I forgot to mention on the previous that the file size is 1.22MB.
I uninstalled, restarted, then installed DW and tried to apply the patch from the link you just gave but after selecting the EU option a error said 'Dominion Wars is not installed or damaged, please reinstall again.
I did that all over again, including trying to 'repair
rather than uninstall and install however same problem.
It did momentarily work for a bit just after I messaged you the first time. But has not since, and the graphics were terrible.. barely able to play! Any further suggestions?