And I'd been having trouble with the compiler I use... sometimes it just wouldn't work. So now, after reboot, it just doesn't work. Crashes.
I never really found a "fix". Just at one point (not after a reboot, which is even stranger... I hadn't rebooted since trying to get it to work), a few hours (or maybe even days) after my last reboot... it started to work.
So now what?
Now, perhaps, I give in and play... Master of Orion 3.
There are worse things in life. :/