I prefer the manual patch, set to XP SP2 compatibility mode for both games, myself. I actually set every .exe this way.
I agree that the Dantooine lag fix may or may not be necessary. It does affect more than just Dantooine, though; especially with newer video cards. I always have it in my .ini file regardless of what hardware I'm using. If it turns out that I don't need it, I just change the 1 to a 0.
There's no need to set CPU affinity manually. If you follow that step in the guide, it will do it automatically.
All of this is your choice, of course. I can tell from your posts that you know what you're doing.
"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."