Ok, your laptop is really old (2005) and your GPU driver is outdated (2009). It seems also that this driver version doesn't support OpenGL 2.0.
The engine stops exactly at the moment they try to initialize the graphic mode. This means there is a serious problem with the graphic driver. Please try to find a update and don't use the Windows update feature for that, use directly a ATI update.
I get a similar message but have the excuse that on the very PC under win 7 WCS worked great. My guess is that it is indeed just the opengl and shader definitions under Win8. Does anybody have links where to get the best updates for those ?