I'll post a more complete guide up in the next couple weeks but I have spent a shit ton of time getting both RvS and Swat4:TSS to run on my newer laptop and fiqured I should let you know its possible.
The solution is simple, that nice gfx card you got to make things run smooter and that fancy multi core processor you bought to make everything run faster, completly skip them.
You'll end up running and rendering the entire game on 1 of your CPU's cores and assuming its not working becuase your computer is "too" good it should run just fine like this.
1. Get the Gfx processing off the Gfx card and onto the CPU.
2. Now getting the game to run on 1 core:
Now play your games!