About "setup": You are absolutely right: Drop everything into one folder will work fine. The setup does nothing else. I just added this for convenience if some need to copy it from real Floppys to Harddrive. Especially when it comes to Expansion packs: They hold some duplicate files - just to avoid frequent disk swapping. And this might be confusing. The expansion packs come with the "SETUP.PRG" as well -> and it will make sure that everything ends up in the right place.
But you are right: I might drop it from the "ZIP-Folder" version of the basic game. There it makes little sense.
Framerate: there are some framerate improvements possible if you like to ride faster (I guess you use an STe? Right?). Detailed list at http://www.hd-videofilm.com/anarcho/inf ... index.html
Turn off Music will give you some more frames. But setting the "STREET DETAILS" to "MEDIUM" or "LOW" gives you a real speed boost!
But hey! After all: All this is written in GFA BASIC
I am actually surprised that I got the framerate where it is now!
File access will be fixed in the next Version!