Originally posted by Pixie:GOT IT!!Ok, I'm running Windows 7, so I don't know if this fix will work for other OS...First, I changed my screen resolution in windows to 1024x768 (I usually have it on 1280x1024). After doing that, the game was able to load!!!So then I went into the graphics settings within the game and changed the resolution in the game (in my case, to 1280x960). I was then able to go back to windows and change my resolution back to my normal 1280x1024, and the game still loaded!I do run into trouble if I alt-tab the game, though... when I try to bring it back up, I hear the music but have black screen. So don't alt-tab.