Baldur's Gate Vista
On google.com and use the first hit.
I recently purchased a laptop pre-packaged with Vista Home(120 gigs HD, 1 gig RAM, no video card--virtual, AMD 64 dual core something or other (turion?) 3.2 ghz), thinking that I could install my favorite older games and have something to occupy my time while I travel. Well, for the most part, it works superbly. I've successfully installed a few older titles, such as Fallout and Neverwinter Nights, but I can not get BG1 to work.
I can install it successfully, and it starts up fine (all of the videos work, the sound, everything). I can create a new character, but as soon as I click 'done' and the first level loads, the game crashes. I've tried reinstalling, updating drivers (although I fail to see how my old drivers would have been able to work with this title), and compatibility mode, for all previous windows versions. Any help to be offered would be greatly appreciated, especially since this is the last game I own that I haven't beaten.
The last thing I can think of is using a dual-core processor, but my web searches have turned nothing about BG and dual-core.