« on: July 27, 2009, 02:47:09 pm »
AS has worked great for me for months on Windows 7 (32 bit, build 7100) but recently does not load anymore. When I run the game from Steam a questviewer window appears with nothing but solid black inside the frame. I can't close this window normally - I have to kill questviewer from the task manager.
I've tried defragmenting the game files, verifying the cache, and reinstalling the game (after deleting the directory in steamapps/common) but I still get the same problem. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling my video and sound drivers but still get the same issue. And of course, I read all the stickies and went through 10 pages of the troubleshooting forum before posting. No joy.
What's most annoying is that the game worked better in Win7 than in any other OS, using the exact same hardware, but as of a couple of weeks ago it refuses to load at all! I haven't made any major changes, though I think I updated my video drivers once or twice since then. Haven't tried an older driver yet, but I'm using the stable drivers and not beta.
Here's my system specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate RC (fully updated)
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66GHz (stock speed)
4GB DDR@ @ 1066GHz (stock speed, 3.25GB usable in Windows)
NVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB (latest stable driver)
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium (latest stable driver)
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!