Sorry about that... for some reason I was convinced there was a link to more details in that post. My mistake.
Here's how you do it:
1. In your Start Menu search field, type in "msconfig", without the " " of course.
2. Click on the Boot tab.
3. Click on the Advance Options button.
4. Check the little box next to "Maximum memory" and set the max to 2048.
5. Reboot computer.
Now when it reboots, Windows will act and run as if there is only 2GB of memory installed. This will allow Shattered Union to run. After you're done playing, go back to msconfig and uncheck the Maximum Memory box and then reboot, to allow Windows full use of all your RAM.
Again, sorry for the lack of detail earlier. I really do need to stop posting after I get home from work, but before I've had dinner...
Pretty annoying this game will not run on a very significant percentage of the machines used by the Steam customer base. I agree with many others that there should be a BIG warning on the game's store page it will not run on systems with more than 2GB of RAM. Not having such a warning causes a lot of bitterness.
Do you like hexagonal wargames? This one isn't really breaking any molds or moving the genre forward, but it's rock solid. Shattered Union has a very niche market and never really sold well for the original Xbox, but interest in the Steam sale may have prompted a brief revival. In all fairness, that's probably a good thing.
Shattered Union is an entry-level strategy game that just about anyone can pick up. It's probably not a game most people would put a lot of time into, but it's at the very least worth owning.
This game is (was) a lot of fun but it doesn't work on anything newer than Windows XP. There is a workaround where you have to minimize your available ram (see forums), but even that doesn't work with a lot of people (including me).
I have tried everything including the workaround, virtual XP and using old drivers and changing a bunch of settings. Nothing works for me.
I run the game on Windows 7 runs great. My son runs it on Windows 10 no problem. Shattered Union is an excellent game, especially when played against against another player in skirmish mode. We are looking for more players.
Played the retail version many years ago and thourghly enjoyed it. Was disappointed as it would'nt run on win 7 x64 systems. Thumbs up now as texture fix posted by drunk monkey gives a simple fix without all the faffing about that only works on some systems. Update: Works on Win 10 with patch as well.