Civilization IV Complete Edition
Won't run - Black screen
I have downloaded Civ 4 complete edition for my new laptop and everytime I try to start it, the game starts to load then takes me to a black screen. The only way I can get out of the screen is by hitting enter/esc/space, but the game never starts and runs. Any help?
It is normally best to post your pc specs in a case like this. What is your vid card? Are your video drivers up to date? Have you tried to right click and run as admin?
You say it is a new laptop, so I assume it uses Windows 7. Being Civilization IV a not so new title, you might need to install an older version of DirectX libraries. Here is the link for DirectX 9: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=35
Oh, and if during the installation of DirectX it offers you Bing bar, you can decline, because it is not needed.
I switched the settings to run with Windows XP compatable which I'm assuming is the same as the directx downloads. I also tried running as admin, and I assume the video card is up to date and it still isn't working. I deleted it off my computer and I'm going to re-download it tomorrow and I will try those things. Thanks for the help.
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