From: MN, USA
Mark, don't forget option 4 of running the SE (Scenario Editor) on an old computer with Windows XP, 2000,... Even picking up an old laptop to run it probably shouldn't be out of the question. One can find used laptops with valid Windows XP licenses for right around $100.
or option 5 of using a different virtualization product if you have an old copy of Windows hanging around. Such products are VMWare Player, VirtualBox, qemu,...
imho the cleanest of your 3 solutions is solution 3) but it looks like you were already to that conclusion.
Harpoon (HC, HCE, HUCE, Classic) programmer HarpGamer.com