OK.... even more testing!
Thanks to Korovev (BIG thanks) I decided to download and try PlayOnMac.
I installed the DI Shard using PlayOnMac and am (very) happy to report that, on my cranky old machine, the Cleft Book Room behaves completely normally
I have FULL graphics AND sound, plus the clickable works ... and my Relto Book also works normally ... and that is with my settings all set to MAX (including all
This further makes me think that WineSkin is "past its sell-by date" when it comes to playing the Shards.
PlayonMac is a but more "complex" than Wineskin and also requires you to download XQuartz ... but if it's going to fix these glitches, for me, its worth it.
So, thanks again Korovev!
when it comes to Age creation ... "DOH" seems to be my middle name...