[GUIDE] - How to fix black screen followed by crash. [Updated]
Firstly virify the integrity of your game cache.
Open Steam, open your games library, right-click Toy Soldiers, select 'Properties.'
Select the 'Local Files' tab then click 'Verify Integrity of Game Cache.'
32-Bit Windows <Drive>:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\toy soldiers\support
64-Bit Windows <Drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\toy soldiers\support
( <Drive> is the harddrive on which you installed steam. )
Right-click and run these files as Administrator:
2010_vcredist_x86 - Select 'Repair' if prompted.
Open the 'DirectX' folder and run 'DXSETUP.'
Right-click 'GameSW' in "...\Steam\SteamApps\common\toy soldiers" select 'Properties.'
Now select 'Compatibility' and tick 'Run as Administrator.'
Do the same with 'Game.'
Then do this with 'Steam' located in the "...\Steam\" folder.
If using Windows XP:
Press the Windows Key + R
Type 'Regedit' without quotes.
Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Valve"
Right-click the 'Valve' folder and select 'Permissions.'
Check that 'Administrator' and 'SYSTEM' have 'Full Control Ticked.'
YOU MUST RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER.
You should now be able to run and enjoy the game.