This is gonna sound crazy but I just now found your post way back in 2009!!!
I only recently downloaded and began playing Solomon's Revenge and I've run into "EXACTLY" the same problem. I've read all the responses to your problem but did not get an exact resolution to it. If you're still a member and can still remember that far back, can you tell me what, it ever, you did to resolve it. I'd REALLY like to know! You could e-mail your answer to me at firstname.lastname@example.org If I don't hear from you then I'll just assume that you've gone on to other things.
Wow, did you follow a bad URL or what? XD