Toa Metru promo CDs

So I wanted to play through these ancient gems, downloaded them from biomediaproject, but can’t get them to work. CD opens, I can see the start screen, can click on and read the faq, also can exit. However the game itself just won’t start, it looks like the scripts are simply not working, so everything’s stuck on the start screen. I tried all kinds of compability modes, running as admin, starting in window mode, still nothing. Has anybody had this issue and resolved it? My OS is windows 8.1