I'd love to. I may ask my dad to get some screenshots. It is for his wifes computer. (They play on a couples pool league and the VP should help her with angles etc).
I wasn't able to get it to run under XP even in compatibility mode. I think there is a newer version of it out that should work without the hassle, but we were trying to save some coin.
I don't think their is an equivalent F/OSS game. foobilard isn't quite there. The biggest thing is VP is supposed to show the angles and actually HELP with your game not not just let you play.
If there is another game / product out there, we can look at that.
The best I can do on the error is that it "needs 256 colors or 16bbm (bbp?)"
The resolution is somewhere around 1280x1024. I tried using Zephyr and Xnest, etc but I got the same errors.
btw, VP2 came out in 1997