Because of the way the game is made, all the sound effects must be loaded before the rest of the game would load; so therefore you'll be stuck with a black screen for awhile... I apologize for that. The game is old and I didn't know something like this is going to happen and now I can't do anything about it.
After that, the opening intro should be able to stream even on a slow 56k modem.
The features on the main menu will become available as soon as they are loaded. And yes, they will all appear eventually.
For those who do not wish to take the time to create a character, feel free to use this default Section I code: GNhj\tqkaXCyWDb
This is a well rounded character and has the default name, IceWolf.