NPP and Battle Ex are both sampled in the final game's intro movie, while Predator appeared in one of the late pre-release trailers. Wasteland (old) was the soundtrack for a Clear Sky trailer.
If anyone wants to get those music tracks without registering on a warez site, you can find them on the Radiation bonus disc.
In build-ish news, I'm starting to get the hang of this obsolete copy of Premiere that I'd forgotten I even had. Definitely a step up from WMM, shame about the learning curve. I've had a request to do some tutorial videos, showing how to install and configure builds. I'm open to the idea if there's enough interest.