|Upon further investigation, I have found that the music not playing in the game in fact comes from one .snd file. Unfortunately, I don't see .snd support under K-Lite, nor would I expect it given that to my understanding, the .snd file type is one of the more fundamental sound filetypes native to Windows. Thanks for the try though.|
I've also examined the installation CD to the game thinking maybe it was damaged, but it's not. It's in great condition.
I've also researched files supported by media player 7 and as expected, .snd files are listed. As this issue crosses onto several other versions of the same game, I'm beginning to think that this is a CD drive driver issue.