From: Bristol , England
Answering my own question :
Yes : Ctrl + Esc causes errors also, ( in both Vista and Win 7 ).
Noted to date ( on both ) :
1. This causes problems with Trade ( Buys and Sales ), that are linked to the games Trade Limit Function.
2. This causes problems with Unit Selection and Deployment, on the Pre Battle Deployment Screen.
3. This causes visual problems in the actual Battles, re the Unit and Greek Fire Graphics, and the ( Mouse ) Pointer.
However, there is a simple solution re 1. and 2. : Press the Ctrl key after you restore the game !!!
[ NB : If you forget to apply the solution after you restore the game ; the Trade Screen problem and the Pre Battle Deployment Screen problem, can still both be solved, by pressing the Ctrl key, as and when you realise the error. Possible exception : if used during an actual Battle... ]
Re 3. : There is no apparent solution. Therefore, do NOT use Ctrl + Esc whilst in an actual Battle * !
[ * : The use of Ctrl + Esc and then Ctrl again, other than in an actual Battle, does NOT create the in Battle Graphics errors. These only occur if Ctrl + Esc is used during an actual Battle ! ]
< Message edited by DEB -- 11/28/2018 5:04:35 PM >