(21-02-2012 03:14 AM)goblinbabe Wrote: yes after you click campaign or sandbox etc,all my sound,video,mother board etc should all be upto date..
I had this exact issue.. i couldnt play for a few months. I installed a new harddrive, and when i reinstalled the game i couldn't get it to run. I tried updating everything and even reinstalled the game a couple times.
I gave up a while, and about a month or 2 later i installed tropico 3. It worked fine. I then contacted kaylpso again and they had me send them a file, but when i couldnt locate it. (i had the windows file setting hidden for some reason) I got pissed and uninstalled and reinstalled it. Finally it worked.
Do you have tropico 3? cause like i said, i couldnt get it working till i installed it. I'm not saying for sure that is what fixed it, but it certainly does seem that way.
Unless like i said, there was some update that happened that i did'nt realize and reinstalling the game finally fixed it.
Just make sure you have the latest motherboard, video, sound drivers, and all the latest windows updates, including DX and service packs.
As i said i'm not sure entirely, But i have a sneaking feeling that t3 might update something in the DX that t4 misses. I wish i could be more helpfull to track down what exactly happened to get mine working again, or more info on why it wasn't..