Hey guys! I'm currently trying to get BW2 running on Win10 but the game just doesn't start. I got a fresh install of the game, with patches 1.1, 1.2, and unofficial 1.42 (in that order).
BotG Addon (incl. fan patch) works fine without any noticed issues so far.
What I already tried:
Several reinstalls (also with a different ISO file, mounting as well as unpacking the ISO)
Run without admin privilege (results in 0xc0000005 error)
Switched out white.exe to a cracked version from myabandonware (then it starts, but I get the population not aging issue)
Several compability modes
I also tried to install it on my laptop, however, then the game crashes as soon as I hit the play button.