Solution 1 - Lower screen resolution settings
Windows 8, 10 and 11 users
1. Right click on the game from the desktop and choose Properties
2. Then go to the compatibility tab and scroll down, check the box of Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution
3. Then click on apply and try to play the game again
Windows 7 users
1. Click on the Start menu (lower left corner of your desktop)
2. Select Control Panel, then in the pop up window, select Hardware and Sound
3. Then in the Display section, select Adjust Screen Resolution
4. In this screen, select the drop down menu next to Resolution. The recommended is 1280 x 1024, lower this to either 1280 x 960 or 1280 x 800 and then click on Apply then close this window.
Solution 2 - Disable custom cursors
In some cases, custom cursors can cause games to flicker or periodically freeze. Often and where possible, disabling the custom cursor within the game via the Settings/Options menu can solve the problem.
Solution 3 - Update your Graphic Card driver
Click on the name of the driver you have (if known) and follow the steps:
Note: Intel users - It's important to note that PC manufacturers can modify Intel's drivers to add or remove functionalities. This means that if you have a branded device, it's recommended to download the latest graphics update from your manufacturer first, then through Intel. Otherwise, unexpected behaviors, such as loss of features and configurations can be expected.
The most common PC manufacturers are: