I have the original game (the DVD version) and was able to successfully install it yesterday. I even got to play it for a good number of hours, though when I tried to run it the first time, I got a popup saying there were some known compatibility issues with my version of Windows (Windows 7 64bit), but I was still able to run the game fine.
Now, when I run it in Windows XP service pack 2 in compatibility mode, it always stops responding when I try to go back to my desktop using the Windows button when the game is loading.
After I stopped playing the first time, I downloaded a bunch of mods. I feel it might have something to do with having a ton of mods since it always stops at Preparing Captive Simulators
Is there any way to keep my mods and run the game smoothly on my laptop?