I’m trying to get back into the game, however, with the current version (tried E, E-1, E-2, both 64 and 32 bit, all for Windows 10) the game is basically unplayable for me. Keystrokes are registered with ~1 sec delay or not at all, and sometimes do not do what they are supposed to do. Say, I press Tab to change the rider in the options menu. I doesn’t do anything. I try to do other stuff, then press Tab again, which works. I then try to change language by pressing Enter, and instead change rider. I press Tab again, and get the effect for having pressed Enter. Similar things happen when navigating the menu with numpad or d-pad. Backtab also works only extremely sporadically.
I have a pretty old laptop, but I am way above system requirements, and I don’t have any problems playing many other, more demanding games. I have tried a different keyboard, to no avail.
I would be very, very glad if someone had any hints or suggestions as to what I could try to fix this, as I am quite fixated on playing this gem again.
I solved it - your mention of the rendering system got me to try out changing rendering from D3D to D3D11 via editing the options file (as doing it via the menu was impossible :D) - fixes all the problems, for some reason. Thanks a lot for your help!