posted 06-13-12 05:55 PM EDT (US)
I'm having trouble getting AoW to start. I tried both my CD and the GOG.com versions - both in 1.3 and 1.4 patch levels, but all I get when starting is a black screen. I already switched off direct3d, directsound, forbade resolution changes, set the resolution to 640*4xx, activated compatibility mode and tried running the game windowed, but the problem persists. I don't even get to the intro sequence, the screen just turns black and the process freezes.
Is this a common problem? I'm running on a Win7 x64 machine, just like my last one. However I didn't have any problems with the last machine. Video drivers are up to date.